Meet the Maker: Customly Wrapped Creations
Each week, we spotlight one of our amazing vendors with a fun Q+A! This gives our customers the opportunity to learn more about the business they're buying from and the entrepreneur they're supporting.
Meet this week's maker, Keeshia from Customly Wrapped Creations! CWC has come a long way since 2017, from just making items for family and friends to multiple retail locations and tons of regular customers.
Between being a mom and working her full-time job, CWC is actually what she does in her spare time, though she's also learning that days off are pretty important as well. One thing for sure though? Each and every item is designed by Keeshia and made with the most love.
Carry on reading to learn more about Customly Wrapped Creations!
What kind of products do you sell?
I specialize in baby onesies and toddler t-shirts. I also sell a variety of custom items from kid and adult aprons to custom hats and tote bags. I also carry a variety of seasonal items for personalization.
How did you get started?
I started in June of 2017. I started out with just onesies and eventually grew into doing other items as well. I wanted to make items with my daughter Aivah’s name on it. Growing up I was never able to find personalized items with my name on it, as the spelling is so unique. And then before I knew it I had customers other than my family and friends reaching out to me, and that’s how Customly Wrapped Creations was created.
Why are you a maker?
In the beginning, I needed something to keep me busy. I’ve never been one to sit around and “relax”. It slowly grew into my passion though, and now I can’t imagine where I’d be without it.
What inspires you?
My daughter, Aivah. She’s my mini me for sure. I want to show her at the end of the day, whoever is by your side you can do anything you put your mind to. It won’t come easy, but with hard work and passion you can follow your dreams.
What is your favourite product that you sell?
No matter how many different items I sell, baby onesies will always have my heart. Being a part of that celebration in welcoming a new life into this world is the best feeling.
What is your favourite product that another maker sells?
This is hard as there’s so many! A couple favourites are for sure my lip balms from Blazing Bombs. I have one in my car, my room, and my work jacket. I also can’t live without my tumblers from Mei Designs. I use them daily for work and they keep my tea HOT for hours!
What is your most popular product?
Baby onesies for sure. But recently I’ve seen a lot of custom kids aprons, as well as tooth fairy bags go out the door.
What's one fun fact that someone might not know about you?
I love anything spicy and I literally put hot sauce on EVERYTHING!