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Ethical Style just for Kids!

FashionNatalie Kay

Billow + Bound

You have never seen ikat so cute! Hirshini & Erika, the creators of billow + bound & mothers themselves, have always had a deep love for artisan made textiles. They bonded on a playdate over travel, textiles & artisan markets. Naturally, some brainstorming started to occur. They felt there was a perfect market open for a children's line to highlight the gorgeous craft of artisan fabrics, and create clothing which would be treasured and used again in future generations. Honestly, I wish all of their designs came in my size!! You are going to fall in love, and I'm totally jealous of you mothers {& fathers!} right now :) Click below to find some great classic pieces you AND your children will enjoy. 

Support artisan work
Create quality, comfortable, playful clothing for children
Feature timeless cuts and colors
Inspire curiosity and worldliness
— billow & bound

Based in Denver, CO, billow + bound's  S/S 2016 collection is made completely of ikat fabrics from Central India. Both Hirshini & Erika have traveled to the weaving cooperative twice to meet the makers and learn about the process which goes into creating these beautiful fabrics. The cooperative is Craftmark certified, meaning everything is made by hand, as well as Handloom Mark certified, meaning all fabric is made on a handloom, not a power loom. Ikat style of weaving can be found from Guatemala to Uzbekistan to India to Indonesia to Japan and in between. It is seen dated back to the 6th century in southeast China, but it may even be older! "Ikat" translates from the Malay-Indonesian word "mengikat" meaning "to tie". The Persian word for ikat, “abr bands”, means “tying the clouds” in English - this is the inspiration behind the name billow + bound. These words describe movement, which plays into the design of the clothing - allowing children to move freely. Besides the fun colors and prints, the great part about ikat clothing is the way it washes. The fabric is created with 100% cotton, and becomes softer after every wash. Their first line focuses on girlswear {sizes 2-6} along with unisex pants and bowties for boys. Make sure you stay tuned for their fall collection, which will feature new pieces for your little man. Keep scrolling to take a little shopping trip with me...


for the girls...

Newport Dress | Oxford Skirt | Nomad Dress


unisex & for the boys..

Zooties | Mekong Pants | Bowtie


Shop billow + bound's entire collection, here. Make sure to keep up with all the sweetness on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest.