Who Am I?
My name is Taren and each item you order from Dragonflies and Stars is sewn with my hands. Prior to starting a family, I was a junior/senior high teacher. In addition to my love of sewing and creating, I am a science geek, love sports, being active and have a passion for travelling.
Over the years, my life has evolved, my family has grow and I found that I needed an outlet for my creative side. It all started when I decided to channel that passion to create unique clothing for my family and friends. I wanted to create high quality clothing that isn’t part of the widespread disposable clothing culture that is contributing to pollution, filling landfills and waste. I love finding patterns for clothing items perfect for special occasions, sourcing ethical, unique, high quality fabrics, and dressing my children in my creations.
This passion has quickly spread over the past 5 years and I now feel so fortunate to say I see pictures of kids and adults in our clothing across Canada, into the US and even in Europe. I am thrilled when I receive feedback that after repeated wears and often multiple seasons of wearing my clothes, they look like the day they were received. Hearing stories of my clothes being passed on between siblings, families, friends or resold in a second hand market validates my purpose and vision of creating lasting clothing items.
Dragonflies and Stars is an online clothing store for all the people you love- babies, toddlers, children and adults. I pride myself in the high quality, attention to detail and love I put into to each item I sew. I create each clothing item as though it was for one of my family members, and I hope you are able to feel the love as a result.
I am often asked about the name. Dragonflies and Stars comes from a wish for all children to, "touch dragonflies and stars, dance with fairies & talk to the moon. To grow up with love & gracious hearts & people who care".