Me with my first batch of tubing!
Hoop Junky began in April 2014 during my senior year of college. Hoops were a pretty big part of my life (I had already been hooping for about 5 years at this point). During my break while studying for finals, I suddenly got the urge to get creative and design a few stickers for my laptop. I decided to post the design online and dozens of people were interested in them! I was about to graduate college with no official adulting plans... so I decided to make more and open up an Etsy store. It started with stickers... then eventually hula hoops themselves (after countless hours and hundreds of dollars in materials in order to improve my hoopsmithing!) The name, well, I'm addicted to hula hoops so Hoop Junky just seemed appropriate. The rest is just history!
What is a Hoop Junky?
HOOP [hoop, hoo p], noun,
1: a circular band or ring of metal, wood, or other stiff material
JUNKY [juhn-kee], noun (informal),
1: a person with an insatiable craving for something
Hoop Junky is essentially focused around the addiction of hula hoops... anything and everything hula hoop!
I have taken this little company with me from Memphis to Nashville to Fort Lauderdale and back to TN in Chattanooga, where I currently reside.
Since 2014, we have made somewhere around 10,000 hoops and have shipped to 30 different countries around the world and I couldn't be more proud!
Thank you everyone for all of your love & support over the years. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this little hoop shop!