There’s no better way to start a family than in style—and for Holden Lau and Emma Wo, this sentiment held true with the birth of their baby girl and their business, ava + oliver.
While dreaming of starting a family, Holden Lau and Emma Wo envisioned only the most stylish of accessories for their baby girl. And as Isla’s arrival neared, the couple noticed a vacancy in the market for chic and safe baby goods.
Snack cups in Stone, taupe and sage. PHOTO COURTESY OF AVA OLIVER.
“I knew that for me personally I was looking for a beautiful, muted color palette, and above all, I wanted each product to be made to the highest quality standards,” Wo says. With that, ava + oliver was born.
Specializing in modern goods for little ones, ava + oliver is the go-to for moms seeking durable yet sleek products for mealtime. With a neutral palette ranging from a creamy coconut to rosy-toned guava, ava + oliver’s bibs, place mats and dishware showcase a cohesive look that keeps both style and function in mind.
Ava oliver mint Rainbow plate. PHOTO COURTESY OF AVA OLIVER.
Among Wo’s favorites? Ava + oliver’s suction plate. This baby essential sticks to surfaces quickly, making it difficult for keikis to pull off and make a mess. Adding to the fun, ava + oliver will release rainbow-shaped suction plates this fall.
Up next for this modern moms’ paradise, Wo hopes to host local pop-ups and connect with parents across Hawai‘i. Helping families keep their child’s space elevated, chic and, most importantly, safe, ava + oliver plans to continue the expansion of its product range. “Now that we are new parents, we’re constantly thinking up new product ideas as we go,” Wo says. “And we can’t wait to add them to the collection.”
Rainbow place mats. PHOTO COURTESY OF AVA OLIVER.
EMMA WO’S 5 SAFE KEIKI MUST-HAVES
Ava + Oliver Vegan Leather Changing Mat
Vegan leather scalloped changing mat in pink. PHOTO COURTESY OF AVA OLIVER.
“From the day my daughter, Isla, was born, we have been using our ava + oliver vegan leather changing mat, and trust me when I say it has prevented lots of messes! I keep one in every trunk, stroller, purse—you name it.” Look out for ava + oliver’s new release of changing mats, featuring more colors and a brand-new, scalloped-edged style.
Solly Baby Wrap
“A baby wrap is such an essential for moms or dads who are on the go. We loved the Solly Baby wrap. The colors and prints are dreamy, and they’re made of 100% organic cotton.”
Ava + Oliver Silicone Bib
Silicone bib in Rosewood. PHOTO COURTESY OF AVA OLIVER.
“Silicone bibs are definitely a must-have when babies start eating solids, and ava + oliver just launched a fun confetti style that brings the party to mealtime. They do such a great job at catching the mess, which makes for less cleanup and less laundry.”
Lavender bib set. PHOTO COURTESY OF AVA OLIVER.
Little Hands Hawai‘i Sunscreen
“Living in Hawai‘i, we go to the beach or pool every weekend, and an essential is bringing along sunscreen that’s both safe for baby and safe for the environment. We love the products made by Little Hands Hawai‘i.”
Lovevery Play Kits
“When it comes to toys, I love the play kits by Lovevery. Its Montessori-inspired toys are educational, and its product and packaging are safe and sustainable. All of its toys are tested to the highest standards, and 90% of its materials are renewable, bio-based or recycled.”
Snack cups. PHOTO COURTESY OF AVA OLIVER.