Catering for kids

It's all about making things easy and convenient for first-time mothers.

31 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Baby and Kids Emporium is excited to announce that its new store officially opens on 1 June at the Maerua Lifestyle Centre.

tjil spoke to Janine Blom and Isabelle van der Walt, the owners and founders of the unique baby, kids and nursery lifestyle brand, about the concept and store opening.

“I started the first baby and kids' emporium approximately four year ago. It started off with being a basic kids store and systematically I maximised my offering. From maternity clothing, nursery designs and décor as well as custom-made bed and cots,” says Blom.

“I am a proud mother of three wonderful kids aged nine, six and three.

“I moved to Namibia in 2013 with my husband and started a part-time hobby doing woodwork, which is something I have been passionate about. Initially I only designed and built things for our own home and kids' bedrooms, thereafter, requests from people started flooding in and all of a sudden it turned into a small business specialising in kids and custom furniture,” adds Van der Walt.

Blom and Van der Walt met in 2016 when Blom's products were sold in her store.

“We started working on a regular bases where we would custom-make nursery rooms. We decided to partner up and open a one-of-a-kind boutique shop where my woodwork would be exclusive to our store,” said Blom.

The custom-made wood furniture is handmade by Blom and Van der Walt.

Van der Walt says her motto and passion is and has always been to supply customers with one-of-a-kind products they could not get anywhere else in Namibia.

“My vision is not only a conventional kids' store. We want to go the extra mile by becoming friends with our clients - from the day the client finds out they are pregnant, until the baby is born,” Blom said.

The two pride themselves on offering guidance and support throughout the entire pregnancy. Both are parents and make use of their first-hand experiences to make it easy and convenient for first-time mothers.

“We hope we can make the life of future moms and current moms as easy and as pleasant as possible,” Van der Walt says.

The official opening of the Baby and Kids Emporium starts at 09:00. One lucky buyer will win a N$25 000 nursery makeover, when a lucky draw is conducted at the opening. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information contact Janine at 081 316 9411 or Isabelle at 081 898 7531.

LLOYD ZANDBERG

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