I’d been to In Good Company, a stellar North Vancouver shop that features local, handmade and Eco-friendly gifts and treasures at Christmas time, and was super impressed with the amazing service and beautiful selection of clothes, jewellery, body care and more. So I wasn’t surprised when I found myself just as dazzled the second time I popped in a few weeks ago. This time around, I met Jean Stenhouse, the founder, owner and designer/seamstress for the adorable children’s organic clothing line Little MoSo, which is featured at In Good Company. This line combines two of my favourite obsessions: Eco-friendly and local products. I love love love when I can connect with local artisans. It gives me such a sense of community to support local, and there’s certainly no short of talented artisans here on the West Coast. Jean Stenhouse is no exception! Here’s a bit about Jean and Little MoSo, from the In Good Company Website:
We got to talking, and Jean generously gifted me (well, technically she gifted my little girl) with a super cute pair of leggings/pants and a matching tank top from her line. I’m thrilled to report that not only do I adore this outfit, but so does my picky wee one! The purple colour is rich and vibrant, the fabric is supersoft and doesn’t irritate my toddler’s fair, sensitive skin, which is prone to blotchy rashes from some clothing. Made with 66% Viscose from Bamboo fiber, 28% Organic cotton and 6% Spandex, the pieces are very versatile; my daughter has worn them a number of ways, including:
*As long underwear under her clothes
*As separate pieces (the leggings with a different top, the top with different pants)
*As a full ensemble, all by itself
* With a tutu a for dress-up
*For PLAY, PLAY, PLAY! These pieces are VERY durable and no matter what rough and tumble wear/staining my tomboy in a tutu puts them through, they easily wash and stains don’t hang around! They move with my daughter, and she will grow with them!
*As PJ’s! Perfectly adorable and super comfy for sleep!
To make the outfit even cuter, my daughter has a sweet little Reindeer hair clip, handmade by Jean’s own daughters, also available at In Good Company! (It’s featured in these photos)
I absolutely adore this outfit, and I will definitely be collecting many Little MoSo pieces for my little girl’s wardrobe! I highly recommend Little MoSo.
All photos by Stephanie Deline/She’s So Eco