A Peipei for Baby Fazio
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peipei 被被/pāy•pāy/ noun
1. blankie in Cantonese
2. a gift from baby's village that comes with a keepsake book filled with messages
Made by Hand
Organic and Eco-Conscious
Welcome to the crowdfunding page for Baby Fazio's peipei!
A long, long time ago, there was a cherished baby who was part of a loving village.
The villagers were delighted to welcome their newest member and decided to bestow upon the baby a special gift. They collected many pieces of fabric and sewed them together to form a bai jia bei 百家被, or a “100 families quilt.”
It is said that a bai jia bei contains the love and well-wishes from a village. This custom has been passed down for thousands of years and now our loving village can participate in this tradition!
We will bestow upon Baby Fazio a peipei 被被, or a handmade, patchwork “blankie.”
Let's infuse love into its patches to comfort her and collect wishes to nourish her!
May Baby Fazio know her village will cherish her forever ♡
How to Contribute:
- Browse the patches below and click on your selection
- Write your wish, message, quote, or anything you want to share with Baby Fazio
Peipei: a handmade, organic patchwork crib quilt
Book: a durable keepsake board book into which everyone's messages, alongside pictures of the patches, will be compiled
Thank you for being a part of Baby Fazio's village!
Learn More about Baby Peipei
It takes a village
From Baby Peipei: Our children's nainai (paternal grandmother) taught us about a Chinese tradition called Bai Jia Bei whereby family, friends, and village members contribute fabric to make a quilt for a new baby.
This idea of a community-gifted quilt has inspired us to create patchwork peipeis and have Baby’s loved ones crowdfund them by purchasing the individual fabric patches.
Love you can feel
What makes a peipei so special is the uniqueness of each person’s love. When a patch is purchased, each village member is asked to leave a special message for Baby.
These messages are incorporated into a board book that can be read and cherished forever.
Treasured for a lifetime
All peipeis are handmade in Brooklyn, NY by NaiNai who has decades experience as a seamstress.
We chose soft poplin for the patchwork top and cozy cotton Sherpa for the backing. All fabrics we use are 100% organic cotton.
The professional craftwomanship and high-quality materials produce a blanket that will embrace the recipient for life; from tummy time to fort building and beyond!