There was a lot to learn when I decided to go from making costumes for my little girls to actually designing and manufacturing something that people would buy. From choosing fabrics to testing and all the bits in between it
As I started to work with, and supply, Early Childhood Centres I witnessed the deeply powerful value of dramatic play in early childhood. The benefits extend far beyond imagination and I wanted to make sure my costumes reflected that. I
When deciding on what costume designs to focus on it was a pretty easy decision to go with occupations. They are gender neutral and inspire a natural curiosity in children as well as offering them relatable experiences. It was only after I had finished designing the first range that I realised exactly why I had chosen the specific occupations to launch the Mermaids & Dragons collection.