Although I’m in that wide span of time between having my own babies and having grandchildren, I still sometimes stop to admire the adorable baby clothes and accessories at the Moscow Food Co-Op. These items are made in Troy, Idaho by Alber Road Children’s Wear. Owner Sarah Bader selects delightful designs of bears, bunnies, fox, moose and more to grace her top quality baby clothes and accessories.
Alber Road offers hats, mittens, bodysuits, swaddles, leggings, and sweatshirts all made with USA grown and milled organic cotton. She also ensures that the fabric she uses has been made in the US using an earth-friendly printing process done with water-based pigments.
Sarah was raised in a former one room school house on Alber Road in a rural town in Michigan. Growing up, Sarah loved spending time in the garden, taking care of their chickens and exploring the woods. When the farm land around their home started being bought up for subdivisions, her family moved into an old farm house on 12 acres in Moscow. Her mother made many of her and her four siblings’ clothing but Sarah didn’t learn to sew from her mother but rather from her grandmother when Sarah went back to Michigan to live with her grandparents and help with their gardening business. Eventually, her grandparents encouraged Sarah to return to Moscow to attend college. She majored in English, however decided to follow her grandparents’ example and start her own business.
Moscow Food Co-op is fortunate to be one of only six stores in the country to carry Alber Road Children’s Wear. Other locations include Seattle, WA; Shaker Heights, OH; Sherman Oaks, CA; Carnegie, PA; and Bethlehem, PA. You can also find Alber Road on Etsy.
Sarah Bader describes herself on her Etsy page: “I am a passionate gardener, sewing enthusiast and coffee-addict who calls both rural Idaho and the woods of Michigan home.”
Alber Road Company Snapshot:
- Founded 2014
- Located in Troy, Idaho
- Certified Organic US Grown Cotton
- CPCS Compliant (for children’s clothing safety)
Amy Newsome will continue to peruse Alber Road Children’s Clothing offerings at the Co-op and expects to see some wonderful winter and Christmas designs!