I first featured MooMoo Kids and their fantastic range of UV swimwear and beach gowns almost two years now (where did the time go!). You may remember Paige looking too cute in her UV poppersuit two summers ago and also wearing her lovely wide-brimmed sunhat. I’ve been meaning to pop in to their factory and shop for ages, and on Monday I visited them at Unit 1 Westside Business Park in Westlake for a tour and chat. If you are in Cape Town you are also welcome to visit their factory shop and here’s a map for directions.
MooMoo Kids was started by Cam Shackleton 10 years ago when she starting making sleeping bags for her two children and friends. The business slowly grew from her garage to their factory in Westlake, with an ever growing range of products for baby, toddlers and now even onesies for adults. Her team includes Jo, who runs the wholesale side and marketing, and who is so great to chat to and helpful. Zaida is the cutter, Rowena does quality control and packaging (makes sure all the products are perfect before being sent out), Ricardo handles logistics and Denise tests out patterns and sews up sample products before being sent out to local seamstresses for bulk production. The team are all parents themselves and Cam has fostered a working environment where family is and will always be the number one priority.
All their products are made locally in Cape Town and wherever possible fabrics are sourced locally too. This proudly South African business is focused on providing quality products with plans to grow the brand and offer more employment opportunities. They are always interested to hear feedback and ideas for new products from parents, so please visit their website, comment on their Facebook page and sign up for the newsletter. They are frequent exhibitors at Expos and you should keep a look out for their stand and pop in to say hi.