Hey!! My name is Crystal Tucker, owner of TUCKED & THREADED along with my husband, Jim. We have a small, but mighty team helping us keep things growing and flowing with T+T. We started our business in our closet and in our kitchen at the end of 2015 with an idea to create cute graphic tees for our 2 year old son. By then end of January, I had gone PRN with my nursing hospice job, officially launched our business and was pregnant with our little girl. That first year was spent learning how to screen print in our kitchen, balancing OB appointments, working our jobs in the daytime and slinging tees until midnight. We didn't sleep much!! My husband works for his family business, the Marble Shop, so we are just all over the place. From the very beginning, I knew I wanted our business to be a brand. I never planned to open a storefront or consider ourselves an online boutique. I had handmade items on my brain. I wanted to get our items in the hands of our friends and supporters, but also boutique owners. How I knew this after only working in the medical field, I have no clue! Isn't that wild?! Fast forward more than 5 years and we have so many people who are vital to our team from shipping, social media, customer care, and marketing to modeling, and content creation. I can't even believe how blessed we are to have such talented, smart people on our side.
But mostly we decided to create a business that would create happiness...for us, our family, and our supporters. If we can create a little good, we have done our job. Owning a business gives us time flexibility and the chance to always be there when our children and family need us. Being able to give back to so many families and organizations thanks to your support means the world. We love working with our hearts, our hands, and our children. Printing, creating, and serving and collaborating with others is our jam. We are constantly learning and growing and trying to be the best we can be. Running our business from our she-shed gives us the separation from our home that we were needing for years. We have loved serving our customers and working with boutique owners all these years and meeting such influential and amazing people along the way is so fun and rewarding. We love sharing our story with others and hope to inspire people to create the best life possible. Anything is possible with a great idea, passion, hard work, consistency, and lots of help!! Thank you for following our brand and our journey.
It is very true that when you purchase from a small business, the owners do an actual happy dance. We are incredibly grateful for your support!
( I couldn't delete the first family photo on our website from 2016 )