Wakamono is a Danish/Turkish kidswear brand co-founded in 2011 by Başak Akbiyik and Berit Oestergaard. After many years abroad, the duo is now based in Istanbul. Başak served as a international fashion executive and is an academic researcher in sustainable textiles, and Berit was senior designer at COS children’s wear where her quirky signature collections have been praised by many followers in the industry. It's a great combination, and the brand is fun and quirky, with conscientious manufacturing methods.
Wakamono has an underplayed tongue-in-cheek attitude combined with a childlike simplicity. Wearing Wakamono is not about prettiness and dressing up, it's fun with a tongue-in-cheek attitude and easy to play in (and wash!) All jersey used in the collection is 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, free from harmful substances. The entire dying and printing process also meets the organic certification criteria by GOTS.
The collection for AW15 'From Another Galaxy' is bright and graphic, inspired by comic culture, and features doodle skull prints and paint splatters. Shapes are very wearable, practical and easy-care, all in super soft organic cotton.