It is time for a closet purge! The Pippa and Peach romper is here and is removing the stress from getting dressed! This staple piece is quickly becoming Niagara’s new little black dress. Versatile and comfortable, this sustainable wardrobe must have is an ideal investment for today’s busy woman. Easily taken from day to night and made complete with your own accessories, the Pippa and Peach romper is the piece you need to eliminate countless wardrobe changes throughout your week. “How many times do women stand in their closet and go through one hundred outfits and are still left feeling disappointed?” says owner, creator and designer of Pippa and Peach, Bronwyn Campbell.
“What to put on your body should be one less decision you have to make in a day. I want you to put clothes on and feel good about yourself. We work so hard our clothes should work for us,” said Campbell. The Niagara-born company was launched in 2015 in Campbell’s living room – stemming from her desire to create home decor and clothing pieces for her two young girls (nicknamed Pippa and Peach). “This started as a hobby while I was on maternity leave,” said Campbell, who holds a Masters in Social Work. “It was about learning a new skill and having something to do that kept me creative and busy after my kids had gone to bed.”
Campbell said she learned to sew in high school and decided to re-learn the skill by starting with a simple skirt – drafting her own pattern and working with her favourite colours: black and white. “I started making clothes for my own kids because I love black and white and there wasn’t enough black in store for little girls,” said Campbell. Campbell said every time a piece turned out well she would challenge herself to learn a new pattern, always designing items that worked with her life and thinking about what she wanted for herself and her kids. “I love rompers,” said Bronwyn. “I own twenty! They are easy and there is no matching tops and bottoms. You throw it on and you go. But, I have an awkward body, and I will say, the twenty I own – none of them fit me right.” The rompers, coined the #KidBoss and #GirlBoss Romper, were inspired by the busy girl on the go. “The idea of this #GirlBoss Romper came about because we are all trying to be our best selves,” said Campbell. “I want it to represent a woman who is trying to live her dream, to empower others. This romper is for everyone; it’s universal. It is for the twenty-year-old who is hustling her ass off, it is for the sixty-year old woman, the pregnant mom, everyone – it is easy and breezy. “It is this versatile piece that so many women feel confident in … It is designed to graze over your belly where no one really wants it to cling, flatter your curves and skim over your insecurities,” said Campbell. Proudly Canadian, the romper is made from a blend of Canadian sourced and sustainable cotton, rayon and bamboo – making it lightweight, breathable, durable and anti-microbial. The products are reasonably priced, with kids’ rompers priced at $48 dollars and adults starting at $98 dollars. Styles include a sleeveless, 3/4 length or full length sleeve option and are available in forest green, black, grey and navy. Making its debut for spring 2019 is the addition of a wide leg romper to the collection. All rompers are available in a variety of sizes and include extended cuffs to lengthen the life of your garment and your investment – ideal for growing kids.
Campbell suggests sizing down when ordering for a more every day look. She encourages all customers struggling with sizing to reach out to her and she is happy to personally help with sizing. “If you are going to walk away with my product, I want you to be happy in it and feel like your best self,” said Campbell. “If I can make you feel a little bit better and make your day a little bit easier, that completes my day.” Pippa and Peach is not only dedicated to creating garments that celebrate how amazing you are, but also inspire you on your journey to being your best self. New to the brand in 2019 is the Inspiration Diffusing Label. Made of a specialty designed cork blend, this tiny label attaches at the nape of the neck and allows the wearer to incorporate their favourite essential oils into their clothing and make the scent a part of their daily wellness routine. “It is all about your journey to wellness,” said Campbell. “Scents are uplifting to your spirit. Add a drop of your favourite, inspiring scent onto your hand and rub it directly on to the label so you can carry the therapeutic/aromatic benefits of these oils with you throughout the day.” Apart from rompers, the Pippa and Peach line also includes children’s pants, hats, accessories and cardigans and the popular Scribble Collection: a line of dress-up clothing that is designed to be coloured by your children. “It is their own wearable art,” said Campbell. “The whole Scribble collection was about growing with my own kids and creating clothing that is creative and embraces their imagination. I thought, what if I took this skirt and found a way that it could be coloured so they could create on their clothing.” Each kit comes in a giftable box and contains a garment and three permanent markers, as well as instructions on how to set your coloured design. Campbell said parents can also use Ultra Washable Crayola Markers which will allow for the item to be coloured again and again – whereas the permanent markers allow your little one to create an evolving work of art that can be washed and worn many times over. TM