Friday, May 9, 2008

from weddings to babies...

the other day, i had the opportunity to sit down with michelle young and melissa blanco, two sisters who run the sarasota-based children’s clothing line obli organics – “an ecolectual clothing company,” as their tagline proclaims. founded by the sisters about a year ago, obli is very quickly making a name for itself – its onesies were part of swag bags handed out at the oscars and the sundance film festival, and they sell wholesale to a handful of great boutiques in several different states.

[clockwise from top left: “i only ride hybrid” onesie, “i’m bringing eco back” long-sleeved children’s tee, “green to the bone” doggie tank]

i love the super-cute designs and messages that obli puts on its onesies and children’s apparel – the “i only ride hybrid” line is genius – but what i love even more is that fact that every single aspect of every single piece of clothing is 100 percent certified organic. obli uses organic cotton, non-pvc dyes and fair trade manufacturing processes, and even makes sure to ship its products using recycled materials. it’s truly an amazing company – and it’s local! (did i mention that they also make pet clothes? adorable.) several of my friends are starting to move into the having-babies phase of their lives, and i know that when the time comes to give shower gifts, i’ll be ordering from obli.

there’s so much more that can be said for obli, michelle and melissa – but i’ll let you discover it for yourself. for more info and to shop, click here. have a great weekend!

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