September 05, 2016
Behind the Label: Misha + Puff
"WE BELIEVE IN MAKING BEAUTIFUL, FUNCTIONAL PIECES TO LAST FOREVER. EVERY DAY, WE CREATE THE WORLD WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO LIVE IN. EVERYTHING COUNTS. THIS IS ONE WAY WE CONTRIBUTE TO THAT WORLD."
- Anna Wallack, Founder + Designer of Misha & Puff
Misha and Puff pieces are lovingly hand-knit in Lima, Peru by talented knitting ladies. The handmade process is by no means the easiest, but the positive impact on the local community is well worth it. This project now supports more than 200 families, providing steady reliable work at fair wages for moms who can stay home with their kids—connecting them to a community at the knitting center, which provides daycare, meals and education and enrichment programs for kids and adults. Each knitter takes great pride in the pieces she chooses to knit. You will find her name on the hang tag.
NATURAL & SUSTAINABLE YARNS
1. MERINO WOOL
Natural fibers are important for babies. The Merino Wool used on the playsuits and accessories are naturally antibacterial and wicks moisture away from the body, so baby stays dry and cozy. Wool is also springy and holds its shape better than other fibers. The wool used on all Misha & Puff pieces are washable – they will not felt up – and are incredibly soft, never itchy.
2. ALPACA WOOL
You will find a few pieces in the collection are made of the softest baby alpaca, like the beloved popcorn sweater -- Alpaca is incredibly light and as soft as cashmere, making it perfect for your newborn babies soft and sensitive skin.
PICTURED ABOVE: special dye process for confetti cake sweater! Each piece is totally unique. Flecks of color are hand splattered on the yarn making them knit up each in their own special way. We love them all.
Aside from only working with the best natural fibers, all of the Misha & Puff pieces are also hand dyed. This process creates a beautiful depth of color that you will not find anywhere else.
As you may have gathered, Misha & Puff goes above and beyond to make sustainable clothing that is not only super soft and cozy on your babe's sensitive skin, but also much kinder to Mother Earth and the women who knit the clothing.
Shop Misha & Puff's fall collection HERE >