About Katie ella


 

Welcome to Katie ella, the home of organic nature inspired handmade children's clothing. 
My business has evolved and developed over the last couple of years and I'm so excited for this next chapter. As a life long nature and wildlife enthusiast I've created my own fabric prints inspired by the beautiful countryside we live in.
My purpose built studio is nestled at the bottom of our garden surrounded by our small wildlife area. We have woods behind us where we can hear owls and foxes calling through the night amongst the ferns and silver birch trees. We are also fortunate to live next to a reservoir to witness the wildlife that depend on this water source... I've been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a kingfisher shooting past a couple of times. 
After having my daughter, it's become even more important to me to protect not just her but the world that she will grow up in. We have already made conscious changes about how we live our lives at home and I endeavor to make the same changes within my business.
With that in mind I set about designing each fabric print by hand either through watercolour or digital illustration. Inspired by my surroundings there truly is no better designer than nature.

Our prints are then professionally printed onto organic cotton jersey using environmentally friendly inks. Choosing the right organic fabric is highly important to me. Organic cotton ensures that no synthetic agricultural fertilisers or pesticides have been used, which on normal cotton can have a drastic impact not only to the insects who are important pollinators, but also through the food chain and the land itself. 
Chemicals used in the processing of non-organic cotton can also pollute the air and surface waters with a decreased biodiversity and shifting the balance of vital ecosystems.
I am passionate about the environment, about nature and about creating good quality clothes that can be worn throughout all of the seasons of each year. Timeless pieces that can be passed down and that will hopefully inspire our future generation to look at the beauty of nature on their doorsteps and protect it. 
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Inspired by Nature