About the Owner
Hey lalaTHREADS lovers! I’m Maribeth, the owner of lalaTHREADS. I’m thrilled you stopped by to read a little about who we are. I’m a wife, mama, and “retired” English teacher. We live in Scottsdale, Arizona and love being outside and going on adventures. My daughter Layla, whom lalaTHREADS was named after, will be two in October, and like a typically first-time mom, I am completely obsessed with her. When I am not packing up orders, I like to sew, shop, and spend time with my family and friends.
About the Shop
Back when I was a high school teacher, I was the Varsity badminton coach as well. We always had the cutest shirts and I loved designing them. I worked with a local family-owned printer who had daughters that attended the high school. Amy is now my printer for lalaTHREADS, and she’s been an absolute asset to this shop.
Amy and I work together on all of the designs and printing. LalaTHREADS is a mama-owned, mama-supporting shop. We put a ton of love into everything that we do. Each order is special to us; we really can’t thank you enough for your support.
Taking the Plunge
I’ve wanted to start a shop like this for years, now. It wasn’t until a trip we took to Hawaii that I decided I had to do something. I couldn’t wait for the trip, and was so excited to take Layla to the North Shore. I went on Etsy looking for matching mommy-and-me shirts for the beach. I didn’t find much that matched my taste, and when I finally found something I thought was super cute, I read in the description that the t-shirt styles change occasionally. I reached out to the shop owner and asked what brand she used for the mommy shirt. She told me they were made by Old Navy. Now, I love me some Old Navy, but their basic tees and tanks have never fit me that well. I also know how inexpensive they are. She was charging $50 for the set. Fifty. Dollars. Plus shipping!
I knew I could make a better product and do it for cheaper, so I did. We’ve been open since March 2016 and I love hearing moms rave about the high quality of our product. It means a lot to me. Mommy-and-me sets are amazing. And fun! Here at lalaTHREADS, we believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your style, comfort, or pay an arm and a leg to match with your little one.