Well, it’s time for a proper update! I have been pretty quiet since I launched the website and got you all excited about MAMAKU Breastfeeding wear – but trust me, behind the scenes I have been a busy bee!
I finalised the perfect designs for a summer breastfeeding tank top and tank dress, and a cotton loose top and dress. I mocked up many, many prototypes perfecting hem lengths, scooped hemlines, necklines, breastfeeding access and so many more details. I scoured newborn mama forums and nursing forums and got a feel for what mothers wanted in the perfect breastfeeding clothes.
At the same time I was searching for a manufacturer. I thought I had found the right partner, we’d put in a lot of leg work together and I was ready to seal the contract with a hefty bank transfer when it all fell through – this would be my first hard lesson in the fashion industry! With the help of an agent I moved on and have found a great manufacturing partner in China. There are many concerns with manufacturing in China, but thankfully my agent based here in Australia regularly visits all the manufacturers personally in their workplaces – I’m looking forward to telling you more about the people who are making MAMAKU breastfeeding clothes, soon in another post!
I also want to reiterate that I am fully conscious of every decision I make in supplying these clothes, and my long term goal, hopefully realised very soon, is to be fully transparent, traceable from field to your mailbox. I am learning a lot along the way and will keep you updated. Drop me a note if you have any questions!
So, I have a manufacturer, the order has been placed and we have just completed quite a thorough pre-production process involving many samples and a lot of measuring! I have now approved all samples and fabric for bulk production – very exciting!
So, we are on track to have tops and dresses or you to purchase by the end of October! Make sure you are signed up to the newsletter and keeping an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Also – I you live in Sydney come along to the Pregnancy, Baby and Children’s Expo on the 9th and 10th of November, I’ll be there selling my wares, say hi!