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Colibri Canada

Then and Now

Then and Now

In our last post I told the story of how my sister and I started this business back in 2008.  Now I’m going to talk about where we are now.  Let me tell you, it’s quite the jump from those early days sewing in our basements while the kids were napping. We now rent the 2nd floor of one of the oldest buildings in our town from our local non-profit senior’s association.  We have about 1100sq feet of space plus another 300sq feet of storage space in the basement.  We really love that our rent goes to a non-profit group that...

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How it all began...

How it all began...

I'm always interested in hearing about how small businesses get started as everyone has a unique journey.  Here's ours: In 2008, I made a baby sling for myself (Lori) and my sister (Sandra).  We went to our local playgroup and other moms started asking if we could make slings for them too. After making a handful of slings we saw a post for a local used toy and clothing sale and figured we could scrape together $25 for a table and sell carriers along with some leftover baby gear we were ready to part with.  Our first event was so exciting. ...

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