Kelly Barth founded Cabooties in 2014 based on the inspiration of her son, Conley Alexander Barth (the CAB in Cabooties). She began sewing booties in her tiny town-home in North Carolina, trying to overcome her frustrations with socks that wouldn’t stay on and stiff shoes that didn’t fit over her baby’s chubby feet. She finally found a design that Conley loved to wear, and Cabooties were born. Since that time Kelly has tweaked the design a few times, and improved the materials, but the result is still the same – high quality, handmade baby shoes that don’t fall off.
Kelly and her family have moved a few times since 2014, from North Carolina to Arkansas to Pennsylvania. Cabooties made the move each time as well - it has been quite the adventure!
Kelly loved having the opportunity to work from home while caring for her son. As the company grew, Cabooties remained committed to offering other families the same opportunity. Kelly still spends her mornings sewing baby shoes, but she has also employed a small number of parents who sew Cabooties out of their own homes. This commitment to family is the main inspiration for Cabooties in everything we do.
Each pair of Cabooties is made with love, packaged with care, and shipped to little ones around the world. We hope they will take your family on many adventures together!
Our mission statement:
Bringing adventures and first steps to babies worldwide through fun and practical handcrafted footwear.