I’m a nature lover and third generation toy designer. Creating Apple Park and Organic Farm Buddies with Angie Ting, Susannah Searson and my mother, Susan Pate, has been an incredible experience. For nearly 10 years, we’ve been making beautiful toys and baby products that are good for children and the planet. Now, I have little boy of my own and a brand new baby girl, and am so thankful that they can be surrounded by items that are safe, environmentally friendly and FUN!
At the time of my graduation from Miami University with a degree in Fine Art & Design, public awareness of our planet’s deteriorating health had begun. My long career in graphic design has allowed me to employ, promote and create environmental practices and innovations. How fortunate to partner with Angie Ting and work with my daughter, Chloe Pate, to create fun, loving, beautiful and safe products for babies, toddlers and our planet.
After my first child was born, I found it hard to find eco-friendly, organic and hypoallergenic baby clothes and toys. Ones that were available were rarely beautiful or of the highest quality. Combining my toys manufacturing background with the design expertise of Chloe and Susan Pate, we envisioned a brand that provided beautiful, high quality toys that are also friendly to the environment. This was the start of Apple Park. After much success and growth, we decided to branch out and launched Organic Farm Buddies, a brand that offers organic and sustainable baby products that uses a simpler, fun design as compared to the luxury materials of Apple Park. It provides an entry for those who appreciate our philosophy, at a more affordable price. Our mission continues to be creating high quality, organic and sustainable baby products. Our dream is for to share our philosophy to every child and family.
Like many women, after becoming a mother I saw the world through a different lens. Not only did I become extremely concerned about what products I surrounded my children with, I also began to think deeply about the impact products have on the planet that my children and grandchildren will inherit.I am proud to be part of a company devoted to progress. At Apple Park we aim to eco-educate and empower parents to make the best choices for their children. We hope to provide a wealth of empowering information about ways we can all make the world healthier, along with safer products you can trust. Because our children and the planet deserve better.