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Jessica Brook
Let the purge begin!

Let the purge begin!

 Drowning in a sea of kid’s clothes? Let the purge begin!    Jessica Brook, founder of sustainable children’s   clothing label, Ark & Eve, reflects on her journey   through early motherhood, and why simplicity   and sustainability now guide her decisions.   “It’s a girl!!” she said holding up four different outfits with matching shoes, socks and bows.   This was me at 18 weeks pregnant with my first child. An ecstatic mess of hormonal tears every time I even walked past a remotely cute outfit for my unborn baby girl. Little did I know she wouldn’t grow hair to tie up...

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Why Plant Dye?

Why Plant Dye?

"Even from very little, I have always been an environmentally conscious person." Ark and Eve, express some of the motivations that drive their sustainably minded children's clothing label. When I think about the children's clothes we create at Ark and Eve it is impossible to ignore their inevitable end. You can’t help but wonder where they will go after years of wear, and play, shared between sisters and brothers and littler cousins. All the tiny seeds intentionally collected and cherished in a pocket, or the thousands upon thousands of twirls in a dress. Eventually we grow out, wear out, play...

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Jessica Brook
Into The Wild

Into The Wild

This little sub-tropical piece of paradise is our home and a play haven for our children. Searching for wild raspberries, collecting Davidson Plumbs, climbing trees and playing hide and seek. For a moment, we are at complete peace. Time stands still in the rainforest. I feel as tiny as the little ones running wild around me, as I look up and see the afternoon light peeking through the canopy.  We chose this very special place for some shots for our Summer Release. Completely undirected, we just went exploring, like we do most days. The wonder on her face, and the...

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