“I want my children and grandchildren to know those who still live in my memory.”
When we saw the sweet bonnets made by Nicole of Na’Vieve Collections, we knew they were something special. How she got started is a story which can be passed from generation to generation and definitely tugs at the heartstrings. Her beautiful handmade bonnets are not only beautiful but tell a story about the past, the present and the future. We are so proud to support a business like Na’Vieve Collections.
Introducing Na’Vieve Collections!
How did Na’Vieve Collections get started?
I grew up watching my grandmother sew. I was always fascinated with the colors and textures of all her fabric. She would constantly offer to show me how to sew, but I never felt like it was something I had the talent for. 35 years later, in January of 2018, I purchased my first sewing machine. I left it in the box for a few weeks second guessing my new found courage to “give it a try”. Halfway through my first project, I was obsessed. I called my grandmother to share with her my new found hobby and she was so proud to hear that we now both shared the same passion. She came over a few weeks later, and shared with me a bonnet pattern that was handed down to her. She reminded me that these were the same bonnets I wore growing up and that I had one in every color! She sat right beside me and guided me every step of the way. I will treasure that day for the rest of my life!
What keeps me inspired to create?
I want my children and grandchildren to know those who still live in my memory. Keepsakes can build those bridges in tangible, accessible ways that will make the memories feel more real to younger generations. There’s not just a story to tell or a picture to look at, there’s an heirloom bonnet that can bring the stories to life. I want the same for my customers that’s why I only use the finest fabrics and laces available. I love creating classic hand-made bonnets for life’s most cherished moments.
What does labeling your bonnets do for your business?
I want my bonnets to have a timeless label with high quality just like my bonnets and Wunderlabel delivered just that! I want everyone to see the label and recognize the brand – Na’Vieve Collections. Wunderlabel takes pride in their work not to mention, they have outstanding customer service and quick turnaround time.
Thanks for sharing Nicole!