Issue #057 - Featuring Trippadoo Designs


Shop Name: Trippadoo Designs
Owner: Sarah Merriman
Instagram: trippadoo_designs
Facebook Group: Trippadoo VIP - Custom Clothing and More!
Trippadoo Designs is a small but versatile shop offering handmade clothing, upcycles, vinyl and screen- printed tees, custom cups and graphic design services. Just over a year old, the shop has a strong and loyal community of reps and customers. Trippadoo offers ready to ship, pre-order and custom clothing options. Customs are always open with pre-order and ready to ship drops happening monthly.
Owner, Sarah opened the virtual doors of her shop after friends and acquaintances continuously asked her where the handmade clothing she created for her son was from. She saw an opportunity and gladly began offering her talents to the waiting customers. Her goal is to provide an affordable and unique small shop clothing option for the boys who are so often left out and for girls!
This unique and edgy shop was named after the owner's son who was the inspiration behind Sarah's beginnings with handmade clothing. When asked what her main inspiration is Sarah said, "My kids are 100% always my inspiration. I want them to see that they can do anything!" What an amazing role model she is for them!
Sarah's favorite thing about being a small shop owner is the community that has developed around her shop. It is a supportive community with positive mama's who encourage and inspire her creativity. Of course, with a community who loves and encourages her creativity, Sarah's favorite pieces to provide are her customs. She loves when customers give her creative freedom to try new things and test the boundaries of her craft. Having a supportive foundation of reps and customers is key for a successful small shop. Sarah has this key factor all figure out and finds so much joy from her friends and family who also support her endeavors.
Check out Trippadoo Designs next time you need a unique piece and fill Sarah's cup by ordering a custom!

1. Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? Gatherer
2. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? Black like my soul... but maybe with a little glitter.
3. You find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do? I would buy a load of land and build houses for each of my family members so they wouldn’t have to worry about anything anymore.
4.What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? SOOO many things. That’s my thinking spot for sure.
5. What’s your favorite ’90s jam? Anything Alkaline Trio
6. If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? A sloth. They are so chill.
7. What was the last gift you gave someone? It was just my son’s birthday so lots of numberblocks
8. What were you like in high school? Definitely an outsider.
9. What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it? Handmaid’s Tale because I’m obsessed!
10. Any advice for your previous boss? Be a better human.
11. Tell me something about your last job, other than money, that would have inspired you to keep working there. I was a special needs preschool teacher and would’ve stayed forever if my boss had some human compassion.
12. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? I watched someone talking crap to an elderly woman run face first into a door. Instant karma is amazing.
13. What is your dream job? Being a mom was always my dream job so I’m doing it!
14. What inspires you? Always my kids.
15. What’s your food/drink guilty pleasure? Sushi!
16. What are you known for? I’m the Halloween girl for sure!
17. What do you work toward in your free time? Being the best wife/mom I can be.
18. What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn without asking this question? I crochet!
19. How would you rate your memory? HORRIBLE!
20. If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer? This is my literal nightmare...
21. What pizza topping best represents you? Pineapple and Jalapeño... sweet and spicy!
22. Describe the color green to somebody who is blind. Calm, soothing, and fresh.
23. If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why? That is too much of a loaded question
24. What is your favorite tv show to watch when you’re alone with the remote? Anything true crime!
25. Are you now who you thought you would be ten years ago? Absolutely not!