Check out our interview with Rachel Mills of Ragamuffin Kids, one of the vendors appearing at Second Sunday on Main on June 9th!

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Rachel Mills is the owner of Ragamuffin Kids. Ragamuffin Kids creates unique, handmade clothing for kids made from rescued textiles.

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When did you start Ragamuffin Kids and where is it based?
Ragamuffin Kids is a start up biz – literally just started a month ago! – and Second Sundays will be my first. I am based out of my Finneytown home and hope to expand into a shop in the next couple of years. I make upcycled (repurposed, refashioned) kids clothes and baby items. I love one-of-a-kind items and that’s what I make!

For summer it’s mainly girls’ dresses, bibs, Stuffies and Ragamuffin Blankets.

I also take custom orders for items that can have new fabric – but I like to have at least part of the item be upcycled.
 

What inspires you?

I am inspired by my own kids, nature, my pets and the fabrics I find. For example, I have a baby with reflux and have a crazy hard time finding super absorbent bibs. So I make my bibs with a towel for the back, either pillowcase or other soft front material and add a fun applique. Since babies pull off the Velcro bibs so easily, the ties finish off a bib that looks cool and is most practical.

What is your favorite part about Second Sunday on Main?

I’ll let you know after the first one!

Fill in the blank: The best part about my city/neighborhood is _________.

…its proximity to many different landscapes, diverse population, shops and that my family is close.

What are your favorite local spots to shop, eat, or visit?

My favorite eating spot is Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine in Finneytown, and I love shopping online – especially Etsy – and I am a regular at the Valley Thrift Shop! I also love how many parks we have. Being a homeschooling mom we love taking nature hikes.

What do you want people to take away from Ragamuffin Kids?

I want people to see Ragamuffin Kids as a great place to get unique, one-of-a-kind items that are affordable and creative. I also want to show people that you can reuse something and extend its life. Kids clothes can be so expensive and they outgrow them so fast – we need to be aware of the impact that discarded clothes could have on our environment.

What advice would you offer to aspiring indie business owners?

My advice is just go for it! I’ve been sewing and crafting and repurposing for a long time and have always wanted to share my creations – so here I am!


You can find Ragamuffin Kids at Second Sunday on Main on June 9th,  or find them through their website or on Facebook.