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.
Bring your baby home in style with our top knot hat, carefully crafted to keep your little one comfortable without compromising style. Easily tie the knot to adjust the height of the hat, making for the perfect fit. Roll the bottom of the hat up or down to adjust the fit or the look! Pairs perfectly with our other styles including the bodysuit, sleeveless romper and jumpsuit.
- Super soft and lightweight 100% organic cotton
- One size fits newborn to 3 months
- 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.