Shopping Small is Sweet


In my last post, I talked about how much I love to support my friends who have direct sales businesses. That is still so true! But I’ve been branching out more and more to shop small and I just love the benefits. You may not know this (I sure didn’t!), but there’s a whole world of small shops on Instagram. Most of the ones I’m familiar with are run by mamas of littles who are doing what they love and providing for their families at the same time. I’m so in awe of their creativity and business savvy! You all know I love to make things. I even occasionally make things for Owen to wear–cute tees, beanies, even shorties. But I LOVE to buy from these small IG shops and know that I’m getting a unique product of exceptional quality. I love Target as much as the next girl, but man, you can’t beat original handmade items!

I think I stumbled upon the world of small IG shopping a few months ago when I fell in love with Tink & Key. I first bought the “I make mama’s heart full” tee, and once I saw how soft and cute it was, I went on a bit of a shopping spree. Owen now has several tees, I have a couple of my own, and I’ve even given a few as gifts. Scrolling through the Tink & Key Instagram page led me to many other shops, and my newest method of shopping small was born.

Since then, Owen has become a brand rep or brand enthusiast for quite a few small shops. Let’s be real…I’d still be buying from these shops even if he wasn’t working with them, but I love the sense of community I’ve found in the “brand rep world.” It’s awesome to see so many mamas supporting each other by buying small, supporting small, and promoting small. Sure, getting some of his clothes at a discount is amazing, but the real benefit is knowing that by supporting small shops, I’m helping real people with real dreams. That’s one of my favorite things to do.

I want to share with you a few of my FAVORITE small shops. Owen works with some, but not all, of them. I do have friends and family discount codes for several that I’ll also share with you so that you can save when you shop with them. I know that you’ll fall in love with them, too!

Hashies – code OWEN10 to save 10% on your order. Custom hashtag gear for all ▹ SD/Cbad CA ▹ Plagiocephaly/helmet tees available

9 Twenty Five Kids – code OWEN15 to save 15% on your order. Modern + Monochrome gear for your babes.

Sew Much Sweeter – code OWEN15 to save 15% on your order. Modern handmade threads for Littles 🔆Made in Indiana 🔆Ships worldwide.

Urban Tee Farm – code INSTAFRIEND10 to save 10% on your order. A tee shop for rad bigs and littles based in the Midwest!

Moots – code MOOTSFRIEND to save 20% on your order. Home of “You’re my Person ©” ❤️

Rainy Day Lane – code RAINYFF to save 10% on your order.  Tees for the whole family. Made in NC.

LooptyLoo – code OWSIE15 to save 15% on your order. Spunky and dreamy children’s basics. Handmade in Utah [Amy + Cheryl] • est 2009 Free shipping over $50.

Fayebeline – Hip➕Edgy➕Clever Baby and Toddler clothing ✨You purchase, we donate. Brand partner of Miracle Babies charity.✨

Brave Little Ones – We sell modern children shirts that spread the love of Jesus. $1.00 from every shirt sale goes to Rwanda, Africa.

Curly Qs Counter – CQC by Ang Disney hipster edge ••• handmade apparel + home goods prematurity awareness💜 ©2013 ••• PHXAZ

Sweetest Little Babes – code THANKYOU to save 10% on your order. ✖️Handmade baby and toddler clothes in Louisiana 😊

She She Marie Boutique –  Handmade baby/toddler booties. Bootie Boots ♡ Specially made for your little! Kids love how comfy they are. Mommies love how they stay on! Handmade. Patent Pending. ♡Jesus!

Periwinkle Jazz – Handmade swag for the hip modern baby | tot | kid • Boys Girls Unisex • the original “but first, milk” tee.

House of Burke Shop – Handmade clothing and accessories for your little ones. The shorties are beyond adorable!

Minted Threads –  Hand Drawn + Hand Made Tees. Advocates for Sex Abuse Victims & Empowerment. #projectredballoon #empowerthroughart Est. 2015 in PNW.

Brooklyn+ Fifth – ᵀᴿᴱᴺᴰᵞ ➕ ᴹᴼᴰᴱᴿᴺ ➕ ᴴᴵᴾ ᴴᴬᴺᴰᴹᴬᴰᴱ ᴷᴵᴰˢᵂᴱᴬᴿ ᴮᴱᶜᴬᵁˢᴱ ᴸᴵᶠᴱ’ˢ ᵀᴼᴼ ˢᴴᴼᴿᵀ ᵀᴼ ᵂᴱᴬᴿ ᴿᴱᵀᴬᴵᴸ

Dylan + Derek – Home of the NAP FIGHTER tee. Such cute tees. I love them all.

So I shared more than a few, but I really do love all of these shops and SO MANY MORE!!! That’s another post for another day, but I hope you’ll check out these shops. Tell them @instaowsie sent you. I promise you’ll get AMAZING customer service and a fabulous product.





Jennifer Fox

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