When “Watching the boats go by at the sea lounge, coffee at Taj Starbucks, the old-world charm of the buildings, discovering new finds on the streets at Colaba Causeway.” are in your background to motivate your everyday life, living that life is awesome, and inspiring. Today we tell you the story of Sunaina Patel and Mansi Kilachand, two Colaba based young moms who setup the lovely kids' brand Frangipani Kids.
Frangipani Kids is a high quality, stylish children’s wear brand. Mansi and Sunaina decided to launch a range of stylish, high quality clothing for children that is affordable and Frangipani was born. Having both worked in the corporate world for several years, they recognized a growing need for young moms to dress their kids in stylish clothes at affordable prices that don't compromise on quality.
Frangipani Kids believe in the ethos that comfort comes first. Their range of sleepwear comes in their signature prints (You'll want them all for yourself too, they are so damn cute!) and are made of the the softest, organic cotton.
Sunaina says, “We believe in making every occasion fun, whether it is dressing up for a wedding, going to bed, or getting ready for that special playdate. As mothers of young children ourselves, our main priority is to ensure that children love our products and want to wear them, so we make sure that our clothes are not 'poky' or 'itchy'. We make sure that kids will want to stay in these outfits all day.
Here's more from these awesome mum entrepreneurs-
1) Tell us your story.
We both grew up in Mumbai, and after spending a few years abroad, studying and working moved back to India several years ago. Mumbai is home for us, and we love the pulse and vibe of Mumbai. Some of our interests and hobbies include tennis, photography and Pilates. We are both foodies and love to try out new restaurants and new thing in the city. When I am not at work, or with my kids, I love to take my camera out around the streets of Mumbai.
2) How did Frangipani happen? Tell us about the journey.
After spending several years in the corporate world, we wanted to try some entrepreneurial. As young moms, we found the options for an indigenous brand of children’s clothing were very limited. We set-up frangipani Kids with the idea of launching a kids clothing label that was focused on quality, comfort and design.
We started the business out of homes on a small scale to test the market and our ideas, and very quickly the brand took on a life of its own. Today, we have our own retail store in Colaba, we partner with several other retail stores and have a considerable online footprint, and we have our own web platform.
3) What is the inspiration behind your brand?
We have always been inspired by design, fun and comfort. We recognized a need for young mom’s to dress their kids in stylish clothing that didn’t compromise on quality or design, but is still affordable. The essence of Frangipani Kids is comfort and quality.
Our ethos is to make dressing up fun for little kids. Whether it is really fun, playful prints on our soft cotton pyjamas or bright vibrant lehengas for that special occasion, we want to make sure kids love wearing our clothes.
Our aspiration is to grow our brand. Our inspiration comes from connecting with kids and with young moms. As two young moms ourselves, we realized the need for kids to wear comfortable, poke-free clothing.
4) Tell us the reason behind your choice of colour palette and prints? What are the things we should consider while picking up clothing for kids?
Whether it is our soft cotton pyjama prints or our brightly coloured Indian- wear, we choose prints that resonate with kids and their moms. Our colour palate comprises of bright fun colours and simple embellishments.
Focusing on comfort, quality and keeping it whimsical led us to launch mommy and me matching pyjama sets. These collections have received an overwhelming response as they create a bond between moms and their kids.
5) Can you suggest a few looks from Frangipani that would make for some lovely picks for children's wardrobe?
Recreate Jungle Fun: Fun Dinosaur, turtle, penguin prints for boys bedtime
Party Time: Making sleepovers more fun with our Tea Party, Cupcake and Crown Princess pyjama sets.
Raksha Bandhan Special (Festive):
Girls: Soft cotton, jaipuri print kurtas with gota and lace embellishment for rakshabandhan. Boys: Vibrant printed kurtas in bright colours to celebrate sibling love and bonding.
Mommy & Me Favourites:
Matching elephant printed pyjamas for those movie nights in. Nothing can be more special than matching with your mommy.
Stylish Simplicity seems to be the keyword these days in fashion. This especially rings true in the kids clothing world. Bright colours and vibrant prints speak louder than heavy embellishment and weighty clothing. Always focus on comfort above anything else. Kids should enjoy wearing the clothes that are bought for them, only that way you'll be satisfied with what you bought them at the first place. We love what Frangipani is offereing, take a look HERE, we're sure you'll love them too! <3