This post is intended to share my journey thus far as a mom entrepreneur a.k.a “mompreneur.” My journey and accomplishments over the past year are far from being the “poster child success story,” I might have wished for. However, while it has been a somewhat bumpy ride, I’ve come out with a very strong sense of fulfillment, something I wouldn’t trade for anything. So, in the hope of encouraging moms out there to bring forth more children into the world: whether it’s a business, passion project, career or another human, please read on.
When I first started the sourcing for Q for Quinn, it shocked me how hard it was to find good organic socks. I wanted socks I knew would be safe and gentle for my son (who also suffered from eczema) and also very importantly was gentle on our planet. I knew, there were a lot of chemicals in baby clothing and socks but I could never have imagined that 90% of socks in the market would be considered “unsafe.” This study was conducted in Europe and studied European retail outlets. I have often held European retail outlets at a much higher quality and safety standards than North American ones, which makes this discovery even more astonishing. I’m not sure when there will be a similar study conducted for socks in the North American market but all I can do is become more conscious of what and where we buy and share our knowledge with our customers and supporters.Continue reading