Designer: Fauna

  • Fashion
  • Dublin

Fauna is an award winning family brand. We design baby clothing and hand printed sweatshirts for kids & adults. All made from organic and sustainable/recycled materials. Our signature prints are made from beautiful illustrations by Nadia Cruikshanks. Designed and printed in Ireland.

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About Fauna

They say you are more creative when you've less to work with. This is true for us. I started printing babygrows with thirty year old silkscreens borrowed from my father-in-law. I began drawing again while on maternity leave as I wanted some fresh & original baby clothes for my little girl to wear, things I couldn't find on the high street in Ireland. I also missed my printing days at NCAD. I started to screen print blank babygrows and set up a facebook page to see if anyone liked what I was doing. One of my first designs was a neon pink Matryoshka doll. The orders came in & we started supplying local stores (our first stockist was the awesome Jam Art Factory). I found beautiful GOTS Certified organic and ethically made cotton in India. The graphics are hand printed in Ireland using eco-friendly inks as this little online business has its roots in the traditional screen printing process.

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My designs begin with a pencil drawing on paper. I then work digitally on a tablet until the illustration is suitable for silkscreen. Once the design is on screen I hand print on to clothing using water based ink.

Photo Credit: Annie Thompson