Four years ago, as a clueless and naive pre-child entrepreneur, I found myself visiting a girlfriend and her new baby girl. While relaxing on her lounge, she draped some ghastly cover over her and began breastfeeding her baby. We looked at each other, both thinking, ‘What the hell is this hideous canopy draped over her body? And could this thing be any further from her earlier, pre-natal style?’ It was in that instant that we decided that something must be done.
Then, in the midst of pondering, discussing, researching, conceiving styles, testing designs, trialling fabrics and selling businesses – I had a baby myself. Not long after, I met with an old business associate who happened to be in the market for baby products – a far cry from the events industry where we met ten years earlier.
She placed her faith in me and our product, and then sent in an order for 100 of our prototype design. That was it! While juggling a four month old, producing a brand, a commercially viable product and delivering our first order – Minski Co. was born! We launched this past winter and we’re on our way to expanding our range to include super funky baby bags in the not too distant future.
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3. In the body of the email tell us your name and answer this question: where will you use your new Minski Co. breastfeeding cover?
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Kate Reynolds is the mum of Sienna and founder of Minski Co. Minski Co. breastfeeding covers are made with exquisite imported fabrics that reflect the latest fashion trends and seasons, and come with fun and stylish packaging and modern and functional buckles and accessories. For more details visit their website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.