I recently was able to touch base with Tania Vargas, co-designer with Roland Bello of Goat-Milk Kidware. When I was pregnant with my son I discovered the newly launch brand and loved the softest and simplicity of this classically chic line. Both Vargas and Bello design it as 100% organic. I find that the pieces work year round, solo in the the warmer weather and layered upon now that it is chilly. Thank you Tania for sharing your thoughts with MB!
MB: I’ve ohh’d and ahh your brand Goat Milk for some time- it is one of my favorite brands to buy and give as a gift. I’ve read you were inspired by the European sensibility of dressing. What continues to inspire you as a designer?
GM: Everything around us inspires us … art, people, cultures, flea markets, vintage items. Living in NYC is a great source of inspiration as well.
MB: As a designer and mother how do you juggle your day to day needs of both a business and a family?
GM: That’s a tough one. You do the best you can. You have a lot less personal time. Some things are not going to get done. The house is never clean enough, emails get missed, but as long as you spend enough time with your family and learn to accept that not everything is going to get done, you can get through it.
I am also very lucky to be able to involve my kids in our work. Whether it’s a trade show or a pop-up event, they are always around.
MB: What can we expect from Goat-Milk in the future?
GM: We are in the process (very long process) of looking for a store front in NYC. It will give us the opportunity to be more involved with our customer and get insights into what people are liking, needing, etc.
MB: Last question, any future plans for another pop up shop such as the one you had at Warm? Where can we buy you here in Brooklyn?
GM: Yes, the list of NEW YORK stores is online. We are doing a collaborative pop-up for the Holidays, December 12th – 15th with the following brands:
Atsuyo et Akiko
It will be at 287 Spring Street in Manhattan (10am-6pm on the weekday and 11am-5pm on Saturday). It’s a really nice gallery space and should be a great event.
Photo, Goat- Milk Kidware