Hi! My name is Christie and I am the founder of bump + beyond.
bump + beyond was founded in 2018 by yours truly while I was on maternity leave with my son, Owen. It’s probably important to note that he was a good sleeper – I’m not a masochist!
bump + beyond was born out of a desire to have quality Canadian made clothing that was both functional and fashionable which would flatter my bump and postpartum body. Like so many, I was spending money on clothing from fast fashion stores a few sizes larger than my normal and not at all made to flatter my growing accessory. I struggled to come to terms with my shape after giving birth to Owen. The revelation that I was not “snapping back" to my pre-baby body, like so many women we see in the media, set in fast! When going out to show off my new bundle of joy I would regularly wish I had well-made pieces that reflected my needs for the time and were timeless so that I could still wear them long after Owen was born.
Let’s face it, maternity clothing is an investment so why should we only wear them when we have a bump and feel ashamed when we are still wearing them after giving birth? I love breastfeeding my son but hate hiking my shirt up or down to feed him while in public, there is nothing discreet about it. In the early days I regularly wished that I could find sophisticated, breathable and modern pieces that had accessible zippers which make me feel stylish, and importantly, make me feel a little more like my old self.
All our pieces are designed and sewn in Toronto, Canada! I have chosen fabrics that have some stretch so that they can grow with you and are soft against your's and baby's skin.
I truly hope you love the clothing as much as I do, but mostly I hope you feel like the amazing, strong and stylish mama (and mama-to-be) while you wear the bump + beyond collection.
Thank you in advance for all your support!