Our Story

Low Tide Island is an island off the coast of Connecticut, which disappears from sight at high tide. Like the island we’re named after, Our Mission is to help keep adults with developmental disabilities from "disappearing" from the workforce.

I am Deborah Kreter, the founder of Low Tide Island Design.  Developing community integrated programs, for persons with special needs, has been my passion for decades. Low Tide Island Design partners with nonprofit groups and individuals, to provide work opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs.  Through these partnerships, we provide an opportunity for paid work, Education, Self Esteem, Connection/ Contribution and Creative Development (SEECC).  Our specially developed fundraiser programs to offer expanded learning opportunities for Artisans and their programs.  We provide professional training, materials and technical support, through the entire creative construction process of Low Tide Island Design bracelets.
Our bracelets are ALL recognizable and relatable designs.  We promote the idea of having our bracelets remind us to Believe Out Loud. Joy is spread by our bracelets: in the creative construction process, when given as a gift and simply worn to share with others.   
Our goal is to help provide 1,000 work opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, while spreading joy, positivity and mindfulness of our environment to all, through the beautiful and uniqueness of our bracelets.
We’ve created bracelets in Illinois, California, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, New York and Florida, for the entire country. All of our Artisan programs are paid training and/or work sites.     
Low Tide Island Design makes donations annually to nonprofit organizations that align with our environmental values, depicted in our bracelet designs.   
If you have questions, please feel free to reach us. 


Deborah Kreter, Founder of Low Tide Island Design