The Bumble & Ava Story

Ava and Stella - Our wonderful inspirations!

Our philosophy at Bumble and Ava is that we are more than a children’s clothing brand – we are all about family, ethical business practice, hard work and then family again!

Bumble & Ava is an ethically made children’s fashion brand designing beautiful, fun, practical clothes and accessories for babies, girls and boys from 3 months to 6 years.

We have been so busy over the last 18 months at Bumble & Ava (which launched in Spring 2017) and have now produced 4 collections. We were awarded a Bronze Award for ‘Best Fashion Newcomer’ by the Junior Design Awards and our Festival Collection received a Silver award for Best Fashion Collection! 

This season we are introducing a special ‘capsule’ Sleep Well collection along with some established favourites, including reintroducing the timeless and stylish Grey Horse fabric collection.

We are mother and daughter, Alexandra Pike 'Bumble' and Natasha Dickinson and we founded Bumble & Ava shortly after the birth of Natasha’s elder daughter Ava in 2013. As a keen seamstress, Alexandra began to design and make clothes for Ava. Her handmade, stylish designs were admired and she began to take bespoke orders. Natasha worked in the interior design world in London for 10 years. Her passion for prints, colours and textiles has led to a natural collaboration and the idea for Bumble & Ava was born.

Bumble & Ava are enormously proud of our connection to the World Fair Trade Organisation. All our garments are manufactured under this system in Kenya. We are a ‘boutique’ brand that fits within the internationally recognised WFTO Guarantee System that provides members with credibility and identity.

The 10 principles of WFTO mean that there is a transparency and accountability to all manufacturers and no forced or child labour allowed in any way. In fact there are opportunities actively made available for economically disadvantaged workers, always ensuring good working conditions, gender equality in a non-discriminatory environment. And talking of environment, at Bumble & Ava we want to be part of a better world for the future – So please join with us and protect this amazing world we live in.

WFTO members contribute to sustainable development by offering fair trading conditions to marginalized producers. WFTO members represent the whole fair trading supply chain: from farmers and primary producers to manufacturers, export agencies, import agencies and retailers. WFTO members demonstrate 100% commitment to Fair Trade and comply with the WFTO Fair Trade Standard in their businesses and supply chain.