We believe in making beautiful, functional pieces to last forever. Every day, we create the world we want our children to live in. Everything counts. This is one way we contribute to that world.
Each Misha and Puff piece is lovingly hand knit in Peru by our talented knitting ladies. Over the past few years we have forged a wonderful relationship where we work closely with our group of knitters in Lima. The knitting work that they do for Misha and Puff either from their home or at our knitting center (which provides day care and meals) allows them to support their families. We have grown to think of this work we do together as a true collaboration. Their talent never ceases to amaze. Each knitter takes great pride in the pieces she chooses to knit. You will find her name on the hang tag. When you purchase items from Misha and Puff you are contributing to this collaboration. Families working together to benefit everyone.
We work with the best natural fibers only. Our merino is incredibly soft, yet hard wearing. the hand dying process creates a beautiful depth of color that you will not find anywhere else.
Wool is wonderful for babies and kids. Our merino is super soft and never itchy. It has excellent elasticity so it will maintain its shape, and grow with your child. Don’t be surprised if you get much more life out of your garments than expected. They will last and stretch.
Wool regulates body temperature. This is really important for babies and small children. They won’t overheat in wool as with synthetic fibers. So you need not worry going from outside to inside - from car to stroller, to playground. It is breathable, and will wick moisture away from the body. Keeping your child dryer and more comfortable.
Do you have a baby that is cold at night and keeps waking up? Try wool! It’s like magic.
Wool is naturally flame retardant. That’s right.
Merino fiber is also longer and stronger than other wools and less likely to pill. It looks great season after season.
Is it soft? Yes. So, so soft. Merino is the softest wool. And ours is the best quality. Silky smooth but yet with better body than alpaca or cashmere. It is strong, hard wearing, and practical.
You will find a few pieces in the collection are made of the softest baby alpaca -- incredibly light and as soft as cashmere. We think the alpaca is lovely for newborn babies.
We have found the best cotton in the world. Pima has been cultivated to have to have extra-long staple fibers. Pima is luxurious soft and strong and also very absorbent. A great choice for babies and children's clothing.
How we make our clothes:
Sourced from the finest materials that use low impact, sustainable and ethical processes, we employ artisans and craftspeople in a place rich with textile history.
We work predominantly in Peru, where we can make a garment start to finish. From fiber, to garment. Keeping all the processes in one place strengthens the industry as well as cuts down on unnecessary resources spent shipping around the world.
In researching best practices we have uncovered many interesting facts. Like, fiber with an organic designation needs to be sprayed with chemical anti-pesticides when going to say, china for construction. All in all, it’s important to look a little closer. Know the business.
We strictly adhere to fair trade policies, paying a fair wage as well as being involved in the lives of our craftspeople. Many of our knitters have been with us from the beginning, and now are heads of groups, managing many other knitters. We have a knitting center in a remote part of the city, yet close to our knitters homes. This allows them to drop by, collect yarn, get paid, and connect with other knitters. The center also has an early education after school program, as well as offers meals for kids.
Misha and Puff
Misha and Puff was founded in 2011 by Anna Wallack after her baby son spent his first New England winter keeping warm and cozy while swaddled head-to-toe in knits she had made. Drawing on over ten years experience as a stylist, as well as personal understanding of what works well for little ones, we have created a collection that is special yet unfussy, a way to share our love of the thoughtfully designed and handcrafted.
1985, delray beach FLA
2011, Boston, MA