Welcome to SofiBabyShop - online store of Italian artisan and designer Olga Zhudro.
Hello, I am Olia. Mom of 3 (a girl and twin boys), minimalist, and designer. All the items you see in the shop are designed and made by me. I learnt to knit and crochet from my aunt when I was a teenager, but it did not become my passion until the time I was expecting my first child - Sofia. Preparing everything for her arrival among old things of my husband I found a crochet blanket made for him by his grandmother. I decided to make myself a blanket like this for my baby – unique and special, impossible to find elsewhere and made for HER, filled with warmth of my hands and so much love to a person I could not wait to meet. This is how everything started. And this is why I called my shop Sofì.
My designs are developed to be timeless and create boundaries between family generations, to last and communicate the warmth of happy memories being in mother’s arms through time. Every blanket or garment is made specially for you and for your baby with love, care and attention to even the smallest detail.
When don’t work on designing, sketching, yarn testing and making beautiful things for you, I can be found reading a book in the park or at the beach, pillow fighting or cuddling with my 3 kiddos, scooting around with my twins, practicing yoga and HIIT or choosing the destination of the next dream travel. The things I can’t image my life without are music, dancing, poetry and cinema. White and coffee addict.
Being allergic to all synthetic and any natural “hairy” fibers that irritate I know on “my own skin” the importance of softness, good quality and organic nature of the fiber for the little ones, who have very delicate skin. After years of research I ‘ve chosen the most baby-friendly yarns – sustainable, manufactured respecting nature, GOTS and Oeko-Tex® certified, safe for newborns and chemicals free. You can find detailed information about the yarns I use here.
As every mama I want our children to grow and live in a better world. All products are packaged in natural cotton bags handmade by me. They can be used as laundry/storage or keepsake bag. This is my personal little contribution to life on the planet with more trees and less plastic.
It all started on Etsy and at the end of 2018 SofiBabyShop finally got its own space online. Up to this time, my creations found a new home in 11 countries and in 21 states of the USA. Above you can see my little "customers map" - it continues to expand and I make "happy dance" every time I add to it a new destination :). I feel myself so lucky to do what I love: it’s like being able to win over the time – my own children are growing (too fast!) but I am still able to create something special for little babies every day.
I will be happy to welcome you on Instagram! Find us on Instagram:@sofibabyshop and @olga_zhudro to say hello, be inspired, see what we are up to and much more.
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