Olive Tree Designs

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Hi! I'm Sophie

Wife, Mom, Owner of Olive Tree Designs

I was born and raised in South Korea until I was 12. Then I moved to New Zealand with my family and shortly thereafter they all decided to go back to Korea but me. Long story short, I grew up in New Zealand by myself, taught myself English, some of those years I actually lived alone in a house, and then with different families until I moved to the United States at 18 to go to college. I’ve since graduated college, married the most amazing guy in the world and together we have five kids. I started designing and making clothes for my son before he was even born. Soon after I was pregnant, I was put on a bedrest for... what seemed like forever.. I spent most of those days in bed playing Candy Crush and online shopping for baby clothes (of course, duh!). I quickly found that passing level 400 of Candy Crush was easier than finding high quality baby clothes with designs that I liked....


I decided to make my own. I bought a MacBook Pro, a Cameo and a heat press and started making baby clothes the way I wanted them to look.

Fast forward a few years (and a daughter) later, and I had made literally hundreds of Onesies® and matching sets for friends and family, so I decided to try my hand at starting a business, building a website and creating my own shop. And now here we are!

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Our Mission

Going back to my teenage years growing up alone, without my family, in New Zealand: I don’t share that story to garner sympathy, I share it because it taught me many invaluable lessons that I don’t think I could have learned in any other way. The biggest lesson I learned from that experience is how important moms are and how VITAL they are in their kids lives. Parents are EVERYTHING to their kids. The current cultural onslaught on the family and moms will have devastating long term effects. Most of the shirts and things I create are designed to promote connections between parents and kids, or between siblings, cousins and friends. I grew up without those connections and it was the ONLY thing I wanted and have learned for myself that nothing could replace it. My hope is that in some small way I can promote the importance of a family and foster positive connections with friends and families through our apparel.

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On top of all of the many reasons I started this shop, the main reason is I really want to make a positive impact in the world.
To that end, Olive Tree is committed to supporting causes we believe make a positive difference in this world.

For every purchase made here we donate 25% of the sale to causes we believe in. At checkout you have the option to select the cause you want to support and we automatically give 25% of your purchase to the movement you choose. We appreciate you joining us in creating a community that is committed to making a positive impact.

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