Barefoot Baby enters Marion. Corporate sale of unique items online worldwide.







Barefoot Baby enters Marion


Using her own illustrations, co-owner Alyssa Hughes uses sublimation to add her artwork to soft tees and bodysuits. Here she is holding up one of her Barefoot Baby T-Shirts.


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A small business in the Marion’s Depot district is now the headquarters of a brand new international children’s clothing brand.

Headquartered at 44 Depot St. in Marion, Barefoot Baby is owned and operated by the Hughes family, who produce quality clothing for babies, toddlers and youth. While they don’t have an outlet that’s open to the public, owner Alyssa Hughes says they have big plans within the local community, according to a press release.

“I’ve lived in Marion for the past six years and am so excited to be a part of downtown’s growth,” Hughes said. “All three of my children grew up in this community and have inspired our clothes. I look forward to taking local kids for photo shoots, working with new retail businesses, and holding public events where all the barefoot kids can come together.”

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Using his own illustrations, Hughes uses sublimation to add his artwork to soft tees and bodysuits.







Barefoot Baby enters Marion

Headquartered at 44 Depot St. in Marion, Barefoot Baby is owned and operated by the Hughes family, who produce quality clothing for babies, toddlers and youth. Using her own illustrations, co-owner Alyssa Hughes uses sublimation to add her artwork to soft tees and bodysuits.


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“We have a pretty basic inventory right now, but we’re expanding rapidly,” he says. “We already have bodysuits and t-shirts in sizes 0-3 months up to size medium and recently added beanies and trucker hats. We also have school notebooks, gift notebooks and two children’s books for sale with more in progress. We’ll be offering hoodies later this year, and hope to add pajamas, adventure journals, and even adult t-shirts before the year is out.







Barefoot Baby enters Marion

Barefoot Baby has bodysuits and tees in sizes 0-3 months up to junior average and has recently added beanies and trucker hats.


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“Our designs were inspired by my children and probably yours as well,” she added. “Some of the tees feature our pot-bellied pig Marley, or our Rhode Island Red hens, roosters and rabbits. We also have designs with tractors, cows and ducks. My family loves hiking, so we have nature-inspired stuff as well. If it has anything to do with the outdoors, we probably have it.







Barefoot Baby enters Marion

Co-owner Alyssa Hughes said she has no plans to open a Barefoot Baby retail store in Marion. They are focusing on their manufacturing work at their Depot Street location and selling their products online so that people from all over the world can order through their website. They ship it to their customers or people are welcome to pick up at the Depot Street location.


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Husband and wife team Matt and Alyssa Hughes are excited to continue to grow their business by partnering with others. Their hat selection comes direct from T&S Headwear on Main Street, which is owned and operated by Sarah Barrier Jacobs and Tegan Strautmann Sacco. They are working with Jessica Price’s Roaming Buffalo Outpost on Rutherford Road to add a western line. They also hired staff from the design program at McDowell Technical Community College.

Hughes said they have no plans to open a retail store in Marion. They are focusing on their manufacturing work at their Depot Street location and selling their products online so that people from all over the world can order through their website. They ship it to their customers or people are welcome to pick up at the Depot Street location.







Barefoot Baby enters Marion

Co-owner Alyssa Hughes stands in front of portraits of her children at Operation Barefoot Baby in downtown Marion.


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“As well as selling direct to customers, we also sell to resellers,” Hughes told The McDowell News. “We had a delivery to Roaming Buffalo Outpost over the weekend, so he’s got our entire western line there. We have a few other stores in the state, but RBO is the closest.”

So even if there isn’t a Barefoot Baby stop, locals will start to see their branding pop up more as the business connects with more stores.







Barefoot Baby enters Marion

Employee Erika Hawk works with the heat press and packaging at Barefoot Baby.


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“We love our kids, we love our business and we love this city,” Hughes said. “The whole vision is coming together and we can’t wait to see how it continues to grow. We are a family pursuing our passion and we couldn’t do it without the support of this community.”

To find out more about Barefoot Baby, you can visit their website www.BarefootBabyClothing.com or find them on social media: https://www.facebook.com/barefootbabyclothing

Barefoot Baby enters Marion. Corporate sale of unique items online worldwide.

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