Behind the Brand
Welcome to our new blog, we are SO excited to bring you this incredible space where you can meet our Piper & Me community, read real stories by real mums & get tips about motherhood, fashion, styling & everything in between! We have some amazing mama’s lined up with some equally amazing stories which we know you’re going to love! But before we get into all that, we thought we better introduce ourselves & tell you more about our business!
For those of you who don’t know, Piper & Me consists of mother & daughter Julia & Sarah. If you’ve chatted to us on Instagram or emailed us, it’s likely you’ve been talking to me… Sarah! I run all of our social media, marketing while Julia handles everything else behind the scenes & we do the designing together!
I’m Sarah & I’m a mum to two little ones, Thomas who’s 6 & Piper who’s 3 living in Brisbane with my partner Jed. I have a background of childcare & retail, working for Pumpkin Patch for the majority of my retail career. After I had Piper, I wanted to find something I could do & stay home with my babies as I tried working full time when Thomas was little & it just wasn’t for me (plus financially I was just working to pay childcare!)
I had discovered the world of Instagram & all of the amazing pretties you can buy for girls (so exciting after having a boy!) but everything seemed to be pre-order & you'd be waiting weeks before the post man was knocking on your door.. So we decided to put together our passions & knowledge to create Piper & Me. That was back in September 2016 & we have come a very long way since then. We are so proud of where we are today!
Let's take a look down memory lane & see some of our designs over the last few years...
We created Piper & Me to bring stylish clothing for babies & children that are also comfortable & practical as well as being in stock, ready to ship! When buying online, the worst part is waiting for your goodies right? That’s why everything in our store is shipped out within 3 business days. Hooray! Every piece that we design & bring to life are pieces I would dress my own children in & have been tested to ensure they can withstand the everyday rough & tumble of their play & exploring.
Having a small business is so rewarding but it’s also filled with it’s fair share of hard times! I love that I'm able to be doing this with my mum as I always have that second person to bounce ideas off & share the load with. Plus we have so much fun together & I feel this journey has bought us closer.
I'm still trying to find the balance between biz life, mum of two & the housework (some nights you'll find me still on the laptop past midnight!) but I feel so lucky to do what I love & be home with my kids, to be able to do the school runs & be there for any events they have going on. This is only made possible by you & I am so so grateful.
Thank you for your continued love & support for our small business, it means the absolute world to us & our families.
If there is ever anything you'd like to know about us & our business, or something you'd like to see on the blog next please let us know! We love hearing from you.