Hi, I'm Miranda. My husband, Ryan and I started Whistle & Flute in 2012 soon after the birth of our first son, Aki. I was a stay at home mom and Ryan had just been laid off from his government web design job and had found work at a screen printing shop when we were inspired to design our first line of shirts. With our family in mind, we worked together to translate our ideas into clothes that were gender-neutral, modern and ethically-made. We used our small savings of a few hundred dollars to buy some inventory of blank garments and set up a printing press in our garage. Through a lot of long nights and shipping marathons as well as the unbelievable support of our customers we now get to live and work from our home in Victoria, BC Canada with our 3 boys.
We believe that fashion should be for everyone. Our clothing can be worn by people of any gender and any age. We aim to make clothing that can be played in and lived in. Kids and adults alike are drawn to our bold designs and always reach for the soft fabrics first. Our clothing is made using safe inks, the softest fabrics and are sweatshop free.
We are honoured to have appeared in Vogue U.K Magazine., the style section of The New York Daily News, In Touch Weekly and Pregnancy and Newborn magazine. They've appeared on Oh Joy and Tori Spelling’s personal blog, ediTORIal as well as on countless parenting and fashion blogs from around the world. They have also been profiled by PayPal.com as a small business success story and have partnered with eBay.com to design a custom capsule collection.
"I am someone who rarely reviews products and ALWAYS waits for a good sale, but just wanted to let you know that this morning my 6 year old son specifically asked for me to order more shirts like his beloved Sushi shirt. He received two of your shirts for Christmas and just loves them. He is incredibly specific on what he likes for shirts but loves yours because of how soft they are. This morning I sat him on my knee and we picked a few more. Love the designs and he loves the texture, thanks so much!"
"I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I love your clothing! We've got a few of your piece for our very active 18 month old daughter and they are fantastic! Not only do they look adorable, unique, and gender neutral (THANK YOU!), but the quality is excellent. I also appreciate that the sizing really seems to fit - our little Poppy is tall for her age, but your 2T size actually fits her properly (she still has room to grow into it), which means that the pieces last us longer then one season.
I can't wait for your Summer tank tops to come out. I'll definitely be buying several.
Thanks for making such great products :)"