The Umhlaba print is inspired by ankara, a pattern and fabric style common in various parts of Africa. Ankara is seen in celebration wear, everyday wear, accessories, furniture and, more recently, fashion runways across the world. This style of fabric is known for its bright, vibrant colors and unique repeat patterns. The patterns have different cultural meanings, conveying messages to those who are gifted the fabric or see someone wearing it at an event. I’ve always loved the way I feel when wearing ankara - joyful, beautiful and connected to a greater community. Kids should feel these things too, so our ankara-inspired prints bring a traditional fabric style to comfortable kids’ clothing. We’ve named this particular print Umhlaba, the Zulu word for land, earth or soil.
About the Style:
Perfect for playing on warm summer days, our jumpsuit is light, breezy and oh so comfortable. The jumpsuit is sleeveless with shoulder snaps so it can pulled up or down super easily. Great for undressing wiggly toddlers as they run off to their next adventure! Made from organic cotton, this jumpsuit is comfortable, soft and safe for your baby's skin. The cut and stretchy fabric allow for a capri look for taller toddlers, keeping them even cooler for fun in the sun.
- Super soft and lightweight 100% organic cotton
- Snaps on shoulder for easy dressing and undressing
- Stretchy fabric that gives room for a snug or looser fit
- Machine washable for easy care
Colors may vary slightly from how they appear on a computer/smartphone screen.
Due to the nature of fabrics and print processes, this print may or may not be the exact same shade, hue, or tone of a previous release of this same print.
To maintain the quality, color and feel of your clothing we recommend the following wash instructions:
- Machine wash cold, inside out with like colors
- Use normal or mild detergent
- Reshape while damp. Tumble dry on low heat.
- Do not iron on print. Do not bleach.
*Organic Cotton may shrink with washing, because it is not chemically treated.