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Our Story

The idea for NINE+QUARTER first came to me whilst pregnant with my daughter, and in search of some easy-to-rock, low-maintenance maternity clothes.

Rock-cool tees were my style staple, but it was suddenly hard to find on-trend options that fitted and flattered my growing bump, whilst also feeling comfortable and soft on the skin.

Instead of fashion-led and well-made, my options were plain, striped or dotted; frumpy or synthetic.

 

NINE+QUARTER founder Martina in a plain grey maternity tank

When I was first pregnant I was surprise how hard it was to find effortlessly-cool maternity tops. I later realised that the same was true for breastfeeding-friendly  tops...

At an exhilarating and exciting time my wardrobe wasn’t reflecting how I was feeling. I wanted my pregnancy outfits to be as easy and low maintenance as they were before: cool rock n’ roll tees that I could throw on with my skinny black jeans and leather jacket.

The prospect of setting up a new business was (still is!) terrifying, but I found myself spurred on by the many women who told me they wished there was something more exciting to wear during this life-changing time.

Our mission is to bring you on-trend, organic, easy-to-rock maternity and breastfeeding clothes so that you can stay true to your style, throughout pregnancy and beyond. Expertly fitted, rock-cool and retro-inspired designs that fit seamlessly into your pre-pregnancy wardrobe - without compromising your style.

The fact that we have chosen organic and other naturally sustainable fabrics is partly a result of looking for quality, durable materials that are gentle on the skin, and partly because we want our clothes to have as little negative impact on people and resources as possible. It’s something we feel passionately about as a brand and we aim to make every collection more sustainable than the previous one. Find out more about our manufacturing ethos and sustainability efforts here.

 

 Light pink NINE+QUARTER maternity t-shirt with rolled-up sleeves and side seams, made in bamboo.

Our maternity and breastfeeding clothes are made in organic cotton or other sustainable fabrics such as bamboo.

I hope you love our tops as much as we do but even if you don’t, we would love to hear your thoughts and feedback! hello@nine-and-quarter.co.uk

Martina xoxo

 

Martina is the founder of NINE+QUARTER on-trend, organic, easy-to-rock maternity and breastfeeding clothes.

This is me and the love bug I was carrying when the thought of effortlessly cool maternity & breastfeeding clothes first came to me.

 

If you want to know more about our brand and what we stand for, please visit our MindfullyMade page for more information about our ethos and efforts.