"We are passionate about creating beautiful, safe, and functional items for children and babies."
What could better than joining forces with a good friend to create a business that not only allows you to have a creative outlet but also makes life with kids easier? We definitely think this is a winning combination! Melissa and Rebecca of Berry Bug Shop did just that and have been creating beautiful children’s accessories ever since. We are so pleased that they choose Wunderlabel to be their label provider.
Introducing Berry Bug Shop!
Tell us about Berry Bug Shop.
The Berry Bug Shop is all about making life with littles a little easier! We (Melissa Bergeron and Rebecca Tellyer) create products that feature fun prints, handmade quality, and functionality for babies, family, and pets.
But most of all, we LOVE fun, bold prints that are full of personality! So much of what we do is gender neutral, with bold colors and whimsical detail.
We both learned how to sew when we were kids, taught by our mothers and grandmothers. We met years ago while performing seissun music at local Irish pubs, and formed the Barn Burners String Band in 2013. Melissa sings and plays fiddle, while Becky performs a variety of wind instruments. In October of 2016, we decided to pool our talents and embark on a new journey, and opened the Berry Bug Shop!
We used our experiences as mothers to design pieces that were functional, easy to care for, and stylish.
We quickly realized we were onto something great, and have been working hard at expanding our offerings to include the whole family, including beloved pets. Melissa has a daughter, step son, and four dogs: 3 Brittneys named Linden, Baron and Doodle, and a boxer named Seamus. Becky has a son, a daughter, one Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Loki and a cat named Sammy.
You will see our families represented throughout our business, from Becky's daughter in product photos, to Melissa's pups modeling bandanas. It is truly a family effort, including supportive husbands and spouses helping to spread the word, and sisters with marketing ideas.
We are passionate about creating beautiful, safe, and functional items for children and babies. All items in the Berry Bug Shop are sewn in our home-based stuios. We strive to go the extra mile to make sure everything is CPSIA compliant (US regulations for children’s products). We do this to keep children safe.
What keeps you inspired to do what you do?
We are inspired by our children and families. It’s a gift to be able to work from home, so we can have an outlet for our creativity, as well as be there for our growing families. It can be a challenge to balance everything at times, but it’s all a labor of love!
What does labeling your items do for your business?
Labeling is incredibly important, because it permanently affixes our brand to our items. Customers, in time, may lose the paper tags and business cards. Woven labels stay put- ours are sewn directly to our products.
Because our items are geared toward babies and young children and made to stand the test of time, it is reasonable to expect that they may be handed down to other families. If a recipient did not purchase the item, but loves our quality and design, they can easily find our brand on the woven label, look us up online, and explore our store.
We love Wunderlabel products, and will continue to use them exclusively. They perfectly embody our brand, look beautiful, and are exceedingly well made. Best of all the cost is reasonable for our growing start-up.
Thanks for sharing Melissa and Rebecca!