Get to know the country girl (Caroline Riepler) behind the scenes: Western Border and Co, is a Colorado-based and operated online boutique offering handcrafted designer western and country music themed accessories and apparel for both infants and toddlers. Founder Caroline is a wife, mother and entrepreneur to parents who immigrated to the United Stated from Germany and Switzerland. She was taught to value and respect hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. After suffering from a bit of post partum and a devastating head on accident involving a drunk driver, Caroline turned to life-long love of sewing and designing to help her heal and embrace the world. In 2004 she began sewing and creating western/country theme apparel and accessories for babies-children for wholesale/retail market and Western Border and Co was born. After two more additional accidents a hit and run and a fender bender the business got off to a slow start, however the pure determination and ambition is making for herself and her company in a big way with the support of her family, friends and God up above. The business has been a huge blessing for Caroline, professionally and personally. Turning her physical and emotional plan into something positive has given her the opportunities that many only dream off. Caroline had not only been able to use her creativity to build a successful business that she loves, but more importantly to be there for her husband, Daniel and their son to cherish every moment together. You can now find Caroline’s must-have creations in numerous boutiques, around the country. Everything is handcrafted in Colorado, USA. Her company is starting to get attention within the media and has been featured in People Country Magazine, Country Music Star Craig Campbell’s daughters and World Champion Barrel Racer Fallon Taylor, Channel 9 News, Canadian Cowboy Magazine, Western Horseman, Western Lifestyle Retailer and more.
Come and join her journey as a fashion designer, mom and lover of life.