Now more than ever, moms the world pressures moms to juggle all the things. The pandemic introduced an impractical balancing act for moms everywhere between work, education, mothering, and attending to their own needs. So, it should come as no surprise that Shopify recently found that
one in six mothers today are interested in starting a business. Entrepreneurship allows women to work on their own terms, achieve their own income goals, and live by their standards of success. In fact, today's feature, the Moonlight Makers, are exemplary of this!

Entrepreneurship allows women to take their future and their families' future into their own hands. Moms can be influential businesswomen too! And we believe that when we tell the stories of those who are thriving, it empowers other women to take the plunge and invest in themselves, their passions, and chase after their aspirations. 

So today, we’re excited to be sharing the story of Moonlight Makers and the two women who brought this bountiful and beautiful business to life. Ready to soak in a little bit of entrepreneurial inspiration?



The Moonlight Makers Story

It all started with a play date. After Claire and Nicole became neighbors, their children became besties right off the bat. These two ambitious moms talked more about their dreams and goals during their children’s evening playdates. Finally, they decided to go into business together—despite being working mamas who already had a lot on their plates! 

They played around with many business ideas, which morphed into the Moonlight Makers. A business that screen prints t-shirts, dish towels, homewares, and more. The name was inspired by the fact that they handcrafted each piece and started the company at night, after their 9-5 jobs and after the kiddos went to bed.

The business started from the back of a minibus that they drove around to art shows in their region. But after a pop-up shop at a store in Asheville a year into having the business, they decided that’s what they wanted! So, they parked the bus and opened up a brick-and-mortar studio and shop where they now operate. 

They’ve expanded their operations ten-fold and left their full-time jobs to run this growing company with 20+ employees and an office dog or two. As a result, they’ve been featured by Martha Stewart Shop, Amazon, Apartment Therapy, Yahoo, BuzzFeed, etc. Plus, they’re now the #1 handmade hand towel retailer in the United States!

These two mothers have been able to defy the cultural norms and be entrepreneurial powerhouses with little ones at home! If they can do it, you can too. It’s time to reinvent cultural norms, ladies!


Uncover the Moonlight Makers Handmade Pieces in Our Collection 

Now that you’ve gotten to know these inspirational women and their stories, you may be wondering what their products look like! Here are a few of our favorites:


Alexa....Do Everything - Flour Sack Dish Towel

Wouldn’t life be grand if you could unload everything onto Alexa’s plate!? 

Olive Me Loves Olive You - Flour Sack Dish Towel

Perfect for spreading the love with those in your family and friends’ group!

Love Wins Rainbow - Flour Sack Dish Towel

We believe love always wins! It adds a pop of color to your life, just like this pretty towel.

All the fun dish towels in their collection are 100% cotton flour sacking. As a result, they’re ultra-absorbent and an eco-friendly way to save by consuming far fewer paper towels. Plus, they’re screen-printed by hand with non-toxic ink.

Our owner Darlene loves them because they don’t leave any lint behind while drying glassware! Talk about a win-win.


Women Are Unstoppable: Help Us in Supporting Their Drive, Ambition, and Power 

Simply Inspired is a woman-owned business. We know firsthand by working with our team of unstoppable women and our powerful women artisans across the globe that women are unstoppable. If we support one another in our endeavors, the amount of success we can achieve is truly limitless. 

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March 23, 2022 — Darlene Hancox