One can never have too many bibs, blankets or burp cloths when raising children. Yet these essential baby accoutrements are quite often overlooked in terms of taste and fashion. The majority of what’s available on the market for a reasonable price is licensed characters and uninspired prints and colours. We all put a lot of effort into buying the perfect outfit or shoes for our babes but then quite often have no choice but to ruin it all with a fashion hazard plastered on their chest.
Now Seattle-based company Boopalina + Bebe has combined all the best ingredients for our littlies’ important basics into one: eco-friendly, handmade, funky and chic fabrics, and fabulous long lasting quality. Everything is handmade in Seattle using certified organic fabrics with sustainability and a fresh perspective in mind. Can’t ask for more than that.
They design bibs, burp cloths, change mats, blankets and mobiles, infusing each with a new modern and creative aesthetic. I especially like the kerchief shaped bibs and how all the products are made from 70 per cent organic bamboo combined with 30 per cent organic cotton, making them suitable for the most delicate baby skin. The gorgeous circle mobile is crafted from salvaged embroidery hoops (wow!) and appears to be hovering unaided in mid-air.
Scoot over to Boopalina + Bebe to snap up these affordable essentials. Prices range from US$12 for the bibs to US$52 for the mobile. International shipping is available from a tiny US$4.95 to a maximum of US$22.