In 2009, ace&jig began as a textile love story. Founders Cary and Jenna set out to create a seasonless women’s collection from one fabrication: their own yarn-dye, woven fabric. Their goal was to create timeless garments from their own textile designs, as interesting in texture as in color and pattern. They wanted to create effortless clothing that could be worn in many ways, for many years.
As moms to young children, a collaboration with The Land of Nod was a no-brainer. As they put it, “Our kids love Land of Nod product and we love that our fabrics can be part of this collaboration. We are a no-waste company, and we use up every single processed fabric. When we create a textile, we only make a finite amount, and we never make it again, so this collection is completely limited edition. We always look for fun, creative outlets for our leftover fabric and we love that this collaboration with Nod is no-waste.”
Read on to learn more about the partnership and see a sneak peek of the ace&jig for Land of Nod collection, which launches June 28th.
Tell us about the inspiration for this collection for The Land of Nod.
The first essential part that is the core of our brand is that we make all of our own fabrics. This collection was developed from custom created, yarn-dyed textile, handwoven in India. These materials offer a lot more value than printed materials.
Describe what makes the textiles you use unique and ideal for kids spaces. Were there any specific choices in materials, colors or patterns that were particularly important to you and why?
We chose a primary color palette because younger infants can see them, featuring an explosion of color to stimulate the senses. We are big fans of color and pattern – everything is about joy, being tactile, having a sense of nostalgia. We think the child’s room should be the most joyful room in the house, and we have always been fans of Nod, so this was the perfect marriage.
How was designing home product for children different or similar to designing clothing for adults?
There’s much room to play when you are creating for the home and for kids. You have more freedom to mix patterns and colors. There are a lot more constraints with women’s clothing – specific fit, etc. – but designing for a children’s room is freeing and fun.