Talk about a busy 2016! Just like for many of you, 2016 has been a bit of an up and down year for us here at Just Bloomed. But every setback we faced taught us a lesson and has actually helped us in moving forward, step by step.
Just Bloomed's designs are now Patent Pending! This fall we took the first of many steps to securing a patent to protect the unique design of our shirts. When we started Just Bloomed, we set out to specifically make life easier for breastfeeding women. Each style has built-in clips, zippers, and more so moms can easily open their shirt and quickly feed baby. We are working hard to create the most functional styles that we can for mothers on the go, and we're excited that each design will now have patent protection.
We are excited to announce that we won the Innovator of the Year Competition in Philadelphia back in September! We had five minutes to wow the judges with a pitch that explained Just Bloomed's designs and company philosophy. Honestly, we were a bit worried that we would be pitching to a judging panel filled with men. But these gentlemen (many of whom have wives and kids) definitely understood our products and the ways in which we're trying to help new moms. We are grateful for their support!
We couldn't have made it this far with out the support of our family, friends, and business partners. Thank you for coming along for the ride with us! In the coming months, we'll be lining up manufacturing and setting up a Kickstarter campaign, so we'll need all the help we can get. Here's to health, happiness, and success for all in 2017!
With love and gratitude,
Anne, Katie, and Sue