Naturally-dyed and thoughtfully made so you can dress your child with confidence.
Tortoise & the Hare is a natural children’s clothier. We design, cut, and sew everything in house in our Lancaster, Pennsylvania studio. To reduce environmental waste and avoid use of toxic chemicals, we use only natural and sustainable fibers such as natural flax linen, hemp, quality cotton, and American-raised wool.
Our fabric is dyed locally with plant-based dyes in order to provide you with toxin free clothes and keep waterways cleaner for future generations. Rain water is used to make dye baths and when exhausted is used to fertilize local fields. The dye plants are also composted to ensure that nothing goes to waste.
A note from Rosina: I was raised on my family’s 30 acre flower farm where daily life always included digging in the dirt, dressing up our chickens in doll clothes, and building forts. Inspired by the imaginative world of Aesop’s Fables and Beatrix Potter. Each collection is grounded in an element of thoughtful simplicity influenced by my Amish heritage. I’m honored to be a part of your intentional lifestyle and grateful to be a part of your family’s memory-making adventures for years to come. You’ll find me in the studio, coffee mug in hand (I’ll take cream with that, please) and always assisted by my own two muses, my own children. I’m passionate about making clothes that are both sustainable and beautiful but always made to last. While tending to my own home, my goal is always to keep wardrobes simple & classic. I hope to do the same for you!
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