I was recently lucky enough to recieve a Fofos handmade sweater to review for my six-month old baby, Lucia. Before I sing the praises of the lovely sweater, I’d like to quote from www.fofosbabyboutique.com to highlight one of the things that sets this company apart:
“Fofos Baby Boutique is excited to have partnered with the Obra Social Legaria in Mexico City, a not for profit association that helps low income Mexicans raise themselves out of poverty by giving them the tools and training in new skills to promote their personal and professional development. Fofos sweaters are hand knitted by a group of women at the Obra Social Legaria with a strong commitment to quality and attention to detail. By purchasing a Fofos sweater you are not only purchasing an exclusive handmade design, but you are also making a difference in the lives of these women and their families.”
Not only is Fofos baby boutique a mom-owned company, it is a company with a social conscience. For me, that makes their products immediately more attractive. I like to think that my money will go towards supporting communities that I care about personally.
Now, as for the sweater: It was lovely. That is the perfect word for it. Everywhere we went, people asked who knitted the sweater, assuming a friend or relative. It is apparently hand-knit by a very talented knitter. It is simple and sweet, and very very soft. It feels exactly like baby clothing should feel–cuddly. The style is classical and not trendy. Their sweaters, like all of the Fofos designs, won’t go out of style and could easily be passed down from one sibling to the next.
Each of their styles is a classic, and many of the “boy” styles could be worn by a girl because they are all made in very soft tones and are absolutely precious. One of my favorites is the Matteo, even though it is in the boy section. The delicacy of the yarn and coloring would look adorable on a girl, although they do offer the same style in pink, named the Carolina.
The price point for these handmade sweaters, between 40 and 50 dollars, is certainly not cheap, but it is a bargain considering the price of comparable items in stores like Jacadi or Nordstroms. Unlike those chain stores, Fofos also accepts custom orders.
If you are shopping for classically-styled baby clothing I recommend Fofos Baby Boutique.
We’re giving a way either a Matteo or a Vivianna sweater to one lucky winner. )Sizes subject to availability. Both are currently available in 0-12 mos). To enter this giveaway, please visit Fofos Baby Boutique and come back here to tell us which one was your favorite sweater, who you’d get if for and why.
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Disclosure: We received a sample to facilitate the review. All opinions are our own.
I love the Matteo! Since my first little one (a boy) is expected any day now, I would love to see him in it next winter. And then it could be passed on to younger siblings, or to cousins – of which there should be plenty, since he’s also the first grandchild!
I appreciate that Fofo’s shares their profits with those who have less… it seems like a great company to support.
I went into FoFo’s baby boutique and I really adored all their sweaters. I regret not seeing this web sight when my baby was younger! I have a 8 month old son and he would look fabulous in a Matteo sweater. He is a healthy chunk, so I would put him in a 12 months size lol.
I really think that all of the sweaters are beautiful. I am so very happy about such a wonderful company. Modern baby clothes leave much to be desired – these remind me of the sweaters and blankets that my great-grandmother made for all of us when we were infants.
Now that we’re expecting our first little girl in October I love the Viviana, I would probably get it in the 3-6 though I might have to tell her Nana to plan on FoFos for Christmas!
Preserving traditional craftsmanship while supporting women…untouchable combination.
I love the matteo and the carolina sweaters the best! I would definitely get them for my best friend who is due in early september. What sweet, beautiful designs; they are just precious. And I just love the fact that proceeds from the sweaters help supports women – so important.
I love the Vivianna model and I’d love to get one for my newest baby. I don’t know if it’s a boy or girl yet, though
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I, too, love the sweaters and the cause of this boutique. My favorite was the Daniel sweater in the boy’s section because nice boy clothes are hard to find. And the style looks like it would not go out of style! I definitely have a dear and stylish childhood friend of mine whose baby boy would look adorable in this sweater! She lives in southern California.
Oooo… my boy is due in less than two weeks and I would love to see him in Matteo. It would be great if she offered this sweater in a darker blue too… or in orange!
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