My name is Jemma Jacques, I have always tried to be strong but when I became a mother, being strong took on a whole new meaning. Wiser now, I know the aches and pains of motherhood extend far beyond delivery.
I struggled to find a bag that would meet my parenting needs, ease my back and was classy and smart.
I dreamed of designing a bag for other parents who faced the same challenge, a bag that could convert and be used as both a highly functional diaper bag and beautiful trendy purse.
I would come home from long days of work, hold my babies tiny feet in my hands and dream of the perfect little baby shoes to compliment my dream bag and help her navigate her first steps in this wide world.
I was full of dreams, but I was also faced with the reality of a full time corporate job.
Then, in 2015, my life took a life-changing turn. My precious daughter Lilah had a terrible accident and suffered crippling third-degree burns.
As I lay with my precious baby through months of painful surgeries and recovery, I wrote to her through a journal, anything to distract from the anxiety, the worry, and the hardship of seeing my poor baby struggling.
I told her all about my most important life lessons, along with my adventures whilst traveling the world. I wrote about my time spent documenting tribes the world hadn’t heard of, I told her of the cultures, people and experiences that had changed me and the importance of being strong and always following her dreams.
As the scars began to heal I decided that I needed to do something different, for Lilah. I owed it to her to be strong again and believe in my own dreams, to show her by example that with hard work and passion you can make them come true.
So I set to work, I used my experience as a traveler and a working mother to create the purse that can go anywhere and hold everything a parent might need, I found fabric and scissors and I brought it to life along with those beautiful shoes I dreamed about seeing on my babies little feet.
Each pair of shoes and each purse is designed, created and brought to you with meaning and love and I truly hope you enjoy our products.
With Love, Passion and Strength!