We are hello DODO - AKA Jam and Ali, although to be honest even our friends usually refer to us as “the DODOs!” We are a husband and wife team working from our little garden print studio in Worthing on the South coast of England.
We believe in the power of fun and laughter! That's why everything we do is driven by wanting to put a smile on people's faces, brightening up the good and bad days for everyone. We're an indie business with big ideas and big opinions and we believe that even the smallest act can help to change the World!
Photo: Clare Newman @colourbloc_photography
We established hello DODO in 2011 as a bit of a creative side project to work on together but very quickly it became so much more than that to us.
We screenprint our own bright and bold, powerful and punny clothing for both kids and adults. We take a lot of inspiration from our surroundings which explains our growing seagull pun range “Gull Power”, “Who Run The World? Gulls!”, "Clever Gull” and “Mean Gulls”. Who doesn’t love a feminist seagull design?! We love to encourage adventures too with our popular “Get Lost” and “Take a Hike” designs.
All designs you see on our website have come from our own wild imaginations. It's hugely important to us to always be trying to be better and we ethically source our clothing, with our t-shirts all being 100% organic cotton and made in a climate neutral factory that runs solely on wind and solar power. We use water based inks which are non-toxic and we heat cure them so that everything is totally washable and long lasting. We strongly believe that t-shirts and sweatshirts don’t need to be seen as “fast fashion” and can be worn and enjoyed for many many years!
One of the most fun features we've added to the business is DODO Specials which is exclusive to subscribers of our newsletter 'show + tell'. We wanted a way of offering sizes, colours and even styles that the confines of our little studio wouldn't usually allow us to do! So every now and then for a few days we open up our order books for Specials and we get to work directly with our customers to create colour combinations and print on to all sorts of different sizes - it's as much fun for us as it is for them!
Photo: Debbie Flint @foundaboutmine
When we’re not screen printing, heat curing, label sewing, packing orders and social media-ing we love to have adventures with our black pugs Hero and Pepper either on the beach or hiking in the South Downs. We also enjoy seeking out new vegan food places to try, drinking yummy beers in Worthing's many micro pubs and (slowly) renovating our Victorian house to be our rainbow house of dreams!
We hope you enjoy exploring our colourful and punny little corner of the internet! Thanks so much for stopping by!