I’ve posted some fantastic finds lately… but ideas for things I could get the babies continue to swirl around my mind. Moms out there, you know what I’m talking about. Well, a little bird let me know about the earth friendly line of baby products Saffron Hue, and now I get to share it with you. (Plus, extra points for a little bit of rhyming?)
Even if you’re not currently shopping for lil’ baby gifts, take a peek—the sweet photos will definitely put a smile on your face.
Saffron Hue’s bibs, swaddles, snuggle bags, quilts, and blankets are a wonderful option in the world of green baby products. Possibly irritating dyes and synthetic materials? You won’t find any in the Saffron Hue line. The items are all 100% cotton, and the adorable and energetic designs are printed with Azo free dyes. Since the designs are created through time-honored Indian block printing, you get uniqueness and quality.
Now that you’ve gotten the important details about the safe and natural aspects of Saffron Hue’s products, can we talk about how adorable they are? The snuggle bags are cute and cozy, and the swaddle sets look so very comforting for little ones. The blankets/quilts look oh so soft! All the designs are quite stylish too—ones you’ll want to show off.
source: Saffron Hue
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Oh yes, what a wondrous thing, the internet— connecting people from around the world, making an immense amount of information available, helping streamline the ways we do almost everything. (And of course, providing a plethora of cute kitten videos for when you’re feeling a bit like procrastinating.) Given all of that, I think one of the coolest things about the internet is the opportunity it provides new businesses to reach new people.
So here is my point: a new and wonderful business, Baby Baazaar. Launched recently by NYC mom Supriya Himatsingka, Baby Baazaar sells eco-friendly toys, books, and blankets for kids. All the products are created in an environmentally friendly manner. Highlighting the importance of quality handmade design, Himatsingka has created a place for parents to purchase hard-to-find ‘green’ items for their kids.
The blankets are printed with Azo-free dyes, the toys are organic and ASTM approved, the books aren’t even available in US stores yet! All of the items are made in the East through traditional artisan means. The blankets (I love this peacock quilt) are designed by Himatsingka in New York, then handmade in Jaipur. The whimsical stuffed toys like the this monkey family are handmade in Sri Lanka (by the same women that hand weave the cotton that creates the creatures). These details would be a fun note to add if you’re gifting anything from Baby Baazaar, or to tell your kids when they’re older and interested in such things.
Definitely give Baby Baazaar a visit when you get a chance!
source: Baby Baazaar
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Scarves are one of my favorite accessories… they’re such an easy way to change up the feel of an outfit and add an instant additional element of style to your look. Maelu Infinity Scarves are some of my favorite new scarves available online, and they’re also available on the great shopping site Etsy. If you haven’t heard about Etsy yet, take note! You can browse & purchase a TON of items; and it is a fantastic place to find unique handmade and vintage pieces.
The Maelu Designs Etsy shop includes tunic dresses, turban headbands, and scarves. All of the clothing is created with high quality natural fibers and hand-bock printed with vegetable dyes. The designs are exotic and look a bit vintage, which I adore.
In terms of the scarves, there are tube/infinity cowl neck styles like this ‘Red Autumn Leaves‘ design, and extra long styles perfect for use as a scarf or shawl/wrap like this ‘Tribal Paisley’ Chanderi Silk option. The headbands are IDEAL for bad hair days—worn traditionally or as a chic turban. A little dry shampoo + one of these babies, and you’re good to go! Plus, a portion of proceeds from Maelu Designs goes directly to www.globalfundforwomen.org, which ‘helps to support the advancement of women’s human rights around the world’.
Designer Meghna Dave clearly puts a lot of thought and love into the items she creates, and I’m glad to help support her endeavors by sharing her Etsy shop with you.
P.S. You can also follow her adventures on her blog here, check it out!
source: Maelu Designs Etsy Shop
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Being a mommy isn’t always easy, but it is always rewarding! In addition to creating someone (well, two someone’s:) that I love more than anything in the world and am endlessly amazed by, I’ll admit that I’ve been having a fantastic time dressing these little lambs.
Getting to explore the baby style world has been pretty fun. Don’t worry, I’m not getting crazy with ‘bedazzeled’ shirts and tiny fedoras. I’m talking more traditional and comfortable pieces, like what I’ve found at Luv You Mor Organics.
Founded by Rushmi Mathur in New Jersey, Luv You Mor Organics has a wide array of stylish, soft, durable onesies for babies. Made with GOTS certified organic cotton and low-impact dyes, the onesies are definitely items that you can feel comfortable with clothing your baby.
Scroll through the many options on the website. They are inspired by the vibrancy of India, as is evident with the rich colors and designs of the onesies. And no baby clothes would be complete without some darling phrases on them… I particularly covet the “More Kisses” and “Foi Luvs Me” ones.
Love You Mor Organics also ships everything in eco-friendly boxes. So, if you’re buying them as a gift for a baby-shower, they’re ready to go – no wrapping needed. Efficiency!
Having cute & environmentally friendly options is even more important to me now, and I hope you all are enjoying my finds!
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Life has been a bit crazy for me lately…(8 week old twins and a toddler:). Shall I say more. It’s always nice to have reminders about the things that are important. That is how I discovered this manifesto poster by Holstee. I eagerly looked up the company and fell in love their story and products. Two brothers, along with a business partner started the company without a business plan in mind but instead created a mantra “This is your LIFE”, which has been seen over 50,000,000 times!
Another meaningful product that caught my attention is Holstee’s Upcycled Wallet. Working with an NGO in India, Holstee came up with a ‘no two alike’ wallet made from recycled plastic bags and newspapers collected from the streets of Delhi.
Check out this video based upon the Manifesto. This video will be part of my new morning routine! Sometimes certain words are so encouraging. Life is all about that. Thank you HOLSTEE.
source: Holstee and YouTube
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