Our Crowd-Funded Beginning
triHOLD was originally launched on the crowd funding site Kickstarter in August 2012. It received huge interest and quickly jumped to 50% of funding goal in it's first week. 100% funding was achieved on the 1st of September 2012 and the project finished on the 13th of September reaching 400% of the set funding goal! We can not thank our backers enough. Without your help, we never would have been able to launch our business.
A Family-Run Business with a Purpose
We started triHOLD literally in the hospital as we waited for our newborn triplets to be born (yes, triplets). What started as a side business soon turned into a legitimate way for us to support our family. With three little ones, you need all the time possible to be good parents, so running our business was a great way to achieve that dream. We have excellent partners to make sure that products are created in a professional factory and delivered on time from an incredibly efficient warehouse. But our world headquarters is in Wilmington, DE, where we raise our children.
A Social Responsibility
Shortly after our triplets were born, we found out that two of our girls had a rare disorder called bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria (PMG). Essentially, it means that they have far too many folds in their brain. They are adorable and cuddly, but will never be able to walk, talk, run or play. But they approach every day with a smile, and we do everything we can do give them a good life. We spend a lot of time in the hospital with them, so being self-employed is critical to our family's survival.
We donate at least $1 for every wallet sold to the PMG Awareness Organization, a non-profit devoted to education surrounding PMG. This is such a rare disorder that almost no doctor we've talked to has ever seen it before. Even the specialists are unfamiliar with it. PMG Awareness helps families, doctors, and the community to spread the best information about this disorder, which will ultimately help families get through the tough journey of diagnosis and treatment for their children.