We're two sisters building a childrenswear brand with a mission. We're Lauren Clarke Jensen, a fashion publicist & former Harpers’ Bazaar editor, and Rachael Potts Clarke, a Wall Street lawyer turned entrepreneur - and we founded The Circle Collective because we had such a hard time finding childrenswear that was chic as well as sustainably and ethically made.
We decided to produce our line in India because we fell in love with India’s gorgeous textiles during many trips there over the last decade, and learned that the traditional craft of fabric printing, passed down through families over generations, was slowly dying out. We decided that this was our chance to do good, while also making gorgeous kids clothes! So we spent years building a network of suppliers, fair-trade finishing facilities, family businesses, and not-for-profit suppliers that believe in the same things we do.
Our resort-inspired line is influenced by the bright color, print, and craft traditions of India, and vintage childrenswear of the 60’s and 70’s.