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No more stretched collars, wrinkled blouses or undressing to nurse your babies. Harper & Bay designs nursing dresses for stylish moms.
471 backers pledged $49,492 to help bring this project to life.

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Harper & Bay breastfeeding dresses are for nursing mothers who want style and convenience. No more stretched collars, wrinkled blouses or having to undress to nurse your little ones. All of our nursing dresses have accessible and discrete openings to make breastfeeding easy anywhere you are. Finally, nursing dresses that you'll love to wear while you are breastfeeding your baby and even when you're not.

Mothers are the ultimate multi-taskers, and have so many more important things to do than waste their time trying to figure out how to get dressed and feel beautiful while feeding their little ones. Harper & Bay was born out of a necessity! Nursing mothers should have more options when it comes to having clothes to breastfeed in – they should be beautiful, comfortable and practical. Enjoy wearing your Harper & Bay dress at the park, playgroups, zoo days, a girls night out, date nights and especially at home when you’re snuggling up to your little ones.

Do these sound familiar?

1) Most of your dresses are too difficult to nurse in so you wear separates instead.

2) You find yourself wearing mostly sleepwear or workout wear because it is easy to breastfeed in.

3) You hate spending money on clothes that you will only wear while pregnant/nursing and then never again.

THEY ARE GAME CHANGERS

After both of my pregnancies, I was frustrated by the limited options of breastfeeding friendly dresses. Many dresses I found that were nursing accessible felt frumpy. I didn’t want to look like I still was wearing a maternity dress. I wanted a dress that was on trend, comfortable, and easy to wash, but most importantly one that enabled me to nurse my baby discreetly and conveniently anywhere and any time. So that is when I decided to make a dress for myself. Harper & Bay dresses are made from soft, stretchy, durable, and easily washable fabrics. They are the perfect dresses for stylish nursing mothers.

BACKER REWARDS

Want a dress? Want to back our campaign? Here's how:

1-Visit www.harperandbay.com (Select the STYLE, SIZE and COLOR you want).

2-On Kickstarter (Pick a PLEDGE amount on the right side bar).

3-Don't you worry! **After our campaign closes in October, you will get to choose your desired dress by email!** So watch your inbox for updates from us.

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DELIVERY OF YOUR DRESSES

September to October: promote our project and get funded!

October to November: production of dresses begins.

December: finalize shipments and send off your dress- just in time for the holidays. 

BIOGRAPHY

Taisja is the creative mama behind Harper & Bay. She was born in the beehive state and calls San Francisco her second home. She loves horses, is game for any competition and wishes to be a pop star in her next life. She is a lover of creating, crafting and playing games. But above all, Taisja is the mother to her beautiful, lovable and silly little girls Eden Bay and Quinn Harper. They are the reason Harper & Bay exists. 

After getting her degree in Marketing from the University of Utah, Taisja attended Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in San Francisco, which further fueled her love for fashion. She interned for a Bay Area bridal designer and later launched a small childrens line. Taisja designed, patterned and sewed her original dresses. Sick of time consuming buttons, stretched out necklines, wrinkled blouses and not being able to wear most of her favorite dresses while she was breastfeeding, she decided to design practical, comfortable and on trend dresses that mothers would love to wear while they were breastfeeding and even when they’re not!

MID-POINT EXCLUSIVE COLOR RELEASE

In celebration of our Kickstarter mid-point (15 days down, 15 more to go) we are releasing our newest color for our Raglan Sleeve Nursing Dress!

The grey with black and white stripe sleeve Raglan Dress won by a landslide! Thank you to all my backers who voted. I am so excited for this color release! This dress is will become a regular classic in your wardrobe.

 * This new dress color will be available for order along with the rest of the Harper & Bay Collection

KEEP IN TOUCH, WILL YOU?

Email: harperandbay@gmail.com

Website: www.harperandbay.com

Instagram: @harperandbay

Facebook: Harper & Bay

BIGGEST THANK YOU TO

Robyn Kessler for taking such gorgeous photos of the dresses. Thank you to all my amazing SF models.

Joey Jonaitis from Studio Eleven for the incredible film. Thank you to the stunning cast.

Last but not least my loves E&Q for inspiring me, my partner in crime for all of his help and the rest of my family and friends for their endless encouragement and support!

And you! Thanks for coming on this journey with me. xoxoxo.

Risks and challenges

This is Harper & Bay's first large production run. With larger production runs comes more steps, so we are making sure to stay on top of our contractors to achieve our lead times. The most important thing we've done to overcome this learning curve is to keep an open line of communication with our customers. You will be informed every step of the way.

Despite some serious learning curves to entrepreneurship, I have been so amazed at the responses to Harper & Bay! These first steps that I've taken to achieve my dream has been nothing short of a thrill! I'll do whatever it takes to help see that everything runs as smooth as possible.

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    THANK YOU for your support! Every ONE counts and we appreciate your help and enthusiasm in bringing our project to life. Good is coming right back atchya. Watch out for it.

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    Felted wool bead pacifier clip will sooth your baby when you can't. They also double as a fun tactile toy to keep your little one busy.

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    Nursing Reminder Clips to remind you which side you are on for breastfeeding. Especially great for those sleep deprived mamas!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Pick Any Harper & Bay Dress. Who doesn't love a good deal, right?

    Dresses will retail for $98 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    EARLY SUPPORTER SPECIAL: Any Harper & Bay Dress. Amazing steal!

    Dresses will retail for $98 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    ENDING SOON SPECIAL: We're in our last week, and we want to reward our last-week backers!

    Any Harper & Bay Dress.

    Dresses will retail for $98 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    EARLY MAJORITY SPECIAL: Any Harper & Bay Dress. Hurry--still great savings!

    Dresses will retail for $98 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    THE DRESS: Any Harper & Bay Dress. Your Pick.

    Dresses will retail for $98 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    DOUBLE TROUBLE EARLY BIRD: Your two favorite dresses *each dress at $70

    Total retail value of $196 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    NEW MID-POINT DOUBLE TROUBLE EXCLUSIVE RAGLAN COLOR RELEASE: With the release of our newest color and in celebration of our Kickstarter mid-point (15 days down, 15 more to go), we are adding more double trouble rewards at the early bird price. Your two favorite dresses *each dress at $70

    Total retail value of $196 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    DOUBLE TROUBLE EARLY SUPPORTER: Your two favorite dresses *each dress at $80

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    THREE'S COMPANY EARLY BIRD: Your three favorite dresses + H&B nursing reminder clips *each dress at $70

    Total retail value of $294 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    THREE'S COMPANY EARLY SUPPORTER: Your three favorite dresses + H&B nursing reminder clips *each dress at $80

    Total retail value of $294 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    FAV FOUR EARLY BIRD: Your four favorite dresses + H&B nursing reminder clips + adorable wool bead pacifier clip *each dress at $70

    Total retail value of $392 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    FAV FOUR EARLY SUPPORT: Your four favorite dresses + H&B nursing reminder clips + adorable wool bead pacifier clip *each dress at $80

    Total retail value of $392 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    THE COLLECTION: That's Right--All eleven dresses in the Harper & Bay launch collection *each dress at $70

    Total retail value of $1,078 and above. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the style, color and size after funding period (see the style guide and sizing chart to the left).

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    A TEAM: Become part of the Harper & Bay design team. Join a team of 10 that get a sneak peek of our next collection. Give feedback and make suggestions to help create next season's line. *perk, get your favorite new dress mailed to you months before they hit the shelves!

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Funding period

- (30 days)