Handmade Clothing Benefits Children in Multiple Ways
Pittsford business to donate some proceeds to Children's Hospital at Strong
May 11, 2000
As the mother of three toddlers, Ellen Miller has a good idea of what a child's outfit should be - flexible and comfortable, but also unique and liked by the little people who will wear it.
Miller, of Pittsford, is the creative mind behind MillerWear New York, a clothing company she runs from her home. Once she started creating eye-catching clothing for her children, friends asked her to make some for theirs, or to give as gifts. Now, she runs a full-time business and does sales nationwide.
"I've always loved making clothes," Miller says. "Ever since I was a child, I've found ways to express my creativity, mostly through sewing and needlecrafts."
Miller isn't just in business for herself, either. A portion of the proceeds from her clothing sales will benefit the Strong Center for Development Disabilities, a part of Children's Hospital at Strong.
MillerWear New York offers hand-dyed, cotton garments adorned with printed deocrations, embroidery, and whimsical patches. The store also offers a broad range of garments and gift sets. For instance, for the newborn, Miller has created a unique layette set called the Baby Trio Gift Set, consisting of a bodysuit with matching baby booties and a cap.
For more information about MillerWear, call 586-4928.