Igi Short Sleeve Dress
About the Print:
Our Igi print is a batik-inspired design. The batik style of textile production is an ancient technique, with traces of it seen in the wrappings of Egyptian mummies. It is a wax-resistant dyeing technique. Designs are printed or drawn onto cotton using melted wax; then the fabric is dyed and the parts of the fabric that were covered by wax resist the dye. When the wax is removed, the original background color of the fabric emerges. West African-style batik fabrics are cherished in the region. The designs feature images and geometric shapes that hold special cultural significance, each telling a unique story. I've named this print Igi which means "tree" in Yoruba, a language spoken in Nigeria, because it reminds me of the intricate designs at the center of tree trunks. There's Yoruba nursery rhyme about the lime tree called "Igi Orombo" and I've been enjoying singing it with my son.
About the Style:
Style and comfort are a perfect match in our short sleeve dress, wonderful for everyday play. Snaps on the back of the dress make dressing a breeze, even for the squirmiest of toddlers. Made from organic cotton, this dress is comfortable, soft and safe for your toddler’s skin. The fabric and cut give room for your toddler to grow, staying stylish for even longer!
- Super soft and lightweight 100% organic cotton
- Snaps on back for easy dressing and undressing
- Stretchy fabric that gives room for a snug or looser fit
- Printed label on inside back to keep toddler comfortable
- Machine washable for easy care
Colors may vary slightly from how they appear on a computer/smartphone screen.
Due to the nature of fabrics and print processes, this print may or may not be the exact same shade, hue, or tone of a previous release of this same print.
To maintain the quality, color and feel of your clothing we recommend the following wash instructions:
- Machine wash cold, inside out with like colors
- Use normal or mild detergent
- Tumble dry on low heat
- Do not iron on print; do not bleach
*Organic Cotton may shrink with washing, because it is not chemically treated.
We aim to fulfill orders within 2-3 business days (except for made-to-order items as indicated in product descriptions). Should there be any delay, we will reach out to you via email.
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Return and Exchange Details
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We want our products to bring you joy and are here to help if you are unsatisfied. If you choose to return an item you've purchased, we accept products in their original packaging (including tags) within 20 days of their arrival date.
To initiate your return or exchange, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your order number in the subject line. Please do not send your purchase back to the address on your packaging. Also, please note that the customer is responsible for the cost of return shipping.
To exchange a product, please return your original item for a full refund (minus shipping) and purchase the new one separately.
Igi Short Sleeve Dress
I saw Ade + Ayo on Shark Tank and really wanted to support the company. This dress is adorable on my 2 year old granddaughter! The fabric is soft, high quality, and the colors are beautiful. I will definitely order more clothes, as well as recommend Ade + Ayo to friends and family.
The quality of these dresses is great . The colors and fabrics are perfect. Thank you for thinking about African American children. . Now when will adults clothes be available haa
My 4-yr old granddaughter absolutely loves the dress. So do her parents. It is beautiful and nicely made!
Hi! I'm Temidayo, the mom behind Ade + Ayo. I created Ade + Ayo when I was pregnant with my son and I couldn't find children's products that would introduce him to African cultures while fitting into his everyday life. I wanted to change that so that my son, and all of our kids, can grow up with pride and respect for what Africa has to offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Ade + Ayo black-owned?
Yes, Ade + Ayo is owned by a Nigerian mom - so we’re proudly black- and woman-owned!
Is it cultural appropriation for my child to use Ade + Ayo products if we’re not African or of African descent?
Great question! I created Ade + Ayo to make beautiful African design more accessible to children. I hope to spark curiosity, love and respect for the people and cultures that inspire our products. From my perspective, it’s not cultural appropriation. When you receive your Ade + Ayo pieces, it’s important that your family interacts with these items from a place of celebration and respect for the cultures and people from whom they originate. You can read more about this on our main FAQ page!
Are orders gift-ready?
Yes - we do not include pricing on our packing slip, which makes gifting easy! Each order is wrapped in our custom tissue paper and you may also include a note with your order at checkout.
Where do you ship?
We ship worldwide!