My name is Astrid. I'm a mother of two amazing little ones and also a Registered Dental Hygienist. Simply Aria Boutique started in 2018 when I was looking for Organic Muslin Bibs for my daughter, Aria. I never found any in the end, so I decided to make them myself. I didn't do this very long since I had my hands full with both my kids and eventually I went back to work. Yet, my little idea of having an online shop offering quality accessories for families never quite left my mind.
March 2020 hit and I was moved to do something to help. Who I thought of the most was my family. My sisters offered to do our groceries, but they had no personal protective equipment such as masks or gloves, so I pulled out my sewing machine, got a simple pattern, and got down to business. This quickly expanded to front line workers in our neighborhood. My mom encouraged me to put them on Etsy, so by June, I created an account. She is really the one who set all this in place at age 16 when she forced me to learn to sew in the first place. To this date, I've donated over 700 masks(updated December 2020)
and continue to do so.
So there you have it. A few months and over 2,000 masks later Simply Aria Boutique has turned into something I truly love. It's a wonderful opportunity I'm able to connect with people looking for what I look for: great quality products, with good feeling fabrics. Safety and a little happiness.
My logo of a bumblebee is something very close to my heart. It signifies strength and determination in anything you do. Bumblebees should not be able to fly. Its body is too heavy for its light wings. Bumblebees refuse to accept their limitations. It flies in spite of what it's been told it cannot do.
I hope you enjoy this incredible journey with me.
Lots of Love
From my family to yours,