This African-inspired print comes from Oakland designer Temidayo Adedokun's new Ade + Ayo line.
Our Sapeur 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 “Sapeur” since its vibrant colors are reminiscent of the Congolese Sapeur subculture.
Ade + Ayo short sleeve bodysuits are sure to be a staple in your baby’s closet. Made from organic cotton, these bodysuits are comfortable, soft and safe for your baby’s skin. Pair them with matching pants, shorts in a coordinating color, or let baby wear them solo on particularly hot days. Snap closure makes for easy diaper changes.
- Super soft and lightweight 100% organic cotton
- Snaps on bottom so changing is a breeze
- Printed label on inside back to keep baby comfortable
- Machine washable for easy care
“Ade + Ayo” combines the Yoruba (Nigerian language) words for “crown” and “joy,” reflecting the pride and happiness children bring to their parents’ lives.