Our love of being close to our babes combined with the desire (and quite frankly, the need!) to be free to easily move is what makes ring slings so essential to our everyday lives as parents.
We started hope&plum to create an inclusive environment where caregivers of all shapes and sizes can utilize the incredible benefits of babywearing, while also offering designs that are modern and stylish.
When we first started playing with the idea of starting a company, we looked to our love of traveling and the outdoors as our inspiration for colors and textures. We release new ring slings in different designs and colors throughout the year, and donate a portion of our proceeds to different non-profits that focus on everything from social projects to conservation efforts. All of our slings are handmade by our team of seamstresses in Minnesota by work-at-home moms and are made from natural fibers like hemp, linen and cotton!
Meet Our Co-Founders
hope&plum is owned and operated by its two co-founders, Skye and Mallory. They met one another through an online group of women while trying to conceive their children. They noticed an instant connection and have shared a close relationship through the struggles of trying to get pregnant, the joys and difficulties of pregnancy, and navigating first time parenthood. Mallory introduced Skye to babywearing, and ring slings quickly became both of their favorite way to carry their children. After struggling to find a ring sling company that fit their beliefs and aesthetics, the two women joined forces to start their own company and hope&plum was born! They both worked tirelessly after their babes went to bed to source fabrics and build the business you see today.
Mallory is a mother of two, Selah Plum and Shepherd Keane. She lives in Minnesota with her parents, husband and children. Mallory is the coordinator of hope&plum's production side and is a babywearing educator. When she isn't shipping orders or helping customers with making babywearing more comfortable, you'll find her exploring new places, trapezing the zoo, or enjoying a local brewery.
Skye works as an attorney by day and mother/ wife/ business owner by night (and early mornings). hope&plum has given her an opportunity to pursue her entrepreneurial spirit, while also feeding her passion for babywearing. Babywearing is close to her heart as her first daughter, Eleanor Hope, was in the NICU for two weeks and Skye was unable to hold her until three days after she was born. Babywearing gave Skye and Eleanor the opportunity to develop the bond that they originally missed out on and it has been an integral part of Skye's journey through motherhood ever since.