Journal


AW Happy Cords Collection

November 13, 2020 alice clarkson

Feast your eyes on our new collection of comfy cords and complementing block print garments to take you through the cooler months. You can choose from our 100% cotton corduroy slacks, dresses and rompers or our beautiful box tees, blouses and dresses in our latest block print. All handmade to order in London.  Thank you to my brilliant photographer, Leonie Freeman, for her work on this shoot and to Lucy, Founder of And They Wear, for helping me with the styling. As a small business, I have always tried to get by on a shoestring budget and have never taken part in a professional...


6 lockdown crafts ideas using our fabric offcuts

November 04, 2020 alice clarkson

My mental wellbeing has taken a beating this year. The personal challenges of raising children in lockdown, distancing from family and job insecurity, to the wider societal impact of isolation, lost loved ones, and protecting our most vulnerable. While it may seem trivial, one thing that brings real joy to my day is seeing the projects you have been working on using our Om Baby fabric offcuts. Your handmade creations using waste materials have uplifted and inspired me so much I wanted to share them with everyone. There is much to be said for crafting to cut through the mind...


Q&A with Iona-Jane Harris, Director, Educate for Life

March 04, 2020 alice clarkson

I came across Educate for Life a couple of years ago and seeing the amazing work they do to provide education, healthcare and community services in an extremely deprived rural community in Rajhasthan, I wanted to get involved. Just two years in to their fundraising they built a school in Bakhel, which over 700 children have been through so far, and through local partners they also provide a free health clinic service and health programmes for the whole community, using the school as a hub. They caught my eye, not least because of my own connection to Rajasthan, but because...


Kalamkari ss20 drop 2

February 06, 2020 alice clarkson

Kalamkari - an ancient style of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, the literal meaning of Kalamkari is 'kalam', which means pen and 'kari' which refers to craftsmanship. A new block print for Om Baby with derives from Pedana district in southern India The process is long and beautiful, involving 23 steps, which includes creating the blocks, dyeing with natural dyes, hand-printing, washing in the river and open-air drying, boiling with jagi leaves and algrin, a second colour printing and colour fixing.We have kept to the original flower motif designs in earthy colours to honour this traditional process, while creating shapes that are...


Taking Greener Care of your Clothes

February 04, 2020 alice clarkson

Sourcing beautiful, handmade items from your favourite slow-fashion indie designers can be an investment that you want to be wearing in years to come. Taking proper care of your clothing will help it to last longer, keep it looking bright, and reduce your impact on the environment. Did you know that 80% of the carbon footprint for a piece of clothing comes from how it is taken care of? We know that fast fashion is a major problem for the environment, but buying slow fashion and looking after it go hand in hand. All our cotton clothing is hand-block printed...