Little Joy Boutique is a wonderful French Canadian Etsy shop where you’ll find a selection of gorgeous handmade everyday clothing and special occasion outfits for your little ones. 26 year old Mélissa Lajoie is the hard working creator behind Little Joy, she has college degrees in Fashion Design and Industrial Clothing Production along with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Marketing. “I would describe Little Joy's style as romantic with a touch of vintage. My inspiration comes from everything around me, I have a pretty distinctly elegant and feminine style myself and I enjoy adjusting it for children.”
“I love flowers, and I try to include florals in every collection. I feel this is something that really defines the look and feel of Little Joy, along with using natural fibres such as cotton and linen as much as possible.”
Mélissa’s bestselling items are her stunning bamboo turbans which are available in 6 colors and 6 sizes from newborn to adult. These vintage inspired turbans are super-soft, stretchy and fully lined, inspiring hundreds of happy customers to leave five star reviews.
Mélissa enjoys having the creative and quality control that comes with running her own business: “I love the fact that everything at Little Joy is handmade, it is important for me to offer some sort of exclusivity and I like that my products are only made in small quantities. I can control everything that comes out of my workshop and quality is very important. Every piece is handmade and I only produce between 5 and 10 of each size for our regular collection and 2 or 3 of each size for the bridal collection.”
Mélissa balances family life with running her small shop: “I am a stay at home mom and I’ve created my workshop in our basement. My workshop is a total mess, mostly because I have so many ideas and so many projects that I want to do at the same time. Most of the time I'm working with my 3 years old son, this is probably one of the most challenging aspects of my work but that's the spirit of Little Joy. I truly love my job, I love my customers and I wouldn't change a thing about it.”
Melissa welcomes questions and enjoys getting to know her customers so don’t be afraid to drop her a line and say hello. Little Joy ships internationally from Montreal, Canada, head over to Little Joy Boutique on Etsy to see what catches your eye.
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