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Creating a Beautiful, Successful Business Over Fifteen Years

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Jennifer Angerame of Wilton, Connecticut by way of Dallas, Texas, has created a beautiful business called “Southern Yankee.” She creates one-of-a-kind clothing for children and gift items too.

I was first drawn to her because she was adorning “onesies” for babies, adding a vintage hanky to them to make a flouncey skirt. This speaks to me because of my love for all things vintage…and Jennifer is from Texas, I was born there, in San Angelo…west Texas…she’s practically kin folk. The name of her business makes sense…she is from Texas but now lives in the North East… because she married an northerner…a yankee so there you have it…”Southern Yankee.”

Jennifer sits at her sewing machine and cranks out these adorable items one by one. Her Grandmother taught her Mom how to sew and her Mom taught her how to sew. My Grandmother taught me how to knit. Passing down these crafts from generation to generation is so important, if we don’t do this these arts are lost.

Jennifer is an entrepreneur with some classical fashion training. She worked for Perry Ellis Menswear as a trouser and dress shirt designer, and over the years she started a mixed-media greeting card line with vintage, upcycled buttons and burlap. Those cards ended up in a national stationary store on New York City’s Upper Westside thank you very much.

This small business owner keeps her prices down…most items are under $35.00 and she even gives back 15% of her monthly sales to a designated charity.

This mother of three continues to crank out new creations. and I am proud to have her products in my boutique, Annie Mame.

Jennifer, here is to many more years of success in Connecticut as you help to make children beautiful in handmade items all over the world.