ButterflyKissesCo

Slouch Beanies and Headbands for all sizes

Langley, Canada · 5550 Sales

ButterflyKissesCo

Slouch Beanies and Headbands for all sizes

Langley, Canada 5550 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Stephanie

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Announcement   ***IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ***
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I am so incredibly grateful for all your business! I am starting to get caught up and am shipping at 2 weeks from your date of purchase! This sounds crazy long- but if this isn't your first time here, you will be excited for the shorter wait time :) I am a one woman show, throw in a couple kids home for Spring Break, a hubby and a household to run, and I'm a bit stretched beyond what I can handle! Thank you SO much for your patience, and your amazing support! I'm sewing day and night trying to keep up! You are the best and I so appreciate YOU!
THANK YOU!!!
XOXO

6 years ago, I was on maternity leave with my 2 year old son, and 6 month old daughter and desperately wanted to stay home with them. Going down to one income wasn’t a choice for our family, so I had to figure out a way to earn enough income to support my end of the budget.

My Talent and my passion is designing and creating. I grew up with 2 incredibly talented seamstresses, my Nana, who was a professional dress designer, taught my Mom and I how to sew. I learned about the structure of clothing from her and how to make my own patterns from a very early age. I grew up altering my wardrobe to the way that I liked it. When my kids came along my projects shifted from my needs, to theirs.

I was in a Baby Group of approximately 20 moms, and I found a great niche market that had many needs that I could help with and designs I could make from home.
I opened Butterfly Kisses Co on May 11, 2011 on Etsy and on Facebook. My first Etsy sale wasn’t until August 2011, but that didn’t matter, because I was so incredibly busy with local orders from Facebook, that I was keeping myself up until 3am sewing every night.

When November came that year, I was faced with the choice of a great job, great benefits, financial security and peace of mind. My other choice, was babysitting our 1 year old neighbour, and a newborn baby for a friend who wasn’t taking a maternity leave. Sewing was during nap/bed times and together I would need to make enough income for our budget. I had such a strong gut feeling that I needed to do this. And that’s the choice I made.

In total I have had 24 different products. I constantly came up with new products to replace others that were not selling, or took too long to produce, or my cost margin wasn’t worth it for the time it took. I set my hourly rate at $25, and made sure that I was not wasting time which would make me make less than that.
A friend in Pre-School with an extra chromosome who was having to wear baby bibs to school because of the excess drool which is quite common for down syndrome. I asked his mom if it would be OK if I made him some cool ones (skulls, camo etc). I researched looking for the best fabric to use on the back, I wanted it to be super absorbent but nothing that would irritate his neck. This is where my love of bamboo started. I found a local supplier of Bamboo Baby Terry fabric. As soon as I told my Mom friends, we all agreed, we needed these for our drooling babes!
The Bandana Bib was our most popular product until the Beanie came along last year. I looked into having a TradeMark put on the Bandana Bib but the cost for the legal process was not in my budget. I started seeing shop after shop opening up and selling these bibs.
I figured, if I couldn’t get a Trade Mark, I may as well try to get some of my business back. I sat down and wrote out my pattern, turned it into a PDF and started selling it as a download for $5. I’ve sold that pattern 871 times.

2 years ago I quit babysitting, and took BK on Full Time. My daughter started Kindergarten that September and all of the sudden I had so much time during the day to sew.

Last year, I softly launched the Slouch Beanie and on our 5th anniversary in May I officially started doing business as BKco. The demand and interest is so much more than I have ever seen before in my business. In 2016 I sold 796 beanies, most of that number was from September through December 2016. The beanie opened up my target market from Babies, to Everyone. Seniors, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, teenagers, college students, kids, and babies. I have a huge amount of interest from people who are going through Chemotherapy because the Bamboo fabric is so incredibly soft. I have sports teams contacting me, stagettes, schools, I am getting wholesale inquiries weekly that I am turning away. I can not handle the demand. My production time has been at 3 weeks, PLUS shipping time for all of these sales. I know I am losing customers because they can’t or don’t want to wait a month before they get their beanie.
I have stretched the seasonal Winter toque into a Fall through Spring fashion accessory. Quality is my highest priority, and I’m a total fabric snob, so I take the extra step and line all the lightweight beanies with Bamboo. The feedback is so positive and I have so much repeat business.
My Papa, he is 91, and he is my biggest fan and he is also a huge fan Dragon’s Den. He has talked to me about trying out for this show since day one. His health this past year has taken a huge turn for the worse. On January 16, I was sitting with him visiting. And he brought up Dragon’s Den again. I told him that I would finally look into it for him, and if I do it, it will be for him.
That day I found out that online applications would be opening up on January 18 for this years season. 2 days later. Everything about this process has felt so right.
Stay tuned to hear how we do at our Audition on March 3rd!
xoxo

BKco creates superior quality products that pair beautiful prints with luxurious fabrics to meet the needs of modern, active parents. Our products are as stylish as they are useful and as simple as they are beautiful.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with new fabrics, products and sales:
www.facebook.com/BKco.ca
Instagram: @BKco.ca

We are honoured to have been chosen to include our BK products in many celebrity giftings.
In no particular order...
Michael Bublé
Jacob Tremblay and Family
Jillian Harris
Molly Mesnick
Kourtney Kardashian
Tori Spelling
Reese Witherspoon
Will Stroet
Jody Claman

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 10, 2017

***IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ***
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I am so incredibly grateful for all your business! I am starting to get caught up and am shipping at 2 weeks from your date of purchase! This sounds crazy long- but if this isn't your first time here, you will be excited for the shorter wait time :) I am a one woman show, throw in a couple kids home for Spring Break, a hubby and a household to run, and I'm a bit stretched beyond what I can handle! Thank you SO much for your patience, and your amazing support! I'm sewing day and night trying to keep up! You are the best and I so appreciate YOU!
THANK YOU!!!
XOXO

6 years ago, I was on maternity leave with my 2 year old son, and 6 month old daughter and desperately wanted to stay home with them. Going down to one income wasn’t a choice for our family, so I had to figure out a way to earn enough income to support my end of the budget.

My Talent and my passion is designing and creating. I grew up with 2 incredibly talented seamstresses, my Nana, who was a professional dress designer, taught my Mom and I how to sew. I learned about the structure of clothing from her and how to make my own patterns from a very early age. I grew up altering my wardrobe to the way that I liked it. When my kids came along my projects shifted from my needs, to theirs.

I was in a Baby Group of approximately 20 moms, and I found a great niche market that had many needs that I could help with and designs I could make from home.
I opened Butterfly Kisses Co on May 11, 2011 on Etsy and on Facebook. My first Etsy sale wasn’t until August 2011, but that didn’t matter, because I was so incredibly busy with local orders from Facebook, that I was keeping myself up until 3am sewing every night.

When November came that year, I was faced with the choice of a great job, great benefits, financial security and peace of mind. My other choice, was babysitting our 1 year old neighbour, and a newborn baby for a friend who wasn’t taking a maternity leave. Sewing was during nap/bed times and together I would need to make enough income for our budget. I had such a strong gut feeling that I needed to do this. And that’s the choice I made.

In total I have had 24 different products. I constantly came up with new products to replace others that were not selling, or took too long to produce, or my cost margin wasn’t worth it for the time it took. I set my hourly rate at $25, and made sure that I was not wasting time which would make me make less than that.
A friend in Pre-School with an extra chromosome who was having to wear baby bibs to school because of the excess drool which is quite common for down syndrome. I asked his mom if it would be OK if I made him some cool ones (skulls, camo etc). I researched looking for the best fabric to use on the back, I wanted it to be super absorbent but nothing that would irritate his neck. This is where my love of bamboo started. I found a local supplier of Bamboo Baby Terry fabric. As soon as I told my Mom friends, we all agreed, we needed these for our drooling babes!
The Bandana Bib was our most popular product until the Beanie came along last year. I looked into having a TradeMark put on the Bandana Bib but the cost for the legal process was not in my budget. I started seeing shop after shop opening up and selling these bibs.
I figured, if I couldn’t get a Trade Mark, I may as well try to get some of my business back. I sat down and wrote out my pattern, turned it into a PDF and started selling it as a download for $5. I’ve sold that pattern 871 times.

2 years ago I quit babysitting, and took BK on Full Time. My daughter started Kindergarten that September and all of the sudden I had so much time during the day to sew.

Last year, I softly launched the Slouch Beanie and on our 5th anniversary in May I officially started doing business as BKco. The demand and interest is so much more than I have ever seen before in my business. In 2016 I sold 796 beanies, most of that number was from September through December 2016. The beanie opened up my target market from Babies, to Everyone. Seniors, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, teenagers, college students, kids, and babies. I have a huge amount of interest from people who are going through Chemotherapy because the Bamboo fabric is so incredibly soft. I have sports teams contacting me, stagettes, schools, I am getting wholesale inquiries weekly that I am turning away. I can not handle the demand. My production time has been at 3 weeks, PLUS shipping time for all of these sales. I know I am losing customers because they can’t or don’t want to wait a month before they get their beanie.
I have stretched the seasonal Winter toque into a Fall through Spring fashion accessory. Quality is my highest priority, and I’m a total fabric snob, so I take the extra step and line all the lightweight beanies with Bamboo. The feedback is so positive and I have so much repeat business.
My Papa, he is 91, and he is my biggest fan and he is also a huge fan Dragon’s Den. He has talked to me about trying out for this show since day one. His health this past year has taken a huge turn for the worse. On January 16, I was sitting with him visiting. And he brought up Dragon’s Den again. I told him that I would finally look into it for him, and if I do it, it will be for him.
That day I found out that online applications would be opening up on January 18 for this years season. 2 days later. Everything about this process has felt so right.
Stay tuned to hear how we do at our Audition on March 3rd!
xoxo

BKco creates superior quality products that pair beautiful prints with luxurious fabrics to meet the needs of modern, active parents. Our products are as stylish as they are useful and as simple as they are beautiful.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with new fabrics, products and sales:
www.facebook.com/BKco.ca
Instagram: @BKco.ca

We are honoured to have been chosen to include our BK products in many celebrity giftings.
In no particular order...
Michael Bublé
Jacob Tremblay and Family
Jillian Harris
Molly Mesnick
Kourtney Kardashian
Tori Spelling
Reese Witherspoon
Will Stroet
Jody Claman

Stephanie

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Stephanie

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Butterfly Kisses creates superior quality products that pair beautiful prints with luxurious fabrics to meet the needs of modern, active parents.

6 years ago, I was on maternity leave with my 2 year old son, and 6 month old daughter and desperately wanted to stay home with them. Going down to one income wasn’t a choice for our family, so I had to figure out a way to earn enough income to support my end of the budget.

My Talent and my passion is designing and creating. I grew up with 2 incredibly talented seamstresses, my Nana, who was a professional dress designer, taught my Mom and I how to sew. I learned about the structure of clothing from her and how to make my own patterns from a very early age. I grew up altering my wardrobe to the way that I liked it. When my kids came along my projects shifted from my needs, to theirs.

I was in a Baby Group of approximately 20 moms, and I found a great niche market that had many needs that I could help with and designs I could make from home.
I opened Butterfly Kisses Co on May 11, 2011 on Etsy and on Facebook. My first Etsy sale wasn’t until August 2011, but that didn’t matter, because I was so incredibly busy with local orders from Facebook, that I was keeping myself up until 3am sewing every night.

When November came that year, I was faced with the choice of a great job, great benefits, financial security and peace of mind. My other choice, was babysitting our 1 year old neighbour, and a newborn baby for a friend who wasn’t taking a maternity leave. Sewing was during nap/bed times and together I would need to make enough income for our budget. I had such a strong gut feeling that I needed to do this. And that’s the choice I made.

In total I have had 24 different products. I constantly came up with new products to replace others that were not selling, or took too long to produce, or my cost margin wasn’t worth it for the time it took. I set my hourly rate at $25, and made sure that I was not wasting time which would make me make less than that.
A friend in Pre-School with an extra chromosome who was having to wear baby bibs to school because of the excess drool which is quite common for down syndrome. I asked his mom if it would be OK if I made him some cool ones (skulls, camo etc). I researched looking for the best fabric to use on the back, I wanted it to be super absorbent but nothing that would irritate his neck. This is where my love of bamboo started. I found a local supplier of Bamboo Baby Terry fabric. As soon as I told my Mom friends, we all agreed, we needed these for our drooling babes!
The Bandana Bib was our most popular product until the Beanie came along last year. I looked into having a TradeMark put on the Bandana Bib but the cost for the legal process was not in my budget. I started seeing shop after shop opening up and selling these bibs.
I figured, if I couldn’t get a Trade Mark, I may as well try to get some of my business back. I sat down and wrote out my pattern, turned it into a PDF and started selling it as a download for $5. I’ve sold that pattern 871 times.

2 years ago I quit babysitting, and took BK on Full Time. My daughter started Kindergarten that September and all of the sudden I had so much time during the day to sew.

Last year, I softly launched the Slouch Beanie and on our 5th anniversary in May I officially started doing business as BKco. The demand and interest is so much more than I have ever seen before in my business. In 2016 I sold 796 beanies, most of that number was from September through December 2016. The beanie opened up my target market from Babies, to Everyone. Seniors, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, teenagers, college students, kids, and babies. I have a huge amount of interest from people who are going through Chemotherapy because the Bamboo fabric is so incredibly soft. I have sports teams contacting me, stagettes, schools, I am getting wholesale inquiries weekly that I am turning away. I can not handle the demand. My production time has been at 3 weeks, PLUS shipping time for all of these sales. I know I am losing customers because they can’t or don’t want to wait a month before they get their beanie.
I have stretched the seasonal Winter toque into a Fall through Spring fashion accessory. Quality is my highest priority, and I’m a total fabric snob, so I take the extra step and line all the lightweight beanies with Bamboo. The feedback is so positive and I have so much repeat business.
My Papa, he is 91, and he is my biggest fan and he is also a huge fan Dragon’s Den. He has talked to me about trying out for this show since day one. His health this past year has taken a huge turn for the worse. On January 16, I was sitting with him visiting. And he brought up Dragon’s Den again. I told him that I would finally look into it for him, and if I do it, it will be for him.
That day I found out that online applications would be opening up on January 18 for this years season. 2 days later. Everything about this process has felt so right.
Stay tuned to hear how we do at our Audition on March 3rd!
xoxo

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  • Stephanie

    Owner

    Mom to my 2 hilarious children, wife to my awesomely supportive husband (we just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary!), and a wicked seamstress.

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Last updated on January 27, 2015
Welcome to Butterfly Kisses!
Butterfly Kisses creates superior quality products that pair beautiful prints with luxurious fabrics to meet the needs of modern, active parents. Our products are as stylish as they are useful and as simple as they are beautiful.

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