It all started with making a better mitt.
Goumikids was born six years ago when two high school friends found themselves on a journey to make good. As new moms, we were both having trouble finding scratch-proof mittens that actually stayed on. So, in true Portland-style, we decided to develop a solution, and in the process, we created a company that they would love to work for; one that allowed us to be both parents and entrepreneurs.
Our first product, the goumimitt, hit the shelves in September, 2011, and we’ve never looked back.
After making the only stay-on, smart mitt, we’ve continued to innovate and add more “goods”: boots, hat, preemie mitts, jamms and ‘alls. As a team we strive to improve the lives of parents and babies with everything we create. Not only by thoughtfully designing our products but also by giving back. Since inception, we give 10% of our proceeds to help some of the most vulnerable of our global community thrive.
We call ourselves goumi because goumi berries are small and purposeful; they improve their surrounding environment so that other plants can thrive. Like them, our passion is to improve everything we are part of.