Small businesses are innovating our country right now. We hear about them constantly in politics, but it's widespread - self publishing, and start-up companies are thriving right now. Brookline is home to many start ups, including our friends Tiny Hanger.
This wonderful store is celebrating their One Year Anniversary this weekend, and we couldn't be more excited to show our support! The Tiny Hanger is special in their selection of items for their kids boutique. They stray from the more predictable brands of children's toys and clothes, which can be found at larger, commercial stores. Thus, the majority of clothes, toys, and products in Tiny Hanger happen to be made locally by designers, artists, and cannot be found elsewhere. We are impressed with the variety of local talents they showcase, as they continually are sprucing up their products.
Their window displays are their most unique feature. Not only are their products beautifully displayed, rotating frequently for holidays and seasons, but they have further reached out to the community by creating what people are calling"Rainbow Row". They are located on a strip of businesses, some buildings occupied and some not, and wanted to make a statement by sprucing up the empty windows around them. They also added pictures of Brookline residents. Pets, families, kids, and adults were welcome to be photographed last fall, this writer being one of those featured final images. The project celebrates community and Brookline, and is timeless.
Showcasing our community like that takes this local business from being just another kids boutique to something more special, giving both artists and their customers a special shopping experience. That rainbow of colors down the street is just a reminder of good memories and of the plethora of good people there are in Brookline. It is community outreach along with a smart business model that create a successful business that people will want to keep coming back to, and for this, we applaud Tiny Hanger. We follow a similar path as we too focus on promoting local, undiscovered talents in writing and illustration through our books, and can't be happier that Tiny Hanger will be bringing our book All About Poop into their stores.
Look for us on Saturday, October 27th from 10 AM onwards at the Tiny Hanger celebration, where we will be making buttons, pinwheels, and drawings. And for anyone who purchases something from the store between that Thursday and Sunday will be entered in a giveaway for a signed copy of All About Poop! So get out there and give these guys a round of applause or a pat on the back for being in Brookline for a year. Lets hope for many more to come!