Mira de Graaf

Prizes: Connect Ring

Department: Man and Leisure


Most maternity wear is no longer worn after pregnancy. A waste, according to Mira de Graaf, for this shortens the life of a piece of clothing which is worn during such a special period. She has designed a comfortable shirt with a separate waistband that can be attached when the belly needs additional support. After the pregnancy the shirt and waistband can be used as a baby sling. The mother’s scent and her warmth have been infused into the piece of clothing, which will give baby a sense of safety. Kangaruu refers to the fair-trade production method in India: it means Kangaroo in Hindi.

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe