About The Creative Sprout
We began like a small seed in the darkness, unsure of our direction but with deep yearning for a better world.
As mothers with strong roots in graphic design, we always knew we wanted to use our creative talents for something more. We had dreams that our art would enrich the lives of children around the world and have such an impact that it would carry them into adulthood.
We began The Creative Sprout in the 2020 lockdown, while looking for ways to ease our little ones to a new way of life. With our interest in the Montessori way, it became clear to us routine was key.
This idea grew into our first success, a concept other mums, like us, were also looking for. With the feedback we received from parents, teachers and other educators, we refined these original digital downloads into something tangible, a printed set of cards which sold worldwide. That became our first branch.
Like a tree we continued to thrive upward and outward. The second branch came with our longing for something deeper which we hoped would create a bigger impact on each child that came across them. We created the Affirmation cards, which began our journey towards our true passion of nurturing mindfulness, emotional wellbeing and resilience in children.
This calling is something close to our hearts. Having both struggled with anxiety, we knew our mission as a company would be to help families build a strong foundation for their child to be an emotionally resilient young adult and help them become a well rounded mindful adult, free from mental struggles like anxiety and depression.
We dug deep, researching, speaking with experts and receiving guidance from all areas until we saw the missing piece. Our third branch is the strongest so far, the Calm Kit embodies all things to build and nurture each child and enable them to flourish.
Looking into the future, we are aiming high and will be creating more resources to help children grow and develop in these difficult times. We truly support all parents in their journey into cultivating their little ones resilience and mindfulness, believing wholeheartedly that it's the best gift you will ever give your child.
Saara and Michelle xx
WHY SHOP WITH US?
We are passionate about supporting small Australian businesses:
All our card sets are printed at a small local family-run printer, as we value quality over cost. Sourcing locally does come at an expense evenso, we believe in creating a positive cycle of giving back locally.
Our passion extends to our stockists. We take care to find like-minded brands that resonate with our core purpose. We love the community we have built and the chance to support their journey.
If you are a small Australian business looking to partner with us, we would love to hear from you!
Quality is our priority:
Our background in design means we know what to look for in design choices and materials. By producing our products in Australia, we can oversee every step to ensure the highest level of quality control.
We have created a strong support network of occupational therapists, psychologists, counsellors, parents and other educators who oversee the development of our products.
We endeavour to create products that grow with your children and avoid any shortcuts to achieve this.
We are an environmentally conscious brand:
We have taken steps to reduce plastic use. We ship with cardboard mailers. All our card sets come in an eco-friendly, reusable, organic cotton drawstring bag. Our display stands are handmade from eco-friendly timber (by John, Saara's Dad). As our business expands, our goal will be to move to recycled card stock.
We believe in giving back:
In the spirit of giving back and cultivating change, we donate $1 of every sale to charity.
Once you purchase with us, you are redirected to our donation page, where you can select one of three charities to donate on our behalf.
We love to support the NDIS:
We can supply an invoice for NDIS funding - Please email email@example.com with your order number (we recommend checking eligibility with your Plan Manager first).
What’s our vision for the future?
We see a world where depression and anxiety is not the norm. A world where young adults have a strong sense of self-worth and know how to meet their emotional needs.
Thank you to our local suppliers and clients who have supported us throughout our journey. We look forward to creating more unique resources to support children’s needs worldwide.