DaBABY

Newborn Baby Gifts - Toddler Tees & Varsity Jackets

Ottawa, Ontario · 4802 Sales

DaBABY

Newborn Baby Gifts - Toddler Tees & Varsity Jackets

Ottawa, Ontario 4802 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Shop owner

Tracey

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About

Trendy Toddler & Baby Clothing, Newborn Baby Gifts ~ Trendy Varsity Jackets

A true original since 2005!

The concept of DaBABY was ''born'' in 1994 along with the birth of our first child. We sold our few designs here and there at local markets when we could. It wasn't until 2005 (and 2 children later) when we took the leap and started selling DaBABY full time - at trade and gift shows and exhibitions.
In 2006/07, we introduced our website and started our wholesale division and succeeded in supplying DaBABY to more than 80 SPECIALTY STORES AND BOUTIQUES NATIONWIDE. It was a crazy time - however, we missed the interaction with the public on a 'personal' level that selling wholesale doesn't offer.
Time to change gears.

So far we have produced and sell close to over 300 designs on our website (+ much more on Etsy) and have approximately 200 (...and counting) more in the "pre-production" stage. We only use the best professional industry equipment when we manually imprint our designs in our home studio - we are sticklers for quality, folks!

"Our Quality & Customer Service is our Top Priority!"

Although we started our Etsy store in Aug of 2011 - we soon ''went on vacation'' as we underwent a major move across the country and a re-focusing the expansion of our online business.

We didn't start "selling" on Etsy until February 2015.

Settling in Ottawa has been the perfect choice for us both personally and professionally.
From March to October (weather permitting) you can find us every day at the historic ByWard Market in the busy downtown core - minutes away from Parliament, Rideau Canal, Museums, and a bustling nightlife. The Byward market has been the meeting and shopping place for locals and visitors alike since 1827 with its farm-fresh produce and unique artisans and entertainers.
This city is a beautiful and engaging place for locals and tourists alike - after all - it's our nation's capital!

Please visit our Etsy store as we celebrate BOTH our Grand RE- Opening February 1, 2015 and 10+ years as a proud CANADIAN brand!

We are always adding NEW DESIGNS and apparel styles to our clothing line. We are very excited to share with our new and existing customers alike.

A little bit about us:
Tracey & Darwin's backgrounds are both rich in graphic and artistic design. Tracey's love of art began at age five. As an adult, she studied Art History and Design at the University of Alberta, where she grew into an accomplished illustrator and painter. It was during her time at University that she also started working in the fashion industry.
Tracey's strengths in DaBABY are numerous, from artistic conceptualization to the financial operations of our business as well as fantastic customer service!!

Darwin's love of art, music, pop culture and movies were quite evident from an early age. His involvement as a special makeup effects technician in the movie and television industry helped shaped his flair for the dramatic. Switching gears, but staying artistic, he spent 25 + years solely in the apparel and graphic design industry. This helped serve his role as designer, R&D dude, and last but not least - textile graphics engineer for "DaBABY" where he personally hand-screen prints every single design!

From the moment, our concept of DaBABY originated back in 1994, choosing "BLACK" as our ''core'' color being that is is gender neutral. We have added the color "WHITE" ~ keeping the concept of being "unisex".
Why black?....MANY reasons...
- The ''high contrast'' (white print on black background) aspect of our clothing line is just what newborns require for their developing vision. Babies LOVE to stare at our designs!
- Black hides stains and dirt. Oh so practical.
- Black is a more modern color than the traditional pink and blue.
- Black is ''Gender Neutral Cool''
- Black never goes out of style.
....and they look awesome with a 'Lil pair of jeans!!

Inportan Information about DaBABY!
- NO INKJET OR LASERJET TRANSFERS ARE USED - WE USE PROFESSIONAL IMPRINTING TECHNIQUES ONLY!!
- WE SCREENPRINT BY HAND ON TOP OF THE LINE INDUSTRY EQUIPMENT.
ALL OF OUR DIRECT SCREEN PRINTS ARE ''DOUBLE - HIT'' FOR THE WHITEST, BRIGHTEST, SMOOTHEST PRINT POSSIBLE.
OUR WHITE IS SPECIFICALLY FORMULATED FOR 100% COTTON.

SOME OF OUR ''VINTAGE - STYLE'' PRINTS ARE SCREENED USING OUR ''SOFTY'' WHITE INK PROCESS AND HIT ONCE FOR AN ''ANTIQUED'' LOOK.

DaBABY is our own private label, and our designs are developed and screen printed by hand in our home production studio located in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The DaBABY STUDIO is a NON-SMOKING environment.

Cheers!
Darwin & Tracey

Shop members

  • Tracey

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Co-Founder of DaBABY 2005, Customer Service - Top Priority!

  • Darwin

    Owner, Pop Culture Fan, Idea Guy & Screen Printer

    Co-Founder of DaBABY 2005, Movie Nut, Music Fanatic, Comedy Groupie, and Print Wizard.

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Last updated on 27 Jun, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

If you have ordered a custom item from us, I will be sending you an artwork proof within 24 hours after your purchase.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL (Etsy convo or direct email) FOR THE ARTWORK PROOF - WE CAN NOT START PRODUCTION ON CUSTOM WORK UNTIL WE RECEIVE PROOF APPROVAL FROM YOU.

There are NO refunds on custom/personalized orders.

We can personalize anything that we sell - just send me a convo if you have any special requests.

Sizing details

If you have any questions about sizing please contact us BEFORE you make a purchase.

If you are unsure of the sizing, please purchase (1) ONE SIZE LARGER.

Our Varsity Jackets fit "true to size" - There are sizing charts for our Jackets on EVERY Jacket listing (last 3 photos).

Care instructions

For All Of Our Apparel

➡️ WASH IN COLD WATER INSIDE OUT - TUMBLE DRY ON LOW - DO NOT IRON ON DESIGN - NO BLEACH.

Processing Time ~ Shipping Time "What is the Difference?"

Processing Time - Varies for each product we sell. It is the time it takes to prepare an order.
Most of our products are "custom" "made to order" - please allow time for making your purchase.

Shipping Time - This depends on the shipping option that YOU CHOOSE.

We offer different shipping options for each listing IN THE DROP DOWN MENU AT CHECKOUT.

Shipping Times ~ Varsity Jackets

Within Canada - Default Shipping is "Expedited Parcel" 2-14 business days (depends on where it is going in Canada).
This option comes with Tracking & Insurance.

Canada to the US - Default Shipping is "Tracked Packet" 4-12 business days (depends on how fast it clears customs).
This option comes with Tracking & Insurance.

Everywhere Else - Default Shipping is "Tracked Packet" 6-21 business days (depends on how fast it clears customs).
This option comes with Tracking & Insurance.

*** Please Note: There are Upgraded Shipping Options with every listing. If you need your Jacket for a specific date - please be aware of the Shipping Times.

Shipping Times - T-Shirts/Bodysuits/Pillow Covers

Within Canada - Default Shipping is "Regular Mail" 2-12 business days (depends on where it is going in Canada).
This option comes with NO Tracking & NO Insurance (most economical).

Canada to the US - Default Shipping is "Small Packet Air" 4-16 business days (depends on how fast it clears customs).
This option has NO Tracking & NO Insurance (most economical)

Everywhere Else - Default Shipping is "Small Packet Air" 6-21 business days (depends on how fast it clears customs).
This option has NO Tracking & NO Insurance (most economical)

*** Please Note: There are Upgraded Shipping Options for every listing. If you need your Order for a specific date - please be aware of the Shipping Times.