Natasha Bridges blogs about life and adventures with her son Oak at Growing Oak documenting magical moments of Oak growing up in the stunning Shropshire countryside which is just near the English-Welsh border in the UK. Natasha has a passion for photography and sustainable children’s fashion which is paramount in her blogs. You can follow Natasha and Oak on Instagram @growing.oak
Whilst visiting our fields, everything just becomes quiet apart from the enchanting sound of grasshoppers and distance calling of birdsong or faint noises of random sounds that come sailing in the breeze gently. The countryside now looking like a quilt of burnt out golden browns due to exceptional dry summer meaning a valuable hay and barley cropping season is upon us.
Farmer John usually cuts and turns the hay but Oak cannot resist passionately learning traditional farming methods with his bushing hook feeling at ease wearing alluring family run business Devon’s Drawer heirloom pieces.
Devon’s Drawer is a mum and daughter family-run company making beautifully cut timeless heirloom pieces made from the highest quality ethically sourced materials for modern children to be adored and worn over and over through generations. With a passion and ethos to inspire people to buy less and better quality clothing for their children, and to keep that clothing for generations we are simply hooked and are eager to know more.
Devon’s Drawer believes that by offering high-quality clothing created by using ethical and environmentally responsible production, we can have a lower impact on our world. It is a breath of fresh air to know they source organic or natural materials and labour as close to home as possible. The majority of their stunning collection is made from start to finish within a two-mile radius of their downtown small studio in LA, even the materials are dyed using low impact dyes
Oak instinctively immersed into cutting the hay and throwing it up in the air with his bushing hook, unaware of the evening heat of the sun pounding down upon him. Only stopping occasionally for a quick refreshment of organic homemade apple juice and mint Kendel cake to replenish energy levels.
Oak’s classic skip shorts and beautiful handmade to order baseball jacket lined made with organic cotton ‘duck’ a tough woven fabric and lined with a organic gingham cotton, seemingly faultless at keeping him cool and bug-free. Every inch of detail sewn devotedly into the garments, we are totally spellbound with the exquisite chickadee bird embroidered onto the jacket matching Oak’s enamel bird cup perfectly.
You can follow Natasha and Oak @growing.oak
View Oak’s last adventure on Junior Style – A Timeless Summer With La Coqueta Kids, here.
A Quiet Life Clothing credits:
Oak’s ARLO BASEBALL JACKET in NAVY from Devon’s Drawer. Click here to view.
Oak’s SKIP SHORTS in NAVY DUCK from Devon’s Drawer. Click here to view.
Oak’s Deep Dye Cotton T-shirt in Blue – Atelier Barn
Oak’s Bush Hook – Bulldog
Oak’s Great Tit Enamel Mug – Matt Sewell
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