Introducing Sweet Ties Hair Ties …

… a sweet little shop started by Anna when she was NINE. Nine people!!

I’m thrilled to share this great story of entrepreneurship and 
the first of our two Happy Bundle sponsors for August.

About Sweet Ties Hair Ties::
While living in Santa Barbara {CA}, Anna wanted to find a way to be more creative and started making colorful hair ties and headbands for herself and friends at school. She would take order forms to school to give to friends and I, Holly {aka Anna’s mom}, would come to school at the end of the day with a bucket of hair ties so she could fill her orders. This lead to Anna speaking with the hair salon owner where she got her hair done to purchase hair ties at wholesale. Anna would also take a bucket of hair ties and headbands to running events throughout the Santa Barbara area selling to participants

Now, at age 12, living in Gig Harbor {WA} the business continues to blossom. We are in many salons, boutiques, and shops. We participate in our local Farmers Market and other craft festivals. It has become quite the family business. I have taken on emails, order processing, postal deliveries, etc. Anna and her sisters are involved in manufacturing and selling!

We love to support our local schools in fundraising and Seattle Children’s Hospital. We will donate 100% of all red hair ties and headbands to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Fund at Seattle Children’s in honor of a friend’s child that past away a year ago. We believe through our hard work and passion for what we do we can help others too!

{My favorite item in the shop, the double layer headband!}

Seriously, did you guys get all that?!? We already know we love supporting handmade, but with a story like that, it’s pretty hard to resist!

A little more about Holly {aka Anna’s mom}::
Favorite thing about summer? 
Being with my 3 girls and sleeping in!
The last book I read? 
One of my daughters books … probably a “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”

My favorite TV Show?

Any crime or medical show (Law and Order, Grey’s Anatomy). Royal Pain’s ~ I love to mentally escape to The Hamptons! The Ellen Show & the Today Show.

The expression I use way too often?
Can’t think! I am sure it would be something about my girls or the house!
Sweet Ties Hair Ties is offering Knitty Bitties readers a 10% discount for the remainder of August.
Just use KNITTYBITTIES10 upon checkout. Thank you Anna & Holly!!

And don’t forget to throw some RED in your cart while you’re shopping to support Seattle Children’s Hospital!


  1. I love these! I’m so happy we met them at Farm Chicks!

  2. Off to do a little shopping! Crazy cute and what wonderful heart!

  3. Love my two hair ties– what a great family business!

  4. What a thoughtful young lady, and I love that the entire family is involved. The headbands are precious and we’ll definitely be stopping by to shop!

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