We started Ry & Pen because we wanted to make the world a better place.
We decided that making great clothes for babies and children could help us do just that.
Every year, we donate 25% of our annual profits to the SickKids Foundation. Each and every purchase helps support this amazing cause.
Ry & Pen was founded in Toronto in early 2020 by me (Amy) and my husband (Jared).
We have two young daughters that we adore dearly (Riley & Penelope), so the name "Ry & Pen" pretty much speaks for itself.
We live in the city of Toronto, and are active members of our community. From participating in farmer's markets to shopping locally and running charitable events - we love doing our part to add a little extra sunshine to the city and people we know and love.
As parents, we realized pretty quickly that finding great clothes for our children was not easy.
There are many great brands out there, but it always seemed to be difficult to source products made in Canada, expensive shipping costs, or finding premium basics (like a simple black footie)!
We felt there simply has to be a better way to help families like us enjoy the clothes that we wish we had, and helped a great cause in the process.
So, we set out on a journey to learn everything we possibly could about producing a line of high-quality, soft, breathable, premium, durable, eco-friendly clothes for little ones - and making them readily available to families across Canada.
We're parents making great clothes for other parents like us, so you can rest assured that everything we make and do is with our family in mind, too!
Our story started with a simple realization.
I found myself looking for premium sleepwear basics, but in simple colours like black and grey.
Truth be told, they were next to impossible to find. I mentioned the idea of creating our own line of products like this to my husband (not thinking much of it at the time).
The next thing you know, we found ourselves talking to local fabric suppliers, local sewing shops and ultimately starting our own family business, supporting Canadian companies and causes in the process!
Cozy, Soft & Safe
To us, coziness and buttery softness is important. But not as important as creating the safest possible products for your precious little loved ones.
That's why we've carefully thought out and designed each and every aspect of our sleep bags and footies.
From tagless neck labels (bye bye itches!) to zipper tab pockets (au revoir, irritation!) to convenient neck-to-ankle zippers to only using Oeko-Tex 100 certified fabrics - we pride ourselves on providing you with the best baby sleep essentials you'll find.