Did you know that the average baby blanket is made from plastic? In this episode, Dr. Taz is joined by Alexandra Ulmer to spread knowledge and awareness of the effects of the toxic load on the health and wellness of babies and ourselves. Alexandra is an entrepreneur on a mission to clean up the toxic textile industry. She founded AU Baby to bring the world’s first purely plant-dyed, functional fiber baby blanket to market. With over a decade of knit design experience in luxury fashion (Opening Ceremony, Prabal Gurung) and as a material innovator in performance sports (Nike), she’s now turned her attention from the catwalk to the crib. AU Baby is a clean, sustainable baby blanket collection that marries Alexandra’s passions for sustainability, wellness, and textile design. Alexandra was born on the prairie and migrated from Oklahoma City to London to study Knitwear Design at Central Saint Martins. She learned to sew in Jeremy Scott’s garage before settling in NYC and finally Portland, OR, where she became a 6-time patent applicant at Nike. You can find her knit designs in the Smithsonian, now immortalized in bronze by Jeff Koons.
Today on Super Woman Wellness:
- Understanding the concept of the toxic load and its impact on our health and wellness
- Babies’ exposure to toxic materials
- Natural vs. synthetic fiber
- Spreading knowledge and awareness of the effects of toxic textile
- AU Baby is happy to offer Dr. Taz’s followers a one-time discount per customer at aubabyshop.com: Use the code DRTAZ to get a 10% discount at checkout.
- IG handles to follow for pregnancy / new mom wellness:
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- Website: aubabyshop.com
- Instagram: @au_baby_
- Facebook: @ShopAUBaby
- Blog: Textile Wellness Guide
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- Website: doctortaz.com
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