Babywearing with a Cause!

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Today’s blog is about one of our amazing customers Brea Albulov and her amazing cause for baby wrap designs that she made with our 409 fabrics!

Hope Carried was founded by Brea Albulov a wife and mother of 2. Disappointed with the selection of baby carriers she began making her own soon after the birth of their second child. As demand for Hope Carrieds’  products grew she looked for ways she could give back to her community. As a high school drop out and recovering alcoholic she knew the challenges of overcoming negative first impressions and educational and experience shortcomings. She partnered with Jewish Family Services and works closely with employment case managers to provide employment opportunities to vulnerable populations.

Ring Slings and Baby Wraps designed for comfort, made with love & filled with promise for a brighter future by empowering mothers with barriers to employment!

Ann Arbor, MI October 17th, 2016: New startup company Hope Carried announced today that they will be raising funds via equity crowdfunding using Kickstarter to expand their operations and meet the increasing demand of their Baby Wraps and Ring Slings.  This will enable them to empower 8 more women through sustainable, meaningful employment. The company has set out to raise $6,000 on kickstarter to fulfill worldwide demand of their revolutionary baby carriers.

Hope Carried has already experienced great success with over 1200 of their Baby Wraps and Ring Slings sold worldwide to date and over 250 five star reviews on their own website www.hopecarried.com and ETSY. They currently employ 3 women who otherwise would struggle to maintain steady employment, 2 of the 3 came into the United States as refugees fleeing violence and seeking hope for a brighter future.

Babywearing is steeped in tradition and overflowing with benefits. The most impactful of which are, babies who are worn on average of at least 3 hours a day cry on average of 43% less. That’s amazing news for new parents everywhere!

Babywearing helps regulate body temperature, breathing and has been linked to healthy weight gain in infants.

It allows you to keep your baby close creating a secure attachment but also have two hands free to manage life!

A large part of feeling confident as a parent is the ability to read our babies’ cues successfully. Holding our babies close in a sling allows us to become finely attuned to their movements, gestures, and facial expressions. Every time a baby is able to let us know that she is hungry, bored, or wet without having to cry, her trust in us is increased, her learning is enhanced, and our own confidence is reinforced. This cycle of positive interaction deepens the mutual attachment between parent and child, and is especially beneficial for mothers who are at risk for or suffering from postpartum depression.

 

Don’t take our word for it, read what some of our happy customers have to say!

If you want to support Brea and help her cause grow. Her link to her kick starter is down below, along with her Instagram so you can give her a like and follow, a link to her website so you can buy yourself a baby wrap, and a link to the fabric she used for this wonderful project as well. The fabric used in this blog is 95% Rayon and 5% Spandex, durable to use for projects like this, and perfect to use for dresses, skirts, and home decor designs.

Website: http://www.hopecarried.com

Kick Starter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1475522135/hope-carried-baby-wraps-and-ring-slings-that-empow

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/hopecarried

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My name is Alexandra Ramos but most people call me Alex for short. I just finished High School not too long ago and I work in the fashion industry of Downtown Los Angeles. You’re probably wondering “She’s so young.” or “What would she know about fashion or writing blogs?” Well, that’s what this blog is about. I learned a lot from my senior year Photojournalism class, learning how to take photos properly, using photoshop, how to get peoples attention with your articles, and I can go on and on about how the class was really good for me in helping me get this job, but this would literally turn into a book if I continued. But, my goal for this blog is to help designers like you find materials for projects and hopefully inspire any future designers out there. At the same time I can learn more about the fashion industry as I write these blogs. I plan to study Journalism in college and fashion design to make this blog more better and creative as time goes on. Hope you enjoy this blog as much as I do.

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