We interviewed Melanie Disbrow, its founder, who said she has big plans for the future. “I’m very excited about the future of Milk Snob. The positive response and support of our customers has been overwhelming. We are actively developing products to be released soon that will continue to simply the lives of parents everywhere in a modern and stylish way.
Here’s what else she told us about…
How the Idea Came About
My dream of creating beautiful, yet practical products for moms around the world led to the birth of Milk Snob. After unsuccessfully searching for a well-fitting and stylish infant car seat cover that provides protection against the elements and allows proper air circulation, I designed and created my own. It is my passion to design fashionable, yet functional products for families around the world. I came up with Milk Snob as a name that represents all babies and also draws attention to the importance of breastfeeding to infant wellness. We changed the name of our cover, originally named Paparazzi, to Milk Snob to amplify our branding.
How the Team Formed
Milk Snob started as a home-based business and quickly outgrew the one-person operation. I elicited the help of my husband Gabe and sister-in-law Ann to help with business operations and customer service and brought on my first employee Taylor to help with order fulfillment. In the past year we have hired a team of amazing people who are as passionate about Milk Snob’s success as I am and have plans to add additional help to support our growth.
Entering the ‘Tank’
We’re officially less than a week away from airing on ABC’s SHARK TANK! It’s awesome to look back- from me sewing covers in my living room, turning our home into a makeshift warehouse, (oh, and giving birth to our 3rd child 😉 ), opening a new storefront, to airing on national television… No matter how many directions life pulls you, never lose focus. Don't stop, even if it gets difficult and you just feel like quitting. Always believe in yourself, have faith, and follow your dreams! Double tap if you are rooting for Milk Snob® 🤗 … Thank you guys so much for your awesome support! I have the most amazing customers! – Melanie #milksnob #sharktank
I love the show and found out there was an open casting scheduled in Dallas. My husband went with me and we had a great experience and got to interact with so many aspiring entrepreneurs while waiting in line outside of the American Airlines Center. The energy of the crowd was hopeful and optimistic. My pitch to the producers went well and I’m thankful for the opportunity to be a participant on Shark Tank.
Feedback From Parents
The positive feedback from parents all over the world has been overwhelming. They are thankful that we created a new baby essential that they can’t imagine living without.
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