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Meet Hadas Porath of Baby N’anya

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hadas Porath.

Hadas, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
When my daughter started crawling, I found myself looking for shoes without any leather material pretty much everywhere. I wanted a shoe that would be comfortable, easy to clean, well-designed and manufactured by a reliable factory. Time and time again, my search for the perfect shoes led nowhere, but I found something else along the way – a deep desire for creating an entirely new product for the purest creatures on Earth.

There is something pure and magical about every living being at the moment that they are born. At this moment, the world has the potential to be a place that embraces them and expands to make way for who they are. Sadly, among animals, this is not the case and, as I have become more attuned to life, my heart has expanded and it has created within me a deep love. In this space, there is love for the planet Earth and all living beings that share our universe.

Baby N’anya is the product of all of these thoughts and represents the idea that we can spread love throughout the world with pure intentions and cruelty-free products. The creation process for our shoes has been fascinating, from the search for the right materials to build a thriving relationship with our factory. The end result is a shoe that any child will refuse to take off. The factory is the cornerstone of the success of the product. The most important criteria for selecting a plant was an understanding and alignment of values with regard to the shoes and what they represent.

To our great fortune, we found our happy little factory in Peru, where the employees are attentive and respectful and believe in our vision. One of the amazing things about our factory is that it participates in a local women prison’s rehabilitation program where these women actually help make our shoes as part of their healing process.

Together, we have created Baby N’anya shoes.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Great question. I can say that after starting my own business I can really appreciate other small businesses. It was a long road with ups and downs. It took us almost a year and a half to create the perfect vegan baby shoes. It’s always challenging to work with people but at the end, the growth is not only for the business but also for me, in a spiritual aspect.

My main struggle was finding the right manufacturer, and secondly, the distance. I flew to Peru to meet the people behind the scenes. With that said, I feel that this is part of my mission to show everyone that we can choose differently and to live and educate our kids in a more conscious & passionate way.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Baby N’anya – what should we know?
Our business specializes in baby & toddler soft shoes. We are known for our quality vegan materials. We created Baby N’anya with love and compassion for the living creatures that roam planet Earth. We believe that our babies should enjoy the comfort and support of proper soft-sole shoes as they begin roaming the earth themselves.

We aspire to make this possible by using completely vegan materials and the same care and respect we pay our planet’s animals. Each pair is made in Peru by loving hands and with a vision that every baby’s first step will be taken in the soft bedding of 100% cruelty-free shoes.

We are proud to have this opportunity to try and make a change by showing everyone that they can choose consciously.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
This journey would not be complete without a few dear people: Irit, my lead designer, who had a big role in the creation of each and every shoe and style we currently have on the market. Liron, my marketing manager, who has pushed the limits so that we can successfully penetrate every possible market.

Rani, my beloved husband, who was always next to me and still is, and helped me through every step of the process And of course all of our clients – without them all of this would not be possible. I would like to thank everyone for helping make Baby N’anya come true.


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