About Twilli Pie
What is TWILLI PIE?
Twilli Pie started out as a cute nickname for our lovely baby daughter, “Twilli”.
Twilli and her mom, Renee, LOVE babywearing! When Twilli was newborn, Renee discovered the joys of babywearing after visiting her first local babywearing meeting when Twilli was about 5 weeks old. Renee was working from home as an internet professional and graphic designer and needed to be able to easily nurse Twilli while she worked. Babywearing facilitated this multi-tasking. They have been loving it ever since!
Renee has always been fond of fabric, color and design and learned to sew (needle and thread) at the young age of 4… from her daddy! When she found an online tutorial to make a Scandi-style mei tai baby carrier, she was hooked! The mei tai turned out great and Renee started making more mei tais.
After much attention and compliments from passersby, Renee decided she wanted to create her own line of mei tais. Unfortunately, the mei tai market is somewhat saturated with so many brilliant carriers. So she went back to the drawing board and discovered the podegi.
The podegi is a traditional Korean baby carrier. Though born stateside, Twilli’s daddy, Elliott, has Korean heritage. His parents came to the States from South Korea years ago. Renee instantly resonated with the idea of calling back to Twilli’s and daddy’s heritage.
The traditional podegi has a very wide (5′+) blanket and a long straight strap across the top. Since Twilli and family live in sunny Florida, they figured the wide blanket would be too hot. So they decided to try the modern narrow blanket style.
Renee wanted to create a functional, cool, and unique style. So she developed a pattern with a contoured body. The beginnings of the TWILLI PIE PODEGI were born. After many variations of strap length, width and padding thickness, they found their groove… the rest of the Twilli Pie history is yet to be written.