Loops For Littles has more than just a story behind it. It's full of hope, love, encouragement, and passion. I started this handmade business in 2015, nearing the daunting age of 30, two kids later, and after leaving a secure office job of almost 10 years. So why now? Why bother? Well, It goes back to 2008, while all my friends were having the time of their lives in university and being legal age to go to bars in the States, I was becoming a young mother for the first time. A single mother, that is. I was learning how to be a new mom while everyone else my age was chasing their dreams and careers. I too had some kinda plan of what I wanted to do with my young life, which evidently was flipped upside down and all around. Needless to say, I was happy with the curve ball life threw at me and I embraced every moment. It's what gave me the backbone I needed to take risks, to know that no matter how tough times may get hard work really does pay off, and real rewards only come through perseverance.
What I learned from my nontraditional way of building a family is that life isn't all that easy, it has so many moving parts that are often difficult to manage simultaneously especially on your own. But it's these experiences that teach you that anything and everything is truly possible if you keep your eye on the ball. If you have even the slightest shred of natural talent, nurture it because in due time, it has the potential to grow into something great, something admirable.
That is when in November 2015, Loops For Littles was introduced to the world. A vintage-inspired shop for children. It's a reflection of who I am, what I'm built of. Hundreds and thousands of loops intertwined and connected to create something new and tangible. It's strong, it's durable, and it's made with my two hands with patience, and care. Loops For Littles is my full-time passion. Together with my family, my husband, and two little girls, we are happy to share our love of eco-friendly and ethically produced quality products with you.
Justine Shannon, Owner