RAPH&REMY’s cuddly soft and chic babywear is kind to our planet too

Portrait of Tammy Strobel

RAPH&REMY founder Tiffany Okumu’s sons Raphael and Remy in the brand’s Premium Bamboo Zippies. (Far right) Okumu with younger son Remy 

From the moment I became a mother, my purpose has been to love and protect my children with everything I have. And what I didn’t have or couldn’t find, I created,” says RAPH&REMY designer and founder, Tiffany Okumu.

When faced with the lack of quality, well-designed and affordable baby products and gifts, she decided to develop her own brand to offer babywear that checks all these boxes. And so RAPH&REMY was born. Launched as an online store in July 2019, the label—named after Okumu’s two sons, Raphael and Remy—quickly won over mums looking for tasteful and comfortable baby essentials.

Having lived in Singapore for almost a decade, the Australian mother-of-two understands the need for cool, breathable fabrics that won’t chafe or irritate infants’ delicate skin. Bamboo is the fabric of choice for all RAPH&REMY apparel, from the onesies and knotted gowns to the socks and mittens. An earth-friendly and amazingly soft material, bamboo is three times more absorbent than cotton, and has natural moisture-wicking abilities that help keep tots feeling and smelling fresh. Its latest Premium Bamboo Zippie collection, for instance, is designed with both style and practicality in mind. A onesie with a zipper down the middle, it is available in short and long versions (striped or plain, in four colours) as well as sizes for newborns, infants and toddlers up to two years of age. The two-way zipper is a lifesaver when it comes to diaper changes. The long version comes with attached foldover mittens and booties so you’ll never lose them; the latter even has anti-slip silicone soles to ensure Baby’s safety when first steps are taken. There are also no inner tags that could potentially irritate skin or trigger allergies, making this a must-have in every bub’s wardrobe.

The fabrics are sourced from eco-friendly textile manufacturers in Asia and all RAPH&REMY products— including towels, blankets, swaddles, teethers and rattles—are OEKO-TEX certified to be free of over 100 chemicals harmful to health, so you can be sure your little ones are kept safe from toxic dyes and substances. Comfortable, thoughtfully designed and sustainably sourced baby apparel and accessories—your precious bundle of joy deserves no less. 

My Reading Room

Short-sleeve Premium Bamboo Zippie, $44.90 

My Reading Room

Long-sleeve Premium Bamboo Zippie, $49.90 

RAPH&REMY is available at; Level 2, TANGS at Tang Plaza; Level 5, Robinsons The Heeren; and Tanglin Mall.