Hi everyone, and welcome! My name is Koby, and along with my Mum, Diane (my "not-so-silent" partner), and brother, Gavin, we are the team that makes up Digby Handmade.
Originally starting as a hobby back in 2014, we have expanded from the humble beginnings of decorating bodysuits for friends' babies, to a full range of stylish, high quality, colourful, and age-appropriate children's clothing and accessories.
I have many fond childhood memories of sitting at the kitchen table with my Mum working on school assignments or practicing my sewing skills. In fact, between us, we have over 80 years of sewing experience! After I finished my schooling, I diverted away from my creative roots, and went into nursing, but 12 years later saw me physically and emotionally burnt out, and craving a creative outlet. I started off by making t-shirts for myself, Mum and brother, and then branched out into slogan tees and bodysuits for friends - they make fantastic baby shower or newborn gifts!
Over the last couple of years, my Mum joined the team, and we were able to add our beautiful handmade items to our range, including gorgeous dresses, cute rompers, practical harem pants, essential bibs and blankets, and more.
In 2017 I decided to further my creative side and signed up for a Cert IV in Graphic Design. This lead me to start designing our own fabric (which we hope to expand in the future), and the creation of our personalised blanket and swaddle range.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, all our items are handmade or handcrafted by either my Mum or I - often while binging on crime shows. Nothing brings us greater enjoyment than creating gorgeous, custom items for your little ones, and seeing the smiles on the faces of our customers when we are able to bring their visions to life.
If you have a vision that you are dying to bring to life, feel free to get in touch.
💕 Koby and Di.