What started as a hobby doing markets on a Saturday, turned into a
business designing and manufacturing babies wear and restoring
old baby furniture.
Working from my home, in a specially designed shop, allowed customers
to shop after hours at their leisure.
Sewing, became a hobby again, making garments, curtains or repairs for
friends and neighbours.
After closing my shop in New Zealand and moving over to Australia in 2000, I started in the hospitality industry working in many places around Melbourne.
I managed to bring all my fabrics and ideas to Melbourne with me as a backup for when I wanted to change jobs, or do sewing as a hobby again.
In 2010 I had a company in America interested in a new product I had invented. I paid them to find someone to market, distribute and manufacture, and maybe patent my idea. After they took all my money and 3 years later, they had not done anything, so I decided to pursue this myself.
My business in New Zealand was called Little Blessings. I wanted the same name in Australia. Unfortunately this name was not available. I chose a few other names but Little Mites had a nice sound to it, and was accepted for registration.
The birth of Little Mites came about in 2011, however it wasn’t until 2013, that I decided to launch an online store and start selling my designs and products.
I find that the quality of a lot of products made overseas is poor or just cheap and nasty. I wanted customers to be able to have the best quality available. This also keeps jobs in Australia.
I will continue to expand my range as demand requires. Any suggestions are welcome. If you have a special garment you want made for that special occasion, give me a call.