Buying gifts for a baby is one of life’s pleasures. But too many babies in the world have no one to give them gifts, or anything else. Which is why at From Babies with Love - the latest brand in our Eco Shop - every penny of profit from the sale of their ethically-sourced and upcycled baby clothing goes to orphaned and abandoned children around the world. We’re thrilled to have added their beautiful range of organic baby clothing, coordinating accessories and gifts for new parents to our Eco Shop, and couldn’t wait to chat with founder Cecilia Crossley, to find out her thoughts on...
Striving to reduce inequality
“Every baby should have a fair start in life, no matter where they're born. Where circumstances are difficult, we must have systems in place to support. In partnership with our customers we support over 26,000 children in countries from Afghanistan to Zambia, and most recently, children in, and fleeing, the Ukraine.”
Parenthood sparking her ambition
“When I became a parent, watching children’s charities’ adverts and reading articles about the hardship children face all around the world took on new depth of meaning. The tears in my eyes and the lump in my throat made me feel more determined than ever to do something. I thought to myself: if I could buy a beautiful baby gift, at great value, on an attractive website, and know the profit helps a baby in need - why would I buy anywhere else? The answer is I wouldn’t!”
“When anyone reads the story of the collection on the swing tickets, about covering baby in kisses and at the same time supporting a vulnerable child, you can hear their reaction! The most instinctive and heartfelt ‘ahhhh….’ It brings me joy and spurs me on to see how our collections make people feel happy and enjoy the meaning in each garment.”
Her go-to gift for new arrivals
“The First Kisses organic jumbo gift pouch. It’s presented in a stylish pouch with fun decorative postal motifs, and includes super useful garments, such as a First Kisses baby grow, large muslin baby shawl, adjustable bandana bib and knot hat - all in soft organic cotton.”
The perfect boost for new parents
“The Love natural soy candle is presented in a beautiful gift tub in matching Love print- it’s great to keep, reuse and store little treasures! My favourite aroma is Wild Vineyard - a harmonising scent and a little booster for anyone caring for a baby!”
Here’s a little more about From Babies with Love…
Choosing a gift for a picky parent? You can’t go wrong with anything from this unique sustainable baby clothing, accessories and gifting brand. Let’s start with the products. Eco-friendly baby clothing, accessories, organic muslins in THE most divine prints. They’re a little different from your usual baby-prints, so they score major style points, plus the designs extend over the whole range of products – so giving their wardrobe a little on-trend co-ordination is super easy. Next up – and our favourite thing about this brand – is that they’re a social enterprise, so EVERY SINGLE PENNY of profit goes towards helping orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children around the world. Meaning you’re not just gifting one baby, you’re gifting another – and one that really needs it.
Who are From Babies With Love?
A social enterprise, this British baby gift and clothing brand ethically source the production of beautifully-designed sustainable baby clothing and gifts, donating all profits to orphaned and abandoned children around the world.
The story behind the brand:
Started with the dream of making a difference, the idea behind this brand is that for every gift you buy, you’ll be making a difference too. Buying a baby a gift is undoubtedly one of life’s greatest pleasures, but far too many babies in the world have nobody to buy for them. This formed the purpose behind From Babies With Love - the idea that you can give babies beautiful gifts and in doing so, help babies around the world that have nobody to provide for them.
A purpose-led brand, their aim is to support orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children around the world – children who’ve lost parents through disease, war, famine or poverty. Through partnering with various children’s charities, and donating all profits from their sales, they help to provide homes, education, healthcare and support to these children, enabling them to go on to lead happier lives and helping them to break the cycle of poverty.
Clothing sets, baby-grows, accessories, soft goods and gifts, all ethically-sourced, beautifully designed and totally unique in style. You’ll fall in love with the distinctive eye-catching prints on the eco-friendly baby clothing range, and as they feature across their baby-grows, outfits, accessories and 100% organic cotton muslins, you can stylishly co-ordinate your baby’s wardrobe and accessories.
Cecilia (the founder) on the different collections
Kindness is Magic
“Kindness creates a chain that never ends. With every gift you buy, you can enjoy knowing you're also empowering a vulnerable child. As well as our usual certified-organic garments, this collection includes garments made from certified ocean-rescued plastic. A little act of kindness for our Earth!”
“We collaborated with the incredible artist Vickie Neave, @INPOlife, who created this beautiful print. I think it’s wonderful that when choosing our Love collection, people are covering their little ones in love, while being reminded of love and care being given to another child too.”
“We collaborated with the brilliant international muralist James Goldcrown, bringing his stunning #lovewall - as seen on huge murals in many of the world’s coolest cities - to babywear. As well as representing love, the bright and colourful design symbolises inclusion and togetherness.”
“Our signature print. We use the kiss from our logo as our take on the classic polka dot. A charming, delicate print in primary colours, this collection also celebrates those precious first moments with baby, when as parents and family members you cover your little one in kisses!”
Why you’ll love them
This is a real go-to brand for thoughtful eco-friendly baby gifts. You’ll be spoilt for choice – the prints used across the clothing, accessories and muslins are so original, it’s hard not to want to snap them all up. Most importantly though you can gift someone in the knowledge that in doing so you’re also sending help to a vulnerable child.