LittleSTP64474 girl called Melli was born in 2010 at Kuopio University Hospital in Finland. She was a very small and was born 4 months premature during the 23rd week of pregnancy. At birth she weighed only 580 grams and the doctors estimated that her chances for survival were 20 %, at best. Little Melli, however, was brave and strong. Following a difficult beginning and overcoming great adversity, she was able to go home as 5 months old weighing a whole 3 kilograms.

It was problematic to find clothing for a premature baby that would be small enough and practical to wear. That is why Melli EcoDesign clothing brand got started in year 2012.