For Gigi Villaverde, a career in graphic design and illustration started with a need for self-expression. As a child, she loved painting and drawing the things around her. As she got older, that love grew into wanting to create pieces of design that would be beautiful and functional for other people as well as herself. She decided to study graphic design, but her love for patterns came after signing up for a course in stamping technique. Her curiosity for how an illustration could be repeated indefinitely and applied to any surface, made her realise that making people happy by embellishing everyday items with illustration was her true calling.
For some, the decision and subsequent transition to using cloth nappies on your children was a fairly easy road once you discovered the style that suited you and got some good quality information about washing them. However, being faced with the need to utilise cloth nappies away from home may be significantly more daunting. At Designer Bums, we know how much you like showing off those cute cloth nappies, so we have some advice on how to share the cloth love when you are out of your comfort zone. You will be pleased to know that just like the fact that you aren’t the only family using cloth nappies, you also aren’t the only ones who have contemplated travelling with cloth.
The story of Designer Bums started with a chance meeting. Through two babies, sleep-deprived nights, manufacturing changes, artistic collaborations and many new friendships, Carla, the Designer Bums founder, has been through many ups and downs on the journey with her cloth nappy business. Find out how this industry-leading, environmentally conscious, family business came to be what it is today, and how Carla manages to keep finding the magic in the mayhem.
Introducing the talented and gorgeous Artist Grace Vuetaki We are very excited to have her as an ongoing contributor to the Designer Bums team!
From the tropical aesthetics that come from the islands, to the men and women of Fiji with flowers and ferns behind their ears, it’s clear to see why Grace says she’s naturally drawn to colours and patterns - it’s in her blood.
Waste. At Designer Bums Modern Cloth nappies, we have your back while you work out whether waste is an unavoidable part of modern life, or completely avoidable by changing our mindset and actions. You can definitely live at either end of this continuum, or start a journey changing one element at a time until you find a balance that works for your family.
At Designer Bums, we think that the most important detail when using modern cloth nappies (MCN) is to get the right fit. This will ensure that your nappy gives you good performance, your inserts will do their job effectively and the nappy is comfortable for your child. Cloth nappies have a reputation for being very bulky but compared with other brands, Designer Bums ART POP All in 2 nappies are very trim and sit just like regular underwear.