Aunt Jean

Aunt Jean

Uncle Reggie

Uncle Reggie

Soyini in the studio

Soyini in the studio

 

My Story

The Love

When I was a little girl living in Guyana, South America, my mom used to take me to see my Great Aunt Jean, who is a great seamstress. I still remember how she pinned and gathered the fabric to create style and bounce, all while holding animated and entertaining conversations with my mom. 

That was just the beginning of my love for art, design and color. After graduating from college, I started Yinibini Baby! All of the clothing and accessories are all handmade or screenprinted and /or block printed by hand.

You can often find me at local craft shows in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Be sure to check out my Events and Craft Shows page to see where I will be next.

The Fabric

The cutest, most stylish fabrics: made of 100% cotton, 100% organic cotton, 50/50 cotton/bamboo blend and 100% cotton chenille! The great selection of colors, patterns and textures makes it easy for you to choose something for baby.  All fabrics are CPSIA certified and machine washable. I draw my inspiration for color, texture and patterns from memories of my Uncle Reggie's  (Great Aunt Jean's husband) garden.  He took pride in his garden, and the vibrant colors, textures and patterns of the fruits, flowers and vegetables still lingers in my mind. I apply the same meticulous care and love to my pieces, that Uncle Reggie applied to his garden.

The Design

All of my pieces are made with the comfort of baby and the ease for parents in mind. The bibs have a waffle shaped chenille fabric side that catches all of baby's surprises and a stylish cotton side. Some of the clothing and accessories are reversible, so you get two great looks in one item. Be sure to check out the easy to put on Pinafore top, that can be worn either inside or out! Two great looks in one cute top! 

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Awards

- Washington City Paper's Best of DC, Best Handmade Products for Kids

First Place 2016

- Washington City Paper's BEST of DC, Best Local Crafter, Readers' Poll:

Third Place, 2015

First Place, 2014

Third Place 2013

First Place 2012

Second Place, 2011 

- Martha Stewart American Made Awards, Craft Finalist, 2014. 

- Judges Award, Clifton Day Festival, 2014

 

Origin of name Yinibini: 'yini' is the last four letters of founder's first name + 'bini' which means 'good girl' in Guyanese creole.

Based and proudly handmade in Washington, DC.

Yinibini Baby is a proud member of the Made in DC Program. To find out more about this program visit www.thisismadeindc.com.