When Rebekah Patrick-Davis won a 'How many balls of wool are in this shopping trolley?' competition, with predictable prize, she decided to start a children's knitwear company.
The line, called Biisoo, specialises in handmade knitwear for infants. Each piece takes hours to make and no two items are exactly the same.
The adorable pieces combine a touch of timeless vintage with a modern twist to create unique items that are ideal for passing down to future generations.
Rebekah wanted to design pieces that could become treasured family heirlooms and have a personal meaning to them: "I have some of the baby clothes that my grandmother wore. I like the idea that special items become part of a family's heritage."
Everything is made from organic wool, sourced entirely in Australia and New Zealand to keep the company as green as possible. Not only are the materials ethically sourced, but Rebekah is also giving a percentage of Biisoo's future profits to three children's charities.
The line is divided into three different collections. First, the Baby Layettes Collection is made of of sweetly tiny items for babies in their first year and features little knitted rompers, blankets, shawls, and jackets to keep out the cold.
Second, is the Play Collection, which is designed with mischievous toddlers in mind and is more suitable for active children. There is also a Limited Collection line which is released annually and will only be available for one year.
Because the pieces are intended to have longevity, the finishes are of the highest quality, including materials such as sturdy leather, wisps of silk ribbon and vintage mother of pearl.
Still taking its first baby steps, Biisoo is set to launch later this month in a handful of New Zealand boutiques and online for the rest of the world. By Amiee Jones
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