As Father Time makes way for Baby New Year, what better way to ring in 1991 than by showcasing the talents of one of Maryland's own award-winning baby-and-childwear designers, Amy Schwab Owens.
Ms. Owens is design director of the Schwab Co., a third-generation, Cumberland-based manufacturer of children's clothes and sleepwear. It markets its fashions under three trademarks: Little Me, for preemies through toddler 4; Gear Kids, sleepwear and playwear for 1- to 2-year-olds; and Mufflings, for girls and boys from 1 to 4 years old.
Her designs for the Mufflings collection (titled after a childhood nickname of Ms. Owens') have just earned her a fourth consecutive "Earnie" award from the Childrenswear Manufacturer's Association and Earnshaw magazine. After her third Earnie in 1989, she was entered into the Earnie Hall of Fame.