My name is Habiba Melanie. I'm a french canadian born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. My parents are from Peru and immigrated to Canada 35 years ago. I moved in a small town called Niverville in Manitoba back in December 2018. I used to work in HR but it's always been a dream of mine to have my own business and be my own boss (sounds cliché right?)
I started this business back in December 2019, when my first daughter Anissa was only 3 months old! My hands were pretty full at that time, she was only a newborn... but I really wanted to do this for a long time; for myself and my growing family.
I started off with 2 products: personalized pacifier clips and teething rings. Since then, we've grown thanks to you and everybody who's been supporting us on social media and at markets. Third + Bird at St-Norbert's farmers market was our first market that we attended and i was mind blown by the love and support. I never thought people would support local makers and small shops like mine.
Our vision + Products
At Umm Anissa & Co, we provide sustainable and modern baby/kids essentials. Selected products are handmade here in Niverville, Manitoba. We use sustainable eco-friendly & natural materials such as food grade silicone & organic beech wood. 100% BPA, Phtalates, PVC, Mercury, Nickel, Lead & Cadmium FREE.
In May 2021, we had a new addition to our growing family, baby Aliyah. Both of my wonderful daughters are my main motivation and inspiration. My hubby (or as I call him teddy) is my go-to person, he helped me and motivated me since I started this business.
I am BEYOND grateful for them and for you guys. Thank you all for supporting this lil' dream of mine, it literally means the world to me and my family.