Our Ufie 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. My mom helped me name this print "Ufie." She is from the Kwale people of Nigeria and the bright red of this print reminded her of the red powder called ufie - this is a powder that is turned into a paste and rubbed into women's hands and feet to prepare them for their wedding, or to pamper them during the early stages of pregnancy.
About the Style:
A pretty accessory to add some vibrant color to any outfit, our organic cotton headband stays on without being tight. It’s comfortable, soft and safe for baby’s skin. Pairs perfectly with our other styles.
Super soft and lightweight 100% organic cotton
One size for 0-12M and one size for 1-5T
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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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.
Our products make it easy and comfortable to bring the beauty of African design into everyday play.
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.
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!
Ade + Ayo
We're introducing kids to the beauty of African design to share culture, community and connection.