Momzelle nursing clothing in the media
Prizes and Honours
We are extremely happy to have won this award and we want to thank you so much for the big part you played in our victory! All the love you show us all the time (especially on Facebook and all the amazing product reviews), enables us to continuously improve and offer you the most efficient and innovative purchase experience. Thank you!
We can't believe our luck. Check out the names of the judges! We are finalists in the category "Best Multi-Channel Retailer". We've been working on this website for 6 years now, and we are always looking for ways to make it better. This, combined with all the love you show us all the time (especially on Facebook and all the amazing product reviews), have led us to become finalists for this incredible award. Thank you!
The winner will be announced on September 25th, at a gala in Toronto. Cross your fingers for us! We will keep you "posted" ;)
*** Update: We did not win the award, but we are extremely proud to have been finalists!
What an honor! The award, for the small business category, was given on October 30th 2013. Christine Poirier-Brotchie received it from the hands of Élaine Zakaïb, Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec representing the Quebec Status of Women's Minister.
Watch this video of Christine Poirier, filmed in Momzelle's office in Montreal, to learn a bit more about Momzelle. The video is in French, as we were representing Quebec French social businesses.
October 2011: Christine Poirier and Vincent Poirier went to the Desjardins Gala at the beautiful Château Frontenac in Quebec city where they received the "Best Young Entrepreneurs" award by the Desjardins Bank. Yay! Monique Leroux is in the middle, Christine Poirier is the one wearing the long black dress and Vincent Poirier is hiding beside her in a black suit.
June 2011: Desjardins has announced that Momzelle Inc. is finalist for the 2011 Best Young Entrepreneurs Award for the province of Ontario. The winner will be announced at a gala in Quebec city on October 12th. Awesome!
Nov. 2010: Wonderful news! Momzelle wins the "Best Socially-Minded Business" CYBF Chairman's Award. There will be a gala in November 2011 in Toronto, where the actual award will be given. We are looking forward to it!
In the Financial Post magazine this month of December 2010, is this page congratulating Vivian Prokov for being named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada. Christine Poirier, co-founder of Momzelle nursing clothing, appears on the bottom row of the picture, second from the left. She is showing her support for such an amazing woman with other young female entrepreneurs who had previously received funding through the CYBF Foundation (led by Vivian Prokop)
Such an honour! Momzelle's co-founders, Christine and Vincent, were official Canadian delegates at the 2010 G-20 Summit in Toronto. They represented young French-Canadian entrepreneurs. This little clip was filmed by the Governement of Canada office of International Trade. It was featured on the Canadian Governement G-20 website and aired on Dundas Square in Toronto.
Radio and TV
Look at our proud faces ! The whole process of being chosen then filmed for this CBC reality show was *very* exciting. The Momzelle segment was aired March 3, 2010 at 8PM. Click below to watch the segment if you missed the show!
Christine Poirier was interviewed live by Natalie Lapointe on April 17th 2009. For more, click here.
Newspapers and Magazines
Mama Joven featured one of Momzelle's retailer The Mommy Shop in their newest edition of their magazine. Here is the english translation: It is a specialized store for maternity and breastfeeding clothing, based in Costa Rica. They also have a presence in Central America. The dress on the picture is the breastfeeding Megan dress with blue stripes.
This is probably the best picture ever of Christine and Vincent. They were featured in the Desjardins magazine after winning the Best Young Entrepreneurs Award in October 2011.
Enfants Québec Magazine, November 2009
Technology: Using the Web to sell a specialty product
Daryl Lynn Carlson, Financial Post
Published: Monday, January 12, 2009
"T-shirts and leggings. That’s 99% of what I wear. I also wear a lot of horizontal stripes. My Momzelle t-shirt is officially my go-to top. Is it clean? I’m wearing it. I wore it on the airplane to and from Vancouver, and it was the most discreetly I had ever whipped out a boob in the air. " Lindsay - Maman Loup's Den
|"Momzelle has amazingly comfortable and stylish breastfeeding shirts." All About Baby's World|
|"It's super soft and stretchy, which made nursing really easy. And, I can't wait to wear this to the wedding I plan to attend" Ivy - Ivy's Variety|
|"I would wear this dress even when breastfeeding is over. It also offers coverage all around the breast if that is what you prefer. I love it!" Abby - The Badass Breastfeeder|
|"Since getting a few nursing tanks and tops, I don't know how I ever did without them", Elita, Blacktating Blog.|
|"It's comfortable, functional and very flattering at the same time", says Emily.|
|"Whatever style you go with, Momzelle‘s tops are the perfect remedy for moms who are out and about with their breast feeding tiny ones.", says Meredith of Does Mommy Love It.|
|"This sensational company offers gorgeous tank tops, t-shirts, turtlenecks and other great nursing clothing to help make breastfeeding as easy and comfortable as possible", says Kathryn of Mommy Kat and Kids Blog.|
|"This shirt allows for very discreet nursing without the hassle of fidgeting with blankets or covers", says Jessica of Mom of all Trades Blog.|
|"Their nursing tops allow for easy access which is perfect for nursing in public", says Abby of Abby Approved Blog.|
|"Its a great baby shower gift", says Blessing of Safe Home Happy Mom Blog.|
|"As much as I don't mind nursing in public I don' ;t want every Tom, Dick, and Harry seeing my boobs. I wear this shirt every other day and I even wear it to bed sometimes", Le Petit Owlet.|
|Not exactly what I would call a "mom blog"! "7 Unintentional Entrepreneurs" is the title of the article, written by Fleur Bradley. The Momzelle story is featured fourth. Have fun reading it!|
|"Momzelle nursing wear gives us choices", says Vivian of Natural Baby Goods Blog.|
|"She (my daughte)doesn't like staying in the dark too long, and she'd always pull the cover away no matter how much I try to keep it over her. With the easy to access nursing openings (of Momzelle nursing tops), it helps make breastfeeding a positive experience for everyone. And best of all, no more exposed tummies.", Jemma, The Mommy Diaries blog.|
|"I like that I don't have to mess with layers of clothing, I just lift the material over the bust area and nurse. Other nursing tops that I've worn have two full layers and can get hot and feel cumbersome. With these tops I feel much more like I'm wearing a normal shirt", Christy from the blog One Little Word She Knew.|
|"When I was pregnant I made my own nursing cover tailored after the likes of Bebe Au Lait. That is what I used for nursing in public all this time. Lately I kept forgetting the cover at home and would use whatever piece of cloth I could get my hands on when we are out and about. So my advice for nursing moms and moms-to-be, save yourself a lot of trouble and don't skimp on nursing wear. All you need is a few shirts, you don't have to change your entire wardrobe or break the bank.", Anastasia, Eco-Babyz blog.|
"When I received the Momzelle nursing hoody for the review, I immediately noticed two important things about my clothing. One, it was just about the only thing I had that fit me properly (more on this in a minute) and two, it was probably the first splash of colour in my otherwise drab winter clothing that I have seen in a long, long time." - My Wee View
|"I have been won over by Momzelle! I will never look at nursing tops the same way ever again", Beth Ann Hunter, Happily Domestic.|
|"I was looking online for a baby shower gift for my friend one day and saw these nursing tops on Momzelle and thought they were so genius", Tracy, Just for me and you.|
|"The Warm V-Neck is a must have nursing top for winter", Sarah, Minnesota Mama's Must Haves.|
|"I'm loving the fit and function of this tee", Andrea, Momma in Flip Flops 2|
"Not only it's easier to nurse with Momzelle tops... you'll look great doing it. A win-win situation, if you ask me (or my daughter!)."