HuggyBunny™ Inc. is the creation of Andrea Chrem. Her experience in the retail clothing business, her family’s roots in Peruvian cotton manufacturing, and frustration with clothes made with inferior fabrics inspired this special line of 100% Peruvian Pima cotton baby clothes.
After co-owning and managing retail stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn for six years, opening a successful women’s clothing store in the process, Andrea decided she was ready for a change. While on break from the retail business volunteering in her native Peru to help earthquake victims she rediscovered her interest in the country’s textile industry, specifically cotton textile manufacturing, which had been the family business for generations. Her father Antonio Chrem, recently retired and now a consultant to HuggyBunny™, had owned and presided over a large factory producing a variety of finished fabrics from raw Peruvian cotton.
She returned to New York and started laying out the styles for the layette choosing classic patterns with practical touches like lap collars and easy snap inseams. She drew on the talents of her then husband Reeves Blakeslee for the initial animal illustrations and working drawings. Together they developed HuggyBunny™’s branding and web design. Both are graduates of Rhode Island School of Design. While Andrea has taken over all of the design and illustration work, Reeves remains on board as web designer and IT manager. Together they have created clean, smart, fashionable brand that stands out and above other baby lines.
With the debut of our second generation web site we hope to make your online experience as comfortable and fun as our clothing. We also have great appreciation of our retailers, now numbering over 50 stores and growing, and hope you will look for our us in a store near you.