Tuscarawas County Photographer | FEATURE FRIDAY WITH PAISLEY WREN DESIGNS

Tuscarawas County Photographer

Hello July! This month’s Feature Friday business is pretty amazing. Prepare to meet Caroline, the owner of Paisley Wren Designs. She is so sweet!

PS – Her young son might be a budding photographer because he was sure to pull out his own camera while I was there and show me how he would photograph everything and everyone! So cute!!


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622Tell me a little about yourself.

A little about me: I learned to sew from my mom teaching me around the age of 7. I grew up conservative Mennonite, so she sewed all our dresses, and that was one of the first items I sewed myself. I have always enjoyed crafting and sewing. I live in NE Ohio now, with my husband and almost 5 year old son. When we are not working we like spending time outside or going on little adventure trips, exploring new places. Tuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands |  www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622

Would you please tell us a little about your business? How did you get started? What do you do?

In October of 2014, a friend and I started talking about how we would love to start a little business to where we could use our creative sides and maybe make a little extra spending money in the meantime. We launched in January 2015 making baby products and headbands. However, a month in we realized that our goals were changing for what we wanted for the business, but not changing in the same direction. I also realized that our business and working styles were very different, so in the desire to keep a friendship, it would be better if we did separate businesses. I was also planning at the time to work on some private lines for a store locally, so she kept our business name and products,  and I started to pursue that. To make a long story short, the private line didn’t end up happening so that is when I launched Paisley Wren Designs, and started to focus on primarily making women’s, teens, children & babies headbands.Tuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands |  www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622How long have you been in business?

 Since March 2015Tuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands |  www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622What business goal do you have for 2015?

 To continue to come up with a few more styles of headbands and possibly add some more items for boys. To build up my social media platforms and do more collaborations with bloggers and influencers. To grow my women’s line and start adding those to the boutique deals site, Jane.com where I have currently been running monthly specials since April.Tuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands |  www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622What would you like to have accomplished in the next 5 years?

 To have my business grow some more  and possibly hire someone to help with the shipping end of thingsTuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com

Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622Describe an average day in your life on a work day. If you have 2 free hours to yourself, what do you do? 

 Being a wife, mother and also working out of the home part time (I work two days a week at The Breastfeeding Center in Massillon) I tend to not have a set schedule, rather I take an hour here and there to sew up what orders I have, do my ordering, correspondence and shipping. Read! I love reading! Also when the sun is out I love sitting outside and doing my reading there so our son can play outdoors. I also spend a fair amount of my free time studying market trends and fashion. Tuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands |  www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622Why do your customers select you over your competitors? 

 I work hard to provide excellent customer service and a high quality product. Customers have told me my products are more well made then others they have purchased and the headbands are so comfortable, I think those things keep them coming back! Also I appeal to those who love supporting local and small business. As a side note, my fabric is mainly sourced from mom & pop stores vs big chain stores and I love knowing when people shop small with me, I in turn can support other small shops. So while my prices may not be the lowest around, you can trust that my products are ethically made and the majority of my supplies are of high quality.Tuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands |  www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622What is your favorite product you’ve made? Do you have a link?

 My Wide Head-wrap Style Band that I just launched in June! It is lovely, soft and fits a big variety of sizes!
Link: Evelyn Wide Band by Paisley WrenPAISLEY WREN


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622Work related or not, what are some of your favorite-must-have-always-have with you things?

 My phone, my wallet, a few hair ties. I keep a few headbands in my car, in case I have a hair crisis while out and need to throw my hair up!Tuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands |  www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622Is there anything exciting happening for you in 2015?

 Hopefully selling our home in the city and finding one with a little bit more of a country location and also with more office & sewing space! We would also love to grow our family in the next year or two. Otherwise just planning to work more on the business and hopefully start working on a few private lines for some NE Ohio boutiques.Tuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands |  www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622If people want to follow more of your work where should they go? 

Follow the links below:

Paisley Wren on Etsy , Paisley Wren on Facebook and Paisley Wren on InstagramTuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands |  www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com


Dover OH Photographer | shop local | feature friday Balance Yoga Studio | Tuscarawas County 44622Is there anything I haven’t asked that you want to add?

Customer testimonial: “Everyone knows when you have a girl, you’re in trouble! Headbands and bows are just too much fun! As a returning customer, we have become slightly addicted to Paisley Wren Designs, but I can honestly say I am OK with that!! Soon to be owning maybe the whole shop… Caroline makes the cutest headbands that add the most perfect touch to Hayden (my little girl’s) wardrobe. I’m to the point where I pick out the headband first and then pick an outfit to match! I look forward to that time of day. The fabric is so soft and delicate on her head, and leaves NO MARK. It is so frustrating to buy headbands from the store just to find them leave big indentations on their poor heads! No more of that for us.. Paisley Wren Designs is our go to! And come on… We can’t forget mommy too! She offers momma and baby sets so I can match my little girl, and it’s been so much fun. It is an added bonus to work with a shop owner who’s so fabulous and kind. I was in need of a certain custom color, and she searched and searched for me until she found it. Another time, I simply gave her an idea of a type of print I’d be interested to see in the future, and I received a message that same day of some she had found! It felt like Christmas morning to see such adorable and fun new prints. She puts the customer first to ensure they are happy and is always prompt in her work. There is never any disappointment. She will always have our love! There’s no stopping us now! Xo. ❤ Shannon and Baby Hayden”Tuscarawas County Photographer | Feature Friday | Shop Local | Paisley Wren headbands |  www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com


 Don’t forget to stop by Paisley Wren Design’s website and see what cute headbands she has to offer right now!

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