Let's start at the beginning ....
The idea behind QuokkaKids started in 2010 when my now 10 year old daughter created some pretty cute drawings. Notwithstanding that cuteness is definitely in the eye of the beholder, I felt these images could be used to create a whole new t-shirt range. Over the years I have prevaricated like you wouldn't believe, struggling to find an ethical screen printer overseas, trying to understand the t-shirt industry, but being wooed by the promise of 'easy money' :) Christmas 2015 my partner came across some great t-shirt designs down at the St Kilda Boulevard Market, Melbourne, by Rhett Kilner at Aboxapart, they got to talking and 8 months later, QuokkaKids was born. Rhett was instrumental and incredibly patient in working with me on through the screen printing process.
We printed an initial range of 200 t-shirts, next to be printed are handkerchiefs, bags and some more designs from my other daughter.
Written from my lounge room, on a beautiful, but cold sunny winter Melbourne day.
While listening to the Angus and Julia Stone Radio station on Pandora