About Ruby and Bear
Hi, and thanks so much for visiting Ruby and Bear!
I'm Fi (Fiona), a WAHM living with my husband and our young daughter on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Named after our dog and one of our pet lambs, Ruby and Bear was launched in August 2017, and the online shop went live in February 2018.
I saw the joy my daughter and her younger cousin received from some kid's jewellery they'd been given, and how much fun the kids I know were having with fashion and accessories. I started with making bracelets, then necklaces, hair accessories and clothing for the kids in my life and my passion grew.
I work Ruby and Bear around our family; at night when (if) my daughter sleeps, and the afternoons she is in preschool.
I cherish having time with my daughter and love having a creative outlet while being able to use some of the skills I acquired before becoming a Mum. I love the variety being a WAHM with a small business provides me.
I'm also proud to stock a small selection of products made by other kiwi businesses and work at home parents.
Through Ruby and Bear, I hope to encourage kids to have fun with fashion, to celebrate and develop their own unique sense of style.
My wish is that you love giving (or wearing) your Ruby and Bear purchase. I hope that you want to come back again and again because you love the products I make and the service you receive.
I truly hope the kids in your life have as much fun and joy wearing their Ruby and Bear Handcrafted Kids Gear as I've had creating it for them!
Thanks again and have a happy day,