Female Founders' Spotlight: Tiny Knot Co.®
Our Female Founders series is back with Tina, founder of Tiny Knot Co.® , who is changing the baby accessories and clothing game! Check her out on TikTok @tinatinyknot and IG @tinyknotco - she's making big moves!
My name is Tina Ramaci, and I'm from Long Island, NY. and I'm mom to a beautiful little girl, Charlie. I am a designer & product development expert specializing in accessories.
Tiny Knot Co.® is a baby hair accessory company known for its patent pending headbands that provide 10 meals to children in need. Our baby headwraps are designed to not leave a mark or imprint on your baby’s delicate head. All items are handmade with the softest bamboo rayon fabric on the market. Originally designed prints and trendy colors set us apart from the competition.
How it began:
I battled serious postpartum depression and anxiety after having my daughter in 2020. Charlie struggled with eczema, and I very quickly noticed that all the bows I put on her irritated her skin and left an indent on her forehead; those indents made my anxiety spike.
Simultaneously, the thought of going back to my full time job when my baby was just 4 months old sent me to a very dark place. I realized two things: I had to make a career change, and I noticed the bamboo pajamas she had didn't exacerbate her eczema. I grabbed my sewing machine and got to work. After a lot of trial and error, I created a patent-pending headband that doesn't leave a mark on babies' heads. I found a buttery soft bamboo material that doesn't irritate sensitive skin, and Tiny Knot Co. was born!
We officially launched 1 year ago, and while my initial goal was to quit my full-time job to pursue this, when I learned that 1 in 8 kids face hunger in the United States, I knew I wanted to do more than just grow my business for myself and my family. So, as of January 1st 2023, we are donating $1 of every headband sold to No Kid Hungry. One headband provides 10 meals to those 9 million children in need.
Biggest challenge to date:
Definitely trying to juggle it all. I am mom who works full time while trying to scale a business. I find it hard to balance all of my responsibilities, as well as giving the attention my business needs.
This year we successfully launched and almost sold out of an exclusive co-branded collection with @themejiafamilyofficial! We also just launched our first pajama collection, and I am so excited to see it come to life.
What inspires me:
My mom came to this country with absolutely nothing, and eventually becoming a single parent made her have a tough go at life. She is my inspiration to work hard while giving back to the community.
Our long term vision is to employ stay at home moms remotely, as we know firsthand how hard it is to want a career while also wanting to be a present parent.
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