Who we are

Welcome! I’m Rosina, mama, life and business partner with my husband Javan.  We are homebodies and like it best when we are together as a family in our little farmhouse in the countryside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Summer nights, you’ll find us either in our garden or on the front porch. We used to envision living a more nomadic existence, but have found ourselves becoming more and more rooted in our little hometown. We’re passionate about cultivating a mindful lifestyle that fosters community and connectedness with each other and our neighbors.  

Tortoise & the Hare Clothing is a natural children’s clothier. We choose fabrics that are made of natural fibers. Our collections are simple and classic and thoughtfully designed with the ordinary yet magical day of a child in mind. Babies don’t keep so we create each design to have a little room to grow. Our goal is to create simple wardrobes that are 100% good.
Natural dyes

Our clothes are non-toxic and 100% natural. We work hard to make clothes that you know will be 100% GOOD for your baby’s skin. There’s enough to worry about about when raising children and we want to make sure that you can always dress your family with confidence.

Natural dyes offer us so many beautiful tones. Each naturally-dyed color is carefully developed to achieve just the right shade by an expert dye master. Because naturally-dyed clothes are toxin free, we have chosen to avoid treating them with carcinogenic chemicals that prevent fading. What this means is that you might notice is that after a few months your clothes are just a bit softer in color. We think this only makes naturally-dyed clothes even more special. 


Thoughtfully made 

Each garment is made to order and created in our sewing studio on our family’s 3rd generation farm by talented seamstresses. By only making what is needed, we are able to reduce waste. To further ensure that our resources are wisely used, we cut our garments in small batches and finally assemble all the pieces for our seamstresses who bring all the magic to life. We believe that being stewards of what the earth has gifted us is so important and take care that nothing goes to waste. 

It Takes a village


Each garment is thoughtfully made in Lancaster, Pennyslvania



Cutting Room Technician

Sewing Machine Technician