Winter 2012 Magazine

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Westcoast Baby Amanda Moat, mom of two, with a background in sewing and design started Westcoast Baby along with her business partner. Inspired by their new beautiful babies and the lack of practical and stylish layette items, they began their business venture. Westcoast Baby designs luxurious and beautiful Bamboo Layette items. Their product line features bright bold colours and modern styling. Infant Kimono Wrap and Cocoon Blanket are both made in Canada. The clothing line has taken traditional Japanese shapes and vintage practicality; and added a whimsy of funky colour. Find Westcoast Baby in over 100 retailers across Canada and US.

Jenny Chavarri, Boské Kids Jenny Chavarri, mom of one, is the owner of Boské Kids a children’s clothing line for newborn to age six. Having a background in corporate sales and marketing and with a concern for harmful chemicals in everyday products Jenny started her business. After the birth of her daughter Jenny arranged to import quality textiles to the Canadian market. She then created partnerships with small-scale, family-owned manufacturers in Peru that use fair-trade, environmentally friendly practices for her all-natural children’s clothing line. Find Boské Kids clothing in many high-end baby and children’s boutiques in BC and Alberta.

Denise Whitney, Parking Pal Denise Whitney, mom of three, is the creator of the Parking Pal Magnet and Penalty Pal, a unique, one-of-kind parenting tool. The Parking Pal is a car magnet used in parking lots to give kids a safe spot to stand while parents load or unload packages, look for keys or tend to the baby. A color border and kid’s palm print in the middle is what kids love to put their hand on. The Penalty Pal is a removable wall decal used for time outs and helps encourage positive behavior in children. Find the Parking and Penalty Pal at various retailers and online. •

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