In 2002, Michelle Torres had a baby with systemic mastocytois, which is a rare blood disease. Suddenly, she found the need to be a stay-at-home-mom to care for her daughter. She wanted to start a business that she could run from her home. She found a lack of designer nursery bedding available through one source, so she started Distinctive Nurseries.
While it was originally based in San Antonio, Texas, Torres and her family relocated to Michigan in 2009 for the better climate, which impacts her daughter’s disease.
“We offer a wide variety of bedding and artwork that is not available locally,” said Torres. From her website, Torres features baby products and unique nursery decor.
Torres encourages Michigan consumers to look for local businesses. It not only helps the economy in Michigan, but sometimes the good are available right around the corner and immediately.
Distinctive Nurseries offers products and information online. The company is launching a Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks. Distinctive Nurseries is offering Detroit Mommy readers 5 percent off any order of $50 or more with the coupon code DMM5.