Ever had a million great ideas but never had the time/courage/finances to see it through? Ever had a “you know what I’ve always wanted to?” kind of eureka moment? That was us, less than 3 months ago.
One evening when our schedules were at an all time high, COVID-19 had just hit the UK and we had just been placed on an indefinite lockdown, which of course meant our nightmares had come true… NO CHILDCARE. Now I’m not saying that we don’t love our children more fiercely than anything ever, but when you have pre school aged children, high of energy - I genuinely believe that a nursery teacher can do a way better job than I can. They have magical powers I swear, I can be fighting for hours to get them to adhere to me, and the teacher just has a look and they’re good as gold. So thank you, please know you are the reason I am not currently sat in a mental asylum.
Anyways, sorry for divulging, back to my story… One evening whilst trying to figure out how I was all of a sudden going to adjust back to being a full time mama and juggle working from home, my 2 besties and I were catching up on our group chat and somehow had that moment. How amazing would it be to create a brand that we were all passionate about and to do it with my 2 best friends! All of us with a different set of struggles, but ultimately the one thing that we thought none of us had was TIME.
I soon came to realise, we all have time, there are only 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week for everyone. It’s not so much about not having time but how you prioritise your time and how much you are willing to sacrifice. It was one of those moments where we talked about it at length but couldn’t see how it would ever become a reality. Then we took action, we delegated. We played to each of our strengths and had set ourselves daily tasks to complete until we had something that sort of resembled a viable business.
Fast forward a couple of months, and we now have a functioning studio, we have shelves full of stock, we have our own machinery, a website - we have True Tinkers. So what is True Tinkers? True Tinkers was born out of our love to match our children, we all have quite similar tastes and like our children to have unique and cool clothing.
We wanted a diverse brand that caters for all, brothers, sisters, twins, aunties, uncles, parents and grandparents. Each item in our store is lovingly curated and designed by ourselves, then carefully packaged until it reaches it’s new home. When you purchase an item from True Tinkers you will see the attention to detail we put into this brand and we really hope you love it as much as we do!
Please continue to like/share/repost/browse and purchase and help contribute to the legacy we hope to build for our children to be proud of.
Lots of Love,
True Tinker Mamas x
P.s. watch this space for blogs relating to all aspects of parenting!