By Abbey Cannan
Kristie Prohm has brought the bohemian style to baby fashion with her Noosa collection of hand-made clothing and accessories.
The Bodhi Circle’s Sunshine Coast markets stall provides free-spirited babies and toddlers with unique hippie clothing, with sizes ranging from three months to three years of age. Mrs Prohm said she had always been a creative person and her first business idea was to make bohemian-inspired homewares due to her love of interior design and eclectic elements. After sewing cushion covers using fabrics from India, she then began experimenting with tie-die and realised it was more fun creating clothes for her kids.
“I really dislike licensed and mass produced kids clothing and since there wasn’t anything locally of the hippie/bohemian style, I thought I may have something to offer. I love this style for its use of multicolours, patterns, textures and exotic influences. So I wanted to bring these elements into kids clothes to make unique and fun pieces for people who like to be a bit different,” Mrs Prohm said.
The Noosa resident was originally a magazine graphic designer in Sydney until she and her partner decided to travel around the country.
“We left with our 15-month-old son Phoenix to travel around Australia in a camper trailer. Soon after we left I fell pregnant again, but we decided to keep going anyway. We didn’t get very far before landing on the Sunshine Coast and realised we couldn’t leave because it was just so beautiful here, and with the baby arriving soon we thought it was time to find a home,” Mrs Prohm said.
After settling on the Coast, Mrs Prohm began sewing her own designs on and off for a year until she had enough stock to launch her market stall in July last year. The Bodhi Circle stall can be found at the Peregian Beach Markets on the first and third Sunday of each month.
“I love the location and that its family orientated. I see the same people coming back and its nice getting to know people,” she said.
The Bodhi Circle is also at the Eumundi Markets on Wednesdays and the Mooloolaba Beach Markets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. In the future Mrs Prohm wants to be in a position where she can contribute to help save the planet.
“I’m very passionate about the environment and I hope to be able to raise awareness to matters that touch my heart and effect our children’s future,” Mrs Prohm said.