And the best thing about this company?
They are totally GIVING BACK!
For every onesie that is purchased one is given to someone in need!
How cool is that?
I got the opportunity to interview Richie, one of the Co-Founder’s of Charm City Babies, about their companies desire to give back!
What inspired you to start Charm City Babies and to do a Buy One Give One?
Deciding to launch Charm City Babies as both a clothing line and charitable concept, started from the first day we ever met about the line in general. Both Scott Smith (Charm City Babies Co Founder) and I (Co-Founder) are fathers of little ones (I have a four year old daughter and a two month old son. Scott has an 18 month old son) and I think being parents opens our eyes to be more sensitive to the issue of helping children. When you take on a mission like this, it’s not something you can only do half way. We didn’t create this concept to make a subtle change – we created our Buy One Give One program to make a monumental shift in how businesses give back.
How did you decide on onesies to give back?
Charm City Babies only sells onesies – for now – and as the main product we offer, to do a buy one give one on anything less (say a bib, or something “smaller” in value) doesn’t seem like we are meeting our mission. If you are buying a onesie off Charm City Babies, you know that one of those onesies will go to a child in need.
Where do you hope to see Charm City Babies, 5 years from now?
In five years, I see Charm City Babies having a much bigger line – in both designs and products. We’re small and young, so we’re limited – but that’s only temporary. We are constantly coming up with designs for new shirts and thinking about products to expand our brand. Not an hour goes by when Scott and I aren’t on the phone or emailing one another about a new idea.
Separate from the increase in products, we hope to have helped children in nearly every country across the globe through our Buy One, Give One program. As well, we hope to make actual trips to the countries overseas that we cannot make right now. We want to be very visual with our philanthropy and actually be able to hand out the shirts ourselves to the children all over.
What advice would you give other people who are wanting to give back?
Bottom line – anything helps. Whether you give a lot or a little, people who need your help will be greatly appreciative of your efforts. This doesn’t mean you just have to give money either. You can easily give your time or items in your house you are no longer using. You’d be surprised how grateful people will be when you take the time to think of helping them out.
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I did receive product for this review. All opinions are my own.