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Jun202011

mr.tiny, revisited

 

When my twins were born I was so disappointed in the clothes available for them that I started fantasizing about designing a line just for boys. My sister, Lauren, was not very happy in her job at the time so we talked about this idea a lot, and ultimately decided to be uncharacteristically entrepreneureal and go for it. It was a bold move since neither of us had fashion or manufacturing experience, but we had faith in the vision. We had a great time over the next three years learning the ropes and creating a line that we were proud of. As the business grew so did the demands, and when we lost our manufacturer (and then our replacement manufacturer) within weeks of my daughter's birth, we sadly decided to call it quits. We still think about starting it back up again...more and more lately since Lauren's son Noah is now wearing our clothes and looking great. Maybe one day...

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start back up? please do. hank and eli would be stylin'. always get the most comments when they are sportin' mr. tiny. noah is adorable! brings back memories....

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremily

What a beautiful Family! I just love your Doll., Being a doll maker and also having a son who twirled my hair for years. Your ideas have a wonderful Simplicity so bad needed in this busy world. Very Peaceful. Wish you all the best in your kind works!! bless you and yours

July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I just had to write to you! I am a friend of Emily Totten's. She let us borrow some clothes (all Mr. Tiny) the other day when babe was wet. I love everything Hank and Eli have from you. I searched for you via the 'net' and realized you are no longer producing clothing. I just want to let you know I LOVE them. xo Julia

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjulia

Thank you Julia! It is always nice to hear people are still wearing our clothes. Say hi to Emily for me! -Amy

March 4, 2012 | Registered Commentereclecticmom.com

HI! Wow I cannot believe I came accross this blog! I am an old Mr tiny fan from Canada. One store carried your clothes and when enver a shipment came in I would buy almost the entire collection. My son is now 8 and we had a girl who is two. I put her in all the old saved clothes and people ask me all the time where I got her cute stuff. I have missed you dearly and whould love for you to start up again. Your styles have been greatly missed. I am so glad I held onto you clothes. I will enjoy reading through your blog and am happy to have found this post.
Yours truly,
A loyal fan

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSascha
Just thought I would let you know you have another new fan! I bought a great winter/fall coat for my son at a thrift store in Winnetka, IL. It's so warm and soft and we get a million compliments on it. So your clothes are still out there being loved!
December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

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