When Carla first arrived in Australia her principal goal was to learn about eco-friendly practices. She was planning to stay for only twelve months, but fate intervened; she met her partner and just before her departure, they realised a bun was in the oven. With the arrival of her son Leon, the inspiration behind TreeKid, her passionate maker spirit got her thinking about how she could use all this creativity and mix it with one of her passions; textiles. When she joined Global Sister School her ideas started to take shape and began to develop the business model.
TreeKid offers colourful long-lasting garments for children by using recycled fabrics, multi-coloured waxed cotton prints from West Africa and environmentally friendly dyes and inks. Learning about the enormous variety of sewing techniques out there has made Carla want to funnel her new-found knowledge into one brand.