We met the lovely Helen at a local artisan market in Christchurch and we really love what she's creating.
Helen is one of those incredible multi-tasking mum's who juggles family with her job as a midwife .. and still finds time for her passion creating beautiful blankets and soft toys from authentic vintage NZ wool blankets and 100% brushed cotton linings.
Helen started by making blankets for bassinets and pepi pods for her work. SUDI (Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant) remains a major issue with our pepi of Aotearoa and Helen uses her creations to encourage all whanau to use safe sleep practices at all times - and this includes using appropriate bedding.
The best fibres for our babies are natural fibres - cotton and wool being the most known. When using natural fibres, we don’t need to use as many layers to keep them warm and this reduces the risk of covers moving over their faces.
Helen now makes soft toys and clothing for under 2s - all using original vintage NZ wool blankets and100% brushed cotton. Every single piece is made by Helen and unique. We love them - and supporting local artisans. We hope you will too.