You all are familiar with the #shopsmall movement and we are so thankful for your support as a small shop ourselves. It's important to remember that when you shop small, you aren't just helping the economy but you are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family is able to pay their mortgage, or a student pay for college !
So we wanted to start a series entitled "Brands We Love..." featuring shops that we personally can stand behind and know they provide great goods with amazing service! So start your Christmas shopping early or maybe bookmark a few and enjoy!
Fin & Vince - We love the two mama's Makel and Sara, the co-founders of the business, who design fun and whimsical prints for your babes and little ones!! "We design and produce beautiful, high-quality clothing for curious kids who have a love for adventure. Fin & Vince is inspired by the imagination of children, mostly by our own children: Fin, Vince and Memphis. We produce high-quality clothing in the USA, which is not always an easy task. We are fortunate to have found suppliers who not only care about quality, but have high labor standards that are ethical for the environment. Hand drawn-illustrations, custom-dyed, durable fabric and a lot of love can be found throughout our collections. We want to create pieces that can be passed down and loved for generations."
Coveted Things - We stumbled across Meridith and her shop of luxury organic swaddles scarves when a customer tagged us in a photo and we are so glad we did! "Coveted Things is a luxury brand that focuses on modernization, quality, and longevity. Our multi-purpose Swaddle Scarves™ will instantly update any nursery giving it an original style and ambiance. They make great baby shower gifts, and can even be used by the parents (and non-parents) as scarves, tapestries, and travel blankets. You will surely be 'borrowing' them from your baby on many occasions. Each Swaddle Scarf™ is made with high quality super soft GOTS certified organic cotton and printed with non-toxic inks. Our Swaddle Scarves™ will only get softer and more lovable over time. I aimed to create a product that you will covet, one you will hold onto as a keepsake for when your child is older."
Baby Jives Co. - When Plum + Sparrow started, Jahje was one of our first small shop supporters and we are so grateful for her plus she makes these mobiles we think go perfect with our baskets!! "Baby Jives Co creates mobiles and artwork to inspire wonder and imagination. Handcrafted in the USA, these modern heirlooms are made to last long after the nursery is gone. Baby Jives Co mobiles are handcrafted one at a time with natural materials such as cotton fabric, stainless steel, and wood so they will endure the years with proper care. The mobiles are works of art meant to grow up with a child and hang in their room long after the last diaper is changed."
DockATot - While our moses baskets come with a foam mattress pad sometimes those newborn babies are so tiny that you want them to feel a little more snug and these pod type inserts fit perfect inside our baskets!! "DockATot™ is a multi-functional lounging, playing, chilling, resting and snuggling dock you can take anywhere. Created with love in Sweden with a strict emphasis on design and comfort, there is simply nothing else like it on the market that allows mothers to feed, soothe, and bond with baby."
Purpose Jewelry - As a brand that gives back we always love to connect and find others who also share the same values! We absolutely love what the team at Purpose Jewelry is doing with providing a way for women to become free from slavery and provide a way out of the bondage they may be under. "Purpose Jewelry is handcrafted by survivors of modern-day slavery, 100% of the proceeds benefit International Sanctuary, a non-profit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking. The jewelry tells a story of hope, strength, and perseverance, when a girl escapes or is rescued from sex trafficking she is forced to deal with a tremendous amount of trauma caused by her experience with very little support. With her lack of education and employable skills, her options are limited and the future seems hopeless." However, that is where Purpose comes in to not only rescue but then empower and provide a source of income! Amazing right?
bink & boo -Bianca, another favorite mama of ours repurposes and makes beautiful goods for your babies and big kids, all from vintage fabrics! "Heavily influenced by our coastal So-Cal living, and a love of thrifting, we pair vintage fabric finds with modern textiles for a cheerful approach to our creations. As a result of our "hunt and gather" methods, our goods cannot be mass-produced. Each creation is unique, and all are limited edition. It's our creative mission to produce a sense of joy in our goods. . . a feeling we refer to as sunshine & cheer."
Tnee's Tpees - Another small shop supporter from the beginning has been Tnee and we love how playful her tpee's are, just add in one of our moses baskets and you've got the perfect setting for an adventure! "Being a mom of 3 little ones, I am always thinking and creating things that will help their little minds imagine. They were always building forts out of chairs and blankets that I would quickly take down after play. I decided I needed to create something that would be pretty enough to leave up all the time. I then came up with my own, unique, and functional teepee design and started to sew. My children loved it so much that I started making more for other children to enjoy. I now offer teepees and other decor that are stylish enough to leave out in any room in the house."
We hope you enjoyed our first "Brands We Love..." spotlight + be sure to tune in next month for a special Christma edition!