Arkansas family, Janie and Michael Ward, offer a unique children’s clothing line comprised of treasure-engrained fabrics and items based on family traditions throughout the south. If you haven’t heard of The Yellow Lamb, you’re in for a treat.
The couple started an infant and children’s clothing business four years ago in Little Rock. Janie grew up swaddled in beautiful heirloom daygowns and dresses made by her mother, Arden Boyce, a
Yes, he is the one who does the sewing! Michael’s mother, Sue
The creation of daygowns gave The Yellow Lamb its start. “We love the delicate fabrics and beautiful laces and trims used to create these heirloom pieces,” added Michael. “We began doing custom work for infants and children in our neighborhood in the Heights area of Little Rock and the demand quickly outgrew our resources. We began partnering with some of the best artisans and seamstresses across the world to create what you see today as our clothing line, The Yellow Lamb.”
The couple are passionate about designing and creating classic clothing that can be worn any day with ease of care. “Parenthood is a busy time, but beautiful clothing should not be saved only for special events,” says Janie. Michael is constantly in search of fine sewing techniques and designs that are “as beautiful today as they were generations ago”. Janie added, “The beauty of these garments motivates us to design and create, what we call everyday heirloom, for the infants and children of today.”
The couple are proud to continue their family tradition creating beautiful children’s clothing. Their brand can be found in stores throughout the south and in the treasured Little Rock children’s store, The Toggery, or online at www.theyellowlamb.com.
Janie has lived in the Little Rock area for 23 years. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Michael grew up in Mansfield and
Their children, Lillian, 4, and Boyce, 2, attend St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School. “Our children are definitely the muses of our clothing line. Childhood passes quickly; dress them while you can. Every day is