Monday, January 12, 2015

Meet Molly // Huckleberry Threads

I'm super excited to share this company with you! Molly is the creative lady behind this small shop. The designs are all clean, modern, playful, and different than anything you'd find at the mall! Not only are her designs what make her stand out among the crowd of kids' clothing lines, but the PRICES are hard to beat! We are talking $15 for a kid's tee and only slightly more for an adult tee! I've seen so many wonderful kids' apparel, but it's super hard to find items so affordable without losing out on the quality! Molly has really hit the nail on the head here and is making cool clothes that we can all afford! Some of her amazing pieces have already sold out, but there's still some great ones left! And did you catch that mention of adult tees?  I love that she offers them! I'm always jealous of my kids' clothes so its my favorite when these creative shop owners offer the adults some options as well. Here are some examples of some great items from her shop that are available! I'm kind of obsessed with what she sent us and am so excited for what she comes up with next!!

"sleep is for the weak" tee

It's literally in the teens here (BRRRR) so it's our "go-to" to throw on a flannel with our favorite tees!

I also LOVE the color of this tee!

and a grey "huckleberry" tee for the little guy

and my nine-ager decided to take over this cute as ever tote bag for her dance loot. It's actually the perfect size!

Now that you've gotten a little taste of Huckleberry Threads and how we like to style them, I'd love for you to meet Molly!! Honestly it's been a joy and pleasure to work with her! She's sweet, down to earth, obviously creative, funny, genuine, and super hard working! I love her vision to bring affordable rad clothing options to all of us moms on a budget! And she does all of this while raising her sweet little Finley. Luckily her husband is her partner in crime on both fronts! What a blessing! Below is a little Q&A I did with Molly so you can get to know her a little better :)

The lovely Molly!

Where did the name Huckleberry Threads come from?
"Our son's name is Finley and naturally over time, that devolved into Huckleberry Finn, and then just Huckleberry. When looking for a name for the business, we wanted to incorporate his name as well as pay tribute to where we live, Idaho, which is world famous for its huckleberries." 

What inspired/motivated you to start your own business?
"We felt there was a pretty apparent gap in the style to price ratio for kids clothes. We wanted stylish and fun clothes for our son, but couldn't justify spending $30 for a tee shirt. Our main goal was, and still is, to put out rad items that compete in price with your average children's retailers."

What's something most people wouldn't guess about you?
"I'm obsessed with teen tv shows. Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Degrassi, Gossip Girl, etc.. "

What is something quirky about you?
"I'd rather stay in, drink Diet Coke and play card games on a Friday night, than go out on the town."

What does a typical day in the life of Molly look like?
"Finley wakes me up around 8am, then it's coffee coffee coffee, emails, post office run, and Finley time. Once the monster goes to bed, the HT office comes alive and Tim and I pack orders, listen to Snoop Dogg, and argue about future designs."

What's one of your biggest dreams/goals for your business?
"To continue to expand our reach while maintaining our price point. We're hoping to get into more retail shops and boutiques as well. We're also working on a very exciting project revolving around the handmade/small shop community."

What advice would you share with someone starting their own business?
"Grow slow. It's tempting to go all in from day one, but we've found it to be a rewarding experience to allow ourselves to learn as we go and really find out what our customers want before going too crazy on intuition."

Great advice! And I'm with you on staying in on a Friday night! My husband and I joke that we're getting old now that we appreciate slowing down when possible on the weekends! Thanks so much for sharing, Molly, and for allowing me to feature you! 

All my lovely readers!!! Molly has been so kind to offer an awesome discount code on your purchase in her shop (! On top of her already amazing prices, she's giving you 20% off your entire order using the code: LITTLESLIFE20! How awesome is that?! Just make sure you use it soon because it expires Friday (1/16/15). If you aren't following her on Instagram I'd highly recommend you do that as well! That way you are the first to know about any sales or giveaways she's taking part in! Happy shopping everyone!