Today I’m thrilled to feature my dear friend and mompreneur, Pam DiGiovanni who is the creative force behind Pam & Sam Designs, a Boston based design studio and shop that creates unique, eco-friendly kid’s handmade accessories and clothing. Pam is truly an inspiration as she gracefully balances two young boys, a part-time job, and her children’s clothing line! I looove Pam’s easy, classic, New England style that she has parlayed into Pam & Sam through the cutest sweaters and hats! And the great news is that Pam is currently extending all my readers a $10 discount with the code “merry” when they spend $75 or more. These charming sweaters and hats would make an ideal gift for the the holidays especially this striped lobster rollneck that my son Patrick wears on major repeat! You can also find Pam and Sam Designs on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
1. What was the inspiration behind Pam & Sam?
I was inspired to create Pam and Sam after the birth of my first son, Samuel. I wanted more work/life balance to be with my him, and turned my design hobby into my company, Pam & Sam. I adore luxurious fabrics and textures and love bright ‘happy’ colors. I married the two together creating a hat and sweater line for kids (infant to age 6). Growing up with the chilly, long winters in New England, sweaters and hats were wardrobe essentials. I wasn’t fond of the machine made cheap designs I found in traditional stores. I’d been spoiled by my moms handmade gifts and heirloom sweaters she passed on from my grandmother. Pam & Sam, handmade for kids, shares the old-world handmade craft, coupled with luxurious, sustainable and hypoallergenic fabrics, inspired by nature and voila! It’s Pam & Sam!
2. Take us through the creative process…
The genesis of my creative process is always derived from feelings of what I love, and sharing that love through my products with my customers. My designs inspired by nature feel fun, free and effortless, the same feeling I get when I’m at the beach with my family. I love pops of bright colors and rely on the classic nautical New England feel for my collections.
3. Where do you see Pam & Sam a year from now?