[BIS.KOT] Stylish Giveaway

I got to meet Ariane and Anouk in October at the trade show.  Along with getting to see, touch, and try on their beautiful clothes, I got to spend time with these two wonderful women.  They are so much fun!  Visiting in their booth was one of my favorite stops at the ABC trade show and I loved just getting to sit with them, chatting while I fed Sugarbaby.  It’s no wonder that their designs have such warmth, style, and quality, it’s just who they are coming through!  Their Nyi cowl neck top is my new favorite breastfeeding top, even better that its design is something I will be wearing long past weaning.  So I’m excited to bring all this quality, style, warmth, and comfortable personality to you in this giveaway.  I wish every pregnant and breastfeeding mom could have the comfort of [BIS.KOT] in their wardrobe.  I hope you enjoy learning about this mom owned and run company as much as I did and I’m certain you’ll love their products.  Also, though not yet available in the USA, Canadian Leakies can check out their line of cloth diapers.  We’ve loved adding a few of the well designed fluff to our stash.

 

TLB:  What should TLB readers know about [BIS.KOT]?

Ariane:  Actually, they don’t have to know anything… they just have to try it!  Everyone that has tried any style from [BIS.KOT] has fallen for it.  Stylish, comfortable, flattering styles which can all be worn during  pregnancy, while breastfeeding and much more!

TLB:  What is the significance of your company name?  It’s a bit unusual but catchy, what’s the story?

Ariane:  [BIS.KOT] is a pure invention… most of the names we give to our brands/products have no specific meaning. We believe that branding is important and the name is part of it.  We usually start with brainstorming, and most of the time we end up very far from where we started. It’s one of the greatest parts of our job : we laugh and have a LOT of fun!

TLB:  Personally I love your Niji cowl neck top, so soft, stylish, comfortable, versatile, and flattering.  What is the inspiration behind your styles?

Ariane:  We love stylish clothing that can be worn any style : up or down. We know that, as a Mom, we shop for them and we forget about us.  Having versatile styles in our closet is necessary and may save the date when having an unexpected dinner out. When looking for new styles, we search the season’s trends, colors, inspirations. We try to get special details on every style we create.

TLB:  Tell us about your families and how you balance life as working moms.

Ariane:  What? Balance? We try, very hard… But our business is like our 3rd baby, it’s part of our life. Even the kids think the office is their second home…  We think about it all the time, when we’re in vacation, we get flash ideas on new styles we could create; while cooking, we think about new promotions; when surfing the web, we read partner’s websites ei TLB…  But, when we are with our families, we give 200% : we play, we laugh, we cook, we do a lot of things. That is also part of who we are : always trying to give more. We do it at work, but we also do it at home!  Organization is necessary in order to have a balanced life… grocery, dinners, laundry, activities, have the kids participate at home helps a lot. A schedule that is easy to follow for the entire family keeps us in track.  We have lists everywhere and it helps us concentrate on our ‘’job’’.

TLB:  What is your favorite breastfeeding tip for a new mom?

Ariane:  According to our own experiences, being surrounding by loving people is a MUST. Your husband, parents, siblings, friends, local support group…  They can help with the baby, with older kids, get you an hour power nap in the afternoon, a dinner you don’t need to cook, or just someone to talk to and have a coffee with…  Breastfeeding support groups are AWESOME. You don’t absolutely need to go out, there are great websites, such as The Leaky Boob. These are great ressources!  Most of new breastfeeding moms think they’re alone in their own situation. You are NOT alone.  Breastfeeding is one of the greatest thing in motherhood, but mom and baby both need to learn : one step at a time.  Many moms encounter some difficulties when starting breastfeeding, we did… but we succeeded! Pain, aches, relactaction… we went through a lot but only have good memories in our breastfeeding journeys.

Ariane is giving away a Hana Criss-cross Shirt  to two lucky Leakies.  This stylish shirt features 3/4 length sleeves and easy nursing access.  Available in black, steel gray, ultramarine blue, and imperial purple.    Retail value $50.00

Currently Leakies can find these and other unique maternity and nursingwear on the [BIS.KOT] website and in some local retail stores and boutiques in Canada.

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered, and check out biskotdesign.com for more information on their different clothing collections.  The giveaway is open from November 29, 2012 through December 6, 2012.  A big thanks to Ariane and [BIS.KOT] for their ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women, please be sure to visit their Facebook page  or follow them on twitter  (@obiskot on Twitter) and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.

This giveaway is open to international entries.

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Comments

  1. I need some [BIS.KOT] wear! This stuff looks awesome!

  2. I liked seeing their styles and their breastfeeding tips the most.

  3. I’m glad to learn the styles are made to be versatile to wear while I’m pregnant and maybe after!

  4. I loved their breastfeeding tip. I couldn’t have survived my second child without a ton of support.

  5. This shirt looks so cute and I definitely need some nursing and pregnancy tops!

  6. Haha, that the name doesn’t mean anything! Deep meanings are overrated. 🙂

  7. I would love to win, I’m running out of clothes that fit me!

  8. I could use some more maternity ware and know I would use it for nursing gear when #2 arrives!

  9. Amanda Iden Howell says:

    Very comfortable but still stylish looking, I love it! The purple is pretty, too!

  10. I enjoyed learning how cute it is!! 😉

  11. Sonya Morris says:

    The styles are made for maternity, nursing and after.

  12. I like that the styles are meant to be pretty, not just functional! I’ve been nursing my babies for the last ten and a bit years straight, so I love clothes that work well for nursing.

  13. As a Canadian reader, I loved to learn that a Canadian company is making such great looking nursing wear!

  14. Their clothing is awesome. And their tips are amazing. Too bad I couldn’t have found this sooner.

  15. I love that they aren’t just for nursing, but can be worn while pregnant and still nursing 🙂

  16. These are gorgeous! What lovely styles. Normally I wouldn’t buy maternity specific, but I also never thought I would be breastfeeding for more than a year 🙂

  17. I learned that there are fashionable tops out there for pregnancy and nursing.

  18. Very interesting. I loved reading their breastfeeding tips and going to my family I Illinois for three weeks after my second child was born really helped us have an amazing breastfeeding relationship. It allowed us to get time alone while other helped out. I loved the breastfeeding tips in this article.

  19. I love that they are Canadian. Because I am.

  20. I love their obvious dedication to the company and their families. It’s great to see/read about! Looks like beautiful products as well…

  21. It’s great to see a women-owned company! I love how stylish the clothes are, too!

  22. That they are constantly staying in the loop for stylish ma.a clothes!!

  23. Love your tops!

  24. Love the look of the top – it would be nice to not have to have tons of layers on all the time.

  25. Love the look. Would love a nursing top!

  26. I love that they are 3/4 sleeve, as a tall woman long sleeve shirts just never fit right

  27. Francesca McCaffrey says:

    I love that they design their pieces for versatility….up or down, that’s huge.

  28. Julianne Perry says:

    I’d LOVE to try one on these tops!!!!!

  29. Would be great with twins to have easier access 🙂 Love the style & functionality!

  30. Being a new mom and not having any nursing tops, I would LOVE this. It’s so stylish as well!

  31. I need a nursing top so bad!! I don’t have one at all!

  32. Abbey Thull says:

    Wow ~ these look awesome! Wish I would’ve discovered them 5 months ago… 🙂

  33. It’s hard to find attractive, flattering nursing tips that are so versatile. Love the options and styles with all these tops! Thank you!

  34. It’s hard to find attractive, flattering nursing tips that are so versatile. Love the options and styles with all these tops! Thank you!

  35. Katherine Driver says:

    I definitely need some [BIS.KOT] wear. My little one is probably going to be deciding she’s had enough of nursing here in the next few months, but we are hoping to have at least one more in the future, so it would be nice to have a really well made nursing top! And all the [BIS.KOT] things look so amazing.

  36. I love that the items can be worn as maternity and everyday wear!

  37. Love the look of these.

  38. Love their design! Wish I could buy in US!

  39. Love it!

  40. I like hearing about how passionate the 2 women behind the brand are, as well as how comfortable the clothing is! I don’t want to have to sacrifice comfort for functionality, and it sounds like I wouldn’t have to!

  41. Lisa Thakkar says:

    I am glad to hear these clothes are made to be worn during and post-nursing – good to know its not an investment for just a few months!

  42. Loved learning about the functionality and style:)

  43. I have been nursing for almost 4 years and have yet to find a decent nursing top. Maybe this is the one!!

  44. Thanks for asking about the name… It was different and I was curious!

  45. heather kelly says:

    Definately going to be shopping.

  46. Definitely looking for some attractive nursing tops!

  47. madigan rollins says:

    I’ve been bfing for almost 4 years and have yet to find a decent and flattering nursing top!! Maybe this is it?!?!

  48. I actually loved learning about how the ladies manage a business, as well as a family! It’s something that seems incredibly challenging–but rewarding at the same time! The clothes are to die for; nursing clothes are hard to find, and extremely expensive most of the time. I’ve just been trying to make do with regular T-shirts! I would love a chance to feel a bit more stylish!

  49. I like how stylish they are!

  50. Style and comfort! Love it.

  51. Lyndsay Chae Deurmier says:

    Their fabric colors are gorgeous and so trendy! I loved learning their line is about and from moms! I think that is lovely and more women need to be in the workforce doing what they love and support. It’s honestly the greatest thing to know you buy what people love doing. I also loved the fact they have all have had struggled breastfeeding.

  52. I love the fact I can wear such stylish clothes while pregnant, and still get even more use afterwards! I definitely would like to try this brand!

  53. I would love these!!

  54. You can nurse in style 🙂

  55. felicia berry says:

    I love this

  56. I know what’s going on my Christmas list this year!

  57. Hoping to win one for my wife! We always have such a hard time finding nursing clothes for her; she’s worn quite a few of my old shirts around the house, just because it’s easy to nurse in them!

    I thought it was pretty awesome, how they’re able to combine business, and family. I wish I could do it! Definitely is tougher than it looks.

  58. Plan on nursing for as long as my son is interested. Could definitely use some cute nursing tops.

  59. Ellen Ludwig says:

    These look awesome!

  60. Shakeeta W says:

    I liked learning about how they balance their work and home lives, a struggle many of us go through!

  61. I like the breastfeeding tips as breastfeeding is all new to me!

  62. I would love to try some nursing tops!

  63. I am in the market! Checking the site now!

  64. Would love to try, look nice!

  65. I’ve been searching for nursing tops!! Unchain me from my t-shirts, please. 🙂

  66. Their tops are beautiful! I’d love one

  67. love the nursing tops!

  68. Loved learning about another mom run business! Yay, support the moms!

  69. I love that they you don’t have to be nursing or pregnant to wear their tops!

  70. I don’t have a nursing top yet so I think little one would love this the most. No fighting to get to the boob!

  71. I need some [BIS.KOT] wear! They look so comfortable.

  72. Cute tops! I’m always on the lookout for tops that make breastfeeding in public easier and these are attractive and functional.

  73. Oh, nice! it’s so hard to find stylish breast-feeding clothes 🙂

  74. I’m just happy to support businesses being run by real, hardworking mommas.

  75. Amanda Lalonde says:

    I liked the mention that support is important for new nursing mamas… So true!!

  76. The clothes look great. Shame you can’t buy them online!

  77. Jenny Lovassy says:

    I just LOVE a good functional and pretty nursing top. These look great!

  78. Sarah Dymond says:

    I’m on baby #4 and have YET to find nursing shirts that work for me! I’d love to try some!

  79. I have a [BIS.KOT] top it’s my favourite nursing top, really comfortable and really fun vibrant green colour xx

  80. I need this!

  81. I liked knowing there are more clothing companies with nursing moms in mind! It’s hard to find stylish & functional nursing wear!

  82. Melissa richardson says:

    Love finding new sites that have awesome stuff!

  83. After 7months of nursing I could use some new nursing friendly clothes!!!

  84. love finding out about great breastfeeding products that also support small businesses!

  85. Laura Mueller says:

    I love the ease of nursing tops and these are very stylish!!

  86. I like how they are confident that if you try their loathes you will love them!

  87. I love knowing that they are a woman owned company.

  88. carly glover says:

    LOVED LEARNING THE NAME HAS NO MEANING. THE NURSING TOPS LOOK AWESOME!

  89. I loved learning about a new brand of fashionable nursing wear! Nursing my 2nd little one now, so I’m definitely always looking for new favorites!

  90. I love that it’s for nursing AND maternity! Double awesome!

  91. I love that these are REAL woman who understand and make clothing for REAL woman!!They understand the importance of double use and cost effiecient clothing and also the importance of maintaining style at a time most woman can experience disheartenment at the change to their bodies post delivery.

  92. Double use for the clothes…can’t beat that!

  93. I’m glad to know there is stylish breastfeeding friendly tops out now! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  94. domestic diva says:

    I like that they’re made for maternity and nursing. It’ll get lots of use.

  95. I love their breastfeeding tip. So important!

  96. I am always looking for something to nurse in and this would be the perfect top.

  97. Christina says:

    their tops work for both pregnancy and breastfeeding!

  98. Great stuff! Wish I would have had it for my first two babies. Oh we’ll, at least my 3rd will have a more stylishly nursing Mama!