Welcome to Bumby
Bumby Wool is a premier Merino Wool Clothing line focused on the cloth diapering family. Wool has some amazing properties:
-Antibacterial, Biodegradable and Reusable
-Holds 30% its weight in moisture before feeling damp
-Air dries extremely quickly
-Amazingly soft and stretchy
-Temperature regulating, reduce night sweats. Night-time solution
-Machine Washable and Easy to use
Our Mill in California sets up their massive knitting machine just for us and makes one of the softest and most stretchy merino wool blends on the market. Our products are all made right here in-house, in Red Deer Alberta. We are a team of 3 moms working together in blissful harmony to lovingly create every item we make.
It is an amazing gift to get to work with my best friends everyday. Our team of ladies is full of friendly banter while we cut and sew up these wool goodies. Our team is the most dedicated group of women you could ever meet. We are all moms, working around our families’ needs. We all have our “department” to run, however we step in and help each other out when needed. Bumby started with just one mom at her kitchen table with $200 and an idea. Almost 10 years later we are a team of 3 with a dedicated customer base, which we love to interact with. We have raised our kids with Bumby, every day was an adventure with these kids playing while we worked; Sleepovers, playdates, making forts with the gigantic rolls of wool and more. The Bumby Kids have grown up like cousins, creating new ways to get into mischief every day. Machines pausing for potty training accidents, sniffles, tears, laughter, snacks and the every important one minute dance parties and snuggle tickle fights.
Now the kids are in school, and I sometimes miss those days, especially the snuggle breaks. But we get to focus on Bumby and share this deep love for babies with our customers. We love making the itty bitty baby woolies the most!
Becky does all the cutting, pattern adjustments, Quality Control checks, and packaging.
Rhonda does all the finishing, applique work, slippers, hems, ruffles and top stitching.
Stephanie does all the serging together of garment and customer relations.
A bit about our wool, which we call Fuzzy Wool, because it has a soft fluffy feel like the softest plush sweatshirts. This wool is created with Merino Wool which is the softest breed of sheep available. It is blended with less than 5% lycra to give some stability to the fabric and allow it to be machine washable. The knit style is called Interlock, because the fabric is a double sided 4 way stretch knit which interlocks between the sides. Most people would never believe it’s actually wool.
Our Colours are one of our main points of interest. It is really an art to create the multitude of shades and hues that you can find at Bumby. From Light to Dark and Muted to Vibrant, Bumby has you covered. Our wool is dyed with large washers filled from a commercial boiler with professional quality colours with food grade citric acid
The fabric is durable and washes so well. Many customers have used the same item for literally years, passing down between siblings. Often times, due to the stretch of the fabric, the same item can also fit the same child for years, or even be used by siblings at the same time. As the big booty diaper bums transition to big kid undies, the wool just keeps on going.