Thankyou for visiting Kleintje. I am Kalinga, I make handmade children’s clothing, draw and paint, and screen print my artwork onto organic cotton clothing. I believe in creating products that are unique and friendly to our planet. My Dutch background is the inspiration for Kleintje. It is a colloquial term meaning little one or cute child, and a name I often remember being called by my Mum, Opa and Oma.
As a child I was surrounded by creative people; artists, seamstresses, crafty people, painters, wood carvers, architects, and musicians. I think I may have inherited a little of their creativity.
I studied Landscape Architecture and worked in an environmental design firm for 5 years, before going on maternity leave last year to have our beautiful little girl. Being a mum has brought me back to my childhood. I began sewing, drawing,…
- Joined October 20, 2010