We are a small brand of soft sole mini shoes and snuggle blankets. This mama-owned, humble little shop is filled with treasures that are designed in-house, or those of home-based crafters who share our vision of creating truly beautiful items for beautiful little ones.
Made for little humans and for the memories that you cherish the most, boundless love and care goes into making each and every one of our products. Thank you so much for joining our journey!
Pepper & Mint was founded in 2018, shortly after the arrival of my little boy, Nathaniel. As a first time mother, I received many gorgeous gifts from dear friends but my favorites were always the handmade ones where you could see the talent and passion of its maker, making it truly unique and special. I especially loved the adorable soft sole shoes and lovely blankets that I received, and I wanted to pass on the joy and delight of receiving these beautifully handcrafted gifts to others.
Having just resigned from my corporate role, I began researching and sourcing items for my small dream shop; one thing led to another and Pepper & Mint was born. They say great ideas come at night and it’s true - through all the late night marathon nursing sessions, I became productive and got to work. As I watched my second baby, a.k.a my little shop, grow, so did my belly the second time round! At the end of 2018, a blessing came upon us once more and our little girl, Charlotte, joined our family. Everything created by Pepper & Mint is inspired by my two little loves, so I sincerely hope that our products will delight you the same way as they do for us. And having items that look beautiful in all the photos you'll look back on is an added bonus!
Our mini shoes and snuggle blankets are ethically made and created by home-based crafters, who are mostly stay-at-home moms and dads. We love supporting and empowering stay-at-home parents in developing countries, and how our business model allows us to produce exceptional products and maintain high-integrity labor practices. So know that when you purchase from our shop you are helping to support the families of these wonderful crafters.
My little shop has given me the opportunity to connect customers around the world – ranging from Hong Kong, United States, Europe, Australia and even South Africa (!) – to our unique products. Building friendships with fellow small businesses and customers alike is one of my favourite parts of running my business, and for this I am truly grateful!
Inspired by my eye-opening experience volunteering in a child orphanage in the Philippines, Pepper & Mint is now a proud supporter of Volunteer for the Visayans (VFV), a charity based in Tacloban, Philippines. This small town's community is a symbol of strength and resilience after being hit by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, and to this day is still rebuilding itself from the devastation caused by the typhoon. Part of the proceeds from every one of Pepper & Mint’s sales will be donated to VFV, who plays an integral role in Tacloban's community in promoting sustainable development in the areas of child welfare, education and public health.
If you are interested in finding out more about VFV and donate, please click on the link below:
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for taking the time to support our small business. Please do not hesitate to contact us and say hi. We are excited to get to know you better