"Play is our brain's favourite way of learning." - Diane Ackerman

Small & Loud was born after I tried to buy a birthday present for my nephew Nate. I wanted something that was light to post, would encourage good old-fashioned play, and wasn't a typical toy that would add to the clutter in his bedroom.

I couldn't find anything suitable in my local shops, so I decided I'd just make him a gift. But what?

As a child I loved to dress up and pretend to be different characters, and those memories gave me an 'aha' moment – I'd make Nate a mask!

I got great feedback from family and friends, so I decided to take the leap and create a whole range of products, all carefully handmade from quality fabrics.

If you're wondering, Small & Loud is a reference to children and animals who are often small yet very loud...