The Mompreneur: Farle Hatami Zarrabiha (mom to one-year-old Arianna)
Her Business: Babies and Hairbows Online Boutique
The Idea: When my daughter Arianna was born, I took her to our garden to get some sunlight every morning. People would see her and ask if my baby was a girl or a boy, so I started making hairbows for her. Since then, people stopped asking if she was a girl or a boy. All I could hear was people praising how beautiful my little princess was!
I posted her pics in my site and friends asked if I could make bows for their daughters too. I made more and eventually started selling them online. Now, I’ve expanded to making tutu skirts and designing rompers as well.
The Inspiration: My daughter is my inspiration. I not only doll her up with hairbows and cute dresses, we also spend time listening to music, playing, and watching cartoons. I get inspired to make hairbows based on the cartoon’s theme. I also make hairbows that would match her dresses.
New Products: I have beautiful kufi hats that fit toddlers and newborn babies and have interchangeable bows. Bows can be attached to the headbands as well or can simply be used as hair clips for fine baby hair. Kufis can be matched with a tutu skirt too.
On Her Creative Side: I’m half Filipina, half Iranian. I think I got my patience from my Filipina blood and my creativeness from the Iranian side. People from the Middle East love beautiful, shiny things.
Advice for Aspiring Mompreneurs: Don’t be afraid to try what is on your mind. Start small. Search and study the products you want to sell. Don't think of the profit; just think of how unique your items can be, and most of all, be original. Get motivated about what others do but try to be different.