We are Trisha and Mélanie, two young practical-minded moms who want what any mom wants for her children, style and comfort. MiNi TiPi was born in June 2016 in Gatineau, Quebec, with the idea of offering Canadian handmade products to quality-conscious parents. We draw from our respective backgrounds (Ojibway, Québécoise and Canadian) to bring a unique sense of design.
Our friendship started when we met at an aqua fitness class with our first babies, sharing the experience of motherhood. Trisha had been sewing as a hobby and making baby gifts for friends and family. Mélanie quickly saw that the quality and practicality of the products would appeal to moms everywhere, so she added her talents to the mix and we were off!
Since our beginning, it has been amazing to see the business grow alongside our families. Everyone contributes in many different ways: The little ones come along with us to shop for fabric, deliver products, package orders, try on and test new products. They also happen to be our best (and most available) models for photo shoots. Our husbands are incredibly supportive and are our number one fans. They help us with bookkeeping, building displays for our shows and occasionally keeping the demands of our children at bay.
We truly appreciate the love our customers have shown us. It fills us with pride to know that our products go off into the world and create a tiny bit of happiness wherever they land.
Trish & Mel