Welcome to Walnut Creek
We are a small home based shop located in London, Ontario producing stylish, unisex, quality-made kids apparel and accessories. Our products use organic fabrics and Eco-friendly inks. Every detail is thought about, every decision is made based on respect for health of the child wearing it and the environment.
Walnut Creek was started in 2015 by Jessica Nelles with the goal of providing organic and Eco-friendly fashions for kids. After making the lifestyle change to live a more natural and organic lifestyle, Jessica became frustrated at the lack of resources that would aide in this kind of lifestyle. Originally, Jessica had started blogging at Baby's Nest, a resource page for all things Eco-friendly. Baby's Nest grew into a large blogging site where people could find links to businesses that provided Eco-friendly options, as well as DIY's, reviews of Eco-friendly products, recipes and articles. After much thought and listening to her heart, Jessica decided to take the plunge into the business world and open Walnut Creek Organics.
Another reason that led Jessica to start a business was her daughter Bee. Bringing Bee into the world was no easy task, it was filled with tragedy after the death of her first two sons (you can follow her grief journey blog here). Knowing how valuable and precious life is and that no day is guaranteed, Jessica made it her mission to be able to work from home and spend all the time she can with Bee.
The idea for Walnut Creek came to Jessica while driving one day. The name Walnut Creek popped into her mind and would not leave. She contemplated for days what it meant and a few weeks after the initial thought, her "Cow's It Going" design came to life and that was it. A majority of the designs are inspired by every day whispers* Jessica and Bee tell each other or the hilarious stuff Bee is known to say. Life with a preschooler can lead to many interesting whispers.
We hope you enjoy our products as much as we do, we put a lot of love into Walnut Creek and are always looking for new ideas to bring to you.
Peace, love and Eco-living,
Jessica and Bee
*A whisper is a statement, conversation, quote or saying that we often tell each other