Pieces with Purpose

If you have ever had a chance to skip back to the early years of our little blog, you might have noticed a common theme that still runs strong through the words and posts that you continue to see today… You’ll see oh so much love, heart and soul because why do anything if you don’t have these magical ingredients!? You’ll see creativity, delectable details, color, and of course gorgeous designs and patterns. For these things are apart of the MJ DNA that is woven into each pretty piece. And last but certainly not least you will see opportunities, adventures and so many wonderful projects of giving back!

This month we are so excited to bring you another beautiful piece with purpose, our Adventurous Acorn Tunic. This cute little number is one of our favorite things about our October release. Sure her fabrics are soft and buttery, adorned with the sweetest little ruffle and acorn print, but most importantly she will be creating a little magic this fall! This trusty little tunic will have 10% of her proceeds donated to our friends at the Mighty Acorn Foundation.

This organization has always been near and dear to our hearts and many of our customers from the moment MJC founders, Denise and David DeMarchis, started it so many years back. As Denise mentioned in a previous post, pretty much just one girl, a customer, asking for a donation is what started this sweet adventure. It’s funny how something so simple can turn into such a powerful mission and love of Kitale. Denise and David wanted these kids to have the same dreams and opportunities their children have had including a safe place to sleep, food to eat and an education to last them a lifetime.

As a company, we believe that we are all called to be apart of something bigger than ourselves and the more we grow as a company, the more we can give and empower women and girls around the world. At the core of our unpredictable little company is giving back and making a difference, not just in our own backyard but across the ocean and to the sweet souls in Kitale, Kenya. And none of this couldn’t have been done with each and every one of the MJ community, you are truly helping us make a difference one pretty piece at a time. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

So, this one is for you Mighty Acorns!

xoxo,

Your MJC team

** To keep up with all the amazing things the Mighty Acorn Foundation is doing, be sure to follow along on their social pages (Instagram and Facebook) and on their website.

     

#gogold

As we commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness this month, we had the opportunity to connect with our friends at the American Childhood Cancer Organization to create another special piece to benefit this amazing non-profit. Matilda Jane Clothing has long been a company of creating pieces with a purpose and we couldn’t have been more excited and inspired when it came to dreaming up a beautiful dress that not only benefits so many sweet kiddos and their families but also one that your little ones will love and feel good in.

Last year our team had the opportunity to work with Julie, one of our sweet Trunk Keepers, Katie Ann, Bennett’s mother and Jamie with ACCO to release the Brave & Beautiful Bennett Knot Dress (see a little more about this here). This dress was inspired by and named after little Miss Bennett who passed away in October 2015 of pediatric cancer. Our AMAZING MJ community came together and within minutes the dress sold out… excited and grateful were just the start of the feelings that were running through all of us, and right then we just knew that another collaboration had to happen.

We were so excited to bring the team back together again to create a beautiful design for our 2019 Brave & Beautiful Bennett Knot Dress. Little Miss Bennett was in mind down to every last detail! The team wanted this sweet piece to radiate beauty, joy and all things girl from floral fabrics, ruffles, soft buttery hues (of course a little pink!) and pops of gold as it is the color for pediatric cancer awareness. The only thing really missing now is a twirl from your little girl to finish off the piece!

We hope you will join us this Tuesday, September 17 as we honor sweet little Bennett and release our second Brave & Beautiful Bennett Knot Dress. The latest Platinum upload will go up on matildajaneplatinum.com at 12pm EST and portion proceeds for this pretty piece will benefit ACCO, the oldest and largest grassroots childhood cancer organization in the U.S. There are so many little ones who have a strong, joyful spirit and show so much courage as they fight against cancer, and our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone one of them. #gogold

xoxo,
The Plat Gals

     
Miriam Stanley - September 17, 2019 - 8:37 pm

Since August 10, 2018, my now 4 year old littlest grandson Pryce, has battled stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer.
Thank you for designing such a beautiful dress and boy’s outfits that will help fight this horrible disease through funding the ACCO!
Pryce and his 4 siblings and my other granddaughter have long been fans of and wear the Manila Jane clothing. Now there is even more reason to like your company!
Blessings for supporting our warrior children and grandbabies!
God is good!
Miriam Stanley
#prayersforpryce

Katie Redmon - September 17, 2019 - 4:30 pm

Thank you, thank you for bringing awareness to our children battling cancer 💛 It means so much to know we aren’t alone!

Get Ready to Fall in Love

Although January is the start of the new year, August is the start of a new design year with fresh hues and pretty prints from our design team.  When you think of MJC, pattern play and whimsical prints are sure to come to mind and you’ll find many options in this season’s releases of Moments With You. 

From the prints, designs, photo shoots and more, there is so much thought that goes into a collection. When it came down to it, our story kept coming back to those special people in our lives that influenced and helped shape us into the people we are or will become. Whether it is a sibling, aunt, mom, dad, teacher or friend, the memories and experiences with these special people last a lifetime and will forever be treasured.  Moments with You just seemed right.

This fall, inspiration came from everywhere – from sporting events and pep rallies to those much anticipated field trips.  Oh, the sweet memories! The team had so much fun going down memory lane and also pulling out all our fashionable outfits (and hair styles) during our back to school prime time…where was all this MJC when we needed it! 🙈 We couldn’t help but think about all those interactions with friends, teachers, family and mentors that helped shape us into men and women.  Although these moments seemed ordinary back then, we realize now that they were truly extraordinary.

Now, you know we love a little pattern play and Maggie, our in-house artist, has outdone herself yet again as she has created another batch of pretty prints that will color your world the entire season. She is ever inspired by the beauty of nature especially of this season, which you will continue to see in future releases.

As with any collection, once the story is nailed down Maggie and the design team work together to dream up the most beautiful prints and patterns. The hues are carefully selected as they are crucial to bringing the story to life. Once the prints are sketched out and colored, they are added to the pieces that will soon adorn the closets of so many. It is a labor of love with many edits and color ways to make it just right.  It is something that is so near and dear to our hearts as a team here at MJC – to create a release you will love and make you and your littles feel good, inside and out.

This season you will see some great new items with everything from styles for your dapper dudes, fresh sneakers, a new Livie & Luca collaboration, and so much more. It is important to us to keep each collection fresh with just the right mix of patterns and colors that coordinate while working with heritage and new styles each release. We can’t give it all away, but stay tuned for all of the special items…and get ready to fall in love! 

With all this design in mind we thought your littles might enjoy joining in on the creativity. Any future MJC designers in your household? Well, we thought our latest pretty printables  are just the thing to getting those creative juices flowing. We are always inspired by our sweet customers and can’t wait to see how what your little artists will dream up!


Finding the perfect look this season won’t seem like an impossible task with all the MJC sweetness we have coming your way. These super soft and cozy pieces will be perfect as we head into those crisp fall evenings and winter chill. Dressing your littles from their bows to their toes in any season will be a breeze.

Life is fleeting and we love that we can be a little part of these moments – moments with you! We hope your fall is filled with moments of love, joy, exploration, celebration, growth and happiness. It is all these little moments that add up to the grand adventure that is a wonderful sweet life.

xoxo,

Your MJC team

     
Renee Nance - August 27, 2019 - 8:23 am

Hello, I tried to call and didn’t get anyone. I have a credit from my order, where one pair was not in stock for the size I needed.Then I saw your email about share the love by one pair give a pair to a friend. I would love to me the Heather gray in ex small and size 8 in girl in navy blue if possible . Just call me or email me back (336)528-7452. Thank you