The Mompreneur: Bea Ilusorio, with her partners Andie Quila and Liza Robinson
Their Business: Two Tots Home Accessories, Inc.
The Idea: The business was born out of necessity. My partners and I were pregnant at about the same time and we found ourselves shopping for the same things, which unfortunately, did not exist in our local market. As soon as we were back on our feet, we set out to find suppliers and develop products we needed.
Their Inspiration: Andie and I came up with the name “Two Tots” to represent our daughters (we had one each). A few months later, Liza partnered with us and she had two girls of her own, so the name stuck with us. It’s pretty much all about our girls!
Why It’s Unique: Our furniture is made of select hard wood which will last forever. You can mix and match them with other pieces as your child grows. Everything we design must be approved by our girls! That’s why we believe in our products so much; we personally use them in our own homes. We also offer accessories such as hampers, quilts, blankies, bean bags, bean cubes, throw pillows—all machine washable and with removable slip covers ‘cause we know things can get messy around kids!
Quality Control: We’re very particular about quality so we have selected suppliers that are of export standards. We use non-toxic paint on all our linens and hand painted products to assure you they are kid safe!
New Products: We are expanding our “art line.” We are developing magnetic canvas boards to hang art work (without damaging your walls of course!) plus a lot of organizing and storage accessories (as we know your child has a growing need for storage). We advise our clients to keep checking our website and to join our mailing list for first hand updates.
Special Services: We offer in-house consultation services. So if your nursery or playroom needs some work, we can come in and help you. Our furniture is customized to fit your space!
Advice for Aspiring Mompreneurs: Find something close to your heart. It makes the “job” a lot easier. I am an Interior Design graduate who ended up working for a software company. Now that I have a daughter, I can pursue my passion for designing furniture and accessories for children. It also helps to have a great support group—my partners are the best out there!
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Where to Buy: Visit www.twotots.net or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our pieces are available for viewing in my partner’s house in Makati. Call 0917-8808066 to schedule an appointment for viewing.