Our Brand Story
Based out of Northern California, Mae & Skye Co. (then Joey Mae Handmade) started out as just a little hobby in the summer of 2016 when I was on maternity leave with our first born, Josephine Mae. I was still a full-time accountant at my desk job during the day. At night and on weekends, I would spend as much time as I possibly could making hair bows for this "side hustle". Fast forward to the end of 2018, with the arrival of our second baby girl, Penelope Skye, again while being on maternity leave and overwhelmed with inspiration, I had the vision to grow this brand to be more than just handmade hair bows. It only made sense to then also rebrand ourselves to reflect this new business direction. Joey Mae Handmade became Mae & Skye Co. -- what was just a "side hustle" had then become a full-time job when I decided to take a leap and leave the corporate world.
As a brand, we are taking steps towards creating desirable pieces that can be enjoyed, cherished and passed down as we strive to bring you items that have minimal environmental and social impact.
I would like to paraphrase (from an unknown source) what I can only say rings so true for us is that when you buy from us, you are buying more than just an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experiments. You are buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You aren't just buying a thing, but you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone's life. You are buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about. And in my case, most importantly, you are making a huge impact on helping me support my little family.
We continue to be inspired everyday by the innocence of childhood to create beautiful and simple styles for your little ones. We are especially inspired by our very own daughters. We want our customers to be able to connect with our brand knowing that we carefully design and create everything with our own daughters in mind so they can trust that what we offer is the absolute best for all the littles.
So we say -- Made for our littles. Made for your littles.
Jennifer Bun // Founder of Mae & Skye Co.