When the stars align and you've found the perfect knitwear to complement your little one's wardrobe, dressing for winter becomes a joy. Such was the case for us upon discovering the beautiful range of baby and children's knitwear from Blue Alma.
I welcome you to get to know this wonderful brand and the inspirational woman behind it!
Owner and designer, Annemarie Shoemaker is dedicated to producing goods with a nod to tradition, the highest quality fibers, beautiful styling, and comfort. Annemarie's collection of knitwear provides the perfect amount of warmth without unnecessary bulk or itch. During her design process, a great deal of thought is given to a garment's functionality and the child's well-being without compromising on style. When worn, these pieces pull together any outfit effortlessly. Trust us, you'll be smitten.
For Annemarie, knitting runs deep. A skill passed down through generations of family members, she pays homage to these traditions in each garment that is produced. After graduating from fashion design school in Berlin, Annemarie, a German native, worked in various settings as a freelance designer, in a yarn store, and as a technical design assistant for a knitwear company. Along the journey, true love eventually brought her overseas to live in Brooklyn, the birthplace of her handknit label, Blue Alma.
Yarns are thoughtfully chosen and made from pure natural fibers. The current collection was produced using a cotton-alpaca blend, snuggly soft yet breathable with the ability to wear year-round.
Annemarie was lucky to have found a team of talented artisans in Peru who help produce the knitwear while maintaining the brand's dedication to 'handmade.' These women and men are highly skilled and detail oriented knitters who deserve a fair wage. Feel good knowing that your Blue Alma purchase helps to support this collaboration of talent worlds away.