Here's my first Friday Feature on Narra Nest, a Manitoba Etsy shop!
What is the background on your business name?
My business started when I was pregnant with my daughter. I was in nesting mode - sewing all the bedding and decorative items for her nursery when I thought "Hmmm, maybe I could do this for a living!" So I wanted to include the word "nest" or "nesting" in the name. I also wanted it to be about my family, and Narra is just my last name, Arran, backwards.
Where are you located?
I work from my home - a century old farmhouse on a quite acreage in Western Manitoba that my husband and I have recently moved in to and are slowly working to fix up!
Narra Nest is a line of super soft, 100% organic bedding and accessories for babies and little ones. My most popular items include drool pads and strap covers, baby blankets, crib bedding, burp cloths, and bibs.
What made you decide to start selling organic baby items?
While pregnant with Junebug and servicing my raging nesting hormones, I began sewing items for the new nursery; a change pad cover, crib skirt, sheets, etc. Perhaps the fog of my never-ending-morning-sickness was playing tricks on my mind, but somewhere along the line I began to think that perhaps these adorable and cuddly little baby items could be the perfect marriage between my love of sewing and my lifelong dream of entrepreneurship.
What inspires your creations?
I am always inspired by the beautiful textiles that I source for my shop. I love finding colorful prints with modern style that can grow with your child - fun but not too babyish. But mostly, I am inspired by the everyday rituals I share with Juniper; snuggling up to nurse before her nap, reading a book before bedtime, listening to her baby babble chatting while we eat our lunch. It means the world to me that my products will be there with your little one for the bath time cuddles, the bedtime stories, the Saturday morning cartoons, the picnic blanket lunch times, the first night in the big girl bed, and all the other special moments along the way.
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