When Isabelle was on parental leave, she really wanted to carry her child in a shawl, but the road there felt complicated. There was a high threshold to make different connections and, she did not really understand how she would ever be able to carry her child in a sling – until she tested a ring sling. The ring sling was easy to tie and easy to adjust. The child ended up in a good position, and finally, she got to experience the fantastic thing about wearing a shawl. She felt as if both she and her son had found a home. The sling became a life hack in the mother’s life. But where were all the fashionable, discreet shawls that fit the wardrobe? Where were the slings that also focused on the parent? A shawl is also an accessory. With her many years of background in the startup world, thoughts began to sprout, and the desire to get more people to open their eyes to the simplicity of babywearing became strong. She decided to start Luie.
Amanda Braw is a trained doula and health educator. She has broad knowledge in childbirth and postpartum and, as a new mother, she felt a need to help more mothers in the often revolutionary situation of taking life into the world. Both physically and mentally. Much research shows that carrying your child in a sling can reduce postpartum depression. The hormone that stimulates in the body when carrying your child skin to skin, which carrying in a sling often means, can increase healing processes after childbirth. Moms with everything they go through deserve the best, and the kids deserve the best. When Amanda heard about Luie, she therefore became delighted over how important the idea behind a brand that wants to strengthen parents in babywearing really is. Both for mothers and fathers.
Said and done, Amanda and Isabelle joined forces and today run the Luie brand together. A company that is run with full focus on sustainability and a holistic approach to parenting. All slings are ethically and sustainably priduced in Italy from organic or recycled materials. The mission with Luie is for more people to open their eyes to how easy, comfortable, and invigorating it is to wear their children in a sling.
Isabelle and Amanda have, among other things, lectured on babywearing in forums such as Barnet Går, Vattnet Går and Birth Inspiration Day. Email email@example.com and mark the email with “Lecture” for inquiries.