ro•sham•bo baby is owned and operated by San Diego family scott, julia and their baby girls, avery (3) and chloe (newborn!). we started our little company after realizing that nobody was making high quality, stylish baby sunglasses while at a baseball game with a friend’s four month old who was staring up at the bright sun with no protection. scott put his adult sunglasses on him and lightning struck: Little People Deserve Big People Shades. that means making them in Italy instead of China. that means making them safe, durable, flexible, and chewable for little mouths. and that means making them just as stylish as designer adult shades.
two years later, we had the world’s best baby sunglasses ready for your little one and ours! scott didn't want stop there though, he wanted to wear matching unbreakable pink shades with avery, so we made kids and adult sizes so the whole family can match!
our name is a reference to the nostalgic game we all grew up playing (otherwise know as “rock, paper, scissor,” but “rock paper scissor baby” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it…). it also pays tribute to our autism support mission: special education and autism teachers have told us that playing ro•sham•bo can be a valuable teaching tool when kids need a quiet, calming, and personal interaction with a teacher. we have autism in our family, so this has been and always will be a pillar of our business.
we launched in june 2013 with a crowdfunding campaign to test our market and build up needed capital to fund more inventory and build this website. the result was overwhelming and the customer support and glowing feedback we received further fueled our ambition to make this dream a reality.
you can check out the video we made for our launch campaign below. if nothing else, we’re confident you’ll like our catchy whistling score (go easy on scott, this was his acting and directorial debut!!).
we are also committed to being a company that makes a positive impact on our community, because if companies can’t make a positive difference in the world, what’s the point? that is why we have committed to give a portion of all sales to Surfers Healing in San Clemente, California to support their uplifting work. they take spectrum kids and their families out for a day of surfing and confidence building... it's all about what spectrum kids can do, not what they can't. www.surfershealing.org.
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