First Look: Minabulle
Emilie Moreau discovered her love of textiles while studying the Beaux-Arts in France, but really it was already deeply implanted in her from childhood. She grew up with a mother who loved sewing outfits for her and her four brothers. It’s no wonder when she had her own child, she too followed the family tradition and took up sewing for her little one as well.
In 2009 she launched her brand Minabulle, with this same care and love of creating clothes, for children up to 8 years old. Using soft textiles, she designs clothes styled for children and not as with some brands mini-adults. Moreau makes sure the clothes are made ethically and environmentally responsible by sourcing fabric in France or Europe and working with a small team of local seamstresses. (No clothes for kids made by child slaves in third world factories, and a smaller carbon footprint using less transportation of the product.)
The Spring/Summer 2017 collection titled “A Long Journey Home”, is inspired by her recent trip to Thailand. Moreau said she felt “impregnated with the particular state of returning home after a journey…the feeling of no longer being there but not yet being here, a floating state, still of this elsewhere”. She translated this feeling into strong, bright, solid colors, delicate patterns with refined details, and light fabrics. Enjoy this First Look at the new collection,which is available here. I have my eyes fixed on those sweet soft stripes for my little boy.
Photos provided by Minabulle