As we embark on a new year and the exciting launch of sales with our new website www.littletrendyz.com, we thought it would be a good idea to take stock in how it all began and where we are going!
Creating Zippyz has been an epic journey, with many ups and downs. It took exactly 2 years to the day to take a germ of an idea to a product we are proud of and can introduce to new parents everywhere. It feels like it was just yesterday, when we were sitting on Lisa’s couch and she came up with the idea. Ryan (Lisa’s Son) was just 2 months old. Although Erica didn’t have a baby, she knew the idea was genius and we decided to partner up. Now came LOGISTICS!
How do 2 best friends on 2 different coasts, with full-time jobs, hectic lives, and no background in clothing design or manufacturing create an innovation in baby sleepwear? Good question – one with a VERY long answer. But to make it short and sweet, it took allot of trial and error, determination, and many sleepless nights.
The day after Lisa shared her idea, we set off to JoAnn’s fabrics with Erica’s mother and baby Ryan in tow, we had no idea what would be in store for us. We knew what we wanted and we knew we had good taste – it was just a matter of making it happen.
We wanted a product that felt great, had cute designs and was user friendly. After hand drawn designs, searching for pattern makers, cold calling manufacturers all over the world (many laughs along the way) – we finally have something truly great. Zippyz are an innovation in baby sleepwear that will forever change the way diapers are changed. The product is everything we set out to achieve. First off, they make diaper changes quick and easy and keep babies comfortable, covered, and warm at the same time. Second, Zippyz are insanely soft! They are an amazing blend of bamboo and organic cotton. Bamboo is our secret ingredient! Eco friendly, breathable, and anti bacterial – it’s the perfect fabric for baby-wear.
Our patent pending (we should hear any day now) design zips from foot to belly – keeping baby’s chest covered and making changing so easy.
We decided to blog about our journey because we are 2 friends with an idea that decided to take a chance. If we can inspire someone to follow their dreams through our story, it would be that much sweeter.
We will keep blogging and keep you posted on the evolution of Little Trendyz and our signature item, Zippyz.
In November, we had a soft launch for Zippyz at the Mother of all Baby Showers event in Tampa to a great response. The crowd of interested expectant and new moms around the booth was huge! We were so excited to see how many people loved Zippyz and the feedback was amazing! Look out for us next in Miami at the Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower event January 29th!