Katherine Brady, owner of Dotty Bee, reports her baby clothes business is growing well. “We’re up 15 per cent over last year.”
The one-housewife operation run from Nam A above Tai Wan is four years old.
Katherine, formerly a marketing consultant, started the business by importing from the UK.
After transport costs, this meant the products were too expensive. She began sourcing her own-branded products locally, in between producing two children, Joshua now 3, and Max, five months.
Dotty Bee products are baby-clothes-based creations fashioned like cakes and bouquets. Typically they sell as gifts for new parents. Prices range from $69 to $999 for a mother and child gift set with silk flowers.
Retailers stocking Katherine’s products include Dymocks, Bumps to Babes, Babies R Us and Eugene Baby. Katherine said she is looking for distributors so she can export within Asia.
Katherine married Christopher Brady, a geologist with Draggages working on the Hong Kong-Macau bridge, five years ago. They honeymooned in Koh Samui and recently returned to the island resort for the wedding of friends.