One of the newest lines added to RosenberryRooms.com is the collection of organic hand knits by Zia & Tia! This organic luxury collection of handmade knits for babies & children includes vintage style dresses, sweaters, hats, shoes and blankets. This line also includes heirloom hand knit toy animals & dolls dressed with shabby chic removable clothing that can be mixed and matched. The quality and detail of these adorable dolls and this beautiful clothing is amazing! These pieces will become precious keepsakes for your family for years and years. Creator of Zia & Tia, Julie Jonas, has a passion for knitting that is undeniable and loves creating these knits for her own family. Read on to find out how Zia & Tia was started and see some of these beautiful pieces for yourself. Enjoy!
How would you define the Zia & Tia style philosophy?
What inspired you to become a designer and start a business?
Interestingly, I never considered myself or call myself a designer. Zia & Tia pure luxury organics started in 2006 as a website business after the adoption of my daughter Zia. I felt helpless as a new parent that I could not do more to help other orphaned children. That is when I had the idea to start my website business and support organizations that did just that. I have been a passionate knitter on and off forever. I started knitting hats for my daughter. A week and 7 hats later, I decided to do a baby collection of organic hand knits. The dolls/toys and dog sweaters followed last year. I guess you could say I am addicted to knitting.
Why did you choose to design organic children’s clothing and accessories?
The organic hand knit dog sweaters began because of one of my dogs, Lola. She was very tiny (6 lbs) and I could not take her out with my other dog at the time during winter as it was way too cold and too much snow…..
What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
The most rewarding part for me is working from home and being around for my daughter and dogs. When other businesses “ooh” and “ahhh” about my knits, I have a sense that I have created something that puts a smile on people’s faces. With our throw away society today, knowing that my goods will most likely kept and passed down to another generation is very satisfying.
If you had to pick a favorite piece from your collection, what would it be?
What sets Zia & Tia apart from other designers in your industry?
That is a great question…(maybe the tendinitis in my finger, since knitting my doll samples!!!!) Using sustainable organic yarns and knowing that our collections create jobs for women giving them more opportunity and allowing them to help provide for their children.
Now…Just for Fun
Favorite Food: As a vegan, I would have to say it is a toss up between dark chocolate and vegan sushi
Favorite TV Show: Anything on HGTV
Favorite Weekend Activity: Hanging out with my family, training and eating
Favorite Band: ADELE and Bruno Mars