Neighborhood entrepreneurs with ideas we wish we’d had first
Samantha Scott has always been at home in fabric stores. “It’s amazing how much you can learn in a junior high home economics class,” she says. It was that introduction to fabric and sewing that lead her to a life of cloth creations. “Once I became a mom, I couldn’t find baby products I liked, so I’d just sit at my sewing machine and make my own.” And soon, her fellow mommies started putting in orders. That’s when the mom-trepreneur got the bright idea to start her own line of baby products; thus the birth of Ratzer Fratzer. “I gave my company that name because that was my dad’s nickname for me when I was a kid, and I think it’s unique, like my products.” So what makes her baby products so unique? “I only use trendy, designer fabrics and materials that I feel are stimulating to the eye and to the touch,” she says. “My baby blankets are the minkiest.” While she’s not chasing after her 16-month-old daughter or 3-year-old son, Scott is experimenting with product designs. “I work a lot at night,” she says. Right now, Ratzer Fratzer offers blankets, burp cloths, bibs, brushes and combs — but Scott would like to soon extend her line into car seat covers and Travel Lovees, a portable version of a security blanket. Ratzer Fratzer products are sold at several local boutiques, including Bebe Grand, Bellini, Haute Baby, Kacky & Carl, La Bella Belly Maternity, and Paperie & Co. For information, call 214.697.6784 or visit ratzerfratzer.com.
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