A Baby Boy. A Baffled Mom. A Better Shirt.
The Little Marmara Story
Marmara came into the world soon after my son made his own grand entrance.
Though I’m certain he would have preferred remaining happily unclothed,
our climate insisted that we swaddle him in something more than nothing.
As a true believer in organic foods, I surprised no one when I decided
that organic fiber clothing was the way to go. What was surprising, however,
was how hard it was to find healthy options that looked great, felt better,
and made my little one as happy wearing them as I was putting them on
him. Where’s all the good stuff, I wondered? The answer was simple.
I had to make it myself.
Before you could say “baa, baa, black shirt,” Little Marmara
was born. Our clothing is made to inspire and hand-fashioned for comfort
from 100% chemical-free organic Turkish cotton. This means your kids won’t
ever want to take it off, which can greatly complicate both bath time
and laundry day.
Named after the Marmara Sea and the ancient Middle Eastern trade route
that followed its shores to link the Bosporus and the Mediterranean, “Little
Marmara” is a nod to my son’s Turkish heritage and to the
idea of connecting things that need to be connected. Like East and West.
Past and Future. The earth and ourselves. And, of course, your kids and
--Gabrielle Ackerman, Founder