In an effort to supplement income, many moms and pops are trying their hand at entrepreneurship. Now I’m not talking about opening up a restaurant or falling into the trap of wraps and greens and nail polishes; I’m talking about those who took their creativity and skill and turned it into a profit (or at least are working on that last part!)
Being an active member of the mommy community on Instagram has opened my eyes to the strength and innovation of the mommy-run fashion and accesory business. I’m talking teething necklaces (shameless plug for Nommies by Mommy HERE), headbands / wraps, leather moccs, clothing; and all of it is handmade! The level of craftsmanship I have seen on Instagram alone is impeccable and, it is safe to say, I’m obsessed.
If you’re looking for unique pieces for your little, here are a few of my faves:
Custom, hand-painted onesies that you can even get glitz’d up! Beautiful lace headbands for mama and baby. Gorgeous crowns. Zay has a custom #allmomsrule onesie and I’m getting ready to purchase a black lace Bethesda headband for myself, because, ADORBS.
A Litte Hipster
A Little Hipster on Etsy has the cutest prints for pants, shorts and fabric headbands. I love this shop because there a ton of prints for boys that are splash full of color. Most little boy shops stick to black, gray and white, which undoubtedly works and is super stylish, but sometimes I just want to pop some color on Zay.
Love Winnie James
IG – @lovewinniejames
There are a lot of mocc shops for babes, but I have to admit this one is my fav. I’m a sucker for bright colors and matching tees, both of which are extremely prevalent here. And can we just stop to appreciate the incredibly affordable pricing here too? Ah-maze-ing!
and, of course, Nommies by Mommy
IG – @nommiesbymommy
Ok I know this is a little terrible of me to put my own small shop here, but I had to include teething necklaces on this list and how could I possibly push someone else’s shop when I’m trying to compete in the same market? My teething necklaces have beautiful designs and are strung with ribbon. I’ve even got a line for daddies (strung with organic hemp) and babies. I love my teething necklaces and I think they offer something special, so, plug. 🙂 I hope you love them too!
If you’re looking for special pieces for you or your babe, shop small. Shopping small helps mamas and papas and you get high quality, hand made items that you would never find in your mainstream baby stores.