From small things, big things grow.
The same can be said for hope&plum. Let’s rewind to 2016. Picture 2 women from different corners of the US, each facing our own fertility challenges. Both of us were trying to conceive our first child when we crossed paths in an online community for women looking for the same answers. We quickly bonded over our shared experiences and thankfully added MOM to our job title―several times. Our friendship grew over sanity-saving tips, online chats and invaluable product hacks. One of those tip-offs ultimately became a shared deep-rooted love of babywearing and ring slings.
And the rest is history.
A birth experience that didn’t go to plan meant I couldn’t snuggle my firstborn for the first few days of her life.
Babywearing―and ring slings―quickly became my way to make up for ‘lost time’ and ultimately nurtured the strong bond with my babe I longed for at birth.
Crunching numbers, liaising with hope&plum suppliers and planning our next marketing campaign is my thing.
But I also have a career as a full-time corporate lawyer in Washington, D.C. That’s when I’m not chasing after my 3 super adorable munchkins.
I’m a trained babywearing educator and still have to pinch myself that hope&plum allows me to support new parents on their babywearing journey every single day.
I’m a mom of 2 adorable kids who keep me on my toes.
My husband and I are currently renovating our family home in Minneapolis, MN. It’s going to be colorful if my love of all things bright is anything to go by.
I spend my hope&plum days designing and commissioning new slings, sending your orders on their merry way, and supporting our incredible community with babywearing advice.
Conscious choices can have a massive impact on us as individuals and as a society. At hope&plum these choices mean we’re in it for more than a quick dollar.
We choose sustainability.
As a business and personally, the environment is close to our hearts. That’s why we repurpose fabric scraps in smaller hope&plum products, produce locally and only source the best natural fibers and dyes to minimize our impact on the planet.
We choose inclusivity.
No two caregivers - or babies - are perfectly alike, and we acknowledge and celebrate our differences! From our team to our online community, and our sling lengths to our social media content, we consciously strive for inclusion, diversity and empathy. We are committed to using our platform to uplift and support marginalized voices.
We choose empowerment.
Education is an important part of what we do. Ring slings are incredibly effective for your baby-wearing journey. And they’re even more effective with our FREE 1:1 fit consultations and hands-on tutorials that will turn your hope&plum baby carrier sling into your favorite accessory every day of the week.
We choose connection.
Our support doesn’t end when your ring sling arrives on your doorstep. The hope&plum Facebook community of 1,400+ babywearing fans has you covered. Ask product-related questions, connect with fellow moms and discover new ways to show off your ring sling.
Meet some of the talented souls behind the hope&plum magic.
Their passion and drive are woven into every single ring sling.
My job is to make things pretty. Every day. And it’s so much fun!
My house is covered in carpet as far as the eye can see. Less than ideal when you’re a mom of a messy threenager.
I took on the creative side of things for hope&plum in 2020 and adore playing with new designs.
When I’m not wearing my hope&plum hat, I love to play piano, guitar and bass or weave the odd rug.
My Go-To Sling:
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Witnessing the excitement in our community when a new ring sling is about to drop is hands down the favorite part of my job.
Closely followed by admiring the entire process from design to promotion to drop day.
I’m a busy mom of 3, expecting #4, and have been with hope&plum since 2020.
Fun fact: My husband is a twin. And so am I. What are the chances?
My Go-To Sling:
A huge shoutout also goes to our family and friends (in particular the dream team, you know who you are), who have contributed to the hope&plum dream in some shape or form over the years.
We couldn’t have done it without their support!
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