The Mompreneur: Vicvic Cabugao, former freelance writer, accessories designer, and mom to one-year-old Miguel Victor
Her Business: Tiny Tots, an online clothing store for babies and toddlers. All items—such as funky onesies, statement tees, couture dresses, SHocks (socks that look like shoes), and cotton denim pants—are designed to make your little ones look trendy and feel comfy at the same time.
Her Inspiration: “It began when I gave birth to my son. I found it difficult to come across just the right thing, and I wanted to provide cool clothes for my new baby. When a person is blessed with a child, she wants to give him the best things life can offer, and she is inspired to dream, create, laugh, and live. Parenthood is truly the sweetest thing and the inspiration behind Tiny Tots.”
Her Design Philosophy: “Tiny Tots is founded on the premise that children's clothing are often a reflection of the parent's own unique style and personality. All the Tiny Tots clothes that we sell are made at our very own workshop. I personally oversee each item—from the initial design, cutting, printing, to the final sewing. I also deal personally with all customers. Each and every item that leaves our workshop is guaranteed to be unique and well-crafted. If we wouldn't put it on our own children, we don't sell it!”
Her Creations: Tiny Tots Couture Collection (including our signature adorable tutu skirts), Statement Onesies and Tees (these will make you laugh out loud!), Eco-Baby Organics (an all-organic, all-natural line of products, which includes a liquid feeding bottle cleaner, an all-purpose disinfectant cleaner spray that’s safe to use around your baby, an organic room and linen spritzer that’s 100% chemical free), reversible bibs, tag-along blankets, and a diaper changing system.
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Her Advice for Aspiring Mompreneurs: “Have a clear goal in mind. Do your research and be prepared to encounter problems along the way. Stock up on a lot of patience and perseverance because it’s not easy to start something from nothing. It also helps to make a to-do list and cross out completed tasks—that way, you feel that you are getting somewhere. Lastly, don't stop until you find the best materials and suppliers. It’s important to work with experienced people in the field you want to enter—the more time you spend with them, the more you learn about your business.”