BORN IN FRIENDSHIP
When I was in middle school I made a friend. She was smart, funny, and spoke truth to me with reckless abandon. During a time when pre-teen girls are often preoccupied with self-preservation it was a relief to meet someone so open and kind. Little did I know that our friendship would persist for nearly three decades and be not only a source of strength, support, and camaraderie but also the inspiration for a business venture.
A SYMBOL OF THE RESILIENCE OF THE HUMAN HEART
On a mild day in December 2016, I sat with her at a table in a Barnes and Noble cafe. She was smiling her familiar smile but glowing anew because she was finally pregnant. My heart sang for her (and her husband) as I offered a small gift bag. Inside the bag was an infant-sized hat that I had made as a token to honor the occasion. The design I created was inspired by their unique (but not uncommon) experience with infertility and a symbol of the resilience of the human heart. It was a Rainbow Hat.
In that exchange, the inspiration to make more Rainbow Hats was born.
A STORY TO TELL TOGETHER
The story of Rainbow Hats will be shaped by the people who buy Rainbow Hats and wear them. Designed for persons of all sizes, Rainbow Hats are for anyone who celebrates love - babies and their parents, grandparent, big brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles.
100% of net profits will be donated to a non-profit organization that serves children and/or their families.