lilthreadzclothing

lil threadz clothing

New Jersey, United States · 41350 Sales

lilthreadzclothing

lil threadz clothing

New Jersey, United States 41350 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Nicole

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Announcement   Birthday shirts, custom shirts, personalized shirt, children's tshirt, kid's shirts, unique children's tee, birthday decor, organic tee, organic children's tee, custom birthday shirt, birthday tee, first birthday shirt, handmade birthday ideas, handmade birthday decor

Welcome to lil threadz! We offer custom organic t-shirts for all ages.
We specialize in birthday, holiday , personalized and everyday unique designs. Have a shirt design idea in mind? Simply send a message to your very friendly personal designer, Nicole and I will get back to you promptly :)

BREAKING NEWS - NEW SPRING/SUMMER shirt colors have just arrived. For a limited time we are offering our signature, super soft, organic blend tees in 4 new colors - heather navy, aqua, lime and yellow. See listing photos for the color selection.
Current turnaround time is approximately 1 week (not including shipping time).
We also offer rush processing and shipping options. Please contact shop directly or refer to our rush processing link for more info https://www.etsy.com/listing/115241824/rush-turnaround-service-for-your-lil?


LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS AVAILABLE in all of the same wonderful, soft organic blend sizes and colors as our private label tees. If you would like a long sleeve shirt instead of short sleeve simply mention your preference for long sleeve in the notes to seller box at checkout. Same price as short sleeve :)


You can also check out our website at www.lilthreadz.com



lil threadz = handcrafted - natural - clothing for little tykes
Each lil threadz design is made by hand, from start to finish. Each appliqué uses fun and unique fabrics and is sewn on to top quality shirts by Alternative Apparel. The designs are hand-cut, applied to the shirts using a non-toxic adhesive and then sewn securely to the fabric. lil threadz is truly concerned about what types of dyes and chemicals linger on the clothes we place on our kids each day. Most of the shirts are super soft, eco-heather which is a uniquely imperfect blend of organic cotton, recycled polyester, and naturally occurring rayon.

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

Birthday shirts, custom shirts, personalized shirt, children's tshirt, kid's shirts, unique children's tee, birthday decor, organic tee, organic children's tee, custom birthday shirt, birthday tee, first birthday shirt, handmade birthday ideas, handmade birthday decor

Welcome to lil threadz! We offer custom organic t-shirts for all ages.
We specialize in birthday, holiday , personalized and everyday unique designs. Have a shirt design idea in mind? Simply send a message to your very friendly personal designer, Nicole and I will get back to you promptly :)

BREAKING NEWS - NEW SPRING/SUMMER shirt colors have just arrived. For a limited time we are offering our signature, super soft, organic blend tees in 4 new colors - heather navy, aqua, lime and yellow. See listing photos for the color selection.
Current turnaround time is approximately 1 week (not including shipping time).
We also offer rush processing and shipping options. Please contact shop directly or refer to our rush processing link for more info https://www.etsy.com/listing/115241824/rush-turnaround-service-for-your-lil?


LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS AVAILABLE in all of the same wonderful, soft organic blend sizes and colors as our private label tees. If you would like a long sleeve shirt instead of short sleeve simply mention your preference for long sleeve in the notes to seller box at checkout. Same price as short sleeve :)


You can also check out our website at www.lilthreadz.com



lil threadz = handcrafted - natural - clothing for little tykes
Each lil threadz design is made by hand, from start to finish. Each appliqué uses fun and unique fabrics and is sewn on to top quality shirts by Alternative Apparel. The designs are hand-cut, applied to the shirts using a non-toxic adhesive and then sewn securely to the fabric. lil threadz is truly concerned about what types of dyes and chemicals linger on the clothes we place on our kids each day. Most of the shirts are super soft, eco-heather which is a uniquely imperfect blend of organic cotton, recycled polyester, and naturally occurring rayon.

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About

The Story of a Mom, a Baby and a Dream....

lil threadz was started at around 2am on a sleepless night in the summer of 2011. My 18 month old son was still waking up throughout the night, and while attempting to fall back to sleep I turned to my husband and said, "I have an idea. I'm going to make kid's shirts". "OK honey" he mumbled as he turned and continued to doze. At the time, I had no design background and no clue how to use a sewing machine. But I was always up for a challenge.

Rewind a few years - I graduated from law school and entered the workforce. My last job was with a finance company on Wall St. I was laid off during the economic crisis, right before I found out I was pregnant with my son. As difficult as it was financially, I made it a priority to be a stay at home mom after he was born. Being the type of person who can't sit still and needs to constantly be occupied, I really wanted to find a way to bring in some extra money. There was no way I could return to my previous work life and spend my weekdays away from my family. I decided to literally get creative.

While growing up I had loved crafting and working with my hands. I was always drawn to design and aesthetic beauty....textures, colors, shapes and the way that finishing a project and sharing it with somebody always made me feel so good. I so badly wanted to capture that again. Being a new mom, my new found appreciation for all things children seemed to fit perfectly. That night laying awake in bed it all clicked and lil threadz was born.

Once the idea had taken hold I couldn't stop thinking about it. I moved full steam ahead. I searched high and low for super soft, eco friendly blank children's tees and fun fabrics and started putting my ideas to the test. In all honesty my beginning creations were pretty awful, but if at first you don' succeed, try, try again. And I tried over and over (and over) again. My husband could have told me this was a complete waste of time but instead he helped find more efficient ways for me to create the shirts. He helped me find supplies and my first sewing machine. Once I had a few designs that I thought actually looked good I posted them on etsy and it was off to the races. One sale turned into many, and before long I was wondering how I was going to fill all my orders. I had a little basement studio which over time took over a big part of my living space.

Fast forward to today. My husband, once my biggest cheerleader, is now an important part of the company. We now have a studio space outside of our home and have been fortunate enough to find a few wonderful helpers to share in our constantly growing workload. Since it was so hard to find blank tees that fit my needs, we now make most of our designs on our own line of eco friendly organic tees, made sweatshop free to our specifications in Los Angeles, CA.

Being a part of the etsy community has been such a blessing. We are so fortunate to be able to share our designs with our customers and the special little ones in their life. Since the beginning we have always put the customer first. Whether they want a design completely customized to their specifications, or just need someone to help them decide on a theme, we always do our best to help out any way we can. We know that without our customers lil threadz would not exist today, and that philosophy has been the number one driver of our success. We have so many repeat customers - each new sale is usually followed by more orders over the following years. I love the fact that I have developed actual friendships with so many moms all over the world through my little shop.

Thanks for taking the time to read the story of lil threadz! I hope you enjoy the shop. If you have any questions, please, contact us through our etsy shop. I look forward to working with you on your very own lil threadz design:)

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  • Nicole

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    I am a mom trying to juggle it all. I'm inspired by children and love creating one of a kind designs that become part of special times in childhood. I have a passion for creating and designing pieces to make a little one smile :)

  • Ilya

    Designer, Assistant, Jack Of All Trades

    Supportive husband and awesome father. Helps out wherever he is needed: Designer, bookkeeper, tech support, r&d, janitor and motivational speaker are just some of his roles.

  • Deanz

    Office Manager, Creator

    Deanz is a jack of all trades, cute shirt guru, designer and office manager. She makes sure lil threadz headquarters is running smoothly.

  • Tay

    Seamstress, Assistant, Shipper

    Tay is a production assistant and seamstress extraordinaire. A recent grad of the Fashion Institute of Technology in manhattan, she assists wherever her talents are needed in the shirt production process.

  • Nikko & Aurora

    Inspiration

    My babies inspire me in everything that I do. Nikko is an amazing, high energy, nature loving, real life Dennis the Menace. Aurora is a precious little newborn whose full personality will soon be discovered.

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Last updated on Mar 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Does lil threadz do custom orders? Yes we do! We love creating new designs for custom orders and welcome special requests for fabrics/designs you don't see in the shop. Since custom orders typically require the purchase of fabric there is normally a nominal fee. Custom orders tend to take a bit longer to complete and ship, usually up to an additional 5 business days and in rare instances as much as 10. Please contact me to discuss your request and set up a custom listing.

Sizing details

Please see the sizing/color chart located in listing photos for information pertaining to available shirt options. Colors shown on sizing chart are also available in long sleeve. If you prefer long sleeve please mention your preference in the “Notes to Seller” box at checkout.
Would you like a shirt in size 3-6 months? Youth sizes 8 and higher? Adult sizes? They are also available. Limited colors available. Please contact us with what size you are looking for and we can tell you what colors we have in that size. We can set up a custom listing for you to purchase as well.
***Based on availability the exact shade of the colored tees may vary. For example - heather blue, green, red, purple may be slightly lighter depending on shirt size.

Care instructions

We suggest you wash this item in a normal wash cycle. Either dry on low or let the shirt air. Our tees are made to last the wear and tear of kid life :)

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of our designs are package in recyclable bags. If you purchased as a gift feel free to let us know in the "Notes to Seller" box in the checkout screen and we can include a complimentary, handwritten card in the packaging.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale inquiries welcome. Please contact shop owner directly to discuss.

What is your typical turnaround for non-custom orders?

Each shirt is made to order and 100% handmade by lil threadz. We try to complete and ship each order within 7 business days (extra time during holidays) of confirmed payment to the address provided, sometimes sooner.

Custom and personalized orders

If you need a shirt asap, we do offer rush processing/shipping options.
Please see our "RUSH" listing and shipping options in the shop.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/115241824/rush-turnaround-service-for-your-lil?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=rush

Custom and personalized orders

If a package is shipped to the address provided and it is not the correct address, I am not responsible for the undeliverable package. If the undeliverable package is returned to me I will resend the shipment at customer's expense ($2.95).

Custom and personalized orders

We ship via USPS First Class. This does not include insurance towards loss and damage. If you require insurance, please contact me BEFORE placing your order. I do use delivery confirmation on all orders. I also offer USPS Priority shipping for $6.95 (typically 2-3 day delivery) and USPS Express shipping for $21 (guaranteed 1-2 day delivery.) You can select your preferred shipping method in the checkout screen.

Custom and personalized orders

Customers will receive an email containing a USPS tracking number when their package ships. We always obtain Delivery Confirmation for each shipment, I cannot, therefore, be held responsible for items lost in the mail. If you do not receive your package within 1 week of receiving your shipping confirmation please let me know and I will do my best to assist in obtaining information on its whereabouts. If I commit to shipping an item by a certain date, I most certainly will. However, once I ship an item it is out of my hands I cannot be held responsible for items that do not arrive on a specified date via USPS First Class mail. If you would like to ensure receipt by a specific date please contact shop directly with any shipping questions.