'Lina Bean's blog about everything from Accessorizing your Sprout to life with young children.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Shopping at Tadpole in Boston


One of our customers sent a pic of her daughter shopping the 'Lina Bean product at their favorite store in Boston, TADPOLE. Check her out, so cute!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Little Designer Book Press

Hot off the presses our latest in the news...

Lovin ‘Lina Bean

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When I was first introduced to Caroline Ritter’s line, ‘Lina Bean, I was so impressed by her aesthetic. Actually, the first thing out of my mouth, and I said it out loud was, “when is she going to create a crib/children’s bedding line!?” I LOVE her fabric choices. They are playful but not your expected baby prints. As she says on her site, “babies don’t have to wear baby prints.” Amen to that! ‘Lina Bean has boy, girl and unisex collections, each of which encourage you to “accessorize your sprout” with a coordinated burp cloth, blankie, and blanket. The burp cloth is shaped like a bean and, as Caroline described it, is the piece she is most proud of. It is the original piece of the line and was born out of necessity. She needed a burp cloth that would stay put on the shoulder. She describes this design as one where form follows function!

In addition to the 100% cotton collection, Caroline has introduced a green collection. Green Bean offers a Throw & Go blanket made of fleece created from 100% recycled bottles and bamboo. Caroline believes it is important to offer her customers a sustainable product, and had always wanted to work with bamboo because of its “silky hand”.

2010 Lina Bean

2010 Lina Bean- I can't wait!

Lina Bean Current Line "Joseph"

Lina Bean Current Line "Joseph"

Caroline Ritter’s fine aesthetic is no accident. Her design and merchandising background is extensive. She started her career as an assistant at America’s first Haute Couturier, CHADO. There she helped produce fashion shows (jealous?). She then worked in the visual department at Anthropologie (have you seen their current catalog?), and continued professionally at Lilly Pulitzer, creating the look of their retail stores from top to bottom. Caroline always wanted to go into business for herself, but like many moms who leave their career to be at home, the birth of her son provided her with the perfect excuse, and she realized that she wasn’t happy with the products that were available in the marketplace.

Now that ‘Lina Bean is gaining brand recognition, I am eager to see where Caroline takes her company, visually. And, with a little encouragement from me, maybe Caroline will design a chic bedding set, or two!


Here's the link to the article if you want to see it on her Blog- http://littledesignerbook.com/?p=1326


Thanks Andrea for the kind words, who knows maybe bedding will be added to the line, I've definitely thought about it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

NEW WEB ADDRESS AND EMAIL!

Well we have finally done it- we have switched over to http://linabean.net/ we can still be found at http://shoplinabean.com/ but our emails have all switched over...more exciting new things coming soon!

We look forward to seeing you at LINABEAN.NET

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Main Line Today press/blog

Check out our latest press...

MAIN LINE TODAY'S BLOG FOR THE DISCERNING CONSUMER
May 28, 2009
01:13 PM
Shop Talk

Lil Sprout

Lil Sprout

Until she had Miles, Malvern’s Caroline Ritter never contemplated the shapes and sizes of bibs, burp cloths and blankets. But once she started using them with her son on a daily basis, she had her own ideas about how to make them more fashionable and functional. Two years ago, she launched her’Lina Bean collection.

A Moore College of Art and Design graduate, Ritter is an accomplished fashion designer who’s worked at Lilly Pulitzer, Anthropologie and J.Crew, and with famed American designer Ralph Rucci. Her ’Lina Bean collection includes bean-shaped cotton burp cloths that easily stay put on the shoulder; cotton bibs for boys and girls; and plush blankets. “All of these items were very thought-out,” says Ritter. “I based all of the designs on my experience using them with my son.”

’Lina Bean recently added Green Bean, a line of similar items made with bamboo, fleece (derived entirely from recycled plastic bottles) and other green materials. “It was important to me to offer my customers the option of a sustainable product,” says Ritter.

Available online at shoplinabean.com.




Saturday, June 6, 2009

2010 line preview

We are finalizing fabrics for the 2010 line and want your opinion...

What do you think of this for our newest unisex print?

We would love your feedback, so bring it on...