The Story Behind Zarpar Bebê


In June 2014, my first baby boy, Kyon, arrived into this world.  A whirlwind of a beautiful (but unplanned) home birth.  He was perfect in every way - yet this precious little boy did not sleep, not even for a minute, not without his mummas touch!


I was convinced babywearing was the only way to truly embrace my motherhood journey, but the world of baby carriers felt so overwhelming!  I began by working my way through testing out every carrier in every store, attending babywearing meets, trying out friends carriers whenever I could.  Some were great, some were OK and some were just plain awful.  I never found my perfect carrier.    


Once my daughter Zahlee arrived in February 2016, another gorgeous koala baby, I knew I needed to solve my babywearing dilemma and fast!  


I have a true passion for beautiful and authentic textiles and found some stunning fabrics, so I sat down to my borrowed sewing machine to begin my creation.  I knew it needed to be as natural as I could make it, it needed to be light and breathable and above all comfortable.  Beautiful was just an added bonus! 


I fell in love with my new carrier and so did all the mummas around me and that was just the beginning of the Zarpar Bebê journey...


My name is Jemma and I am the designer and creator of all of the beauty you see in Zarpar Bebê.  I am a mumma (probably like you) to 3 beautiful little beings - number 3 due earth-side March 2018!  


I wholeheartedly believe the art of beautiful handmade design has the power to enrich the lives of impoverished and underprivileged people.  The Zarpar Bebê journey is slowly expanding around the world, but we are very proud to have partnered with Sabah Nepal to help build brighter futures for those women and their families.


I also passionately believe that it takes a village to raise a child and a woman requires unconditional and non judgmental support and guidance all the way through this beautiful journey of motherhood.

My goal is for Zarpar to be a platform for this beautiful community to share and feel supported.  I hope you feel empowered wearing your beautiful Zarpar Bebê creation. 


Zarpar is a Portuguese word, meaning to "set sail and to begin a journey".

We hope you fall in love with your Zarpar Bebê babywearing journey...