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Hi there! I’m Anne, a mom of two gorgeous babies named Nala and Kai and the founder of Nalakai. In 2013 I quit my job as a corporate lawyer and moved to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica in search of a more fulfilling life. When my son Kai was born in 2016, my whole world changed for the better!
Being a mom is the greatest joy of my life, and I am inspired every day by the beautiful, natural and minimalist lifestyle here in Costa Rica.
When my son Kai was born, I found that I loved the concept of attachment parenting. Kai was so much more calm when he was snuggled in my arms or in a carrier. The attachment parenting style was developed by the famous Dr. Sears. The idea is that infants are born with a strong instinct to be near their mother. The more they are held and physically close to their mother or primary caregiver in their first year, the more safe and secure they will feel. And from this place of security, an infant will feel confident enough to explore the world and develop their independence. I have definitely found this to be true with my two children.
When I was pregnant with my daughter Nala, I discovered ring slings. I loved the style and soft carry. But I hated the stiff and scratchy 100% linen slings. I decided to make my own slings using incredibly soft and eco-friendly bamboo fabric mixed with linen. Just like that, Nalakai was born!
Creating and developing this brand and connecting with my customers has been the most fun and fulfilling job of my life. I love to have photoshoots with my family and friends and to connect with our amazing customers.
Your support means the world to me. I get so excited to see your messages, reviews and social media photos of your gorgeous families.
I still do all of the customer service because I enjoy connecting with you all so much. If you send us a DM or an email, you’ll hear back from me! Thank you for your support, it allows me to work doing my favorite thing in the world, supporting mothers and families and finding creative and fun ways to serve you!