Xtra Love - Our Short Story


Xtra Love is for a community that celebrates intellectual diversities. Xtra LOVE is an accessories lifestyle brand that provides jobs for an intellectually diverse community. Unlike traditional brands,  Xtralove.Us provides a way to show Xtra LOVE by creating jobs that will make our intellectually diverse feel valued and included with work that give them a sense of purpose and community.

 As our children with special needs “age out of the system” they have a tendency to get depressed. Once the “system” is gone, they long for purpose, routines, and community.

A mom, named Grace that had a child with Down syndrome once described our children with the extra chromosome as having Xtra love. I loved thinking about our journey the way she framed it.

When I asked my daughter’s godmother, a professional jewelry designer, to come up with a jewelry design that symbolizes extra love, she came up with the perfect design.  

 We wanted to emphasize the eXtra love in our hearts, and the heart that crosses over into an X shape at the top was born.

This design very much symbolizes our journey of having a daughter with special needs. She brings us extra love and teaches us how to love, extra.

Wearing a necklace, t-shirt or applying a sticker shows the world you feel extra love through your experiences and that you too want to bring extra love to the world. Your support also employs our adults with intellectual diversities.

 We would appreciate your contribution to help make this business concept a reality. Purchasing a reward helps make us get closer to our goal of building an accessories brands that will provide jobs for special needs adults.


Thank you for your support.




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