MamaWear started as an idea by Ysabel Li-Lopez when her first child was born in May 2010. Among many other breastfeeding challenges, one of them was the nursing clothing. She was looking for discrete breastfeeding clothing, with easy nursing access and stylish and comfortable designs. Since there was nothing like that in the market, she decided to create her own.
In October 2018, Ysabel entrusted her business to two women (also mothers), who carried the line in their shop, and who also shared the same passion for comfortable, fashionable breastfeeding clothing. Naomi Berghoef and Becky Middleton (pictured above with their boys) now run MamaWear out of their small business, Mommy's Trading Post, in Alameda, CA.
Our garments are designed by us, right here in California, exclusively for MamaWear. Products are handmade by a small manufacturer in Peru. MamaWear is committed to helping developing countries and that is why in Peru, our garment supplier is a small company lead by another often female entreprenuer who in turn hires local women who are often the primary financial support to their families.
Early in 2020, Naomi and Becky decided to make the trip to Peru to meet the women who have helped them produce their clothing line. Nilda and her staff showed them the ins-and-outs of their garment making business and even took them on a trip to Gamarra, Lima's garment district.
We want to thank you for supporting a small, women owned business and also want to wish you all the best during this wonderful journey of breastfeeding and motherhood.