The Person Behind The Brand – Kylie Barsby
For Kylie, the creator and director of Brave Bubs Medical Growsuits, medical clothing hasn’t always been her thing. She kind of landed here by her life’s journey.
Kylie and her husband had often talked about starting a small business but were never sure on what they wanted to do, nothing seemed right, until about 4 years ago when a series of events led to a light bulb moment for Kylie.
Four years ago, Kylie’s darling little boy, Lachlan, contracted a virus when he was three months old. This somehow triggered his autoimmune system to fight the virus but went on to attack his brain causing permanent and irreversible damage.
While Lachlan was in the PICU ward, Kylie and her husband were unable to dress Lachlan without cutting off arms from growsuits or having an arm or a leg hanging out. For Kylie, not only was it that her little bub wasn’t dressed, she just really wanted to be a mum and change her babies nappy without having to buzz a nurse every time.
Kylie came up with the design for the Brave Bubs Growsuit while she was sitting in the ward listening to the beeps of the monitors and IV lines. She just wished that there was something like this for her Brave Bub at the time.
Kylie likens this to the lyrics to Beautiful Boy by John Lennon “Life is what happens to you, while you’re busy making other plans.” At Hello Yello Clothing we can certainly relate to that.