Here at the urbanmoms.ca Marketplace, our mission is to share with you the many stories of amazing Canadian mom entrepreneurs. This week, we're thrilled to bring you Maria's story:
My mother Dianne and I started Paisley Baby in 2002. When I was a little girl my mother made all of my Barbie clothes. We never looked back! Paisley Baby is a combination of my love of fabric shopping and Dianne’s 50 years of sewing experience. Together we design and create unique baby accessories and funky fabric handbags.
Gorgeous fabrics, quality craftsmanship and careful attention to detail are featured in everything we produce: bibs, burp cloths, hooded towels, baby blankets, totes, bamboo handle purses and much more. We want our customers to know that we hand dye all the coordinating trim on our hooded towels. Our market bags are cut smaller than the average cloth shopping bag so they do not get too heavy. Our goal is to provide our customers with products that are functional and beautiful at the same time. We handcraft all our products in Canada though we do have customers all over the world.
Local guest artisans are also featured at www.paisleybaby.ca. Hand knit accessories and handcrafted shawl pins from creative knitting enthusiast Arlene Lund (cousin of Maria and niece of Dianne) are currently available on the website under Modern Hand Knitting. Arlene describes her philosophy: “I love taking this traditional craft and giving it a truly modern edge by using a wide variety of luxurious fibers in today’s favorite colours.”
All the Paisley Baby products are available at www.paisleybaby.ca. Design parties, gift certificates and gift baskets can also be arranged and purchased through the website.