Baby & Taylor - Paris, France
baby&taylor clothing for babies & children is designed in their Parisian workshop, using only natural GOTs certified yarns and fabrics. baby&taylor heritage and quality are the brand's fundamentals weaving socially responsible and ethical standards in to the business. baby&taylor collaborate with a women’s insertion association in south of India, providing education, employment and financial independence.
baby&taylor is a Parisian brand of timeless knitwear essentials using only natural materials. They have a durable, responsible and ethical approach with hand-knitted clothes from Romania, GOTS certified knit from India and original Cashmere procurement from inner Mongolia.
The family craft label was founded in Paris in 1978 by Marie-Sophie Ragueneau, who graduated from Paris Fashion School and was a mother of 3. Originally set out to design classic French children's wear fit for both modern Paris and countryside weekends, baby&taylor remains true to the brand ethos; exclusively natural with no synthetic, cashmere especially with wool, cotton and silk used as well.
The 2nd generation, Valerie Toyomura-Provot, swears by knit. Valerie has studied knitting technics alongside a Japanese creator before spending time in inner-Mongolia, the backyard of the cashmere’s production. Valerie has revamped some of baby&taylor iconic designs with timeless styles, contemporary colours and influence.
Quality fabrics, selection of yarns and innovative mesh techniques allow baby&taylor to offer modern and comfortable baby and child collections, made with care.
The collection is designed and developed in the Parisian workshop, from drawings to paper pattern including prototyping. Fabrics are French and Italian whilst Cashmere is knitted in 2 different workshops in inner - Mongolia which are regularly visited.
The magic starts with baby&taylor raw cashmere yarns which come from Mongolia, the Alashan region. The fiber is gathered by hand when the indigenous breed of goat sheds its winter coat in early spring, sourced from the best herds in the region and in respect of natural resources. baby&taylor cashmere is developed for a long and much-loved life, being passed from elder to younger, from generation to generation as a timeless item.
The Spring/Summer 2019 collection is beautifully hand-crafted in India with GOTS certified organic cotton and in collaboration with a women’s insertion association in south of India to provide financial independence. Helping change lives in rural villages in Tamil Nadu, India, Baby&Taylor are educating and employing women to hand-knit beautiful products; ethically, traceable and sustainable.
The high-end collections are made from luxurious natural fibers with impeccable craftsmanship.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
baby&taylor collaborate with an organization in partnership with women who live in rural southern India. This organization is a sisterhood of artisans and in business with the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
It all began with ten women, sitting on the floor of a home in a village, establishing a training program and quality control measures to ensure every garment was made to exacting specifications without machine intervention – no waste, no carbon footprint, and empowering fashion.
Helping to break the economic and education cycles, the employed women gain financial independence whilst spending money in the local villages on clothing, food, upgrading their housing, and on the education of their children. Building a strong business of women producing artisan quality hand-knitted garments makes an impact on whole villages by stimulating economic growth and employment.
The premise is quality and design with a commitment to:
- Producing durability by selecting quality yarn with good craftsmanship, thanks to hand-knitting training and savoir-faire (a long heritage in India)
- Organic yarn, harmless for the soils (no chemical pesticides – GOTS) ethically harvested
- Oeko-tex certified yarn dying process, harmless for the skin
- Eco-responsible, with Indian women knitters being fairly remunerated