Golly Gee! Baby was created in 2009 by a sister team: Heidi Franck & Christina Dennis. Both sisters love designing innovative and fashion-forward goodies. After the birth of Christina’s daughter in January of 2009, the sisters were inspired to design & create super-stylish baby things in bright colours and bold designs. With this goal in mind, Golly Gee! Baby was born.
In 2010, Christina took over most of the sewing duties while Heidi went to school for Nursing. Christina is a work-at-home-mom and LOVES it! She is thankful for a talented, sewing sister & mother that can help her every now and then when the workload is intense.
Golly Gee! Baby is based out of Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. All of our products are ethically manufactured or handmade with care & fully “baby-tested” and approved.
When it comes to our business we are passionate about a lot of things, but here are our three main goals:
- To design trendy, colourful & innovative baby products (no pastels here!)
- To manufacture our products in the most ethical and people-friendly ways possible (hand made & ethically manufactured by a fair trade cooperative)
- To have a high standard of product quality and personal customer service that only a small, family-owned business can (we love to make people smile!)
If you have any questions about our baby goodies, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
About The Fair Trade Zone
New and exciting for 2011, we have started having our designs manufactured by The Fair Trade Zone in Nicaragua. We believe in the importance of ethical production, and this worker-owned co-op is just that.
In 1998, Nicaragua was devastated by Hurricane Mitch and a urbanization west of Managua (the capital of Nicaragua) called “Nueva Vida” (New life) was formed. With an unemployment rate of over 80% in the community, an idea emerged to start a sewing co-operative for women in the neighborhood.
The original workers spent many hours building the factory by hand. In 2001, the co-operative was officially formed. The workers each own a part of the co-operative, making them committed to providing good working conditions for the people in their urbanization.
The Cooperative’s dreams for the future include having enough work to give full-time jobs to more families in their community.