The Back Lot was founded in 2016 in Sparks, NV by owner and operator, Emma Menesini. Her intention was to bring in some side income on Etsy while staying home with her son, yet it quickly turned into much more. Within months Emma created her own designs and was spending countless hours sewing orders by hand and sourcing high quality materials from manufacturers around the country.

The Back Lot is 100% CPSC compliant and proudly made in the USA. Summer of 2018 The Back Lot left Etsy and branched out to its own website. Items are handmade by Emma in Sparks, NV.

Emma is a proud graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno and lives in Sparks, NV with her husband, 2 sons, and baby boy #3 coming November 2020. She is a one woman show who packs and ships all the orders from her home. She also sources fabric, designs all the patterns for the line, manages inventory, finances, and manages all necessary paperwork.