MEET THE TEAM
Oh Hey Everyone!
Thanks so much for popping by allow me to introduce my team.. we are the crazy Ladies behind Kiss Chasey Designs.
For those who don't know me my name is Kari, wife to Drew a gin slinging fun loving guy that hates me filming him on my Instagram stories.
Mother to a little cheeky autistic boy named Chase who simply adores sensory play, loves a good tickle fight and an outside bath.
I am one half to the Kiss Chasey Gang. I run this little business with my beautiful mama bear Pat she is the extremely talented seamstress that hand makes all of our designs. She loves a glass of bubbles, watching home and away and enjoys spending time with her grand kids when she can.
Now me. eeeeepppppp.... I am the Photographer, Designer and everything else in between at Kiss Chasey Designs. When I am not working on designs or sensory play toys designed for my child and passed onto all of yours you can find me working my day job as a beautician, or taking photos for my photography business I am the all round insane person that takes on way to much!
Most days you can find me chillin' at home with Chase watching Toy Story, Frozen, Tangled or Cars for the one millionth time while drinking coffee and hustling hard to create a successful small business.
By my side is my mama Patty she is super creative and I get my drive from her. Together we started this business and watching it grow together has been one of the best and biggest life changing moments we could have ever had together. Apart from the day she gave birth to me of course!
Patty is the one that sits up until 3am sewing your little's beautiful clothing and spending her days drafting patterns while I create emotional regulation and educational sensory toys to help your small humans flourish and grow.
Along side us we have a very small team of like minded Nana's that helps us to create heirloom knits to pass down through the family.
We are mostly known for handmade well put together clothing for your small humans and Montessori inspired ASD friendly sensory play toys to encourage open ended play and emotion regulation.
People often refer to us as the team that cares. cares about its customers, its quality of product and cares about the world in which we live.
We love serving the world by creating kids fashion that makes people look twice as they walk past your little's on the street. Helping children find a calming safe space that can encourage them to grow.
The things we are most passionate about are creating well made quality items that's stand the test of time and can be handed down from generation to generation to create moments that you treasure for the rest of your lives. Creating fashion that people talk about & creating content that you love.
When I am not behind a computer or sewing on buttons you can find me hiking a trail with my family and friends or hosting a BBQ with a cider in hand or filming and photographing absolutely everything.
We hope to see you around here more and more so please reach out and say hello we love to connect with our customers!
Kari & Pat xx
BEHIND THE LABEL
Our journey so far…
Kiss Chasey Designs was Created one day while I was on maternity leave with my son Chase. I was in search on the perfect baby swaddle for wrapping chase.
Not being able to find one we decided to make it.
I gave some to friends as gifts, they started asking to order some and the natural progression of starting a business began.
Not that I knew it then but chase loved being swaddled while he was a bit bigger due to the fact that pressure helped him to self regulate and being on the Autism spectrum this was a great way to self regulate as a small child.
My mum Pat has always been a wizz behind the sewing machine she sewed dance costumes for dance schools for years and can draft and draw her own patterns which is super handy.
I started deigning more than plant dyed swaddles and loved creating items with a vintage twist using natural fabrics, textured fabrics and beautiful prints.
We believe that children should not be dressed by gender or by colours and print when it comes to clothing, that boys can play with barbies and girls can play with trucks.
We think that boys look great in dusty pink and and floral and girls rock a set of deep pocket overalls as much as boys do. Other than the occasional dress or skirt that we make everything we make is unisex.
Since 2016 Kiss Chasey and myself have been on a Journey and a half. Chase was diagnosed with Autism and an extreme speech delay at the age of two. And I started creating Montessori learning tools, sensory play toys and items to help children with emotion regulation.
We are incredibly proud of each design, made right here in our home by myself and my talented Mum.
And we simply adore seeing our designs on your little's we love creating calming items for your little and curating items that are great for you and great for the environment.
We take enormous pride in making and curating products that can be passed down through families. We deliberately choose to use more expensive cottons and spend extra dollars on pure linens and organic items where possible to create products that will last, we create items that can grow with your child so you get 2 year wear instead of 1. Our products are worth keeping or handing down through families. We encourage on selling of items so that our pieces can be loved used and handed on to new families that will adore them all over again.
We absolutely adore seeing your Pics so don't forget to tag us on Instagram and Facebook.
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you love our sweet little store as much as we do
Our family thanks you so much for your love and support
We wouldn't be us without you.
Kari & Pat xx