buube - Poem Tee (White)
T-shirt for babies
The founder of the brand, Naoyuki was born in Tokyo in 1977. She graduated from Fashion Institute Technology New York.
She continued to do packaging and graphic design for the client such as Isetan, Converse, Nike and various fashion stores as a freelance designer since graduating from university.
“I was at a turning point 7 years ago. Almost my works were not independent but depending on the partner of brand. It was that that I decided start over and study design again.” — Naoyuki
While being a huge fan of Japanese craftsmanship she started noticing that many prominent factories have moved to China. The quality of, “Made in China” products are improving every year, however she started to think about what Japanese identity is.
She collected any historical graphic design and typography books all over the world. With her collection she started up the online library and book store for graphic designer and students. Most visitors of her website are based in Europe. Among other activities, she regularly teaches graphic design in Tokyo.
After becoming a mother 3 years ago, she studied and learned about childcare including baby and kids fashion, child education. Her impression was that children need to be surrounded by and have an education in art and design, along with her older students.
She came up with product idea with Japanese standard baby products, adding modern design concept for baby and kids item. Each product contains a wish for a good design education.
This is how bib brand began. As her son grew she added additional products including baby and childrens apparel.
The name of a brand is “buube", this doesn’t mean anything and can be pronounced in different ways, because all of new-born babies can’t speak a specific language. It’s just the word which you could imagine coming from a baby in any country.