Tiverton's newest consignment shop and gift boutique, Cutie Curls, is partnering with a Cambodian village - bringing silk scraves and bags to Tiverton shoppers while helping to fund a clean water initiative in Cambodia.
Cutie Curls, features clothing, accessories and toys for girls and boys from infants to teenagers. Owned and operated by Little Compton resident India Kenyon, Cutie Curls is a new business in town, located just south of the Tiverton Four Corners at 3952 Main Road, in the Mill Pond Complex.
Beside the shelves of original children’s items designed by Kenyon, as well as jewelry and accessories made by other area residents soon will sit silk scarves, pocketbooks and bags, jewelry and other items direct from Cambodia.
Kenyon’s 19-year-old daughter, Nina, is currently in Cambodia with her grandfather, Little Compton resident Jeff Kenyon, and groups from the Middletown Rotary and Bridgewater State University who are installing water filters to bring clean water to Cambodian villages in the Siem Reap area. Nina brought along children’s clothing, donated by Cutie Curls, that has already been distributed to grateful families in a village near Siem Reap. A portion of the sales of the fine Cambodian merchandise available at Cutie Curls will be donated to Water for Cambodia, waterforcambodia.org.
Kenyon, who is married to a Providence firefighter and is the mother of three girls, ages 10, 13 and 19,said that she has made one of her dreams a reality, by opening her own shop.
“I’m especially grateful to be able to benefit our local community with fabulous merchandise offered at great value, to support local charities, and to have a global impact via our Cambodian connection,” she said.
Located on the lower level of the building formerly occupied by Little Purls, the bright and airy store offers a wide array of new and and gently-used merchandise. Kenyon noted that prices are bound to delight parents, grandparents and everyone searching for quality clothing, toys, gifts and other items. Kenyon also accepts consignments, with 40 percent of the sale price going to the consignee or to the consignee’s charity of choice.
Middletown Rotary is one of several clubs of Rotary International that is deeply involved with building biosand water filters and promoting literacy in the Southeast Asian nation.
Cutie Curls is open on Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours may be extended during the spring and summer.
The story is based on a press release.