Tote Your Little Ones in Style With These Sustainable Carriers
Photos courtesy of Sakura Bloom
All mamas know that it can be a struggle to find goods for your littles that offer you a sense of security while satisfying your desire to stay stylish. And beyond that, when sustainability is also a factor for what pieces you purchase, this quest can be even tougher. Luckily baby brands are starting to understand the needs of mindful moms, and offer products that tick off all the aforementioned boxes. One such brand is Sakura Bloom, a San Diego-based company creating small-batch carriers for newborns and toddlers that you can feel good about wearing in more ways than one.
We fell in love with Sakura Bloom at first because of the use of luxurious natural materials — like linen, raw silk, and locally tanned Italian leather — and the minimal design, but once we learned of their ethical and eco-friendly practices, we became even bigger fans. Production for the carriers takes place locally in a beautifully designed studio in Leucadia and pieces are created in small runs, creating a significantly smaller carbon footprint. The brand also offers a recycling program, so when you grow out of your carrier, the materials can be repurposed and reused for those in need.
As for the styles they offer, Sakura Bloom makes four different carriers, as well as accessories. The Scout (starting at $180) can be worn on the front or back with your little ones' legs out or comfortably tucked in, the Japanese style Onbuhimo (starting at $160) is meant to tote babes high up on the back, which also makes it great for expecting mamas, and the Ring Sling (starting at $88) is an easily adjustable sling that can carry up to 35 pounds and allows for easy breastfeeding access. Additionally there's a mini sling so your kids can play mama to their favorite dolls and plush toys, plus pads to keep your leather straps clean, and convertible mini bags for transporting small essentials.