Top 50 Etsy Baby Shops
We've updated the list: To view 2013's Top 50 Etsy Baby Shops, click here!Once again, we took on the overwhelming task of narrowing down our 50 favorite Etsy shops for the 18-months-and-under crowd — hunting for the most inventive toys, original outfits, and even our favorite vintage finds. By tapping into the artistic, entrepreneurial spirit booming in this creative community, we found that some of the most dedicated, industrious shop owners direct their numerous talents into the baby world — typically because they themselves are parents and want the best for their own kids. (Luckily, we can reap the benefits of their ingenuity.) Considering that there are so many talented artisans on Etsy, we deliberately didn’t repeat any Etsy shops from last year — so check back to our Best Etsy Shops of 2011 (as well as our Top 50 Etsy Moms of 2012) for more of our favorites. Of course, it’s impossible to recognize every single shop, so nominate your favorites, vote for the best, and continue to support the handmade community. — Michelle Horton
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Lovely Duds | Dawn Kacer
Lovely Duds’ Rankings
- #3 Best Gear
About this shop: Lovely Duds is successful because it sells quality baby carriers at attractive prices. Although Dawn’s organic cotton wrap carriers are supportive yet flexible (in a variety of pretty patterns), it’s specifically her organic bamboo carriers that caught our eye. Sustainable bamboo fibers are infinitely softer than cotton (in the most luxe way), plus they wick away moisture, provide UV protection, and are naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic. And with almost 10,000 sales, these are some of the most trusted baby carriers on Etsy.
All of the Lovely Duds carriers come with an instructional DVD on proper, safe baby wearing.
About this seller: Every time Dawn, mom of two, sits down to sew, she’s taken back to being a little girl sitting on her mom’s lap, learning how to thread a machine and stitch a straight line. And now she finds herself doing the same thing with her own daughter.
Signature Item: Organic Bamboo Baby Wrap Sling Carrier, Black, $60
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