Textile Designer, Mum, Entrepreneur
Too Many Pjs founder Erin Plant learned to sew from her mother when she was a little girl and she would help her make costumes for dance recitals. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to London to do an internship at Alexander McQueen after completing her degree in Fashion Design at Drexel University. She has worked as a textile designer in the London fashion industry for over 10 years for a number of companies including Roland Mouret, Joseph, and Nicole Farhi.
Organic, Sustainable and Hand Crafted Fabrics
After having her first child, she made him a play mat with some fabrics she had designed. A few people commented that the mat was good enough to sell. So she decided to start making them for other people. Erin loves mixing colours and lots of textures together. Babies and children also like these elements and they are very good for their sensory stimulation and development. The range quickly evolved to include cushions, blankets, and toys.
Erin also believes in living a sustainable lifestyle and wants to keep the waste and environmental damage caused by the textile industry to a minimum. Utilising as much of the fabric as possible by making small patches for the Sensory Blocks is one way that she does this. Hand screen printing on organic cotton with eco-friendly inks and using recycled filling for the toys, play mats, and blankets is another. She currently lives in London with her son, husband, and dog Bossman. She designs and makes Too Many Pjs from a converted warehouse space in Haggerston, East London.