Our philosophy at Impish is three-fold: the first is that we want to provide our customers with high quality, functional products with a modern twist. We appreciate and sell items that marry high design and innovation with eco-friendly execution. We believe that parents can keep all the style they possessed pre-baby even when they are sleep deprived and covered in spit-up. Secondly, we are educators at heart and are passionate about passing what we've learned on to you. We've logged the hours on the internet, talked to the experts and played with all the gear that shows up in the store, but we get so much more from the lived experiences of being parents and educators in the Pioneer Valley. We've condensed all that we know and chosen our products accordingly but we take it one step further. We actually listen to you and work hard to match the best products to your family's needs. Lastly, community is everything to us. We strive to be an open, accepting and supportive environment for the families in our community. We thank you for all your support and love and we look forward to continuing to be part of this wonderful little town.
The Impish Family
Unite, Jovan's retail store. The two hit it off and then nine months later Impish was born. With Impish still in its infancy, Meg was blessed once again with another beautiful baby boy, Mateo, who was a constant at Impish for the first year of his life.
As an active parent in the community, Meg enjoys finding quality products (sustainable and organic when possible) to help make parenthood a bit easier in this happy valley and has loved creating an environment in the store that is open, warm and non-judgmental.
A Child’s Garden, and leapt at it. For one thing, she’d always wanted to own a children’s bookstore (and A Child’s Garden has a great selection of children’s literature) and two, she wanted to find work that supported families. Her approach to both stores is to provide much more than gear: Kate hopes to offer resources that can educate families and inspire joyful parenting. In addition to running her businesses, Kate actively participates in her community. A founding member of the NAYP (Northampton Area Young Professionals), she’s an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, and a member of many local efforts including a committee that helped bring The Louise Finn Midwifery Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital to fruition. Currently, she’s the Vice-Chair of Northampton’s Business Improvement District and is on the Board of the Handmade Toy Alliance.
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impish is moving!
After 5 wonderful years running impish, we are closing our Thornes Marketplace location and moving in with our sister store, A Child's Garden. We have loved being a part of the Thornes community and being a part of your families' lives but it is time to move on.
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