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The Cost of Fast Fashion

An ethical current flows through Baby and Company and ripples through the designers that we carry.  Each one is carefully selected based on quality, morals, and their contribution to the larger narrative of sustainability. Our goal is to not only dress people in clothes they love but to encourage them to hold on to each item, rather than constantly seeking the new or trendy. Though many thoughtful companies hold themselves to the same moral standard, we watch as the environment is drowned by the world’s second-biggest polluter behind coal; fashion.                     Photo: Shutterstock The fast fashion industry centers on speed and low costs to bring about new collections inspired by celebrity and influencers....
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Inside The World of Lilah Horwitz and RENEW | Eileen Fisher

“I believe that in the era we live in, environmentally, socially, and politically, it’s extremely important for the designer to consider the full lifecycle of their product.” Lilah Horwitz is talking about being a socially conscious company in the era of mindless consumption in the fashion industry, but could just as easily be discussing her own passion projects, or any of her other creative endeavors. The Parsons School of Design graduate, designer, and Creative Lead at RENEW is as passionate about fashion and design as she is about looking into the future of its sustainability. In her career, Lilah has already had her own small namesake line, selling at stores in New York for four years. She handmade each piece...
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10th Annual Designer Closet Sale

Our annual Designer Closet Sale is back for its 10th year! The selection comes out of the closets of our best clientele in an effort to recycle luxury fashion and share the experience of beautiful wares. A critical part of slow fashion is the concept of reducing our imprint on the planet by recycling goods. We believe in this effort so strongly we share the proceeds with charitable organizations. Please join us from Tuesday, August 7th through Saturday, August 11th for the ultimate chic markdown event at 616 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101 Our 2018 hours are: Aug 7th - 11th 10am - 6pm   Look and feel amazing knowing the closet sale proceeds benefit The Mockingbird Society and The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center....
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Paris Fashion Week

Jill and Wayne Donnelly return to Paris in time for the unparalleled energy that is Fashion Week. From cafes to boutiques, they continue to explore the City of Light in style. With every step across the cobblestoned streets and ornate bridges, they search for the best designers. Lucky for us, they have brought back lots of goodies they’ve uncovered along the way. Stay tuned for future collections inspired by their trip. For now, enjoy some tips on Paris from our CEO and Buyer, Jill.     What do you look forward to when returning to Paris?   "I always look forward to going to Paris. The cities ”joie de vivre” never avoids me, especially during fashion week. Walking the streets...
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The T-Shirt: A History

First introduced by the US Navy around the time of the Spanish American war, the t-shirt was used in a purely functional sense as an undergarment for soldiers’ uniforms. Still used pragmatically by soldiers and shoppers alike, the t-shirt has evolved from archetypical army garb into a garment more suited for everyday fashion, with some help along the way. The t-shirt was iconized by Marlon Brando and James Dean in two classic films of the 1950’s, A Streetcar Named Desire and Rebel Without a Cause. These films established the t-shirt as the unofficial uniform of the working class, further solidified over the next few decades by other blue-collar icons like rock star Bruce Springsteen. In the 60’s and 70’s, the t-shirt...
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Nisha Kelen of Fleurish

Tell me about your evolution. How did you get started in the floral business? My mom would say that I started my floral career at the stubborn age of three when I picked up my first marguerite daisy. It was coming up through a crack in the sidewalk on a hot, sunny day in LA and I had to have it. It was all mine. My very first job in the ninth grade was in a flower shop and so it began. I’ve been around flowers ever since as a source of income and a creative outlet. I tried doing other things, but flowers kept calling me back into their seductive world. Moving to Seattle in 1994, I landed a...
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Mother's Day Trunk Show

Please join us on Saturday, May 12th, for an in-store event to celebrate two innovators in beauty and wellness. Piper Dano of Jewels by Piper will bring a selection of one-of-a-kind pieces from her eponymous line of jewelry. Blair Lauren Brown of Verte Essentials, masters of the artisanal apothecary, will bring her knowledge of the virtues of CBD. Stop by from 11-6. We'll see you there, baby!  
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Ballard Pop-Up

Visit our newest pop-up in the historic Ballard neighborhood on the corner of Ballard Ave and Vernon Street. Stop by and shop The Ballard Collection: A curated selection of new arrivals, a careful compilation of consignment pieces, and the best of past season’s sale. We’ll see you there, baby! 5301 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 Tuesday - Thursday: 11-7 Friday - Saturday: 11-8 Sunday: 12-6
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Baby in Paris

Taking annual trips to Paris for the past 20 years, Baby and Company owners Jill and Wayne Donnelly have become expat experts on the city. “Every time I visit, I’m still discovering something new,” says Jill. Here, they share their most-loved local haunts to eat, dine, and people watch, as well as the city’s best insider shopping and sightseeing destinations.
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Meet the Donnellys

Have you ever wondered who the individuals are behind the magic of Baby & Company? Wonder no more, and get acquainted with Jill and Wayne Donnelly–company owners, fashion enthusiasts, and well-traveled Seattleites. Learn how this intrepid duo met, where they love to people-watch, and how they bring the Baby & Company identity to life. How did the two of you meet?  Jill: Wayne and I met at a Seattle gym called The Met! Although, we had known each other casually over the years. Wayne: I had returned to Seattle from schooling in Europe and I found myself back at that same gym. She and I were the only ones there on a Friday evening; our first date was teriyaki chicken...
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