Maker We Love: ChosenThreads

Do you have a love for puns? We do and so does this Maker We Love! Her iconic Little Pittsburgher onesie makes every customer say “aww” when they walk in the store. Read more about Shira Levenson below.

MAKER:

Shira Levenson, owner of Three Bridges Boutique/ChosenThreads

NEIGHBORHOOD:

Friendship is my neighborhood.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BRAND AND WHY IT’S THE BEST:

My brand's mission is to find quirky/punny things and bring them to life as products. As you can tell, I especially love food puns!

WHAT’S YOUR BACKGROUND AND THE STORY BEHIND WHY YOU STARTED THREE BRIDGES BOUTIQUE/CHOSENTHREADS?

I'm not sure how the idea of starting a clothing line (especially one I wouldn't fit into) wormed its way into my head, but it sat there for months and didn't leave until I decided to make my products. Not one to do things slowly, on my first production run, I made 100 onesies (with no market testing!) and then needed a way to sell them! So I started going to local markets and approaching local boutiques. Since then, I've learned a little more about the inner workings of a clothing brand and have produced a different clothing line (Hanukkah Pajamas) overseas.

WHAT ONE PRODUCT DO WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AND WHY?

My Little Pittsburgher onesie makes a great gift! A customer once bought one at a market as a pregnancy announcement to her husband!

IN THREE WORDS, WHY DO YOU LOVE PITTSBURGH?

So Much Adventure

HOW CAN PEOPLE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THREE BRIDGES BOUTIQUE/CHOSENTHREADS? 

My Etsy is www.etsy.com/shop/ChosenThreadsApparel, @Littlepittsburgher is my past Instagram, that I don't really keep current. For what I'm up to now, you can follow me @ChosenThreads