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Featured Shop: Pure Pixie

Jan 28, 2015

by Pure Pixie

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Armelle. I create eco-friendly clothing and accessories for kids and their moms, and my line is called Pure Pixie. After 12 years in the San Francisco area, my family and I just moved to a small village in western France. We live in a house built using eco-friendly materials that is (partly) powered by the sun. We’ve been dreaming about owning a house like this for a long time, and we are so excited that our dream has come true.

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I learned to sew as a kid from my mom and my grandma, both of whom are professional seamstresses. We used to make clothing from scratch or alter them to fit size and taste, so once I became a mom, it was natural for me to sew clothing for my babies. When I couldn’t find a nice, truly-organic sleep sack, I decided to sew my own. My mom loved how it turned out and urged me to start a business. I was already an Etsy customer, so I decided to give it a try. It was such a surprise when I got my first order after only a few weeks – I was so thrilled! Since then, I’ve added a lot of different items to my shop, like bathrobes, dresses, bibs, placemats, newsboy caps, and facial pads.

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Most of my designs are inspired by my children. First comes a drawing, then I make the pattern. My friends and I test prototypes for a few months, which allows me to improve the design and make sure it’s well-made, comfortable and durable. When I’m pleased with the result, I extend the pattern to different sizes, look for a little model and do the photo shoot.

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Photographing my designs is one of my favorite parts of the process. I love to see how each child expresses themself in front of the camera. Opening the pictures later really feels like unwrapping a gift. They are always filled with such wonderful surprises!

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My favorite part about Etsy is that I can work from anywhere on Mother Earth. When we moved from California to France, I put my shop in vacation mode just a couple of days before leaving the country and reopened once I settled in France; I only had to update my shop location and the shipping costs. As a mom, I love to be able to work from home and be available to my kids when they need me. My goal for the future is to create more items using European fabrics. I would also like to draw more designs for fabrics and start selling them by the yard.

Follow Pure Pixie on Facebook, or on their blog.

All photographs by Pure Pixie.

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Facial rounds in organic cotton. Zero waste rounds in a gift bag. Facial pads for woman gift.
Facial rounds in organic cotton. Zero waste rounds in a gift bag. Facial pads for woman gift.
purepixie
$9.29 USD
White flower girl dress with short sleeves for wedding in organic cotton sateen. Custom wedding dress.
White flower girl dress with short sleeves for wedding in organic cotton sateen. Custom wedding dress.
purepixie
$80.12 USD
Personalized robe with monogram with hood in organic cotton. Eco friendly bath cape in ivory color. Children gift with monogram.
Personalized robe with monogram with hood in organic cotton. Eco friendly bath cape in ivory color. Children gift with monogram.
purepixie
$78.96 USD
Baby bath wrap in red with flowers, birds and butterflies. Square hooded towel set with wash mits in organic fabric. Baby gift.
Baby bath wrap in red with flowers, birds and butterflies. Square hooded towel set with wash mits in organic fabric. Baby gift.
purepixie
$62.70 USD
Travel placemat, robots design, organic lunchbox set in blue, orange
Travel placemat, robots design, organic lunchbox set in blue, orange
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Honeycomb waffle weave towel fabric in white. Organic cotton toweling by half meter
Honeycomb waffle weave towel fabric in white. Organic cotton toweling by half meter
purepixie
$11.61 USD
Lavender velour fabric in organic cotton. Organic velvet fabric in mauve (45 cm).
Lavender velour fabric in organic cotton. Organic velvet fabric in mauve (45 cm).
purepixie
$11.96 USD
Flower fabric in black and white. Fleur de noir organic fabric. Certified organic Cotton by 1/2 meter or yard.
Flower fabric in black and white. Fleur de noir organic fabric. Certified organic Cotton by 1/2 meter or yard.
purepixie
$13.93 USD
Organic cotton batting. Unbleached batting by the meter for quilting, sleepsacks.
Organic cotton batting. Unbleached batting by the meter for quilting, sleepsacks.
purepixie
$5.81 USD
Ivory cotton tulle. Organic cotton soft tulle by the 1/2 meter (50 cm).
Ivory cotton tulle. Organic cotton soft tulle by the 1/2 meter (50 cm).
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Fabric sample
Fabric sample
purepixie
$0.23 USD
Orange placemat for kids with cutlery pocket. organic place mat with farm animals.
Orange placemat for kids with cutlery pocket. organic place mat with farm animals.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Word traveler placemat for children and adults. Place mat with planes, bikes and trains. Organic placemat for world traveler baby shower.
Word traveler placemat for children and adults. Place mat with planes, bikes and trains. Organic placemat for world traveler baby shower.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Orange poplin fabric in organic cotton. Organic muslin fabric in mandarin red by the 1/2 meter.
Orange poplin fabric in organic cotton. Organic muslin fabric in mandarin red by the 1/2 meter.
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Ivory flower girl dress in organic cotton sateen. Girl's wedding dress with cap sleeves. Baptism dress.
Ivory flower girl dress in organic cotton sateen. Girl's wedding dress with cap sleeves. Baptism dress.
purepixie
$85.93 USD
Groovy girl placemat with ukulele, guitars and VW vans. Organic place mat 70s for her in orange, blue and yellow.
Groovy girl placemat with ukulele, guitars and VW vans. Organic place mat 70s for her in orange, blue and yellow.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
6 bib kit from organic cotton for boys. Set of organic fabric for 6 DIY bandana bibs. DIY baby shower gift.
6 bib kit from organic cotton for boys. Set of organic fabric for 6 DIY bandana bibs. DIY baby shower gift.
purepixie
$25.55 USD
Hooded towel for organic baby in lime green and chocolate brown. Organic cotton towel set with owl pattern.
Hooded towel for organic baby in lime green and chocolate brown. Organic cotton towel set with owl pattern.
purepixie
$62.70 USD
Flower girl lace wrap in ivory, white, pink, red or navy. Wedding stole. Cover ups for children in organic cotton. Crochet baptism shawl.
Flower girl lace wrap in ivory, white, pink, red or navy. Wedding stole. Cover ups for children in organic cotton. Crochet baptism shawl.
purepixie
$25.55 USD
White organic cotton sateen. 100% Organic Fairtrade Certified Cotton GOTS. Wedding dress fabric. Wide width organic sheeting by the meter.
White organic cotton sateen. 100% Organic Fairtrade Certified Cotton GOTS. Wedding dress fabric. Wide width organic sheeting by the meter.
purepixie
$22.06 USD
Child gift, organic robe for boy or gir. Warm bath robe in organic fabric. Ecofriendly toddler robe with brown owl.
Child gift, organic robe for boy or gir. Warm bath robe in organic fabric. Ecofriendly toddler robe with brown owl.
purepixie
$73.15 USD
Pink velour fabric in organic cotton. Light pink, solid pink, knitted velour fabric by half meter.
Pink velour fabric in organic cotton. Light pink, solid pink, knitted velour fabric by half meter.
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Orange velour fabric in organic cotton. Organic fabric in mandarin red by the 1/2 meter.
Orange velour fabric in organic cotton. Organic fabric in mandarin red by the 1/2 meter.
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Bath robe in organic cotton. Toddler gift. Child housecoat with whale. Natural eco hooded robe for kids.
Bath robe in organic cotton. Toddler gift. Child housecoat with whale. Natural eco hooded robe for kids.
purepixie
$78.96 USD
Lace flower girl dress in white or ivory for beach wedding. Ivory flower girl Dress in organic cotton. Crochet girl dress.
Lace flower girl dress in white or ivory for beach wedding. Ivory flower girl Dress in organic cotton. Crochet girl dress.
purepixie
$66.19 USD
Organic cotton sewing thread in white or natural. Scanfil wooden spool of organic cotton thread.
Organic cotton sewing thread in white or natural. Scanfil wooden spool of organic cotton thread.
purepixie
$3.95 USD
Flower girl hair clip in white or ivory organic cotton. Crochet flower in organic cotton.
Flower girl hair clip in white or ivory organic cotton. Crochet flower in organic cotton.
purepixie
$6.97 USD
Green organic placemat,  child place mat with  cutlery pocket,  ecofriendly fabric
Green organic placemat, child place mat with cutlery pocket, ecofriendly fabric
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Girl's hooded bath robe with little fairy from GOTS Certified organic cotton. Waldorf inspired robe for ecofriendly girls.
Girl's hooded bath robe with little fairy from GOTS Certified organic cotton. Waldorf inspired robe for ecofriendly girls.
purepixie
$87.09 USD
Ecofriendly Hooded Bathrobe with red garden pixie from GOTS Certified organic cotton. Waldorf inspired organic robe for boys & girls.
Ecofriendly Hooded Bathrobe with red garden pixie from GOTS Certified organic cotton. Waldorf inspired organic robe for boys & girls.
purepixie
$87.09 USD
Pink organic cotton tulle. Adobe pink cotton tulle by the 1/2 meter (50 cm).
Pink organic cotton tulle. Adobe pink cotton tulle by the 1/2 meter (50 cm).
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Lime green velour fabric in organic cotton. Solid green velour fabric by 1/2 the meter (50 cm).
Lime green velour fabric in organic cotton. Solid green velour fabric by 1/2 the meter (50 cm).
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Taupe velour fabric in organic cotton. Light braun, solid braun velour fabric by 1/2 the meter (50 cm).
Taupe velour fabric in organic cotton. Light braun, solid braun velour fabric by 1/2 the meter (50 cm).
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Red velour fabric in organic cotton. Solid red velvet fabric by 1/2 the meter (50 cm).
Red velour fabric in organic cotton. Solid red velvet fabric by 1/2 the meter (50 cm).
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Roll up placemat original design for kids. « Nesting  friends » place mat in organic cotton.
Roll up placemat original design for kids. « Nesting friends » place mat in organic cotton.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Organic placemat, landscape lunchbox set  with cutlery pocket. In green and orange.
Organic placemat, landscape lunchbox set with cutlery pocket. In green and orange.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Newsboy cap for kids in organic cotton. Wedding hat for children. Select your color blue, black red, yellow, green, brown, cream.
Newsboy cap for kids in organic cotton. Wedding hat for children. Select your color blue, black red, yellow, green, brown, cream.
purepixie
$42.96 USD
Jungle Placemat with elephants, giraffes. Organic place mat with cutlery pocket in organic cotton.
Jungle Placemat with elephants, giraffes. Organic place mat with cutlery pocket in organic cotton.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Placemat for outdoor boys with canoe, camping, bear, fish. Travel placemat with cutlery pocket in organic cotton.
Placemat for outdoor boys with canoe, camping, bear, fish. Travel placemat with cutlery pocket in organic cotton.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Placemat in organic cotton. Grey elephant place mat with pocket in orange. Kids gift
Placemat in organic cotton. Grey elephant place mat with pocket in orange. Kids gift
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Baby Bib in organic cotton. Arrow pattern and heart for hipster baby. Dribble bib in black and white
Baby Bib in organic cotton. Arrow pattern and heart for hipster baby. Dribble bib in black and white
purepixie
$13.93 USD
Yellow velour fabric in organic cotton. Golden yellow velour fabric by the 1/2 meter.
Yellow velour fabric in organic cotton. Golden yellow velour fabric by the 1/2 meter.
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Placemat with silverware pocket with mythical land fabric. Colorful place mat handmade with organic fabric. Holiday gift for her.
Placemat with silverware pocket with mythical land fabric. Colorful place mat handmade with organic fabric. Holiday gift for her.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Chevron placemat. Organic place mat in turquoise, lime green and black. Gift for kids with sheeps.
Chevron placemat. Organic place mat in turquoise, lime green and black. Gift for kids with sheeps.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Organic towel in blue. Bath wash mitts and hooded apron towel. New mom gift. Children matching set.
Organic towel in blue. Bath wash mitts and hooded apron towel. New mom gift. Children matching set.
purepixie
$62.70 USD
Grey velour fabric in organic cotton. Dark grey, solid grey velour fabric by 1/2 the meter (50 cm).
Grey velour fabric in organic cotton. Dark grey, solid grey velour fabric by 1/2 the meter (50 cm).
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Travel placemat for organic boys. Ecofriendly placemat with cutlery pocket in blue, yellow and gray. Patchwork placemat in organic cotton.
Travel placemat for organic boys. Ecofriendly placemat with cutlery pocket in blue, yellow and gray. Patchwork placemat in organic cotton.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Springtime placemat for children. Place mat with flowers and bikes in orange, yellow and green. Organic placemat with cutlery pocket.
Springtime placemat for children. Place mat with flowers and bikes in orange, yellow and green. Organic placemat with cutlery pocket.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Blush pink velour in organic cotton. Solid pink fabric by half the meter (50cm)
Blush pink velour in organic cotton. Solid pink fabric by half the meter (50cm)
purepixie
$13.35 USD
Waldorf inspired fabric in red and green magical garden. Certified organic Cotton by 1/2 meter or yard.
Waldorf inspired fabric in red and green magical garden. Certified organic Cotton by 1/2 meter or yard.
purepixie
$17.42 USD
Snack placemat with cutlery pocket for lunchbox. Eco friendly child. Placemat with rabbit and deer.
Snack placemat with cutlery pocket for lunchbox. Eco friendly child. Placemat with rabbit and deer.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Colorful placemat for kids with cutlery pocket. Organic place mat with farm animals.
Colorful placemat for kids with cutlery pocket. Organic place mat with farm animals.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Sleep sack with elephant decor. Brown beige sleeping bag for babies in organic cotton.
Sleep sack with elephant decor. Brown beige sleeping bag for babies in organic cotton.
purepixie
$132.37 USD
Green placemat. Organic cotton place mat. Child birthday gift in green with car and scooter.
Green placemat. Organic cotton place mat. Child birthday gift in green with car and scooter.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Student gift, bike organic placemat in blue, child place mat for lunchbox.
Student gift, bike organic placemat in blue, child place mat for lunchbox.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Placemat city design, organic place mat in red, blue and green. Colorful gift for kids
Placemat city design, organic place mat in red, blue and green. Colorful gift for kids
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Under the sea placemat with animals like jellyfishes, turtles, sharks, fish. Travel place mat in dark blue and orange for sea lover.
Under the sea placemat with animals like jellyfishes, turtles, sharks, fish. Travel place mat in dark blue and orange for sea lover.
purepixie
$21.48 USD
Pink organic cotton sateen. 100% Organic Certified Cotton GOTS. Pink dresses fabric for wedding. Cotton by the 1/2 meter (50 cm).
Pink organic cotton sateen. 100% Organic Certified Cotton GOTS. Pink dresses fabric for wedding. Cotton by the 1/2 meter (50 cm).
purepixie
$12.19 USD

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