Suzanne and Rich Connelly started Habitat Clothes To Live In in 1999 when Suzanne was 8 months pregnant and raising a three year-old. They had been selling at trade shows on behalf of large brands for over 10 years, but they weren’t seeing what their customers really needed.
As Suzanne’s own body changed through pregnancy and beyond, Suzanne looked to create comfort through style for the woman she was- and the women she knew. They presented their designs at a trade show and their collection sold. They fulfilled orders in their hourse with the help of their neighbours. This a a homegrown business.