"MoJo is doing amazing work providing a pathway out of poverty for these moms and their children and I'm so proud to be working with them." - Holli Harris, founder of HadleyStilwell
Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) December 07, 2011
HadleyStilwell (http://www.hadleystilwell.com), designer of unique tailored and professional clothing for breastfeeding mothers, is pleased to announce that American MoJo is now manufacturing the Fleece Lounging and Co-Sleeping Top. The Polartec stretch fleece lounging top doubles as a co-sleeping shirt for easy breastfeeding while keeping mom's top half warm during the cool months. Originally designed for co-sleeping and lounging at home, the fleece top is also a perfect layer to discreetly nurse outdoors, making it a versatile gift this holiday season.
American MoJo (http://www.getamericanmojo.com) is a social venture that addresses the issues facing poverty-stricken single mothers by creating sustainable employment opportunities in the apparel manufacturing sector. By partnering with MoJo on fleece top production, HadleyStilwell is contributing towards providing these mothers with liveable salaries, a chance at a career path, and freedom from the prohibitive daycare and health care costs that keep so many mothers from re-entering the work force and being able to support themselves and the families that need them. A Fleece Lounging and Co-Sleeping Top is a gift that truly gives back to other families.
"HadleyStilwell strives to empower mothers, knowing that feeling good about yourself directly impacts being able to give to your family. Here's a chance to enhance that good feeling by purchasing elegant, well-made clothing for your own breastfeeding needs that helps lift a fellow mother," says HadleyStilwell founder Holli Harris. "Imagine facing all the usual stresses of motherhood while also worrying about keeping a roof over your head, providing stability for your children, and having the right role models around. MoJo is doing amazing work providing a pathway out of poverty for these moms and their children and I'm so proud to be working with them."
Harris's tenure on the board of the microfinance organization Washington CASH in Seattle (http://www.washingtoncash.org) makes her unusually understanding about what it takes to help people raise themselves up out of poverty through entrepreneurship and a supportive community. "Holli came to us because she is dedicated to helping women and promoting the entrepreneurial spirit in women," says Cara Aley, President and COO of American MoJo. "HadleyStilwell customers can relate to what our employees face in their lives and feel a sense of pride that they're helping to employ a fellow mom and provide them with essential services."
The Fleece Lounging and Co-Sleeping Top is made from a durable, machine-washable (of course!) stretch Polartec gridded fleece with an inside layer of wicking jersey that is smooth against mom's skin while baby rests against the soft fleece. The wonderful lines draw significant interest from non-breastfeeding moms, and from women who aren't even moms, who love that the design flatters every shape and size. For Fall 2011, the top will be available in Sage, Charcoal, and Royal Blue gridded designs.
"I LOVE your fleece tops! This is my 5th baby and I have been cold when nursing the first four in the winter since there were no warm nursing tops. Thanks for fixing this problem!" - Amanda
"Co-sleeping and being warm CAN co-exist! I can't tell you how much of a difference it makes to my own sleep to remain warm when the little one wants her milk. I've been craving a lightweight sleeping top that I can nurse in without being too exposed, and this top has definitely met the bill." - Jane
A video about HadleyStilwell's collaboration with MoJo is available at http://youtu.be/Iah_nDMWgdg. The entire HadleyStilwell collection is available online at http://www.hadleystilwell.com. More information about HadleyStilwell can also be found online, or by calling 1-888-872-9885.
Launched in February 2009, the HadleyStilwell collection is for breastfeeding, working mothers who are looking for well-tailored pieces that integrate with their existing wardrobes. With just a quick change of accessories, women can achieve their professional look for the boardroom, without sacrificing comfort when they're relaxing at home on the weekends. HadleyStilwell clothes are the wardrobe staples women reach for - from the new, nursing mom who needs quick access to breasts for pumping, to the mother of young children who may find herself frequently running from desk to after-school activities each week.
Named after the daughter of founder Holli Harris, HadleyStilwell's designs reflect Harris's goal of helping new mothers breastfeed longer by minimizing the challenge of pumping or nursing. Harris aims to empower women to succeed at both career and motherhood.
To this end, the HadleyStilwell website also includes a section called "Milk Notes," which provides advice ranging from managing milk supply to managing career as a new mother, including a chart of the breastfeeding phases; tips on presenting the business case for breastfeeding to your boss; and the art of pumping in a car.
Visitors to the site can also sign up for weekly Milk Tweets via Twitter, through which Holli shares vetted sources for new mother information.
HadleyStilwell was also recently awarded a prestigious 2010 Eileen Fisher Business Grant for Entrepreneurs.