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Shopping Small - Behind the Business

As a serial 'small shopper' I thought I would start a new series focusing on different small businesses by chatting to the often over looked faces behind them. Not only is it lovely to learn more about the businesses that I purchase from regularly it's also a great way of recommending these exceptional small shops to the wider parenting blogger community. 

The series starts off with a chat to the brains behind My Bud & Bear, a shop we recently discovered and who Archer is currently brand repping for.

Hi! Tell me a bit about yourself:

Hi! We are Stacey and Anna, and we are the co-founders of My Bud & Bear. We both have little boys (Aaron and Harris), who were born 6 months apart and are the best of friends! One of the many things we have in common is our love of dressing our boys nicely and in good quality clothing - in fact, both of our children have better wardrobes than us! 

Tell us about My Bud & Bear:

My Bud & Bear was born when Anna decided to use her evenings, and her GCSE in textiles to start making leggings for Harris. When Anna first mentioned this to Stacey, it was naturally assumed that this would include Aaron! From there, leggings turned into shorts, which turned into rompers - and then an addiction of buying different material. Over dinner one evening, conversation turned to setting up a little Insta shop - and here we are! 
At My Bud & Bear, we specialise in using good quality, organic cotton to make comfortable clothes for babies and children. We seek out unusual and exciting prints for our designs, and have plans to start working on exclusive patterns to really stand out! 

How did you come up with the name?

Although Stacey’s son is named Aaron, she has a habit of calling him Buddy, or ‘Bud’. Anna’s son Harris is nicknamed Harry Bear by his Nanna - and so there we have it - My Bud & Bear. It perfectly represents the lovely partnership between both Stacey and Anna, and Aaron and Harris. 

Who or what inspires you?

Without a doubt, both of our boys inspire us daily. Being new to the Instagram/Facebook small shop world, we have also been inspired and overwhelmed at the welcoming community feel that we have experienced so far, and we absolutely love to see other peoples children enjoying our clothes. We love seeing people tag us in pictures of our creations. We constantly have ideas and inspirations buzzing about our heads and need to remind ourselves to slow down!

Where can we find My Bud and Bear?

We are on Instagram and Facebook - and our website - - is launching on 26th April (which we’re very excited about!!). We have new collections that haven’t been seen anywhere yet - so we’re hoping that everyone loves them as much as we do. Follow us on Facebook and Insta for exclusive launch offers! @mybudandbear

Thanks Stacey and Anna, it's been lovely hearing from you! Here are some photos of Archer in his adorable My Bud & Bear flamingo leggings - available online now.

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  1. What a lovely feature and a lovely little range. Wishing Budandbear the best of luck!

  2. Oh my goodness how gorgeous are those leggings! I love shopping with small businesses! And it's so important to support them

    1. They're fab aren't they? They definitely deserve any and all support they get xx

  3. Gorgeous items and I love how this line came about. Wishing them the best of luck x

  4. I love discovering small businesses so I'll definitely be checking these out! Those leggings are adorable!

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