Rilos + MiMi Mission
To provide practical, trendy, and great quality bags and accessories to be used by people of all ages to improve the quality of their lives and the environment.
Rilos + MiMi Background
Rilos + MiMi was founded in 2012. I would sell my outgrown kids clothes on eBay to make money to buy fabric to sew things I could sell on Etsy. I then started going to local craft fairs to sell products, started my own website rilosandmimi.com and started reaching out to boutique stores in my state to carrying my products.
Background of Rilos + MiMi Founder Christy Remmick
Christy was born in Selkirk, MB Canada to very young parents and would spend a lot of time with her granny who was a very talented seamstress. She would spend hours watching and learning how to sew with her from the age of eight years old. She quickly learned that following patterns was not her thing and would stay up late designing her own creations and sewing them with scrap fabrics. After Christy graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in communications she went on to a corporate career in software project management and application consultation. After returning to her husband’s hometown of Devils Lake, ND to raise her family Christy was able to spend more time on her passion of design and sewing and launched Rilos + MiMi using her experience in software and communications to help grow her business.
Fun Facts about Rilos & MiMi
Riley and Emmy are Mo-Mo Twins
Riley and Emersyn are mono-amniotic (Mo-Mo) twins which means they shared the same amniotic sac in their mommy’s tummy. They were considered very high risk and were born at 31 weeks 6 days. Mom spent two months in the hospital pre-birth and babies spend over a month in the hospital post birth. You can read their story here or you can read more about mono amniotic twins at here.
There is a Story Behind the Rilos & MiMi Logo
Ever notice that in the Rilos & MiMi logo image with the two girls that one is shorter than the other? This is on purpose and the reason is that MiMi was born with a hemivertebrae in her back which is a congenital defect in her back that caused some of the vertebrae to be crisscrossed. This will always make her at least half an inch shorter than her identical twin sister Rilos.