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We create clothing that is simply designed but a little unconventional. Envisioned by Demi (mama and maker) and inspired by June (daughter and dreamer), made in Cape Town for your closet. Our range is designed for children who like to be well-dressed and ready for a tea party and those who want to fly with birds to far off lands. It’s for the girls and boys who dream of life on other planets, refuse haircuts and know secret ways to speak to animals. We want to inspire children who climb for the best views, forget themselves in books and always eat their broccoli.
A dream to create unique clothing and an ongoing love for beautiful fabrics was instilled in Demi by her grandmother. Whilst abroad in the Netherlands, ‘Tonian Closet was conceptualised and brought into reality in 2016 in Cape Town when June (little muse) was born and Demi made the decision to stay home, raise her daughter and run a business.
Experimenting with left over materials from various creative endeavours and playing with patterns which allowed for room to play and grow quickly led to a full time career as a designer and seamstress.
With the help of Willy- a man of few words, great attention to detail and deep spiritualism- each garment is made with love and designed with simplicity for your Little One so that they can focus on what is most important: Childhood.
a small beginning…
The little piece holds a very dear place in my heart. It is the first little jumpsuit that I made and sold and which started me on this wonderful path that is ‘Tonian Closet. It features the adjustable tie straps which have become a staple in all my collections.