Red wine spill on white shirt.
And so the Monkey Mat story begins….
Who knew an encounter 12+ years ago of Courtney spilling red wine on Christie’s white shirt – at our first corporate event just after starting new jobs at the same company - would be the beginning of our loving*adventurous*wild*crazy*supportive friendship that would change our lives forever.
We worked together for years in the male-dominated medical device industry and came to appreciate what a rare and precious professional synergy (in addition to an even more special friendship!) we had. SO… when the idea for Monkey Mat was born out of necessity, we KNEW that together we could tackle the challenge of bringing it to life!
Real life inspiration (and desperation!).
Dirty airport floors. Two beautiful baby girls. Six hour layover. *CRINGE!*
Christie wished in that moment for either a constant shower of sanitizer…OR something she would have had with her (without taking up space!) to easily cover that filthy ground. She soon realized a portable clean surface would also come in handy for dirty hotel floors. Soccer games. Spontaneous picnics. Local festivals. Sit-ups at the park. Under highchairs.
Courtney – without kids at the time – sought a similar solution for her active lifestyle... Outdoor concerts. Festivals. Wine tastings. Camping. Hiking. The desired uses were endless.
We searched for a portable, clean surface to meet our needs, and when (shockingly!) nothing existed, we decided to create it. The brainstorming and prototyping began...hot glue guns and staplers galore...
And so the Monkey Mat was born!
And now YOU can make your space, any place!
AS SEEN ON SHARK TANK (proud partners with Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner!), Monkey Mat is a solution for ALL ages, ALL places.
Your portable floor for in/outdoor use - a large, clean surface you can take everywhere in an attached ultra-compact pouch – Monkey Mat is loaded with fun features and tons of benefits, and has endless uses both indoors and out.
Life After Shark Tank®
Two Years later after we aired on Shark Tank we have expanded our product line and introduced new mats: a Mini, a Quilted, a Mega, and a full line of colors for our Original Monkey Mat in gray, red, blue, and orange!
We’re thrilled to share our creation with you, and hope to *inspire* other women to bring their ideas to life too. Thanks for your support and for sharing our journey with us – and don’t forget to be on the lookout for other fun, new Monkey Mat products!
Now ditch the bulky blankets. Grab your Monkey Mat. And make your space – any place!
We wish you many happy Monkey Mat moments!