Patterns with a Purpose: 100% Gives Back!

We have three collections that give back 100% of the proceeds to the community, which we call Patterns with a Purpose. Each of these special collections are completely unique and give back to various organizations that support people with special needs. We believe in celebrating people of all abilities, and hope you find something from one of these beautiful collections that makes your heart happy to support our sweet friends!
You can read more about each of these magical collections by clicking on each one, as they each have their own special page to learn more - there is a lot of goodness to share!

meet jackson!

Mica May, our Founder and CEO has a son, Jackson, who was born with Down syndrome. We are so honored to celebrate him and others living with Down syndrome. Please join us in making a difference today, one notebook at a time! This collection was born out of a desire to have patterns that give back to organizations supporting kids (and young adults!) with special needs. Your support of this collection truly makes a difference, as May Designs has given tens of thousands of dollars throughout the past decade from the sales of these beautiful designs!

The lucky few tattoo design

This collection is inspired by The Lucky Few Tattoo and the phrase coined by Heather Avis, mother of three adopted children, two with Down syndrome, in her book, The Lucky Few! The arrow pattern came when Mica designed a simple tattoo to celebrate being the parent of a child with Down syndrome. After getting this tattoo with a couple of her friends, the symbol went viral and soon, parents all over the nation were getting inked! Thousands of people now have #theluckyfewtattoo and our designs mimic the now recognizable tattoo!!