Our newest partner who has joined the myStonyfield Rewards program is a small family business where everyone gets involved! Wee Gallery makes simply the cutest books, art cards, toys and nursery decorations that any child would fall in love with. They work as a family to create the designs by choosing which animals and illustrations they like and then Surya Sajnani, founder and designer, and her son paints a bunch of versions which the family picks a winner from! All of their designs are fun and playful patterns which also are designed to interest baby differently at different stages.
Find out a Wee bit more about this wonderful company from Surya and how this creative business was started with them as parents-to-be.
How did your company get started?
When our son was born 10 years ago, like many excited parents-to-be, we read lots of books to learn about babies. We read that infants saw high contrast patterns best. So when it came time to decorate his nursery, we decided to paint a pattern with zebras, that way he could enjoy the mural from day one. As a newborn he would look at the repeating striped patterns and as he grew older he would recognize the form and eventually call out the animal by name. That’s how the Wee Gallery Art Cards were born. It was followed by wall graphics, books, and toys. Wee Gallery is now carried in museum shops and boutiques all across the US and worldwide. But our proudest moments are when moms contact us to tell us how much their babies love their Wee Gallery cards.
Why are you excited about being a partner in the rewards program?
We are excited to be a partner in the rewards program because we love Stonyfield yogurt! Growing up in India, my family made our own yogurt every day. Now that I live in the US, I consider Stonyfield’s Whole Milk Plain yogurt my comfort food! Once we became parents, we realized the importance of paying attention to how and where your food comes from, and to the companies that make it. We want the best for our children, and that includes leaving them a better world.
Tell us about 1 thing your company is working on right now that you are really excited about.
We are working on adding fabric to our line of predominantly paper products. We have introduced a small line of handmade plush seahorses and baby blankets, which have been received really well. We are excited about adding more toys in the coming year.
What is your favorite flavor of Stonyfield yogurt (or product)?
Our household favorite is the Whole Milk Plain yogurt. One of the staple foods for children in India is plain yogurt and rice. It’s the South Indian mac’n’cheese, and my daughter can’t live without it!