Earthslings Baby Products
Sam of Earthslings Baby Products hand-crafts Earth-friendly items for busy Mums and children from her home in Sydney, Ausralia's Northern Beaches. Her products are machine-stitched and finished by hand from 100% cotton.
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Sam.
I've been sewing since I was a child. I never get tired of it and combining my love of sewing with my love of babies suits me very well. All of my creations are items I designed originally to use with my own babies so I know they work.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Be with my family. It's all I need but sewing comes a close second. I also love belly dancing which is something
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
When I began my children were babies. That was challenging. I would have to race around while they napped just to get orders done. Now they help me out with postage and folding brochures. I'd have to say I love everything about my work but I do struggle with the photography side of things - that's okay because I'm lucky that my hubby is a photographer and does all of that for me.
What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Ohhh, definitely a baby sling if I had a baby but since I don't I'd have to say the wrap skirts - I wear mine all the time.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A nurse, school teacher or a hairdresser even though I didn't really want to be any of those things. Times have changed and there are a lot more education and employment opportunities for girls. I always wanted to be a mum and that I have achieved.
What other shops or artists out there do you love?
I adore the work of Etsy seller Tummy Mountain and I'm a fan of all the creations of Katwise's.
What does your future hold?
Hopefully I continue to make lots of things for Mums and babies. I enjoy making the slings as much as ever. I love meeting and helping my customers learn the art of baby-wearing. It's a great feeling knowing that with each Earthsling product that finds its way to a family I am helping make parent's lives easier and babies lives happier.
Visit Earthslings Baby Products at Etsy or www.earthslings.com.au