The Bumble & Ava Story

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.

Bumble & Ava launched in Spring 2017, the first collection was well received and we were awarded a Bronze Award for ‘Best Fashion Newcomer’ by the Junior Design Awards. Our AW 2017 Fairground Collection introduces some old favourites and some new designs. The clothes have a ‘Victorian’ inspired theme with the use of lace and ruffles and a beautiful high neckline on the new Bella Blouse. At Bumble & Ava we have ethical and Fair Trade production at the heart of our business model. Our garments are all designed in London and made in Kenya in Fair Trade factories and workshops that are community project based. Please see Our Production Teams page for more information.

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.

AW 2017 Fairground Collection offers unique and beautiful illustrative fabric designs tailor made for Bumble & Ava by British fashion illustrator Susannah Garrod. We share Susannah’s passion for whimsical and contemporary style and that style flows through this collection’s designs. We are very proud to be part of her impressive client list including Jimmy Choo, Emilia Wickstead and British Vogue amongst many other well-known brands.

With Susannah we have created a timeless and elegant Victorian fairground inspired collection for our first AW season with these wonderfully expressive and nostalgic designs that fit harmoniously with our contemporary brand.

Our organic cotton bobble bonnets are a must for all babies this season. We have developed our boys range using fabulous soft corduroys and cottons in strong colours and comfortable styles. We have expanded the girls’ collection to introduce a number of new designs including a beautifully made padded Mia Jacket, a ruffled Bella Blouse with a Victorian neckline and the softest lace detail. We style Bumble & Ava clothes along affordable luxury lines enhanced by the rich velvet trims and delicate lace details. 

Designed in England - made in Kenya

Stella and Ava - our inspiration!