They say, having a baby changes everything...
It sure does.
After working in the corporate world for 15 years, I gave birth to my beloved son, Arhan. I loved being a new mom, but I felt like it was not me anymore!
I was constantly finding myself in unattractive maternity wear that made me feel nothing like the old me. I was mainly at home with ugly clothes. Each time I was out, I was missing the best part of the conversation as I leave the table to nurse elsewhere. I was constantly fighting with the nursing cover. It was not easy to pump at work. I was missing the social/business life I used to have.
I wanted options to wear that were easy and practical, yet stylish and luxe. I wanted to wear clothes not because I have to, but I would love to. After struggling with maternity wear options for six months, I decided that I could provide women with better quality maternity wear that could be worn during pregnancy, nursing and for many years after giving birth.
While nursing my son, I spent time sourcing and developing what would become Accouchée. We take pride in the fact that all of our products are made in Turkey, where I reside today. My hope is that my designs inspire women to feel confident and to help them get back to feeling like their former selves!
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