Anyone who’s had to dress a toddler knows how easy it can be to head into a big box store, grab a few pairs of tiny shorts and tees, and be done with shopping for the summer. But Patti Dykstra and Harvard MBA Rachel Berkey, the mother-daughter team behind Thimble Collection, believe they have a better idea: How about selling high-quality, handcrafted clothing that’s sewn in the US? Not only will kids get clothing they can grow in (and pass down to their sibs) but tailors get to sell their wares — a good thing for the American economy. Launched in April, Thimble Collection is starting small but has big ambitions. Interested to see what they have in mind? Thimble Collection will be at SoWa Market on June 12 and 26. Or visit their website at www.thimblecollection.com
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