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Aster + Clove was born out of a desire to provide a gathering space for modern families that offers amazing food and drink; colourful, heirloom-quality products for all; and room for kids to hang out.
Originally founded by Wendy Uithol and Miko Hoffman, we met in our daughters’ kindergarten class and, many play dates later, realized that we shared a dream to open a concept space that didn’t yet exist in Vancouver. Inspired by our girls, and named after their birth month flowers, Aster + Clove is a company that values modern design, quality over quantity, and products that are both beautiful and functional.
There’s no doubt that our concept is an ambitious one, and after countless meetings and budget iterations, we decided to launch in phases. Thus, this gorgeous online shop you see here (aka phase one)! We have sourced locally and globally to curate a selection of products for babies, kids, adults, and their home, always with comfort and sustainability in mind.
Wendy has since moved on to other projects, but Miko is continuing on with running the shop and working toward the larger vision and next phase, searching for a food partner and permanent location. You can count on any updates being posted here, so please check back or better yet, sign up for the newsletter.
About Miko | Owner, Mama, owner/designer at Coral + Cloud
Born and raised in Vancouver, Miko has always had her feet in creative puddles. Prior to the small biz life, she worked in non-profit arts management while also writing and performing in various musical projects. After having her daughter, some time off from office life eventually led to the launch of Coral + Cloud, a handmade accessories brand. Through Coral + Cloud, Miko has met and collaborated with many talented designers and makers, and these connections have served as part of the foundation of Aster + Clove’s first roster of brands. Miko is also a life-long vegetarian and has a deep appreciation of healthy but ridiculously delicious food that both she and her daughter want to eat.
Photo: Jessica Jacobson Photography