With every day that we inch a little closer to warm weather, I find myself looking longingly into my daughters' closets at the beautiful spring clothes, all patiently waiting there. Sure, we could layer long sleeve shirts under little dresses or put leggings under skirts... but it's not the same. I want sunshine and soft breezes to go along with sundresses, not snow.
And as soon as it heats up enough, the very first dress that Little Sister B will go out wearing will be soft, flowing and gorgeous... and from Chica-bu.
From the moment I unwrapped the Toddler Pink Flower Hand Embroidered Tank Dress, I was amazed by its beauty. The picture on the Chica-bu website gave me an idea of the colors and pretty flowered design... but until I held it in my hand, I didn't realize the true extent to how stunning their pieces are in person.
The flowers are hand embroidered, meaning an actual person sat and stitched each one - not a machine - and the difference is amazing. Employing a group of older women in Mexico who might otherwise not be able to find employment, Chica-bu items display the Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery skills that many of them learned decades earlier and make this line of items truly unique.
Also, I have felt bamboo fabric before but Chica-bu (in Spanish, chica means girl and bu means bamboo) has found a way to make it even more incredibly soft and fluid, allowing the clothing to move easily around little arms and legs. I love the way the use of bamboo in this dress gives it a natural, organic look that can be worn for any occasion.
Perfect for keeping children comfortable, fabric made from bamboo is eco-friendly, 3 - 4 times more absorbent than cotton and pulls moisture away from delicate skin to help them stay cooler and drier in hot weather. Little Sister B (and I!) couldn't be happier when showing off this one-of-a-kind beautiful dress.
Chica-bu began from one order of embroidered onesies for a new baby and has grown into something wonderful. Not only are the employees able to work, but Chica-bu supports and donates a percentage of their profits to The Friends of El Faro, a charitable organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of the children of Casa Hogar Sion, an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico.
So, when you order from Chica-bu, not only will you receive a striking piece that is unmatched by baby items in stores, but you truly will be making a difference for lots of children. Whether you choose one of their adorable Logo Onesies or the Pink Rose Hand Embroidered Beanie, you will have helped enhance many of the lives affected by Chica-bu's kindness.
Ready to see the beauty and feel the high-quality, luxurious softness in person? Thanks to the generosity of Chica-bu, one person will have the most amazing baby gift for themselves or a lucky friend, because...
One person will win a Pink Rose Hand Embroidered Onesie Dress (available in sizes 0 - 12 months) AND a Pink Rose Hand Embroidered Hooded Velour Blanket! ARV $82!
To enter to win your Onesie Dress and Velour Blanket: Visit Chica-bu and tell me which of their gorgeous products is your favorite.
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A big thank you to Chica-bu for providing a Toddler Pink Flower Hand Embroidered Tank Dress for me to review as well as a Onesie Dress and Velour Blanket for one lucky giveaway winner. Stunningly beautiful and a great cause, what could be better? The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.