Hi, my name is Laura and I'm Evan's mum.
Evan was born on the 17th of February 2019, weighing in at 9lb. He was a healthy and much loved baby boy who tragically, at 6 weeks old, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from SIDS. This loss has been absolutely devastating to us and we hope that no one else should ever have to experience this.
With this crowdfunding I hope to start my own small business, Grey Fox Clothing, named after my son Evan Grey. It is my way of putting something out into the world and in giving back. I wish to use this business to help feel connected with my son, to help connect with other loss parents and to help raise money towards SIDS research and education. 10% of profits will be donated towards the Lullaby Trust charity (already through our personal efforts we have almost raised £4000!)
What is Grey Fox Clothing?
Grey Fox Clothing aims to create bold, colourful and ethically produced baby clothing and accessories with 10% of profits donated towards SIDS charity.
Fabrics feature my own unique watercolour artwork that is inspired by food, animals and anything that is fun really! These fabrics cannot be found anywhere else so our baby clothing will be completely unique!
Where possible I try to purchase fabrics that are 100% organic (GOTS certified) and ethically sourced and manufactured. Items are either handmade by myself or will be manufactured in the UK or Australia.
What's my current status?
I have my website and online store created, I am in the process of applying for a market stall and I have already begun creating and selling hand made accessories for babies.
I have also already started the process of having the first samples of baby sleepsuits created with my manufacturer in Australia! Each sleep suit features my watercolour paintings and will have a golden embroidered fox over the heart in memory of my son Evan.
Sleepsuit Mock ups
English High Tea
How will I use the funds?
This crowdfunding effort will help me create new designs, purchase stock, pay for manufacturing and to setup my own market stall.
I will use the money raised from this crowdfunding effort to:
- Purchase fabrics and materials
- Design further patterns and have fabric printed.
- Pay for garment manufacturing costs such as sampling, grading (sizes), pattern creation etc.
- Purchase market stall equipment and help pay for setup costs
- Pay for business costs such as packaging, website costs, business cards etc
What will you get in return?
By supporting this project not only will you be helping raise money for the Lullaby Trust but you can also choose from some ready made items such as baby bandanas, teething rings and muslin cloths! These items are hand made from organic and sustainably sourced materials and feature my own watercolour artwork. As these are custom designed by myself you can't find these prints anywhere else! You also have the opportunity to purchase baby sleepsuits from my upcoming range which are currently in production with my manufacturer in Australia. All items are offered at a discounted price.
If you've read this far thank you so much! Your support means the world to me!