It’s fair to say that the birth of this fabulous creation was necessary – if only for my own children. It’s simply not fair to dress our delicious babies in their Sunday best, only to cover up that pretty little dress – that Great Granny Gertrude smocked – with a bulky, unsightly (no matter how practical) bib to mop up spills and dribbles. Simply put – it’s a crime. And so, out of that necessity, I designed for my darling, a fashion accessory that could complement her ensemble, but still provide the ability to keep her clean and dry during those spilly and non-stop teething times. Ok, so ‘spilly’ isn’t really a word, but you all know what I’m saying! You all know a baby who’s done that – allll over their trendy threads!
I made them pretty, I made them girly, with frills and ruffles and vintage floral fabric because I hadn’t seen anything like that in the marketplace. I made them bold and bright and fun, because I hadn’t seen anything like that in the marketplace either. And I made them different and non-whimsical, purposefully non-baby because I hadn’t seen anything like that in the marketplace and I see no reason why we can’t have our little ones in stylish prints. If our 4 month old can wear skinny-legged jeans, they can wear a bibette that doesn’t scream baby by virtue of the pattern. And it works. That’s the best part!
This post is really a shout out to our stockists who have come from far and wide and embraced us, welcoming us into their family. If you have a chance to visit them, if you live in their part of the world, go say hi. Touch and feel our products, try a bibette on your babe and see just how adorable it looks and appreciate that all our products are 100% cotton – which means good for baby; fully machine washable – which means good for Mummy & Daddy; plus they’re designed AND made in New Zealand – which is good for our economy. Sadly not many products are still made in their country of inception. I understand why, but I’m proud to buck the trend and bring you products that are authentic and locally made.