While on maternity leave with my first daughter, I lived in my robe. Even though the robe I wore made me felt unkempt, it was too comfortable and convenient to give up. I also struggled with post-partum depression, and loss of identity so my robe became a feeling of comfort to me during that time.
After having my second daughter, I wanted to get ahead of the post-partum blues, so I gave myself a project. While my daughter slept (I lucked out the second time with a good sleeper!), I utilized my background in fashion design and began making patterns and sewed a new robe design. My mission was to create something that was ultra-comfortable, flattering, easy to care for, with the intention of making me feel put together (even if I decided not to get dressed all day).
The design I came up with was a full-length robe that felt like I was wearing a blanket. It was more fitted at the waist than a typical robe, which made me feel polished without sacrificing comfort. The material was machine washable, and the floral design I chose easily hid any spit up messes during nursing. It was exactly what I needed.
After receiving requests from family and friends to make a robe for them, I realized that more women than just me could benefit from this design.
De Nova was born.
De Nova robes were created not only to be a wonderful product for women to live in but also as a reminder that whatever challenges you are going through, you deserve to put yourself first.
I hope you love the robe as much as I do and it empowers you to live a life you love, and if not, it's time to create a new beginning.