our story

Along Came Meraki

Doing all things in love.

Just a girl and a love for art.

Ever since I can remember I have always enjoyed expressing myself artistically. Painting, drawing, and crafts were always things I could easily get lost in. My childhood was difficult and even at times traumatic... I used my creative outlets as an escape from all the bad things that often surrounded me. 

My sewing journey began in the Spring of 2018. One day while pregnant with my first son I had put the idea in my head that I was going to sew something for the very first time for my daughter. After watching countless YouTube videos and tutorials I asked my best friend if I could borrow her antique sewing machine. That night I created a pair of floral knit leggings. Were they far from perfect? Yes. Did I succeed at the task at hand though? Also yes.. they were wearable!

Crafting something for my daughter and having the pleasure of knowing it was something I made for her immediately sparked my love for sewing. Not long after the leggings I created her first dress (the one you see pictured in the heading of this page). At the time, we had a maternity shoot approaching as we prepared to welcome our baby boy into the world. Of course like any girl-mom, I wanted Ramsey to match me for these memorable moments. I ran to the craft store and grabbed a soft blue material, crochet lace, buttons, and a bottle of fabric dye. Yes, I even dyed the lace to match my gown.

I will forever be proud of the teeny little dress and bloomers I made for her in those moments. It was then that I knew I wanted to continue creating beautiful things and eventually share them with the world. Not only does this career choice allow me to share my new-found passion with others, more importantly it gives me the ability to support my three children and give them the life I wasn't able to have. For that I am utterly and indefinitely grateful.

My Guarantees to You

There's love in every stitch.

Our garments are designed and created with love and attention to every detail to bring unique pieces to your little one's wardrobe.

Our goal is to create quality children's clothing suitable for special occasions as well as every day wear. Designed with inspiration from vintage fashion while adding a dash of modern flare, each piece is able to transcend through generations to come.

We pride ourselves in continuing to offer custom handmade pieces designed and crafted by myself to produce Meraki for our steadily growing community!

Committed to you.

From the very beginning, our mission has been to let all that we do be done with love and thoughtfulness. At Meraki, we hope that you find comfort in our close-knit community. We are committed to advancing, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. 

We strive to make your experience shopping small a memorable moment and our commitment to your satisfaction is unwavering.

What's in a name?

A special sentiment. 

Meraki, The Collective (originally dubbed just "Meraki") began as a creative outlet to make things for locals and close friends.

Over almost 5 years, Meraki has blossomed into a steadily growing brand serving clients across the country and around the world. 

Meraki derives from a Greek origin and is defined as to do something with soul and love. Since day one we strive to embody this sentiment and make it evident in every product our clients receive.