How it all started…
I stepped into this business not knowing the possibilities that awaited. It wasn’t a thought in my mind that saying yes to Matilda Jane Clothing in 2007 would allow me to meet some of the most incredible women. I had no idea that many others would soon fall deep in love with the unexpected mix and match fabrics and styles of this unique company, and no idea that I would be given the opportunity to lead them to start a business of their own.
When I started with MJ, I just started without a career plan in place or really a direction of where this would lead but goodness, it has been an incredible ride!
In 2009, a few of the first leaders gathered for a Team Leader retreat in Indiana and before we left, we were asked to come up with a “Team name”. We were starting to map out the future of MJ and our teams were growing! We all took this name thing very seriously!
After days of tossing around many ideas, I landed on Team Paperdolls and let me share why! Our late founder, Denise DeMarchis, would finalize a new collection by sitting down at her table and working with Paperdolls. She would mix and match tops with bottoms to see what we needed more of and what didn’t belong. I can’t imagine the stress of making the right decision of trying to guess what her customers would love. The Paperdolls were a major part of her process and because of that….well Team Paperdolls was born.
We are currently just over 800 strong and span all across the United States. You will find that their isn’t an exact profile to be a Trunk Keeper and that is what I love the most! So many Paperdolls are finding success in this business. We have ladies who are yet to become moms, ladies who work full time jobs, ladies who are stay at home moms, ladies who have all boys, ladies who work other part time jobs and ladies who are grandmothers. You will find many who started this as a hobby to dress their littles and themselves who are now making career level income. You will find that all 800+ have a different “Why” they said yes to Matilda Jane Clothing and that they have all found their place.
If you are considering trying something new, I invite you to join us! Join us for fellowship, fun, fashion, a little faith, and financial reward! You will be so glad you said yes and promise that you will figure the rest out. You are sure to have the largest cheering section behind you from the beginning. Let’s get you started!