Founded in 2008, the LamanBlu Collection is simply gorgeous, made from eco-friendly bamboo knit, and the pieces are made to mix-n-match with style. The creator of LamanBlu, Holli Gibson, took the time enough to answer some of “Mom’s” questions about her eco-friendly designer line of clothing for little girls ages 6 months to 6 years of age. A former designer for Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus, and Victoria’s Secret, Holli Gibson has brought her expertise and keen eye to her fashionable children’s clothing, and the result is absolutely darling!
An Interview with Holli Gibson, the Creator of LamanBlu
1. Tell us about your eco-inspired company:
LamanBlu is designer clothing for little girls. It merges the American lifestyle of easy to care, easy to wear clothing, with the European sensibility for the finer things in life and attention to detail. I also wanted to be true to something near and dear to my heart, the eco-impact our choices have. My mother was eco when I was a kid, before we even had a term for such things. God has given us this beautiful world, and we all have a responsibility to care for it. LamanBlu is designed to mix and match. There are so many options for the customer to individualize their look from fun everyday wear to special events.
2. How do you choose to go green in your own life:
We buy locally and domestically whenever possible. We are on a first name basis with our local farmers market, which not only brings us great local produce but mostly organic produce as well. We also buy milk from a local organic dairy and try to eat only free range animal products like free range poultry and buffalo. We have a great recycling center which takes virtually everything you can recycle, so our recycling bin well outweighs our trash bin. Living in the mountains of Colorado and on a well and septic system, we are very conscious of our water consumption also.
3. Guilty green pleasure:
Making things with my kids that we normally would buy at the store, from pasta to tortillas to ice cream. Not only do we get to make them with great organic ingredients but it’s a great fun family activity and we’re eliminating so much packaging waste that comes with those types of products.
4. Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?
It can be challenging to have an eco-friendly business. It takes more thought and planning, but it’s well worth it. It’s great to be a pioneer in helping change our world. It fosters thought about what we do and how we do it, from our purchasing patterns to smart consumerism. We are setting an example of caring for our children and others around us. Start small if you have to, every step is a step in the right direction.
*Image provided by LamanBlu.*