Story submitted by Kristin
In our latest installment of “Sub Spouse Small Business,” we want to introduce you to Rachel! Currently residing in Nebraska, Rachel is a submarine spouse and owner of RKM Designs, an online Etsy shop where she specializes in children’s clothing.
Current Duty Station: Nebraska
Q: How did you get started?
My sewing journey started in middle school when my mom taught me to quilt. All through high school I would thrift and modify the clothes I bought. My sewing hobby transferred into RKM Designs when my oldest was born in 2016.
Q: What was your inspiration for creating this business?
I love putting my kids in almost 100% cotton clothing and I’m super picky about the prints I put on their bodies. I thought other moms might feel the same way.
Q: What items do you make now?
My favorite things to make are hoodie/ jogger sets. I make just about anything you can think of. I take custom orders for quilts, and clothes too. I make shirts, shorts, pants, sweat suits, dresses, rompers, overalls, beanies, newborn gowns, headbands, bows. I work with both knit (stretchy) fabric as well as woven (non stretch). Finally, I also make bags.
Q: Where can we support and learn more about your business?
Do you or someone you now want to be featured in our “Sub Spouse Small Business” series? Email us at TheSubmergedLife@gmail.com.