HELLO and thank you for visiting Ando today :)

Ando is all about finding and bringing you pieces from interesting brands, designers and makers. From local designers in the UK to those across the world in Japan, from known brands to unknown ones, minimalist to maximalist, boy to girl - all pieces share in common their focus on design, quality and comfort.

Ando's story began while I was on maternity leave with my first child and found myself looking for children's things that I felt were a bit more considered. On the hunt for things that were well designed, good quality and comfortable, but that also aligned to the things I liked, I'd clocked up an embarrassing amount of sofa time discovering brands and makers from all corners. I was just so impressed with the beautiful things I found and felt that there was retail space for much more of this. 

So, after much deliberation, I decided that rather than return to corporate life I should be brave and follow my heart. And so I got to work and founded Ando; an online destination for design-led, modern, children's wear and baby clothes - sourced from across the globe.

I hope you and your little ones love the items as much as I've loved choosing them.

Hopefully this is just the beginning of Ando's story as we grow and offer more things for the modern family. But until then, here's to being little and brave. 

Bethany Ostacchini

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