Our Story

Our Story

Hello!  My name is Naomi, and I’m the founder of Ellie&Anders. As a mother of five active children, I am passionate about making family adventures (near and far!) simple and so they can happen often. The concept of Ellie&Anders came from one family’s struggle to find durable and comfortable children’s clothing that could keep up to their active, adventure-loving kids.

 

My journey 

 

My passion for the outdoors and travel adventures began as a child and had a profound impact on me. I grew up in a family that loved hiking and backpacking, I grew up exploring and loving the outdoors. People on the trails always thought my parents were crazy for bringing kids along on overnight treks, but to me it was my normal.  

 

Later on in my childhood and teenagehood, I had the opportunity to travel and live in various cultures and countries around the world. Those memories with my family, of exploring the world, had a personal impact on me.

 

When I met and married my husband we both knew we wanted the same for my children – endless hours of exploration outdoors and adventuring afar. We understood the benefits of unfettered outdoor play and exposure to other cultures.  However, I searched and searched but couldn’t find the clothes suited for childhood adventures. My husband and I found clothes for ourselves that were designed for backpacking and travel. These clothes transitioned well to daily wear and quickly became staples in our closets, but we could not find the same kind of versatility in childrenswear.

 

Ellie&Anders

This is where Ellie&Anders was born.  You won’t find disposable cotton clothing here.  With our small batches sewn in the USA, we focus on quality childrenswear that is focused on sustainability.  We’ve used the toughest performance fabrics for our pants and leggings that are lightweight and quick-dry.  Our tops and dress are made from soft merino wool, a delightful natural fiber. Children thrive on a simple wardrobe, and so we’ve designed all the pieces to mix-and-match in colors and styles maximizing the versatility and minimizing the size of your child’s wardrobe.  Stain and odor resistant, these clothes allow for spot cleaning on-the-go and less laundry. 

 

You’ve found the place where children are encouraged to play with no concern for their clothes; you’ve come to the place where families bring their children with them on adventures; you’ve found the place where quality matters more than quantity. 

 

-Naomi Burton, Founder

Why other Adventurous families are Loving Ellie&Anders?

What a great and comfortable pants. My picky 5 year old boys is super picky about the softness and comfort of the pants and he absolutely loves his sand pants. Hiking or biking or many other activities. Fast to dry and super small when folded 🙂

JEKO Adventures

Our 5 year old boy has a black and flint colour and he absolutly loves it!!! Either hikes in the mountains or riding a bike, he could wear it all they long !! Dries fast, super small to fold!!! We just love it!!

JEKO Adventure

These are cozy and so functional for play time!! They fit great, wash well, and hold up well to childhood play. I’m so pleased with these items!

Ginny

I wish they had this in adult size! Everything about capsule is perfect. I love all the little details and the fit of the clothes. It all fits well, washes well, and looks absolutely adorable.

Ginny

These fit perfectly, wash well and pair with just about anything! A great staple for the wardrobe.

Ginny

Beautiful top! So lightweight. I love the color and It is so soft. It washes up very nicely. Doesn’t stretch or shrink (I even accidentally put it in the dryer!) my sons favorite shirt!

Jillian

My son lives in these pants. They fit really well, pack up very nicely, are durable, and dry very quickly! Perfect for outdoor adventures and playtime.

Jillian

These are so well made! Very lightweight. Incredibly packable. Nice color and stretch.

Jillian

The stretch on these pants are awesome! My son loves hiking in these, and they are so easy to dress up too. The sand color goes with almost everything, and I love the deep red of the hickory — it’s such a beautiful color but surprisingly versatile.

Kelly

I love the idea of a travel capsule for kids, and this shirt is the perfect staple. Since this shirt is merino wool, it is great on its own, and as a base layer for cold weather and snow!

Kelly

This shirt is as advertised – it is the perfect all day shirt! Our son wore it hiking and hanging out. We love this wool basic!

Felicia

These Adventure Pants are the best pants for our active boys. They love the stretch and the lightweight material is perfect for hiking and biking. As a parent, I love how they look and they match everything! These are must-have staples!

Felicia

We were gifted a round the world dress and have really enjoyed it. It’s definitely a favorite of my daughter’s. She loves the pockets and how twirly it is. I enjoy how cute and well made it is- perfect for looking nice while still being able to run around and play without any worries.

Ashley
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