our philosophy

Minimal is magical.We believe that each child has innate wisdom and magic within them, and that their imagination soars on a blank canvas. This is why we’re devoted to minimalist, high-comfort play clothes that allow space for their journey of self-discovery to evolve organically and authentically.

Play is where it all unfolds.
Play is the language of childhood, and provides a path for self awareness, communication, building personal connections, community, and a direct route to feeling abundant, wild-hearted joy. Our clothing is designed to support movement, adventure, and comfortable play above all else.

Nature knows best.
Our children are wondrous gifts from nature. As such, we are fierce protectors of their personal environment and the planet’s environment as a whole. That’s why we create timeless heirloom pieces that can be worn for years, minimizing waste and prioritizing health.

Children are whole and individual.
We believe in raising children with the freedom to explore and pursue the things that uniquely light them up, while supporting their journey and allowing them to lead the way. We feel one of our greatest powers as parents comes in creating a simple environment that allows our children to become their truest selves, and empowers them to express their individuality.

Community gives us wings. 
Beyond offering mindfully crafted children’s clothing and accessories, we also stand with arms wide open, welcoming you into our community of kindred spirits and conscious parents seeking varied and remarkable paths for their families. From home-birthers and worldschoolers to conscious, mindful, and gentle parents around the world, The Simple Folk family on Instagram is filled with parents that seek to lift each other up, and who readily share wisdom, support, and encouragement. 

Together, we are a powerful force for change. 
What greater impact can we possibly make on this world than to care for the well-being of all of its children? We believe it’s the responsibility of us all to ensure that our future generations have access to educational opportunities, safe places where they can flourish, and the ability to realize their dreams and achieve their potential.

As members of the Change for Women Collective, we are honored to support four wonderful organizations that are committed to furthering children's education and wellbeing:

  • Pencils of Promise believes that everyone deserves access to quality education, and has helped more than one hundred thousand students in Ghana, Guatemala, Laos, and Nicaragua by providing teacher support, building schools, and teaching children about water, sanitation, and hygiene.
  • Malala Fund is working toward a world where every girl has a right to 12 years of safe, quality education. By amplifying girls' voices, investing in education advocates and organizations in struggling communities, and holding leaders accountable, Malala Fund is dedicated to giving every girl a chance to learn and lead. 
  • Kikulu Foundation is an organization dedicated to unlocking the potential of children in Uganda through access to quality education. The incredible team at Kikulu Foundation helps fund educational materials and resources, teacher development and support, primary and secondary school scholarships, and portable solar-powered lights for nighttime study for partner communities in Uganda.
  • Bumi Sehat Foundation ensures that newborns in need receive a gentle, healthy start in life and provides free prenatal care and birthing services to disenfranchised mothers and families in Bali, Indonesia. The Bumi Sehat Foundation is founded by our dear friend, midwife, and CNN Hero of the Year Robin Lim.

In addition to our core organizations, we’re proud to regularly support refugee organizations, women’s shelters, and nonprofits in the US and UK by donating clothing, masks, and funds as often as we can.

Please join us in supporting education for all the world's children by learning more about these special organizations!