Kids Fashion Fair Pop-Up Vendor Spotlight: Plum Print
LA's first Fashion Mamas x Kids Fashion Fair pop-up shop officially opens at Platform Culver City on December 1st! To celebrate, over the next few days we're shining a light on the amazing brands that you'll be able to shop at our five-day concept space.
Plum Print understands that although your little artist's masterpieces are worthy of cherishing forever, those stacks and stacks (and stacks!) of creations really add up. Co-founders Carolyn Lanzetta and Meg Ragland have created an all-in-one solution that helps parents organize and celebrate their children’s work by digitizing their original art and turning it into one-of-a-kind products, ranging from hardcover books to pillows to shower curtains. Read on to learn the co-founders' story behind this brilliant company, and don't forget to visit Plum Print at our pop-up shop, where they'll have an exclusive art dropoff box for you to submit your little's art and turn it into a gorgeous book (for $25 off)!
What inspired you to launch your brand and what were you doing before it?
Before Plum Print, Carolyn was a Wall Street trader and Meg was an editor in women’s magazines. We both had preschool-aged children and their artwork was spilling out of our closets and drawers. We were wracked with guilt when we considered throwing it away—we’d never throw photos out and these memories were just as precious! So we took photographs of our children’s artwork and made them into books. Plum Print organically grew from there.
The best part is seeing the pride on the children’s faces when they realize that their parents are so proud of their artwork that they had it published! No better way to say “your creativity matters to me.”
Capture the essence of your brand in one sentence:
Plum Print saves your child’s creativity forever, without the clutter of construction paper and macaroni necklaces.
What is your favorite piece in your collection right now?
Our Plum Print books are by far the most special because they truly capture the essence of one period in a child’s life — how they see the world, what makes them laugh and how much creativity exists in one little mind.
Who is your dream client?
Our dream is to have Barack Obama sneak all the artwork that Sasha and Malia created over the past 8 years to us, in order to surprise Michelle and the girls with two absolutely amazing books under the White House Christmas Tree. We can dream, right?
If your brand was a song, what song would it be?