We’re delighted to have worked with Chelsi and wish her every success with Alpine Baby for 2015 and beyond!
Sometimes it’s disheartening as a boy momma. It seems sometimes as though the only choices in the high street stores are drab, blue, and covered in trains and the like – and new season’s fashion is considered a new Spiderman pose on a T-shirt. Now, I’m all for superheroes but after purchasing the same set of shoes for two of my boys as first walkers, two years apart, I decided that there had to be more out there – somewhere – and I started looking.
Each fortnight, I’ll be bringing you a new designer, a new small business in our fashion series, To The Nines, that would love your custom and I hope you’ll be as excited about them as I am.
Our first designer and creator is Chelsi DuBay, wild-hearted wife and mommy of two and owner of Alpine Baby Co.
Chelsi sent us some of her unique Hot Cocoa leggings to try – and some little chocolate rocks too – [although I never got to eat one!] We fell in love with her packaging immediately.
The honesty and transparency displayed by Chelsi in her business practices is rare and refreshing. She explains her prices and costing to her customers, and welcomes conversation before you buy. The hot cocoa leggings that she kindly sent us are stitched from organic cotton and handmade from start to finish. Each piece of clothing is unique and inspired by nature and her adventures in the great outdoors, Montana.
Alpine Baby Co. clothes are created with one objective in mind – to live life to the fullest, to adventure as a family. Her scuffed knee, muddy face, [and wet sock, if you live in our house] approach to childhood is exactly the wild, carefree ethos I share with her – and her passion is clear in her baby soft, richly coloured fabric designs. Her creations are original and exclusive – you won’t see a dozen other Etsy sellers displaying her fabrics.
We love everything about these leggings – the uniqueness of the digitally printed [with waterbased inks] fabric designs, the little crosses on the adorable knee pads that provide comfort for little crawlers and curious adventurers whilst simultaneously guaranteeing the longevity of these leggings – every detail is meticulously taken care of…and the label in the back of the leggings is gentle and soft, and not itchy against your little one’s skin.
These truly are handmade with love – and ours will be cherished for a long, long time.