Here's All You Need To Know About Malabar Baby, The Indian Label Meghan Markle Chose For Her Son Archieby | July 16, 2019
He has only spent a few months in this world, but Baby Archie's immense popularity already knows no bounds. The firstborn child of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor or Baby Archie as he is popularly known, has managed to hold our collective attention since first being introduced by his parents. And as rare as the royal newborn's appearances are, they are enough to create quite a stir in the media.
One such recent outing was to a charity polo match where his father, Prince Harry was participating in order to raise awareness and funds for a series of charities that he supports. And while the young prince was asleep for most of his first-ever public appearance, as one expects him to be, it stopped no one from noticing his pristine blanket, a hand block-printed offering crafted in India.
If the choice of the product came as a pleasant surprise, what was even more astonishing was the brand behind it. Malabar Baby, a Malabar Hill-inspired label that aims to provide organic and handmade bedding for babies, is a name that is relatively new. According to the brand's website, each product undergoes a hand block printing process, taking "design cues from nature, traditional ethnic patterns, gorgeous locales, and iconic architecture." With its headquarters in China, Malabar Baby boasts of clients spread across Miami, Delhi, London, New York, Dubai, Paris and now, of course, England.
It's not just the pretty blankets that are up for selection though; you can shop for quilts, pillows, swaddles, toys, loungewear, and an array of items online. Coming to the block-printed, natural cotton blanket that Baby Archie was wrapped in, the piece titled Erawan Cotton Dohar, derives its inspiration from the streets of Thailand. Retailing at approximately INR 2,885 the subtle cover featuring a vibrant yellow-border can be pre-ordered from the brand's website.
Considering that the label, founded by Anjali Harjani-Hardasani, champions organic materials that are gentle and trustworthy, it's only befitting that the Duchess chose to wrap Baby Archie in their quilt. It may well be remembered that Meghan Markle has long championed fashion brands and sported unconventional pieces that make a statement. Her wedding gown itself was designed by Clare Wright Keller, the first female creative director in the long history of French fashion house Givenchy.
Hopefully, this will be the first of many upcoming labels that The Duchess of Sussex chooses in her attempt to promote local artisans and textiles.
Featured Image: Malabar Baby on Instagram