Merino Bonnet - Golden Spruce
Hand-knit bonnet made from 100% pure New Zealand Merino wool with a beautiful cable texture that provides stretch for a great fit on your little one’s head.
Why We Love It
- Made from 100% pure New Zealand merino wool
- Chin strap has three holes for adjustability
- Two hand-cut and polished fruit tree branch button closure
- Breathable, warm and ergonomic
- Stays in place
- Wool is thermoregulating to keep your little one warm when it's cold and dry and cool when it's warm
- Quality made for every day use
- Mother owned business
About the Brand
Nooks Design began with a visit to a Kelowna, BC thrift store on a cold December day where wool sweaters were going to be discarded due to moth holes; it seemed like a perfect opportunity to take the wool and make it into something new and beautiful.
Their daughter Anouk was turning one and about to take her first steps, and they were in need of some footwear to keep her warm but also to help her gain the confidence she needed to put one foot in front of the other and begin exploring on her own. The combination of the soft and breathable wool from the upcycled sweater and a leather sole made from an upcycled leather purse provided the slip-resistant and stylish solution we were looking for. And so was born the name Nooks (“Anouk’s booties”). The demand grew organically from parents who recognized them as being the solution that they had been looking for.
Their small team works to develop new and fresh patterns every season, always with the inspiration of using timeless designs. To keep up with the growing demand for their footwear, they partnered with a Fair Trade-certified team based in Nepal in 2017 to help cut and sew the booties. In 2018, their team more than doubled as they expanded their product offering to include embroidery on the woven uppers of their footwear.