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Meet Gloria Duran of 4 spoiled brats bows

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gloria Duran.

Gloria, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I am a mom of 6 kids and about 4 and half years ago my youngest daughter was diagnosed with stage 3 Kidney cancer (who is now in remission) and during that process, she ended up losing her hair. And after a while, she hated that people would assume she was a boy since she was bald. I had a friend who made bows and I asked her to teach me so I can make my own for her with her choice of characters and so forth.

Once I started and got the hang of it I loved it so I started sharing with friends on Facebook my little creations. Then little by little people were asking for bows and even my son asked for a bowtie. So I first started with about 20 bows and decided to try my hand at vending events and go figure I loved it just as much. And also realized this was so therapeutic for me, once my kids were asleep I would get my supplies together find a good movie and make some bows not realizing it but it would be into the early morning. But like I said I love it and it never tired me really.

Finally, I started expanding my collection a little at a time based off what my customers would like to see and just stuff I would conjure up in my head. Moving forward to now I have over 600 plus bows… My biggest event was at PhameLA last year and since then my business is finally becoming noticeable. And I just love that fact I am able to stay home and do this.

Has it been a smooth road?
I don’t think anyone can stay it’s all smooth when you start a business I think u hit more bumps in the beginning before it becomes fruitful. My challenges were juggling appointments and making sure my daughter wasn’t getting sick. And sometimes forgoing weekend outings since that’s when most vending events were and during the holiday season, I was hardly ever home which took a toll on my family. Which was hard but if I wanted to be known I had been out there. Plus those days it was either super hot or cold and windy or I got lucky and it was perfect weather

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the 4 spoiled brats bows story. Tell us more about the business.
I do it all from deciding what type of bow I wanna create, purchasing fabric, canvas or foam styles to putting them all together. I specialize in one of a kind bows my bows are made from glitter canvas, glitter foam and cotton fabric and PVC jelly sheets. I most know for my huge variety of bows.

I am most proud of my company for the fact that we have something for everyone from babies to toddlers, teens to adults including men for bowties and dogs. I think what sets us apart from everyone else you can think it up we can create it to a bow.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I think it will still continue to be fruitful since I always try to create my bows with what is trending at the moment and bringing in various types of fabric and media.

Pricing:

  • All our bows are $4.00
  • cheer ribbon bows $5.00

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2 Comments

  1. Katie

    May 29, 2018 at 15:59

    Cute one of a kind bow ties for my little gentleman.

  2. Karen Ortega

    May 29, 2018 at 16:12

    We love 4 spoiled brats bows.. We love that Gloria made the bows for a good cause! My son Elijah is one of her representatives and he loves her bow ties .. He loves being able to get his favorite color or design on any bow tie he likes … plus he says he likes looking fancy with her bow ties .. We love what she does and that she gave him the opportunity to represent for her shop .. As he is a Leukemia fighter !

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