Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Featured Exhibitor: Minne Walker




Minne Walker creates and sells adorable and practical Baby Shoes and Hair Bows – the unique design and magnetic closure make them the best of all worlds, great looking adorable footwear that is affordable and highly functional!

 

 

 

What do your customers love most about your products?

• Unique wrap design provides wide opening for easy slip-on
• Magnetic Closure
• Environmentally Friendly! Made from upcycled garments
• Stay on all-day design
• Soft Soles – able to feel/grip floors, essential for growth, development, and balance

 

 

 

How did you get started in your business?

I had been doing a lot of sewing work recently, and when my daughter started having problems finding shoes that looked nice with neutral colors, were easy to put on, and didn’t cost an arm and a leg, I was challenged to come up with a design that was unique and solved these problems for my daughter and granddaughter. After several iterations, we came up with something that worked – and before we knew it, all of her friends were wanting them too, so we decided to go all in on the business!

 

 

 

What do you love most about craft show vending?

We love the energy and enthusiasm of our fellow crafters and creators. Having a chance to meet with them and learn from them is always a great opportunity. And it is also great to interact with customers and see their reaction when seeing our products for the first time. It gives me a sense of accomplishment knowing that we have created a product that fulfills a real need and brings joy to mothers and grandmothers. Their support encourages me to keep pushing and growing!

 

 


What do you think sets your designs apart from others?

We did a lot of research on what is available in stores and online for baby shoes. We came up with a design that allows the shoes to open wide to make it easy to get on the baby’s squirmy feet. The wrap design with magnetic closure makes it easy to close the shoe securely on the foot and attach it with the magnet in an easy step. We also found that most of the shoes out there were brightly colored and not easy to match with many baby outfits. We we’ve created neutral colored shoes that will go well with just about anything. Our use of recycled materials also sets us apart from others. Lastly, the soft sole. Minne Walkers are made with soft leather or suede soles that are light-weight and allow baby's feet to feel and grip the floor with her entire foot, almost as if she is barefoot. Experts say this is important for new walkers in order to develop strong ankles and flexible foot bones, leading to a solid foundation for the growth and development of the rest of the body, and may help baby learn to balance. Suede and leather are durable and naturally non-skidding, which reduces slipping and falling on smooth, hard surfaces. These materials are also comfortable, flexible, and, with regular wearing, they can mold and stretch to fit perfectly to baby's little feet, allowing her to wear them longer than stiff, hard-soled shoes.

 

 

www.minnewalker.com

@minnewalkerbaby on instagram

 

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