My name is Hayley and I'm the owner behind h.flynn designs. We are a clothing company based out of Lincoln, Nebraska. We sell apparel for girls of all ages and sizes who love to represent their state!
I started out by making a few sweatshirts in my textiles and design class at Pius X High School in Lincoln, NE. I was selling my sweatshirts to a few friends here and there, and by the time I was 17 years old I had a part-time job fulfilling online orders and supplying boutiques around Nebraska.
My boyfriend at the time (now husband!) told me I needed to start an Instagram page for my friends and boutique owners who wanted to view my clothes. I didn't know what to name the company so I had Austin come up with it. Since my sweatshirts were geared to my friend group at Pius, he thought I should name it something involving "Flynn". Side note- my middle name is Flynn, named after my grandmas maiden name. I always disliked the name (even to the point where I "convinced" my teachers in 4th grade that my middle name was "Bieber". ;) ) so naturally, my friends would call my "Flynnie" to aggravate me. I agreed to "Flynn" and while laying on the couch, my genius boyfriend though of "h.flynn." I started a new Instagram account as "h.flynn designs" with the intent of thinking of a better name later on.
Four years later I can honestly say I am SO glad I named my company after my grandma and great-grandma Flynn. These women have been so influential in my life and have always pushed me to chase my dreams. I can't think of a better name to represent my company than these two female role models.
Fast forward to four years later- I am now employing over twenty-five ladies who design, cut, sew, and everything in between. We started out of my parent's basement, and we now have a gorgeous downtown production facility where we fulfill orders and a store at Gateway Mall where our ladies sell the apparel!
Turning dreams into reality isn't something that you do everyday, but I truly believe if you have a dream, chase it! Looking back to my junior year of High School, I never would have imagined my company could have grown to the size it is today. Our team has grown beyond imagine and I can't begin to express my gratitude to everyone who has believed in my business.
A lot of people look from the outside and think that it is "easy" or that they can make this apparel too, which you can. But it is a ton of work owning a business and definitely not easy. I gave up many high school memories and "college experiences" to be where I am today. Through my journey, I've learned if you put in hard work, commitment, and time, you can achieve anything you dream.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your continued business and your love for h.flynn.