THE SHORT STORY
Hello there! I'm Shunta (shun-tay), owner and creator of Because of Zoe Designs. This cute little girl in my arms is the inspiration behind this company, my 4 year old daughter, Zoe. In 2015, I traded billable hours for this hair bow company. I believe in celebrating the JOY in every day and have built Because of Zoe Designs by designing handcrafted hair bows using premium fabrics and providing our loyal customers (known as "bozlovers") with a one-of-a-kind customer experience! Find out why my bozlovers love hanging out with me each week over in our private Facebook group by joining us here.
THE LONGER STORY
In 2001 I left Georgia to attend Furman University where I graduated with a degree in Political Science. After Furman, I made my way to the small town of Athens, Georgia to attend law school at the University of Georgia. Becoming a lawyer had been a dream of mine for most of my young adult life and in 2008 that dream came to pass and I moved to Greenville, SC to begin my legal career. As far as I was concerned, I would practice (or teach) law in some form or fashion for the remainder of my adult life. I was wrong!
In 2013, my husband and I welcomed our daughter, Zoe, to the world! Like most moms of girls, I quickly became obsessed with hair bows and headbands and needed a new hair bow for EVERY occasion (you know, like Monday and Tuesday). Over time, I found that Zoe's room was swarming with hair bows and as we prepared for her one-year pictures, I noticed that almost all of her hair bows looked exactly alike. I shopped around and noticed that so many of the hair bows online and within local stores looked the same so I decided to source out fabrics that I loved and turn them into hair bows. What began at my dining room table has now grown into a business that provides handcrafted memories to thousands of families across the United States and abroad.
In September 2015 I left private practice to pursue Because of Zoe full time and I haven't looked back since! I wake up every day excited about what lies ahead, passionate about this business and grateful for the opportunity to run a company that provides well-made hair bows to little girls around the world.
I didn't know how brave I was. To walk away from a career that I worked so tirelessly for was a bold move. Because of that boldness, however, I now have the opportunity to do work that excites me and allows me to be creative and connect with amazing women like you! Speaking of connecting, I would love to connect with you over in our exclusive Facebook group, the Bozlover's Lounge which you can access here. I'm in there daily and my bozlovers say that it's the secret sauce to Because of Zoe Designs, a community of positive, joy-seeking moms of daughters!
Thank you for stopping by to get to know me and to learn why I am so passionate about this company and all that it stands for.
P.S. Want to know the second best place to learn about Because of Zoe products? Download our most recent product guide by going to bozproductguide.com!
With great joy,
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