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In August, we are featuring many amazing female Yorkshire entrepreneurs by showcasing their business (#yorkshirebizaugust) and a bit of personal life on our shop blog.
Make sure you enter our big Yorkshire Biz August Giveaway (#ybagiveaway) to win one of our prizes given out by these superwomen! No need to be in Yorkshire to enjoy our prizes. (read the bottom of this post to find out how to enter)
Today we are featuring Nancy and her Pima Baby business which aims to create baby clothes made in Peru out of the finest Pima cotton.
Check out our Facebook Live interview with Nancy on 13th August 2020! She will tell you more about her business and expertise and a bit about herself!
Business Related Questions
Which part of Yorkshire is your business based?
Pima Baby is an online shop but I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I also hope to be able to join some fairs around the country when it is safe to do so.
Tell us a little bit about your business - What makes your business a little different from others?
We at Pima Baby sells baby clothes but they are made in Peru out of the finest Pima cotton. Pima cotton is a rare type of cotton that only makes up 10 percent of the world’s cotton production. It has unique qualities that make it extra special when compared with traditional cotton. Pima cotton has longer fibers and these make the clothes much softer than regular cotton making it great for a baby’s sensitive skin. The best pima cotton is grown in northern Peru and being Peruvian myself, I deal directly with contacts in the country to ensure that my clothes are of the best quality.
What’s your favourite ever product or service that you currently sell or have sold?
I would say our baby sets, not because they are my favourite ones but because they come presented in beautiful boxes and finished with a decorative ribbon making them an ideal gift by adding that special touch. A mum can buy these for herself and her baby or anyone can buy our sets for a mum-to-be to show their love.
Why did you choose this business to run or establish?
Pima cotton is grown in the northern part of Peru and all Peruvians are aware of just how special clothing can be when it is made from this unique cotton. I moved to the UK almost 10 years ago and at that time, I realised that it was hard to find a shop in the UK that sold baby clothes made from this special cotton. I know that clothes made from Pima cotton are really soft and great for a baby (and even adults) so I decided to introduce the benefits of Pima cotton to mothers here in the UK.
How are you pivoting or adapting your business during this crazy Covid virus time?
Pima Baby is a reasonably new business and our initial idea was to join various baby fairs around the country promoting and selling our baby clothes but since Covid-19 arrived we had to change plans to concentrate on the online side of the business. This brought some challenges as we had to learn a lot about online marketing which was fairly new to us and we are still learning. It can be overwhelming but we must evolve to adapt to the current conditions.
What is your one product or service you would recommend for either a pregnant woman, newborn mom, or for babies, toddlers, or young children?
Another thing I have realised here in the UK is that it is not very common to find baby bottoms with built-in socks. In shops, you will normally find full bodysuits with built-in socks but they are not always practical. All Pima Baby bottoms come with built-in socks and many mums who have bought our products have mentioned how practical these are. They make the nappy changing process faster and less uncomfortable for their babies while also ensuring they don’t keep losing socks.
Who or what inspires you?
My mum, she was very passionate about whatever she did, and even when something did not go to plan, she would keep trying and adapting. She would never give up.
What TV shows can make you binge on all day long?
One of my favourite shows in the UK is Only Fools and Horses. I had never heard of it before I came here but since I have started watching it, I absolutely love it and could easily watch lots of episodes back to back. Another show that I enjoyed was a BBC show called Merlin, I love history and all that old Kings and Queens stuff so I guess that’s why I loved it so much. I watched it all in the space of a week!
What is your favourite ‘me-time’ or ‘self-care’ activity?
Being from Latin America, I really love to dance Salsa. I have attended various Salsa events but my favourite so far was late last year when my friends and I attended a salsa event in the world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom. It was a fantastic experience. I also enjoy doing Zumba and go jogging on a regular basis.
What is one thing you love about living in Yorkshire?
I really love the scenery and all the history around Yorkshire and the UK in general. I am a member of both the English Heritage and National Trust and before the pandemic I tried to visit all the sites around Yorkshire. I also travelled to Scotland and Wales hunting for castles so as you can tell I absolutely love castles, abbeys and old manor houses.
So there you go. I really hope you have enjoyed learning more about Nancy and her fabulous business, if you'd like to find out more, here are her contact details:
Yorkshire Biz August Giveaway
What are Nancy’s gifts for the giveaway?
Nancy’s giving out 2x printable 40 baby milestones cards & 20% discount code to the winners!
One winner is drawn from Facebook entries and the other for Instagram's.
Enter the Giveaways
If you want to enter our August Giveaway (entries close on 30 Aug 2020), click on the links below to take part.
Please make sure you read the description to understand how to enter the giveaway contests as the two giveaways have different requirements.
By reading this interview article, we hope it will encourage you to support more small local UK businesses. It will be even better if it inspires you to create your own business! There are many other Yorkshire Biz August businesses we have to introduce you.
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