Behind the scenes

#hannajams family traditions: Tanya Wood

a traditions story shared by, Tanya Wood. she's been with Hanna for 10 years and in that time has had two boys, raising a family of her own. we asked her to share some of her traditions with us...

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getting our tree as a family marks the start of the season for us! it's the time every year where we go to a special little tree farm with a fire, lights… and we pick out our tree. even when it kind of marks the start of a chaotic season, it always feels quaint and cozy. 

every year we do pajama Christmas light runs. we'll get everyone to hop in a car and make a big event out of seeing all the Christmas lights. getting everyone to go on a little trip around the city is always memorable, the kids love it. 

i grew up in Africa and my moms side of the family is german, dad is Scottish. she always wanted to celebrate Christmas eve, so the compromise was that on Christmas eve we had a huge dinner with family where we have all our family get together. we watch movies, make cookies, it’s very festive. the kids get to cuddle up in the living room with the family, watch movies and eat the cookies they made.

i love making my mothers german red cabbage recipe, the smell fills the house and that feeling is so memorable. it’s something that I’ve always had on Christmas eve and I continue to make it for my family every year. 

the funny thing is… now that I think about it, all these things we really actually do in our pajamas. 

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behind the hanna: midnight garden print

each season hanna creates a signature print that really is the most special of them all, (see last seasons). for this holiday, our designers went a whole new a creative route in designing our most special print, the midnight garden print

the print direction started with smaller motifs inspired by vintage finds and nature. you’ll see shooting stars, large and small scale floral prints, cute furry bunnies and foxes...

behind the scenes: hanna andersson

we wanted the print to have a sense of discovery, playfulness and nature."

behind the scenes hanna andersson prints
behind the scenes: hanna andersson prints

each print hand sketched with love the traditional way... with paper and pencil. the next step was defining the patterns with marker and color. this also makes it easier to digitize the prints for the next step in the process: creating a clean pattern repeat, editing colors and strokes that fit our soft fabrications, and building our hero pattern.

a 9 color print was developed that encompasses all our key motifs you see in the rest of the collection. everywhere you look you’ll discover something new and beautiful...

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From hanna kids, to hanna moms

There is something truly undeniable about the connection between mothers. We face experiences no one else really does. From the first welcome into the world, the the first night away.... all the way to when the kids are no longer kids, but taking the lessons you’ve taught them into the real world. Kids have changed our lives over and over again. We spend so much time figuring out the “right” way to raise a child, but deep down we are growing right there with them. So when it comes to Mother's day, and what it means to be a mother, we want to know: what has your child taught you? 

Laura Gordon

Web Developer

On What Olive taught her: "Wonder.  It is easy for me to get stuck in “go” mode and Olive is reteaching me how important it is to slow down and ponder the little things - a small flower in the grass or a ladybug on a leaf!" 

On her fav pieces: "All of them, but if I had to pick, it would be a tossup between the pajamas and the twirl dresses! My favorites are the Love, Hanna Pima Cotton pajama sets…they are just so soft and comfy!"

From hanna kids, to hanna moms

There is something truly undeniable about the connection between mothers. We face experiences no one else really does. From the first welcome into the world, the the first night away.... all the way to when the kids are no longer kids, but taking the lessons you’ve taught them into the real world. Kids have changed our lives over and over again. We spend so much time figuring out the “right” way to raise a child, but deep down we are growing right there with them. So when it comes to Mother's day, and what it means to be a mother, we want to know: what has your child taught you? 

Robin Ives

Technical Designer

All about perspective: "having children has taught me perspective. In the times I have been the most frustrated as a parent, I would look into her big pleading eyes and realize that I need to see the situation from her point of view. She may be 3, but she’s a whole person and her wants matter, I can still be her leader without being totalitarian. If there is less perceived power, there are fewer power struggles. Also, always, always have snacks. Or face the hangry consequences."

What Robin + Audrey love doing together: "We turn everything into an adventure- there are grocery store adventures, Target adventures, park adventures…" 

On their fave pieces: "Her favorite pieces are the tulle skirts, for a while she wore a skirt with absolutely everything, even the long johns. She loves that she gets to wear Minnie Mouse, I love that it’s a classic yet fun Minnie Mouse that is different than and a higher quality. My favorite pieces are the women’s long johns. They are super comfortable and the kids love it when we all match!"

 

From hanna kids, to hanna moms

There is something truly undeniable about the connection between mothers. We face experiences no one else really does. From the first welcome into the world, the the first night away.... all the way to when the kids are no longer kids, but taking the lessons you’ve taught them into the real world. Kids have changed our lives over and over again. We spend so much time figuring out the “right” way to raise a child, but deep down we are growing right there with them. So when it comes to Mother's day, and what it means to be a mother, we want to know: what has your child taught you? 

Darcy Potter

Human Resources

A common theme— patience: "For me, Emery has taught me patience and how to love deeper than I ever imagined my heart could!  She has taught me how precious time is with her and as a working mom sometimes it is easy to get off track.  I always take the time to remember to slow down and focus on what’s most important which is her and her soon to be baby brother!" 

On Mother's Day Traditions: We normally do breakfast or brunch as a family and also include my mom (Emery’s grandma). Depending on the weather we enjoy going to the park or our local farmers market to pick up some fresh flower bouquets.

On Darcy's fav pieces for Emery: "For her I love our twirl dresses.  They are so soft and comfortable while still being super cute and fun with a little flare!  I also love our bike shorts to go under all her dresses.  They are the perfect length and let her still play and be a kid while wearing dress of just to match with a cute tee.  For me I love our Elisabet dresses and anything from our Pima cotton collection!!"