It’s that time of the month again when we feature one of You! Lingerie’s retailer; and this month, it’s Rondom Eva. Rondom Eva is a web based store located in the Netherlands that carries delicious maternity and nursing lingerie, swimwear and sleepwear. Like most mompreneurs, Rondom Eva was launched when owner Eva was pregnant with her first child and had a difficult time shopping for stylish yet comfortable maternity Lingerie. With her second child due any day now, we couldn’t be more excited for Eva as her and her store continues to strive that mummies everywhere feel their absolute best during and after pregnancy.
We had the wonderful opportunity to interview the founder and owner of Dutch maternity retailer Rondom Eva, and below are some excerpts from that interview.
YL: Tell us a little bit about your business
Eva: I launched my web-store last year October 1st on the Dutch celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Website is now live for a little bit more than 6 months and in this short period of time; I have already met a lot of mums and professionals who are really enthusiastic about breastfeeding and my shop. With my Web-shop, it is my aim to make pregnancy and breastfeeding even more beautiful than it already is.
YL: Can you share details about your background, how and why you decided to become a maternity boutique owner?
Eva: After a career in several commercial jobs, I kept searching for a job to would be more satisfying to me. I was looking for products that I could relate to and also for a possibility to fully use my creativity. Being pregnant with my first child, I found that it was very difficult to find good and good looking maternity lingerie. That’s how my plan was born. I started investigating and found some very pretty lingerie brands that convinced me to give it a go. I love to make pregnant and breastfeeding women feel pretty and happy with their beautiful curves.
In the meanwhile, I am expecting my second baby on July 21st, that makes it easier for me to relate to all the mummies and what they are going through. We do not know if it is going to be a boy or girl yet, but we are very much looking forward to our second one. Our daughter (almost 2) is also very pleased; she’s kissing my growing belly everyday which is so cute!
YL: How did you come up with the name of your business?
Eva: My name is Eva (from Adam & Eve) which is very suitable for the market that I am in. Therefore I wanted to have my own name in my company name. As I also wanted to relate to the beautiful curves I chose the name “Rondom Eva”. Rondom can be translated as around, but also relates to curves. This also shows in my logo.
YL: What do you think your customers think when your store comes to mind?
Eva: My customers are excited to find out that there’s such a wide range of both functional, beautiful, and sexy maternity and nursing lingerie. During the past months, I have managed to create a personal relationship with some of my customers which made them return for more items. Which I view as a very large compliment.
YL: What type of products do you carry?
Eva: Besides maternity- and nursing lingerie, I also carry nightwear and swimwear. At this moment I am talking to a new supplier of another type of products which I am convinced many of the mums (to be) would be very pleased with.
YL: Why do you carry You! Lingerie?
Eva: As stated before it is my aim to make pregnancy and breastfeeding even more beautiful. You! Lingerie perfectly fits that profile. I had the honor of being the first one to introduce You! Lingerie to the Dutch mums (to be) who are all very excited about it.
Be sure to check out Rondom Eva’s super chic web-store: www.rondomeva.nl