What started as a love of babywearing evolved to creating custom carriers in a variety of styles. From meh dais to full buckles, and finally onbuhimos, I worked to find small designer-created fandom fabrics to pair with linen in a lightweight and breathable carrier. My love of textiles found a great outlet in woven wraps and the custom wrap conversion carriers became a highlight of the Gracie and Sam portfolio.
Over time, I explored bags as a way to keep creative energies flowing. I discovered a talent for taking a variety of bag designers' patterns, pairing them with my beloved textiles, and then dove into the tactile luxury of leather to find a particular style for what became Gracie and Sam Bags. My affection for exploring new patterns, the respect I have for the many pattern designers with whom I've become acquainted, and the freedom to mix and match for custom creations has made bag making a true passion and labor of love.
Every item made by Gracie and Sam, LLC is made by me from start to finish. I frequently consult with the customer for their custom design and then begin the process of bringing the vision to life. Whether it is a baby carrier intended to wear precious cargo or a bag using a favorite baby wrap that's no longer needed for ups, craftsmanship is of highest priority.-
WEAR WITH CONFIDENCE
Gracie and Sam (LLC) carriers are compliant with Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) requirements.
Gracie and Sam, LLC is a member of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance, which "exists to increase awareness of the value of quality baby carriers and to support those in the baby carrier industry. As an alliance of industry leaders, the BCIA is organized to propagate standards across the industry, promote educational outreach, participate in research, and help small businesses comply with standards. We are passionate about babywearing and about the baby carrier industry."
Gracie and Sam carriers have been tested not only in the accredited third party labs under CPSIA standards, but directly by the CPSC.