The Tea Rex
Tell us about your business.The Tea Rex was founded in 2010 and to this day remains a one-gal show!! I was always sewing things for my friends and through their encouraging words I decided to take a leap of faith and open a shop on Etsy! The styles I have created over the years have been continually evolving into what you see present day. I love creating scarves and accessories, because who doesn't need a great go-to scarf? My designs have been shifting lately toward baby items, as I have a serious baby fever and addiction to anything cute, modern, practical and functional for babies. I draw most of my inspiration from fabric. I feel like I have a really good eye for pairing fabrics in a way that people normally wouldn't think to pair. My dream would be to open a brick and mortar store that would sell fabric, my handmade goods, and other local artisans creations. Baby steps though :)
What makes your business stand out?I take a lot of custom orders so people can get exactly what they want. I listen to my customer feedback and try to accommodate their needs. I don't have a huge mark up on my items as I try to be affordable. I never make a design that I wouldn't wear which makes my shop a true reflection of me, my personality and my style.
What's the best business advice you've received?My friend Amber, who is also my website creator and my unofficial manager/advise-giver extraordinaire, always tells me that I'm the only one standing in the way of becoming big. She always tells me I need to get out there and get in craft shows, markets and events. Basically, I need to take risks to see rewards.
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