stylish + sustainable handmade goodness

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Note from shop owner The Pierogi Picnic shop is officially closed! Thank you for stopping by and for all your years of support.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

The Pierogi Picnic shop is officially closed! Thank you for stopping by and for all your years of support.

Lydia Krupinski

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About theShinyHappyPeople

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Handmade eco-friendly goodness for you + me.

Shiny Happy People is a lifestyle brand that seeks to engage, delight, and maybe even surprise. We make pretty playful things using organic and natural materials so that our creations aren't just people-friendly, they're earth-friendly too!

We're a husband and wife team based out of Chicago where we're living the dream. We bake, we bike, and we live it up by indulging in the simple things in life. David is a fine artist and teacher whose work can be found in galleries and private collections around the world. He's also in an edgy local band called New Oceans. Lydia is an accomplished designer, animal activist, and the woman behind, now retired, eco-friendly clothing line Pierogi Picnic. Together we're a creative powerhouse bursting at the seams with ideas!

We launched Shiny Happy People in the fall of 2015 after the birth of our little bambino. Struggling to find baby gear that was stylish, natural, and affordable, we were inspired to create our own brand of handmade goodies for babies, adults and beyond! Focusing on simple, and sometimes silly, designs, we are combining our love for quality products and sustainable living to create a unique collection that we hope will make you smile.

Bringing you fresh, fun and modern designs, Shiny Happy People creates stylish, sustainable, handmade goodies that aim to delight and inspire. Enjoy!

Shop members

  • Lydia

    Owner, Designer

    Hello! I'm Lydia! Besides being a design-obsessed, bicycle loving veggie eater, I'm half of the duo behind Shiny Happy People. I live in Chicago with my dapper husband David, our little bebe August, and our motley crew of rescued pets.

  • David

    Designer, Creator, Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Shiny Happy People is a line of consciously crafted goodness for the whole family. Our collection of smile-inspiring sustainable products hopes to enthuse and inspire. We hope the information below is helpful throughout your shopping experience.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We want you to be happy with your purchase. If something is amiss upon receipt of your purchase, please contact us within 3 days of delivery. Refunds and exchanges are handled on a case by case basis with the buyer paying for return shipping in most cases. Worn, used, or personalized are not eligible for refund or exchange.

Any refunds will be issued in the same manner as payment was made (minus shipping charges and a restocking fee of 3.5%) as long as the item is returned in the same condition it was shipped, in the same packaging with hang tags attached.
PayPal and Direct Checkout are the preferred methods of payment since they are quick, concise, and secure.
Domestic and International shipments are made using recycled packaging and are shipped through the United States Postal Service. Due to items being made to order, we are unable to offer expedited shipping at this time.

All domestic shipments will include confirmation service when sent within the United States. If you would like to add insurance to your item, please contact us in advance. Only insured items are eligible for refund due to non-USPS delivery. Note that we are not responsible for damage caused to items during shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Interested in starting a wholesale account with us? Great! Shoot us a convo or send us an email to shinyhappypeopleshop [!at]