mundo melocotón becomes dão

Hello! I am Dauwke, 41 years old, designer of dão - formerly known as mundo melocotón - , mother of 3 wonderful children, and in a loving relationship with my dear partner Jan for more than half of my life.Since day 1, creating has been something inevitable for me. As a child I was passionate about drawing and dancing, as a teenager about the theatre, and in my twenties I filled my evenings with ceramics, furniture restoration, pattern drawing and many more creative outlets.

When our eldest son was born, I regularly sewed practical things for him. It was a passion that eventually grew into a full-fledged brand of sustainable clothing and textiles for babies, children, women and men, of which I am very proud. Started from my own inner world, dão (formerly mundo melocotón) will soon be 15 years old, evolving with me for 14 years as an entrepreneur, as a mother, as a woman.

I have always lived with my feeling as my main guide.

That feeling has also been an integral part of my brand. I want you to feel good in your clothes, the sustainable fabrics we use, the way our clothes are (hand)made, etc. The company has been able to grow alongside with me and my personal life over the past years. However, in 2022 I realized that it was time for some big steps towards a new path. Leaving our baby & home collections in the past, I want to focus even more on women’s wear. Also, I needed my brand to represent more of me. So I said goodbye to our old name mundo melocotón, and embraced a new one: dão.

I needed my brand to represent more of me. So I said goodbye to our old name mundo melocotón, and embraced a new one: dão.

dão refers to my own name Dauwke, so that the brand is even closer to me as a person and as a designer. I am ready to stand firm in my own light, and the company now also reflects that. Despite the new name and look, the style and vibe of our clothes remain the same, because they fit perfectly. :-)

Although I find this new path super exciting, it also gives me tingling adrenaline. I officially give myself permission to be proud of my work, by also giving it an appropriate, more personal name. And woah - that feels good!

I wish for dão to be a clothing brand in which you too feel good.As a child, as a woman, as a man. As a person, as a dreamer and as a daredevil.

Kind regards from a very happy Dauwke.
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