Now that Ava is finally taking her first steps (see photo on our Facebook page!), I can go crazy with all the cute little dresses around (dresses just don’t work well on a crawling baby). One of my favourites is from Fournier — a darling little dress, hand-knit in Bolivia from the finest baby alpaca you can imagine making it so soft and cosy.
The story of Fournier is a sweet one. Over 6 years ago, Anabel Fournier researched the survival strategies of extremely poor rural women living in Bolivia. The point of her research was to help the community make long lasting improvements to their standards of living. After discovering the amazing natural materials and craftmanship, Anabel founded Fournier as a poverty alleviation project in 2004. In the past six years Fournier has been training the artisans in knitting and sewing, following a strict quality control to manufacture a fashion forward, eco-friendly collection of clothing and accessories.
Shopping at Fournier will provide you with something more beautiful and more original. I just love the quality and softness of it all, and knowing that it’s made with respect for our planet (and the people on it) makes a big difference to me.