Hi There! This is Val here at Squeak + Bean. Ill tell you a little about how S+B was born.
After moving to Charleston I stayed home with Bean for a year while I furthered my studies. I have always had an artistic and creative part to my brain that requires exercise for me to feel complete, so while I studied and took care of then our only child, I started sewing. My creative brain has always loved fashion. From the time I was in college I sat for hours with my mother creating jewelry to fund my studies. I moved on to bibs when Bean was born and because I am a sucker for a good challenge, I decided I wanted to try my hand at baby clothes...Why not?!
I sewed and sewed for 4 years perfecting (as the Capricorn that I am) my techniques and expanding my knowledge in fabric and design. When I became pregnant with Squeak, it just seamed like the perfect opportunity to create all the little baby clothes my heart desired! During a hard post-partum, sewing and idealizing designs and combinations kept me going. I knew I had to get back on my feet (or at least my sewing chair!) so that I could concentrate on something productive. Sewing for my two daughters made me feel useful at a time I was very fragile.
Fast forward one year and here you have Squeak & Bean! I finally listened to the people that love me most and decided to put my creativity, and myself, out there for anyone to enjoy! You see, being able to create something unique for your kiddos gives me the same productive satisfaction I get when my own decide that what I've made is worthy of wearing (their preferred outfits are none at all!).
At Squeak and Bean we love kids fashion. We strive to make cool, unique kids clothes that will last for both girls and boys. So know that each of our pieces is handmade, unique and filled with love and I hope you too love every piece you receive from us as much <3
We are proud to say we follow all CPSC regulations for the manufacturing of safe clothes for your children.