Made for imagination.
Made for good.

About Nyx & Gray

Nyx and Gray believes in a world of hope and kindness. A world of childhood adventure, connectedness to the environment, and community that nurtures sustainability, innocence, and beauty.

That’s why we have combined our love of sustainable fashion with modern, whimsical designs that encourage imagination and discovery.

Our premium handmade blankets and clothing feature inspiring independent designer prints that spark imagination and wonder because, at the heart of Nyx and Gray, is the belief that these innate childhood qualities should be nurtured.

Our Values

Imagination

Making a Difference

Family

Superior Quality Fabric

Tencel

Tencel is a kind of fiber that is sustainably and responsibly derived from wood pulp, and it is very strong, soft against the skin, and naturally absorbs moisture. It allows a piece to see more wear and a longer life.

Tencel is wonderful for sensitive skin, rich in color, naturally anti-bacterial, durable, and wrinkle resistant. Tencel drapes really well, making it a beautiful fabric clothing.

Bamboo

Organically grown bamboo fabric is made using organic cotton combined with the best possible method of bamboo fiber production. Many of the fabrics used in Nyx and Gray products carry the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, which means that these natural fabrics are designed to clothe your little ones in the greatest comfort while decreasing your exposure to many of the toxic chemicals used in the textile industry.

What does GOTS mean?

GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. It is internationally recognized as the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers because it verifies both ecological and social criteria along the entire textile supply chain.

All our organic cotton blankets and clothing are handmade with only fabrics that meet this standard. We believe strongly that sustaining our home means more than just using organic products; it means making sure that every piece follows the steps necessary to uphold our environment.

Sustainability is Paramount

Sustainable Packaging

Every piece of packaging used in shipping our products can be either recycled, composted, or planted. We use labels, stickers, and tissue paper with eco-friendly ink that are more easily broken down, and we lovingly wrap (our swaddles) in seed paper that you can plant and enjoy an array of wildflowers in celebration of your little one.

Made to Order

By creating the blankets and apparel when the orders come in or for the
shows that we do each year, we are only consuming the fabric when we know the dress, romper, or blanket is going to be used and loved. We avoid the issue of having an inventory of excess product lying around, and that cuts back on consuming materials without using them.

Donating our Fabric

We donate all fabric scraps to a local preschool, other makers that can use them, and to an organization in San Francisco, called the Social Justice Sewing Academy, with the aim to create as minimal waste as possible.

Functionality Matters

Children grow SO fast. We believe that their blankets and clothing shouldn’t be left behind.

Functionality is a core part of our design process. The fabrics we choose are strong and durable, made to last.

We create our swaddles with ample material so they can also be carseat or nursing covers, and later a blanket in their beds. They can be an heirloom piece that marks the significance of their childhood and even be passed down to the next generation.

We create our bottoms with cuffs that can be rolled down to accommodate your baby’s growing legs. And our dresses are made to hit below the knee so as your daughter grows, it can become a shorter dress or tunic that can be worn with leggings or shorts.

We make clothes that last.

Supporting Independent Artists

Our designs are created by independent artists who find inspiration from nature, imagination, and fantasy.

Featuring these artists gives exposure to their craft, supports community among the makerspace, and gives you a greater variety of unique designs to choose from for your children.

We choose designs that are beautiful, whimsical, and inclusive, like dinosaurs, mermaids, unicorns, sea creatures, and forest animals.

designer printed fabric

Meet Jennifer

Hey there, I’m Jennifer, the founder of Nyx and Gray. I started this company because I saw a need in the baby and children’s apparel space for a brand that was modern, inclusive, and sustainable. But even more than that, there was a gap in handmade shops focusing on how we as human beings can do good things for our environment.

A brand that celebrates beautiful design and functional pieces that make the modern parents’ life easier, but also provided ways for these parents to feel good about doing their part to reduce environmental impact because of excessive packaging and “fast fashion.”

I knew that clothing should last longer than one season, which inspires me to create clothing like pants with cuffs and dresses that can be worn even as the children grow. I realized that there is so much more to be done in the way that we package goods, so all of the Nyx and Gray packaging is either recyclable, compostable or plantable. (Yes, the swaddle package wrapping paper is really wildflower seed paper that can be planted). Even the way that Nyx and Gray fabric is printed is typically from water-based, eco-friendly inks.

All of these things are near and dear to my heart, but most importantly is the passion that your child should feel inspired to explore and imagine, to play outside and discover, to love a favorite dress that can adapt as she grows, to cherish a swaddle blanket into toddlerhood and beyond.

My inspiration in life, business, and the creative process comes from my own daughter. As I watch her experience the world, in all of its adventure and wonder, I see the good through her eyes. I realize what we can miss, caught up in the fast pace of adulthood. Our children are the future, and if we want them to be able to enjoy the things about the world we did as children, we have to be the ones to take care of it.

Will you join me?

Jennifer with daughter