Cara Lynn Garvock and Christopher Brooks
Chris Brooks and Cara Lynn Garvock are the parents behind Cuties Like Me, and between them, they have four children (who are all now young adults). They live in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The inspiration for the Cuties Like Me brand came along when Cara Lynn was researching mermaid birthday party supplies online, and was struck by the absence of racial diversity. "Everywhere I looked I saw little white mermaids with long flowing blonde hair. That's fine if it reflects your daughter, but if it doesn't, you don't have a lot of options. As a Mom, that bothered me. Every little girl should be able to have a party theme or decorate her room with items that reflect her own heritage. That's what we're trying to do with these products. Plain and simple, it's to show all little girls that they too can be the mermaid or the princess, or whatever they can imagine."
Chris and Cara Lynn are excited to be supporting a movement on the ground too. A portion of each sale (5%) of the Black Mermaids Vinyl Wall Decals goes to the National Black Child Development Institute in the USA. NBCDI is a trusted partner in delivering culturally relevant resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children around issues including early childhood education, health, child welfare, literacy, and family engagement.
"This is not about filling a hole in the marketplace, it's about providing parents and caregivers of young girls and boys with options. We have a big vision for this Company."