From our founders
As new parents in 2004, our inspiration to create Bumbleride was our need for a stroller that fit the active lifestyle that we wanted to share with our new baby, Ella. Although there were many options of baby themed prints on plastic wheeled strollers we saw a real lacking in quality, well-designed strollers with modern styling suited to our outdoor life. Our journey as a family with 3 kids now has allowed us many adventures and our 3 little test pilots have helped us to continuously improve our products.
Over the years, many things have stayed the same. We still work with the same family owned factory in Taiwan where we focus on small production runs to ensure the highest quality of materials and craftsmanship. We also more than ever recognize the need for designs that allow parents to get out and explore as a family, whether it be an urban stroll, a mountain trail or sandy beach.
Some things have changed though. We live in a consumerism society where products are being manufactured at an unprecedented pace. Our inboxes and feeds are full of promotions and offers to buy. The eternal quest for what’s new, what’s hot though has consequences, environmentally and socially.
At Bumbleride, we have made it our mission to help reduce our impact on the environment by using high quality materials so you have a stroller that will last for your family and can even be passed on to another family. We also have sourced materials that are free from harmful chemicals so your baby is safe. We use recycled materials where possible. Our fabrics are 100% recycled polyester keeping post-consumer water bottles out of our oceans. We also are exploring ways to reduce the use of fresh water and reduce pollution with an innovative dye process used exclusively on our black colorways. We know we can do more and we are focused on continuing to look for new innovations that will help us achieve this goal.
We appreciate working with like-minded companies who are working hard to reduce their impact on the environment. This month we are calling attention to those companies in the series “How We Eco”. Each week one of our Bumbleride families will highlight brands in the following categories: Gear, Feed, Nursery and Play and share our picks from some of the companies that we admire what they are doing for the environment. To show our commitment to this campaign 1% of all Bumbleride sales during the month of April will be donated to an organization to help educate and reduce plastics in our oceans, the 5 Gyres Institute.
-Matthew and Emily Reichardt
How We Eco: PLAY
1) Bumbleride Indie Stroller
2) Nuna Pipa Car Seat
3) Clek Foonf Booster Seat
color: capri (white or black, whatever you think)