Cici Bianca for Baby – The Beginning
This all started months ago when my pregnant daughter-in-law suggested I make baby jackets – specifically, one for my soon to be born Granddaughter. What?? Baby jackets??? I design and manufacture uniquely constructed jackets for women, hand crafted with woven ribbons of fabric and finished with crochet trims. www.cicibianca.com They are expensive and labor intensive and what do I know of baby jackets? I let the thought slip from my mind but awoke several nights later with a vision of the most adorable little item. It was designed using the same techniques as our women’s jackets but made of pink satin with a big bow at the neck. I could see it and knew this was something I could produce.
Christmas was coming and I was excited knowing it would be a perfect shower gift for the highly anticipated little girl so I set upon designing the prototype. I had no clue where to start for sizing but went on line and checked on newborn sizes (which are all over the board) and came up with something that seemed to be somewhat reasonable.
I picked an employee with the best skills for both weaving and finishing and told her what I wanted to do and she was excited and eager to take on the challenge. After several starts and stops and arguments over how it was to look – (it was my vision and my Granddaughter and I own the company!) we came to an agreement. The finished product was not perfect but it was beautiful and I knew we had created something special. Without exception, everyone who saw it had the same excited comment – “You need to make these!” Thus, Cici Bianca for Baby was born.
This is the story of what goes into the development of a new product….
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