Hi everyone! I’m Angela, the owner and designer here at HAVEN KIDS. I first started to sew in high school while taking a required elective course for graduation. I had no idea when I first signed up for the class how much it would change my life. I fell in love with sewing! Fast forward a little over a decade, I’m a new mom to my daughter, Lily, and on maternity leave. I started to make her cute little leggings, promising my husband that I would not go and start a business (he knew me too well, entrepreneur at heart). Well, that lasted all of 2 days before i jumped right in with my first kids clothing line, Lil Babes Apparel.
3 years later, another baby (Emmett), and many ups and downs, it was finally time for me to take my creative energy in a new direction. In March of 2017, my baby boy was starting to become not so much of a baby anymore. Knowing that our family was complete, and we would not be welcoming any more little ones into our lives, I was sad to leave that stage of my life behind. My first clothing line was based around dressing kids like mini adults, an urban streetwear style. But this wasn’t my jam anymore. I didn’t want my kids to grow up too fast and I certainly didn’t want to help the process along with clothes that made them look older.
HAVEN KIDS was born out of a love of childhood. Allowing my kids the freedom to be themselves and to let their imaginations run wild. They really are only this little for so long.
I enjoy taking a slow fashion approach to design, creating pieces that are timeless. Not only are they made with quality as a top priority, it is important to me that we create everything sustainably and ethically. I am proud to say that all of our clothes are produced locally in British Columbia, Canada using the softest bamboo fabrics. I make every attempt to also use eco-friendly supplies, such as 100% recycled clothing tags, packaging, and stationary to name a few.
I get so much joy out of seeing your kids in our clothes. everything in our collection is made to live, play and make memories in. #shophavenkids
HAVEN KIDS, a playful collection for kids with imagination.