How I Added Color to my Life with MimiMade Designs
MimiMade Designs is a tie-dye clothing and accessories line for babies, kids and adults. The journey I made from corporate advertising in NYC to tie-dying in my studio in Stamford, CT took some detours, but I wouldn't have the business I have without the experiences that led me here.
I started tie-dying 10 years ago as a fun activity on summer weekends when my newborn was napping. Although I continued working in advertising for another five years and through a second child, I never stopped imagining how happy I would be to have a job where I could create and design works of art. When my third child was born, it was necessary to raise them as a stay-at-home mom. But that itch still needed to be scratched, so I started up again. Word of mouth spread and orders from friends began to come in. MimiMade Designs was born.
While I love traditional tie dye, I try to incorporate more design and fashion into my styles. Asymmetrical tunics and burnout shirts have been some of my biggest sellers. I only use high-quality cotton and brands that are respected in the marketplace. My dyes are color fast and therefore stay vibrant no matter how many times you wash the garment.
I was given the nickname Mimi 23 years ago by my then one-year old niece who couldn't say my whole name. Any time I would paint a picture or a piece of pottery, I would sign it Mimi Made (as in Made by Mimi). When I had to pick a name for my business, there was no better name to represent who I am.
After 20 years in advertising, I realized that my two biggest passions, being a mom and being creative, were not being nurtured. I walked away from corporate life and began tie-dying. I now balance the two from my home studio in Stamford, CT.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
SALES TAX: Connecticut and New York residents will have to pay sales tax. This will be added to your bill during the checkout process.
CUSTOMS: International buyers please be aware that you may have to pay duties and taxes on your items once they arrive in your country. Contact your local customs office to see if and how this applies to you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Buyers have 4 days from receiving the item to contact me. After that time, I will assume that you loved your item. I will happily accept returns on any item for a full refund, minus shipping, within the accepted time frame. However, there are no returns on custom purchases.
Again, though, if you are disappointed, contact me for your options. I appreciate my customers very much, and want them to be happy.
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK: I love to get feedback, but I understand that many buyers prefer not to leave it. I respect buyers' privacy, and the decision to leave feedback is happily up to you.
WHOLESALE: I do offer my items at wholesale rates if you buy in quantity. Please contact me for my terms if you are interested.