Sam Pearson's Profile

About

I'm a Mum of three who has been designing and sewing practical eco friendly products for busy Mums and babies from my home in Sydney, Australia since 2000.

I carried my first baby all the time in my arms or using makeshift carriers. After searching around I found the store bought carriers available locally to be uncomfortable, awkward to use and only useful in limited situations. As a Remedial Massage Therapist I was also concerned about spinal health – both mine and my baby's. I discovered pouch style baby carriers when I was pregnant with our second child and it revolutionized my life. I loved my first sling and decided to design a similar baby carrier out of sturdy yet cooler fabric with our Aussie Summer in mind.

After being inundated with requests to make similar slings for friends, I developed the Earthslings Baby Products range. As well as the slings I…

Read more

  • Female
  • Born on September 28
  • Joined September 9, 2008

Favorite materials

Cotton, Wool, Hemp, natural fabrics

Shop

About

I'm a Mum of three who has been designing and sewing practical eco friendly products for busy Mums and babies from my home in Sydney, Australia since 2000.

I carried my first baby all the time in my arms or using makeshift carriers. After searching around I found the store bought carriers available locally to be uncomfortable, awkward to use and only useful in limited situations. As a Remedial Massage Therapist I was also concerned about spinal health – both mine and my baby's. I discovered pouch style baby carriers when I was pregnant with our second child and it revolutionized my life. I loved my first sling and decided to design a similar baby carrier out of sturdy yet cooler fabric with our Aussie Summer in mind.

After being inundated with requests to make similar slings for friends, I developed the Earthslings Baby Products range. As well as the slings I hand crafted wraps, quilts, toys and other 100% cotton goodies for Mums and babies. Over the years my own babies have slept, breastfed or played in their own Earthslings while I've worked at sewing or on the computer so I know first hand how well a traditional baby accessory can serve the modern mother.

The Earthslings business with it’s growing product range along with homeschooling my children keeps me busy. I enjoy making the slings as much as ever. I love meeting and helping my customers learn the art of baby-wearing. It's a great feeling knowing that with each Earthsling product that finds its way to a family I am helping make parent's lives easier and babies lives happier.

My passion is upcycling. The energy that goes into making fabric is massive and a lot of wonderful material with much life still left in it ends up in landfill. My intention is to reduce that impact by harvesting useable fabric from discarded garments and transforming it into something useful or desirable and often more beautiful than the original item. Friends offer me unwanted, barely used or slightly damaged clothing for this purpose. I also enjoy scouring markets and Op shops hunting down interesting, good quality materials that with a bit of creative thinking can have a new life as something fresh. In a process akin to fabric alchemy I am transmuting today's trash into tomorrows treasure. One of my rag dolls is on display in the Sydney Powerhouse Museum.

Thanks for visiting my store.

Sam

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?