It’s not often that I run a giveaway with so many amazing brands, the admin alone can be intense. With Wyatt turning one, I thought it would be a great excuse to celebrate and give back to you!
Thank you to each and everyone of you that took the time to follow all these amazing brands and give them your support.
Since many of them are new to you, lets get to know these brands better.
Prize – Customised Ring Teethers
My name is Allison, I am a Mama bear to 2 beautiful children, June and Bryn. Having my first baby fuelled my creative energy, I created all sorts of things just because I wanted something unique and different for my little Junebug; it was only towards the end of 2017 that I decided to concentrate my energy on a couple of special pieces to share with other moms and their little babes. I started Little Antbear in April 2018 (we’re almost 1 too!!) and have tried to focus mostly on unique teethers (we do dummy clips and name tags too). I put all of my beaded teethers together by hand and have tried to create them to be unique, they’re something different and stand out! I’m almost certain our collection will grow – I have an obsession with felt flowers, so hopefully you’ll be seeing more of them in the future.
Declan and Leah
Prize – Brand New Classic Toddler Chair
The inspiration for Declan & Leah started when I was pregnant with my first child and having to decorate his nursery. I soon realised that most of the items I had seen online wasn’t available in South-Africa so with the help of my talented husband we started brainstorming and designing our products.
My children Declan and Leah are 100% my inspiration behind everything I do and the new products that we are continuously designing. Our dreams and goals for the future would be to have a complete range of furniture, toy & decor items available online so that styling your little ones nursery , bedroom or playroom would be easy and affordable for the South African market.
At Declan & Leah we focus on unique products made with the little ones in mind. From our awesome kids slide and rocker, to our wooden chalkboard laptop and beautiful house beds , all our products are locally manufactured with love, and made to last. We are a small team , based in Cape Town , and we are incredibly passionate about what we do.
We want our products to open up a world of creativity for your little ones.
Miss Fancy Design
Prize – A Custom-Made digital Birthday Invite
Angelique, founder of Miss Fancy Design, is a multi-disciplinary, creative professional with extensive experience in graphic design. She has worked with companies such as Stefan Antoni Architects, ARRCC, and Mustard Seed Relationship Marketing.
Miss Fancy Design offers bespoke designs (ranging from wedding to birthday invites, party favours and the likes), all handmade with love and the finest of detail. With handcrafted stationery and nursery prints as her current focus, Angelique anchors and grows the creative identity of beloved children’s brands such as DandyLion Kids, Little Love Kids and Nectar & Ink in her spare time.
Her dream is to one day turn this passion of hers into a full-time vocation (she is currently employed by Mustard Seed Relationship Marketing, a corporate agency), so that she can spend more quality time with her ultimate inspiration, her 15 month old son.
Prize – 1 Month Supply of Mr O’s
Alive Again was born out of my desire to find a healthy snack alternative that didn’t break the bank. Mr.O’s followed soon after when I realized that my son Owen loved the “choccies” (the cocoa/cashew flavour).
My little brand has grown from there, with the addition of a second flavour, Peanut Butter.
All ingredients are free from nasties like preservatives and colourants. No sugar is added and the packaging is biodegradable.
Prize – Onesies, Beanies and bibs
Baby Republic Clothing was officially registered in 2011 and is managed and operated by a mom and dad duo. Our vision is to serve and support other young families with quality and affordable products – locally manufactured also means that we are able to do our part in creating jobs, stimulating the local economy and strengthening the clothing industry with quality garments made and produced in South Africa.
During the past eight years as an award winning brand, we have worked tirelessly on the stud-less babygro keeping it trendy, with our main objective being comfortable for baby. We are consistently trying fun, fashionable and trendy seasonal add-ons, like the arm frill or hoodie, with non-negotiable style, comfort and quality.
All Baby Republic items are available online via http://www.babyrepublic.co.za or visit our walk-in store Shop C11, access Park, Kenilworth, Cape Town.
Prize – Winter Whimsy Pom Pom Hat, Classic Crochet Bonnet
Bella Poppelina specialises in Beautiful Bespoke Crochet items. Everything we make is 100% Handcrafted with the finest natural and high quality yarns and materials. We make a variety of Childrens Crochet Hats, Heirloom Dolls & Toys, Nursery Décor items such as Mobiles & Bunting and beautiful crochet rugs.
Prize – Romper and accessory
Rosie Bee was inspired by my daughter at a time in my life where I was finding out who I was as a new mother. As a trained botanist I am also inspired by nature and the beautiful countryside we live in and so you will find beautiful fabric prints in many of our garments. Rosie Bee is all about excellent quality, limited edition clothing for babies, toddlers and children that are both unique and comfortable. Everything we do has meaning and a whole lot of love behind it. The gentleman who sews all our garments was trained by my gran and aunt, he is a perfectionist and someone I could not be more grateful for. My dream is to expand slowly by training other local woman and men who are in need of work thereby supporting our local community.
Three Little Monkeys
Prize – Toddler Milestone Cards
We are a team of two sisters who were inspired by our collective 3 boys to create something we’d never seen before. Wooden milestone cards uniquely designed by ourselves, what we loved is that our products are made to last. They have the potential if you choose to be an heirloom item. You could start a new tradition with every new baby in the family using the cards, we are extremely sentimental and loved the idea of siblings, cousins and future generations using the same cards. It’s really something magical, we have many themes and milestone sets that will suit everyone.
With Love Baby SA
Prize – With Love Baby Journal
I am Cherralle, I am a mom of two girls based in Johannesburg and a tiny bit crazy over stationery. I created the With Love Baby Journal in 2018 partly because of aforementioned obsession! Seriously though, being a mom is chaotic and through implementing small habits we can be intentional about our family lifestyle. Having a new baby is overwhelming but staying on top of your baby’s daily routine does not need to be. It can be simplified by the basic act of writing it down and then carrying on to focus what you need to. Your special bonding time with your little baby. We have so many things to remember and think about when we bring home our baby (feeds, pumping, sleeping, etc.) By using the Journal you take care of that and only FOCUS on yourself and caring for your baby. Keepsake for memories: Plus the Journal doubles up as a pretty keepsake Journal for your special memories. I still have MINE for both my girls. Hand Overs: Stay on the same page as your baby’s care giver, as the book simplifies handovers when your baby’s nanny or granny is taking care of him or her. The Journal keeps everyone on the same page (literally!). The Journal is designed by myself and proudly bound by our local printers in SA.
Prize – R500 Voucher
We are a small but busy business making custom handmade mobiles and name/word banners out of felt… and by ‘we’ I mean my Mom, Bev, and myself, Leigh-Ann. My Mom lives with me, and when my son and daughter started school about 10 years ago we started creating! We love making magical items for such special little people!
Prize – R250 Voucher
This is Jislaaik. A word known all around South Africa to express astonishment – that is exactly what we aim to do, astonish.
And as we have been told before – “#whataname”.
It’s local. It’s lekker!
Our pursuit in life is to help local designers & artisans to broaden their horizons on the South African market.
We are determined to find hidden gems and discover local heroes.
South Africa is more than just diverse culture, different languages and the Big 5…
Pristine & wonderful nature scenes out of a magazine, people with kind hearts and big smiles, creativity in every corner of the country…
South Africa is to many people like fish is to the sea or birds to the sky – a home.
With that said, there’s no reason why not to support the locals…
It’s better anyway.
Jislaaik will literally scout this country and look under every rock to showcase local talent and crafts, to lift this country’s creativity up and to support South Africa – as this is one amazing country, a rollercoaster ride, but certainly entertaining and exquisite.
Take a stroll through our online shop and experience South Africa’s hidden gems and local heroes in their truest form – you never know what you might discover.
Prize – R500 Voucher
Curated South Africa is an online boutique that was founded in 2018 by women passionate about bringing South Africa quality products at affordable prices. We offer a finely curated collection of products for today’s trendiest moms and kids. We take pride in offering the very best customer service, fastest delivery and an online experience that exceeds expectations. We seek to continuously grow and update our offering bringing South Africa the latest in international trends.
Prize – x 3 Earrings
My name is Bianca and run a little Polymer Clay Jewelry Design House called Blixem Designs. I am a mother to an incredible little boy and I am currently pregnant with another boy (cannot wait to have a house full of boys!) who is due in July 2019.
I am a qualified graphic artist who works half day and enjoys spending time with my family during the other half. Family is my foundation and I am so blessed to have one that supports every crazy idea I have.
Blixem Designs was born from my love of “ear candy” and wanting to create something
unique in my “spare time” – there’s no such thing as “spare time” but for my own sanity I
make the time to create. Call it an artistic outlet.
Blixem Designs is a very new kid on the block and I cannot wait to see where this journey takes me… One fabulously decorated ear at a time!
I believe that colours evoke emotions and we as woman often feel empowered by simply
choosing to wear a vivacious colour on a particular day. This emotion and empowerment is what I hope to achieve through my earrings.
I am open to commissions and I would love to create something near and dear to your heart, be it for a special birthday, a trip somewhere exotic or even your wedding day.
Life is too short to wear boring earrings!”
Prize – Monogram sweat top and leggings
I’m a graphic designer with a passion for good design & an obsession with typography, print & Pinterest. In 2017 I found a new love, adding textiles and sewing to my favourites in life.
I started off making playful threads for little people, inspired by my small person as most Mom-run businesses are. To be honest though, I think I’m more obsessed with rompers on toddlers than my daughter is, so I’m super chuffed to be making loads of fun rompers for smalls other than my own.
I’m so glad athleisure is now a thing. For the first time ever I’m now on trend as I’ve always been a jeans, takkies (sneakers for the overseas folks) & tee kinda gal (#momlife). I battle to pass up a good graphic tee, and with inspiration everywhere, I’m loving spending time designing and printing adult tees now too.
Prize – R250 Vouher
Schnooky Pie is an exclusive and Proudly South African baby clothing brand. We have an intense passion for South Africa and for developing a range of clothing that is not only unique and of high quality but that is also proudly sourced and manufactured in South Africa. We do everything possible to ensure that our clothing is as proudly South African as possible. From the fabric used to make up our garments, to the graphic designer and pattern maker who are responsible for creating the amazing designs that we all LOVE and even down to the amazing ladies who sew the garments – we try our utmost to make sure that every step in the process of the creation of our brand remains true to its core – which is to be 100% Proudly South African (Our Mission).
Lia and Reece Maternity
Prize – Changing Mat Frame and Accessory Set
I am Janine, the owner and founder of Lia and Reese as well as the mother to 3 (yes 3!) amazing girls – aged 10y, 3y and 22m! With the age gap between my first and second born I soon realised that Maternity/Nursing wear weren’t available in chain stores anymore. I also struggled to find bespoke and unique baby items, nursery décor etc. And so Lia and Reese was born – named after my eldest daughter Clarése (Reese) and her newborn sister Thalia (Lia). My mission for Lia and Reese is to be a “one stop boutique” supporting Moms through this journey in their life – from Pregnancy and their nesting phase, through their Breastfeeding/Feeding journey, till the end of Toddlerhood. We offer a wide range of Maternity Wear, Breastfeeding/Nursing-Friendly Clothing, and Accessories, Baby Wear, Baby Gifts and Necessities as well as Nursery Décor. We pride ourselves in our excellent client service and professionalism – our client reviews bare witness! We strive to go the extra mile!
Prize – Product hamper
Being involved in the skincare industry, I was fortunate to be able to develop products to use during my pregnancy, which I made sure contained only the safest and most effective natural ingredients. This then inspired me to launch Natralogic, South Africa’s first all-natural skincare range developed specifically for the needs of pregnant women, with the intention of helping other moms feel empowered and at ease over their pregnancy skincare choices.
Prize – Wooden height chart
Bleached is run by myself, Tarryn Withers, a so called ‘Mom-boss’ who is currently learning the ropes of how to juggle business and raising a tiny human. Bleached has been around since 2010… Although, it was only in 2017 that we launched our online shop. We are now exclusively an online retailer and do not have a physical retail store – alas… no more sitting in traffic! Based in Johannesburg, South Africa we manufacture most of our products using reclaimed and recycled wood. We design and manufacture solid timber furniture and décor. All our products are handmade, not mass-produced and unique in every way possible. A lot of love and attention goes into each item we make. The true beauty, of course, comes from the history behind each piece of reclaimed wood – giving old wood, new life and purpose. No two pieces are ever alike. Isn’t that great? We firmly believe in supporting local small business. It creates jobs and empowers people such as our carpenters and employees. We are proudly South African and believe in trying our best to find locally sourced and made products and materials.
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