I was in contact with the lovely Jen at Myperennial yesterday and she sent me some photos of her perky felt blankets and pillows that just scream Spring. Aren’t they fresh and pretty? After reading her story online, I had to post about what she’s doing because I think it is inspirational to all that have product ideas and just need a little push. Here is the story of Myperennial, straight from Jen:
Myperennial began as a happy accident. A tired sweater needed a pick-me-up. Felt revived it. With a bold new garden perched upon my shoulder, I bounced around the streets of New York City to and from work as a public schoolteacher. I received compliments. I grinned. A woman asked to buy it. I blushed.
Soon after relaying this story to a stylish colleague, she staged an intervention. At dinner on the Upper West Side, she encouraged me to create scarves and hair accessories for our school?s winter fair. Kids notoriously know what?s good. They always choose the sparkly-est sticker or the gooey-est cupcake; so why not the softest scarf or the cutest hat?
By day I taught elementary school science. By night I cut, sewed, and created one-of-a-kind pieces to deck out a card table in our school cafeteria. I wore my sweater. By the time those Tribeca moms and kids were done with me, I was surprised to find I?d sold out of nearly everything.
After three years of steady successes, the line has grown perhaps as fast as the line of people plucking their preferred myperennial products.
(images from Myperennial)