The Mouth – Bournemouth – Poole – Christchurch

Creative mumpreneurs bring new boost to local mums

A community of creative mums is behind the launch of their first high street store in Bournemouth town centre, bringing a new economic opportunity to local mums.

Online site Mummy Makers is run and developed by a microeconomy of mums making and selling a variety of handmade items, including baby and children’s clothes, jewellery, hair accessories, home décor and wedding accessories.

Launched to help support mums who make handmade items whilst looking after their children, the site has been so successful that the owners are now taking their products to the high street.  Mummy Makers’ first shop will open on Old Christchurch Road on 2ndNovember, and the owners are reserving half the space inside for local mums.

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Sophie Tatlock, founder of Mummy Makers, comments:

 

“Mums are known for being experts at juggling many activities, and through Mummy Makers we have discovered a whole community of talented mothers who have the ideas and the skills to make these gorgeous products. But with the associated costs of selling on-line, many ofthese mums have been unable to take their creative ideas a step further into a working business. We set up Mummy Makers to give mums that opportunity, and it has just taken off.

“Our customers come to us because they are looking for something different, whether as gifts, jewellery or to decorate their home.  Everything we sell is handmade by mums and therefore unique. We find it so inspiring to see the energy, care and skills these mums are putting into their craft.”

“We are really looking forward to discovering more of the crafting talents of local mums in Bournemouth.

The ethos of both the shop and the website is that we want to give hard-working mums the opportunity to make and sell without punitive fees or commission. We don’t charge mums to set up online, and we take no fees or commission. Mums will be able to rent a space which we are calling a ‘Mummy Pod’ from just £12 a week. For many mums, this provides them with just what they need to get their business going.”

 

Mum Kalie Green, who owns Cutie Bowes and sells hair children’s hair accessories, comments:

 

 

“I think Mummy Makers is such an amazing concept which is truly coming to life with the shop. It’s so hard to get your products into independent shops and Mummy Makers are giving us a fantastic platform to sell our products and at excellent rates too. I still can’t get over the fact that the Mummy Makers website is totally free to list and sell products, amazing! I don’t know of anyone else who is providing all of this and it’s all being done with such love and passion by the people behind the scenes. I can’t wait to see what’s to come in the near future.”

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