Yana Wieckowski, Hemming Birds
Hemming Birds is a maker company and brand focused on creating stylish, well-made parenting essentials. Launched in 2014 with a successful Kickstarter campaign, HB has continued to launch new products, has earned a loyal following of customers and social influencers, and has created a retail presence around the United States. Still true to it’s founding, all HB products are designed and handcrafted in Charleston in small batches from the only the highest quality, responsibly-sourced materials.
Originally from Connecticut, Yana earned her doctorate from the University of Michigan in 2011. She moved to Charleston, SC, with her husband and taught biology at the College of Charleston for 2.5 years. After the birth of her first daughter, Yana shifted her attention to the remarkable lack of heirloom-quality parenting essentials available on the market. A self-taught maker, Yana developed her own line of products and founded Hemming Birds.