Welcome to the story of STINA & MAE - a company that was founded with a mission to make a positive impact in the world. It all started with our Founder, Mishell, who became a mother and realized the need for a high-quality changing mat that could keep her son safe from germs on public changing tables. Thus, the SAFI Changing mat was born - a water-resistant and antimicrobial vegan leather mat that was designed to be large enough to protect adventurous little hands.
But that was just the beginning. Mishell wanted to ensure that STINA & MAE was not just a business, but a force for good. That's why she made it a priority to create social impact at every level of the company. She joined mom chat groups to build community around motherhood and formed partnerships with organizations that help families in need. And she also recognized the importance of using only the best organic cotton and softest fabric to create products that are both safe and comfortable for babies.
At STINA & MAE, we believe that being a business is about more than just making a profit. It's about creating products that make a difference in people's lives, building connections within our communities, and using our platform to bring awareness to important causes. Thank you for joining us on this journey.
Here's their story: Mish's great grandmother Susie Mae was born in a small town in Alabama to a farming family. The weight of freedom rested upon her innocent shoulders. Both her parents were born at a time when African Americans where enslaved. The lively little girl went on to educate herself and left that small town for the big city. The city was were Susie Mae met a tall gentlemen that she would soon fall in love with and later build a family. It was out of that loving relationship that Ernestine was born nickname Stina. Susie Mae tackled to world with vigor and strength.
Ernestine our founders amazing grandmother would grow up to be a life long student of life and the arts. A women of grace and poise set upon the path to elevate the standards of the status quo. Defiant of any one who would constrain her or put her in a box she is unique and steadfast.
These two women not only influenced a generation to come but influenced a brand. Their quality of style and grace, strength and pose is the epitome of what STINA & MAE stand for. We as a brand aim to defy the status quo and elevate the standards of quality.