Friday, April 10, 2015

Meet Adriane // The Wild

Happy Friday loves! If you haven't heard of The Wild kids apparel yet, today is the day! Adriane has done such an amazing job making a kids line that is simplistic and playful all at the same time. My kids loved them right away and so did I :) All the drawings on the tees and onesies are original. I love that there are different collections that all have a theme throughout! Does your little one have a favorite animal? There's so many to choose from and they're all unisex, so again there's the sustainability factor that I love! Being able to pass clothes from sibling to sibling and making clothes last longer is something I'll always be a huge fan of! In Addition to all that, Adriane so super sweet and such a joy to work with! I love her vision for this company and with all that she's already done in such a short period of time, I can't even imagine what else is up her sleeve! Check out the cute items she sent us below to get an idea of the modern, yet whimsical creatures she displays on every piece! All the tees and onesies are American Apparel so you know you're getting great quality and super soft 100% cotton.

It's William the Walrus

...and Otis the Octopus. (swim trunks: Of One Sea)

(chevron back pack from Pacpacks)

And then of course there's Lars the Lumberjack! (beanie from Pieces to Peaces, flannel H&M)

So many good designs with so much character! I'm so glad I found this great company and am honored I get to share with you all! Now that you've seen a bit of what the shop is all about, let's meet the woman behind the business! Adriane is not only the owner of this brand, and the artist behind every drawing, but she's also a busy mommy to two little ones! I was able to get in a little Q&A sesh with her ( see below).

Adriane with her youngest

Such a cute family!

What made you choose the name The Wild?
My illustrations began with a series of animals, and although I thought of many other cute names, I kept coming back to The Wild. It just sounded right to me.
Who/What inspired you to make the jump of starting your own business?
I started out years ago painting, and I used to paint these characters for children's rooms. They did really well, and I knew then that I wanted to do more with my illustrations. I was inspired by my kids and by the encouragement of my husband and my parents, they all believed in me SO much, it gave me the push I needed.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
Time management, without a doubt. With two little ones at home and a husband that works crazy hours, I usually get to work in five minute increments, but that's mom life for you!
What has been the biggest reward?
Seeing other people's little ones wearing The Wild, it's pretty surreal for me. And now that The Wild is being carried in several little boutiques, it's just so exciting!
What is something you hope to accomplish in the next couple years?
I want to continue to build upon The Wild and the story I want to tell with this brand. I have many other products and designs that I will be adding. I have to pace myself but I'm SO excited about it all. 
Describe what a typical day looks like for you.
The majority of my day is focused on my kids, and I squeeze in as much work as I can. I tend to stay up far too late printing, emailing, packaging orders. If there is a decent nap happening during the day then I frantically attack my to-do list then as well. When I'm crazy busy and a big part of the day has to be focused on my work, I try to make the kids feel like we are working together. I'll set up my area to print and then give them each a little activity to do, and they're favorite game is to guess what the animal is going to be when I lift up my silk screen. 
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you HAVE to have?
My husband, and my two boys! 

Thanks so much for sharing Adriane! I know you'll do big things! I mean, you already are ;) I'm so looking forward to seeing what else you've got cooking over there! Make sure you're following her Instagram (@thewildkidsapparel) so you can be the first to know about sales and upcoming releases! Also go check out her website to see more of her super cute designs! Have a great weekend all!

1 comment:

  1. So fun! My baby boy coming in July will love this!
    Lady Snow