Adrenaline Junkie Gone Passionate Seamstress – The Wild Bambino
Amber is the sole maker and mom boss behind everything at the cool baby clothes shop, The Wild Bambino. She is also a mother to an adorable little man and wife to an amazing firefighter husband. After much deliberation, she decided to quit her day job as an ER nurse, and stay home after her son was born. It was a tough decision as being an ER nurse was her career and craft, something she had been very passionate about for 10 years. However she was realizing that her son was so much more important and she felt strongly about staying home with him.
After 10 months of being home with her son, she started to have the itch to do something creative again. She wanted to become passionate about working with her hands again and still be able to be home with her little man. The idea of opening her own shop came after friends and family encouraged her to do so. They were blown away by all the homemade children’s clothing gifts she had been making over the years. With their support, she went for it!
Embarking on this new journey, Amber is excited to not only be making cool clothes for her son but for you and your family as well. As always, we encourage you to support handmade and small mama run businesses. Be sure to check out Amber’s etsy store using the coupon code at the bottom of the page!
PM: When was your company founded and where are you based?
WB: In August 2015 in Corona, California.
PM: How many are involved in your company?
WB: Just me!
PM: What inspired you to start your company?
WB: After my son was born I but my nursing career on hold be be home full time. I am a busy body by nature so not having ownership of something to call my own was difficult for me to adjust to. I have always loved creating things and started making clothes for my son. And it took off from there.
PM: Did you have a background in business prior to starting your company?
WB: No. I worked as an ER nurse for 10 years but I have a lot of businessmen and women in my family that have helped guide me through starting The Wild Bambino.
PM: Did you run into any problems or resistance while launching?
WB: Mostly just understanding advertisement and how to get your shop recognized. There is a lot of competition and so many talented shop owners so finding a way to stand out and be original was something that came with time.
PM: How do you get the most out of your day?
WB: I cut, sew, and package almost everyday. I do everything while my son naps and after he goes to bed. My husband is a firefighter so is gone frequently so this keeps me busy!
PM: How is your family apart of your business choices?
WB: My family is very supportive of my passion and help me when they can so I can get work done when naps and bedtime are not enough.
PM: What music inspires you?
WB: I love to listen to pandora while I work. All different types. Anything from The Weekend to Taylor Swift and everything in between.
PM: What is your favorite thing to do when you are not working?
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PM: What do you see in the future for your shop, The Wild Bambino?
WB: I hope to continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of my customers and my growing family. Baby number 2 is due in September.
PM: Congratulations Amber and family!
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Amber’s items would be slamming with some Scooter Booties, a previous Punky Mom featured shop!