Meet Jasmine from Bambella Designs and hear the inspirational story behind this amazing brand.
Having worked as a social worker, caring for traumatized children in child protection for five years, Jasmine Vanstone knows how important a soothing, comforting environment is for settling babies.
With two children of her own, Jasmine began to notice a lack of fashionable, contemporary pram liners and swag covers so set out to make a difference.
Three years and 70,000 Facebook followers later, Bambella is now Australia’s most fashionable accessory label for prams and strollers.
Boasting a range of stunning, practical products, all handmade with love to suit the personality of your little one, Bambella is dedicated to nurturing children all around the world.
Despite receiving international recognition regarding her dedication to producing beautiful, quality pram liners and accessory, Jasmine remains humble in her work, using her company as a positive channel to help disadvantaged people in local and global communities, providing on-going support to World Vision, The Fred Hollows Foundation and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).
We sat down with founder of Bambella Designs, Jasmine and found out a little bit more about her beautiful range of pram liners and accessories.
Tell us about Bambella Designs and where the inspiration comes from.
Bambella Designs began at a playgroup 3 years ago when I noticed a mother had great difficulty getting her daughter to sit in her pram without her daughter becoming distressed. I knew the toddler would relate to a colourful and playful fabric on her pram that she could relate to and feel comfortable in. From this grew a large company now with growing staff, a warehouse and global stockists.
How does the creative process within Bambella Designs work? How does the designing happen and what are the stages in bringing a collection together?
At Bambella we like to research the upcoming trends before taking the ideas to our followers. We currently have over 70,000 followers and always ask their opinion on our prints before we take it to the next step which is printing 1,000 meter minimums.
Once we know a print is very popular we release it to wholesale orders and stockists as our core range.
What are your faviourite pieces from the Bambella Designs range?
Our playmats are gorgeous and soft and are perfect to take to playgroups, beach trips and picnics. They come in the most divine range of prints and create a comfortable place for baby to play and lay.
What would be your number one must have accessory for all mums?
Definitely our cotton pram liners as our exclusive prints have been designed by us with your babies comfort and style in mind. We have the most divine fabric range including our new foil gold prints.
Our liners are universal which is fantastic when upgrading our changing prams. They also have side wings which protect the sides of the pram and keep baby comfortable if baby is sleeping on their side.
How do you balance work with family, out of work commitments etc.
To answer honestly I don’t. I’m learning how to have balance by having days that are for family only and learning to delegate to members of the Bambella Team.
What exciting things do you have planned for Bambella Designs this year?
We have plans for Bambella Designs to grow global. We have a licensing agreement taking shape in the United Kingdom and also are in discussions with a European Distributor.
We are building close relationships with stockists in the USA and Israel and hope to build on our 100 stockists currently in Australia.
Are there any cool collaborations in the pipeline?
We have a collaboration with tamsyn_maxandme on Instagram which is exciting and very stylish for any nursery.
Where do you like to shop? Favourite shops?
I love shopping at Seed and Pottery Barn.
What are some of the other brands that you are loving at the moment?
I love Dove + Dovelet,
Who are you following on Instagram?
I’m in love with Black Milk and Dove + Dovelet