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Meet our Makers: Kim Ellis, Founder + CEO at Honeycomb Baby Goods

I can't quite recall when and where I first came across Honeycomb Baby Goods, but I know that wanting to feature them in our gift boxes was immediate. Not only are they the cutest and most functional baby products, they're also handmade in Austin. Kim Ellis is the Founder+CEO, and she is also a mom of 3 young boys. Her inspiration for starting this business came from realizing that many of her necklaces ended up in her baby's mouth, so she decided to make a necklace that was safe for babies to chew on, but also stylish. LOVE!! Read more to learn about Kim and Honeycomb Baby Goods below. We are so excited to partner with them and can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

When did you start your business and why?

I started Honeycomb in March 2016. I am a stay-at-home mama to 3 sweet boys. At the time, my youngest was teething like CRAZY. I had received a teething necklace from my sister-in-law and my son Charlie was immediately obsessed. When I went online to try to find more, I had a hard time finding anything that was my style. I always love a good DIY project, so I decided to design and make my own. Friends started asking for some of their own, and the business kind of took off from there.

What/who are your major influences?

My husband was a business major in college and he is an entrepreneur himself, so he is always super supportive and always assists me in the areas of my business that I am weak. I have also recently really gotten into the Business Boutique podcast with Christy Wright.

Do you have a favorite piece or product that you’ve done?

I really love our Story teething necklace in cream… I wear it a lot! I’m also really loving our brand new buttery soft Lovie Teethers.

What’s the best part of owning your own business?

Being able to be at home with my boys AND have a fun creative outlet at the same time. 

What is a typical “work” day like for you?

Mom all day – work when I can. That’s about it. Naptime and bedtime are the golden hours! ;)

What does the process of making a piece or product consist of?

I spend time really thinking through the colors and styles that I see in my own closet and my friend’s as well. I order custom colors that I feel really fit our brand and take the time to try new things. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. But the creative design process is my favorite!

What are your favorite ways to unwind when you aren’t working?

Date nights with my husband and a good binge worthy show on Netflix.

To learn more about Honeycomb Baby Goods, visit their website here.

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