Hi! We’re pleased to bring you a brand new installment of the Rock Bottom T-Shirts Boutique Clothing Craft Series; where we recognize the accomplishments of small businesses in the clothing craft industry.
In our last Boutique Clothing Craft Series installment we profiled Mrs. Leslie Rosete of The Momma Fish. Today we’re profiling Linda Kerr of Kids Fashions by Linda.
- Founder Name(s): Linda Kerr
- Years in Business: 2
- Products Description: Handmade & Embroidered Children’s Clothing. For Girls: Dresses, Skirts, Tops, Pants,Shorts, Hairbows, Birthday Hats. For Boys: Longalls, Shortalls, Pants, Shorts, Ties, Vests, Birthday Hats
- Website URL(s): http://www.kidsfashionsbylinda.com
- Contact Information: email@example.com
Linda Kerr of Kids Fashions by Linda Speaks with Rock Bottom T-Shirts
What inspired you to start an online clothing boutique?
My son; I had a difficult time finding cute clothes for boys. My niece was born a short time later-which inspired me even more and the rest is history.
How did you get started with clothing crafts?
I started with sewing when I was 10. But then I stopped until my son was born.
How long does it take, on average, for you to complete a typical project?
It takes me between 4-5 hours depending on the project. If it’s a dress, diaper cover, bow and hat, it can take me a full day. With orders already pending, my wait time is approximately one month.
Where do you find the inspiration to come up with these embellishments?
I just enjoy what I do. I love to think of cute clothing ideas. They just come to me and when they do I create 🙂
What would you say is the biggest challenge facing boutique clothing craft businesses?
By far it would be the competition. There just happens to be so many of us selling similar products.
Is there any advice that you’d like to share with someone who may be considering starting one?
Before starting a business, you have to remember it’s your business. You are in it alone. There are times I work 10-12 hours a day and 7 days a week. Customer Service is definitely important. People don’t know who’s on the other end so they don’t know if they can trust that person. So they want a response right away. At the end of it all they want to feel comfortable that they are getting not only a great product but great service.
We’re always looking for new boutique owners to feature in upcoming issues. So, if you or someone that you know is an entrepreneur in the clothing crafts industry please let us know! In the meantime, if you enjoyed this post please share it with a friend, like it on our Fan Page or leave a comment below. Thank you so much!