Dorothy's Reason

Dorothy's Reason

For this weeks Small Business Showcase we are shining the light on Dorothy's Reason. 

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Dorothy's Reason began in 2014 when the owner Abbey found herself having some extra time on her hands. With the skills her grandmother instilled in her she decided to open up an Etsy shop. "As my business grew my heart was pulling me in the direction to run Dorothy’s Reason full time. I spent many nights up well past midnight working to fill orders before getting up to go to my full time job in the morning. I desperately wanted to dictate my own schedule to be able to spend more time with my kids, watch them grow up and do small things like take them to their Doctor’s appointments without having to check with someone (work) first." After working as a food product developer for 15 years she decided to leave that behind to pursue Dorothy's Reason full time in June of 2021.

Dorothy's Reason specializes in handcrafted socks and t-shirts however, the main focus is on their infant sizes (0/6mo and 6/18mo) with adorable sayings on the bottoms. Their current signature saying is "if you can read this bring my mom a coffee." They're always releasing new designs and the next will be in February 2022 for their spring collection! Abbey wants nothing more than to bring joy to her customers through their purchases and to let everyone know that when you order from them you are not only supporting her family, but you are also impacting the lives of the employees. The employees of Dorothy's Reason are mostly other parents and others who need "flexible, guilt free schedules that work for them."

Abbey has been married to her husband for just over 5 years and has two beautiful children ages three and one. She hopes to grow her business big enough to fill a warehouse one day and we can say with absolute confidence that we believe that she is more than capable of doing so. If you are in need of the perfect gift for any occasion please consider this amazing small shop.


Search "Dorothy's Reason" on Etsy or click the link below.

Click here to go to her online store



  • Brittany

    Dorothy’s Reason has such fun, creative, and quality products! Abbey is super dedicated to her work and family, and owns a small business worth supporting. We love Dorothy’s Reason!

  • Jean B

    Wonderful products with outstanding service and quality products. Love everything they sell, wish I could buy it all. And it puts humor into life!!

  • Filzen Ann

    I have been very happy with my items ordered from Dorothy’s Reason! They have high quality merchandise and very quick and friendly service. They have exceeded my expectations and will definitely order from them again!

  • Nikki

    Such a beautiful company with an even more beautiful purpose! Congratulations Abbey on all of your hard earned success!

  • Bethany Riedel

    Have loved every item from Dorothy’s Reason! Inspired by you, Abbey!

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