Founder of ML Fashions Inc., Julia, or Menglin, recalls playing dress-up as a child and aspiring to work in the fashion industry from a very young age. She went on to study fashion design and start a career in New York. After finding the city to be stressful and costly, she moved back home to Florida, working with her mother's business to create beautiful needlepoint pillows. Julia was then inspired to start her own line of children's clothing, which quickly sold out. The name of her brand comes from her Chinese name, Meng Lin. Meng means "dream," so it felt fitting. Presently, ML Fashions Inc. clothing can be found in over 400 boutiques across the US.