Meri Meri began in Los Angeles in 1985 . . . Meredithe (who's childhood nickname was Meri Meri) sitting at her kitchen table . . . some scissors and pens, a BIG pot of glitter. The company grew from that little network of Moms working from home from Meredithe's designs and direction. They don't design on kitchen tables anymore, they now work in studios in a 400 year old building in Cheltenham, England.