What do you get when you take three creative mums with eight kids between them and a whole lot of coffee? A beautiful collection of children's handmade leather Moccasins. Thats what!
Say hello to Hubble + Duke. A gorgeous brand created in Western Australia by Jo, Katie and Rosie, three clever mums with a great eye for design. Rosie is an Interior Architect, Jo has a marketing background and Katie actually studied philosophy at University but always had a keen interest in design.
With eight lovely children of their own (who are aged between 1 and 6) the idea for Hubble + Duke was created over coffees at the park on Hubble Street. "We have always sewn and created things for kids since having our own." So with a bucket load of passion and drive these three talented mumma's decided to create a business that would enable them to follow their dreams while at the same time work from home.
All of the Hubble + Duke Moccasins are handmade using 100% genuine leather and come range in sizes from newborns, to toddlers and even walkers. They are soft yet hardwearing making for happy little feet and happy mumma's. They have an elasticated opening which means they fit snuggly on little feet, and are easy to get on but tricky to kick off.
With such a great response Hubble + Duke now also offers a range of other lovely products, from golden leather crowns to gorgeous printed tees. We definitely recommend heading over to their website and letting the "ooohh and ahhhs" commence.
We caught up with the three wonderful mothers behind Hubble + Duke to find out what inspired their wonderful brand...
What inspired you to start Hubble + Duke?
Hubble + Duke started over a coffee and the noise of our eight children at the playground on Hubble Street. (Just near Duke St).
We were inspired by the online community of creative and entrepreneurial mums (mainly on Instagram) and dreamed of starting a dynamic children's brand. We hoped to create a business that would enable us to follow our passion while working together from our homes.
With all our kids ranging from one to six we never have to look far for gorgeous little ones to test our wares – our biggest girls are thrilled we’re doing larger sizes in our new clothing range!
What do you love most about designing products for kids?
The whole process! Making products that are classic, comfortable and look beautiful! We love making pieces that appeal to mothers with style, but are also super comfy for babies and kids!
What inspires your designs?
We are constantly inspired by all the amazing kids brands we follow through social media. We love simple and classic clothing for our children and initially went about designing specific clothes for them. We love seeing so many beautiful babies and children in our pieces. It really gives us all such a sense of pride.
Where are your favourite places to shop for kids in Fremantle, WA?
There are so many gorgeous stores in Fremantle... For kids we love Willow and the Bowerbird in East Fremantle and Mini Marche and The Corner Store in Fremantle.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Rosie - An Architect... Katie – A Pilot... Jo – A mum.
If Hubble + Duke were to make the ultimate cupcake, what flavour would it be?
Having 8 kids between us, we are constantly making cupcakes for parties! Our kids like anything bright and with sprinkles!