Our Story

born to be bold.

born to be free.

behind born&bare.

A timeless, gender neutral babywear brand thats born from two creative minds. We are two good friends from different working backgrounds. We have combined our separate visions to create a brand that captures our outlooks on life. Our apparel allows freedom of movement for your child to explore the world around them.

born&bare is inspired by all that is natural. 

We are a female team with a studio/store based in Port Elizabeth as well as a studio out on a farm in Boknestrand - Eastern Cape, South Africa


born to be free...

Natalie -

As a young creative I am inspired by the free natural world. After completing my studies in both fashion and textile design I moved to the UK and worked in the industry. All I could think of was a childhood memory that kept ruminating in my mind. Waking up to find two surprise items sewn just for me by my mom - giving me the option to choose which garment I would like to wear that day.I felt so special and thought of...a feeling I would love to pass on to the kids of born&bare. 


born to be bold...

Shannon -

Being stuck in the corporate world from 9-5pm was not for me. Being surrounded by textiles in my previous industry I was captivated working with such versatile fabrics. I had many visions being more creative with my ideas, but wanted to make this a reality. Being a newlywed, this change brought a sense of boldness, I knew it was time to explore. Nats and I often spoke business ideas like ‘ one day we should...’ and it was always going to offer something unique to the world. 

Stepping from stability to wonder is daring but as a women I have never felt this content.


Welcome to born&bare