Who we are

Tortoise & the Hare is a natural children’s clothier. Each garment is naturally dyed & thoughtfully made in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Each garment is sewn in our Pennsylvania sewing studio where we practice lean manufacturing to avoid unnecessary waste and overproduction.

 Our designs are 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 both good for the earth and 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. This is why we have chosen to use natural dyes. Our plant-based dyes are made from roots and bark, others from berries or flower petals- each color formula entirely toxin free and 100% good.

Thank-you for shopping with us!

Rosina Lapp

It Takes a village


Each garment is thoughtfully made in Lancaster, Pennyslvania



Cutting Room Technician

Sewing Machine Technician


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