Family Vacation EPIC Promotion

If you follow us on Facebook, you know that we travel a lot for business. There are certain months of the year when we spend more time sleeping in hotels than our own beds and more time in a plane than in a car. Unfortunately this means we are away from our kids. I contstantly have to reassure myself that it's okay to have a really unbalanced work / life scheule for a few months of the year if the rest of the year is a really unbalanced the other way. In other words, sure we miss out on a lot of family time for 2 months, but we are there almost all the time the rest of the year. Thankfully we have a great in house child care system, so that makes it a lot easier but the truth is, we miss them like crazy during our time away, and (much to our surprise) they actually miss us! This of course generates the guilt factor, which means we have no choice but to make up for it! The solution: family vacation! We have gone on a family vacation of some sort every year and we have always had hired help to ship orders while we are away, but this time we decided to do things a little differently and just shut down for 2 weeks. Money saved in hiring shipping help = money saved by our customers! Since no orders will ship for 2 weeks, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to run a BIG EPIC promotion, so that we can return to a flood of orders. Click through to our blog to check it out! 

Our company ethics; what we believe is right.


definition of ethical: eth·i·cal[eth-i-kuhl]  Pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and wrong in conduct.

  As a small husband and wife run business, we have answered a lot of questions about our business over the past 6+ years. Serious questions, funny questions, you name it. Everything from 'how can you work with your husband / wife?' to 'can you make a bib for my cat?' You name it, we've been asked it! After a recent feature on ethicalDeal, I have decided it's time to address a few questions here that have come up on occasion over the past 6 years regarding our ethics. There's a lot of contradicting comments we have heard on this topic. On one hand we have customers thank us for using a natural, biodegradable material that is CPSIA approved for child safety, and on the other hand we have others asking us why leather? Why would we harm animals? First of all, we would never, ever harm an animal. We are animal lovers. In fact, our sweet 10 month old Lab Sadie accompanies us at the studio on a daily basis because we would feel horrible leaving her home alone every {C}

Meet our new product... designed by a Man!

Since those early days of business, back in 2005, when I came up with the idea for leather baby bibs it's been me who has designed our new products. I'm one of those people who can't stop designing and creating. I'm constantly being inspired and if I have an idea, I have to get out my sketch pad and pencil and start drawing. I usually can't get it off my mind until I start cutting and playing with color combinations. It's just who I am! In fact, my husband jokes that he dreads these 5 words I so often say to him: 'Babe, I have an idea'.

Why Mally Bibs you ask? Here is our list of 101 reasons why!

why mally bibs?Often when someone sees our product for the first time, they have 'the look''s a strange look, one that is both confused and intrigued at the same time.  This look is usually followed by the question 'Leather for baby bibs? Why leather?'.  Then we explain with a few key reasons, and suddenly the confused look converts into an 'ahhhh, that makes perfect sense' type of look.  For all who have not seen our product and are trying to figure out why, we've narrowed it down to 101 factual and quirky reasons:

  1. They are guaranteed not to stain. Really no joke. Yes, even spaghetti sauce, blueberries and carrots will come off.
  2. Ease of cleaning – simply wipe or rinse! 
  3. Amazing selection.  There is something for any style / personality.
  4. Simply because it is the original leather baby bib. It's always nice to buy the original, isn't it?
  5. It makes a unique and practical gift that they will remember.
  6. Each bib proudly boasts handmade quality.
  7. You can personalize the pocket with a name!
  8. By personalizing, it will be obvious which bib is theirs at daycare.
  9. Personalizing is also great for kids to start recognizing their name in text.
  10. Because it’s rare to find unique names on products elsewhere!

From Our Blog

We're retiring from shows plus, a shipping update

The title says it all, and it's true. It's time, and it feels right. After 14 seasons, we have decided it's time to wrap up the Craft Show and Christmas Market chapter in our lives and really start to enjoy the holidays. Our kids are getting older and through the years we have loved doing these shows, but the only downside it that it has also meant being away from our kids for a few weeks and for a very fast paced December served with a side of exhaustion for us all.

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