Below is a quick blog post on how I cam across my first baby shop stockist who in turn has turned out to be a great friend.
I remember the first day I met Jo from Sosi A Shop for Little People. It was when I was buying presents and it became my go to baby shop near me to buy those endless newborn baby gifts.
While there we had a chat and I mentioned my businesses and how I handmade everything from home. Next thing I know my handmade burping pads and bibs are stocked in one of the coolest baby shops in Perth!
As I brought alot of my presents from Jo’s baby shop the supplier / customer relationship quickly turned into a friendship. We got to know each other’s families. Even having my husband drop off stock and taking my daughter in for visits.
Since then she has helped me at many of the PBC Expo’s and regularly at the Perth Upmarket. We are also planning to work with each other in the future. However we are keeping this under wraps at the moment but stay tuned!
It was such a sad day when I learned that SoSi’s baby shop was closing down. Unfortunately it seems to be a bit of a trend recently with the closure. Some of Australians largest baby shops have closed including Babies R Us, Toys R Us, baby savings, baby bounce and bubs baby store.
The shift seems to be for people to move their baby shops online similar to ours. We find that an online store for babies suits our small business but would one day love to have a bricks and mortar store. This is so people can come in and see the gorgeous designs and feel the quality of the handmade items.
However for now we will continue to supply our lovely stockists around Australia and hope to start stocking shops overseas. Although it was extremely sad to see SoSi’s baby shop close we still catch up for a coffee together. I might have lost a stockist but gained a true friend.
Owner, designer and maker of the My Little Love Heart range of baby products. I have been working within the fashion industry for over 15 years and specialising in baby accessories for the last 5. My love of fashion has enabled for me to work and study around the world, to read more please visit our about me page.