Our mission here at the Marketplace is to bring you the stories of businesses created and run by Canadian moms. This week we bring you Maria’s story:
My name is Maria Montero and I am the owner of PerryWinkles Kids, a designer and manufacturer of fine children’s clothing, specializing in stylish smocked dresses for little girls.
We are a mother-daughter team, with myself and my mother the co-owners of this business. I am the mom of two beautiful girls who are the inspiration for many of our designs. We created PerryWinkles when we found a need in today’s market for dressier, yet practical, little girls’ clothes. As moms ourselves, with busy schedules, we value practicality and so our dresses are all machine-washable and comfortable enough for every-day use. Also, we use only natural fabrics like 100% pima cotton. We aim to dress little girls in upstanding quality dresses that they can run around in bare feet in as well as dress up for special occasions.
This year’s spring and summer lines feature delicate touches in the Babies line and playful elegance in the Little Girls line. The Babies line features a romper decorated with a dainty and feminine floral design for a baby’s first few months of life, and a delicate bishop-style dress in a thin 100% cotton fabric, also hand-smocked in a floral design. The Little Girls line includes Daniela, a sleeveless, hand-smocked dress in a feminine floral printed fabric; Evelyn, a classic, short-sleeve pique cotton dress with hand-smocked bodice and smart ribbon detail on the skirt; and Katherine, a fun, apple-green and pink dress in a soft Oxford cotton fabric.