Tukula Short Sleeve Dress
About the Print:
Our Tukula print is a playful interpretation of kuba cloth - a textile traditionally handwoven by the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kuba cloth is woven using the strands from raffia palm leaves that are then dyed using natural dyes. This fabric originated in the 17th century and is characterized by bold patterns that suggest movement. Of the 17 ways that a design can be repetitively varied on a surface, the Kuba people have exploited twelve in their cloths! Amazing. Historically, the Kuba people have used these cloths as wrappers, skirts, sleeping mats and even currency. We've named this print "Tukula,” the Bakuba word for the red pigment obtained from the heartwood of indigenous trees and traditionally applied to art and cloth created by the Kuba people.
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 email@example.com 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.
this is our second order to be used as a gift to a new mother. We hope they like them as much as we did when we saw them on Shark Tank. Glad you provided care instructions in a follow-up email.
Beautiful dresses that are well-made of the softest organic cotton I have ever felt. They wash and hang-dry perfectly: soft and wrinkle-free. I am looking forward to purchasing more items from Ade + Ayo
The Tukula short sleeve dress is absolutely beautiful!! It is soft and the colors are vibrant, it is gorgeous.
I shared my thoughts yesterday but today I would like an update on my order
of #5664….. thank you Beatrice
I was hesitant in buying this dress. Purchased another in a different color. I wasn’t sure about the colors in this dress. Let me tell you! This dress is gorgeous! The bold colors are vibrant. My grand daughter will where this everywhere! Too cute!
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!