Viva Fall River

Former fashion reporter creates baby brand Stina & Mae in Fall River

Mar 2, 2023 | Small Business

FALL RIVER – Not too long ago, you could find Mishell Ekunsirinde alongside the runway working as a fashion journalist. Two babies later and she’s now the CEO and founder of her own fashion brand Stina & Mae where these days, her fashion critics are babies.

“I missed the fashion world so much after my little one was born and I wanted to bring a little piece of that into my world as a mom,” Ekunsirinde told WBZ-TV.

Every Stina & Mae burp cloth, bib, blanket, and hat is made from 100% organic cotton.  

“We worked very hard with a textile manufacturer to make sure we found the softest organic cotton we could possibly find. You don’t have worry about it being abrasive or rough on baby’s skin. You don’t have to worry about chemicals used to create it,” explained Ekunsirinde. “If I want my child to have organic, I want your child to have organic too.”

Another priority for the mom of two boys was keeping things local. All Stina & Mae products are sewn at Merrow Manufacturing in Fall River where she could ensure workers were paid fair and livable wages.

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Each Stina & Mae blanket is made from 100% organic cotton.