A family matching clothing line created out of Love + Life. Anise & Ava merges functionality and art, with focus on every member of the family, from grownups to babies. A nod to nostalgia with our hand drawn prints, added with a modern and contemporary twist. We use digital printing on premium cottons with high stretch for our modern active little ones. Digital printing is a more eco friendly printing method that offers a greener advantage for our surroundings. Our premium cotton weights and stretch gives long lasting durability to our clothes. Our pieces will bounce right back to shape, with every pull from those little hands and fingers, so you can focus on creating more memories together on this short sweet journey of parenthood.
Founded by Phoebe Chan, mother of two beautiful girls, Phoebe had spent two decades in design & merchandising from various designer to mass market brands. She is highly skilled in fabrications and fits of garments. She believes fashion is created by self and not by trends.
“Fashion is any garment that brings out the best of you!”
Phoebe was forced out of her Director role after having a second baby, from there she was ready to abandon the industry. The next 6 months was an even harder battle. She travelled between NYC and Cleveland continuously for her father, who was diagnosed with liver cancer. Leaving a 3.5 year old and a 6 months old behind with her husband, Charles who took up many roles.
Anise & Ava was born after Phoebe lost her father to the cancer battle early Summer of 2018. Anise & Ava, middle names of her two girls, are the gems of their grandparents. Grandpa left behind many loving memories for these two little ones. Their love with their daddy also grew tremendously while mommy took time to care for her own.
In loving memory of Kung Kung (grandpa,) the collection was designed and created out of their loving home in Brooklyn. Charles helped with print illustrations, and Phoebe created the rest, while Charielle and Pia handpicked the prints and styles they love from sketches. We hope you find joy and creativity in picking the pieces that fit your family best.