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Connection Blog 

Business Spotlight: Bean Plant Co.

Amy Parham

November 02, 2016

Business Spotlight: Bean Plant Co.


(Pictured: Nina and daughter, Sunny)

Local business owner Carissa Clark is a big supporter of the Down Syndrome Connection. After establishing Bean Plant Co. in 2015, a home-sewn, ethically produced line of clothing for children, Carissa quickly realized that she wanted to give back to her community in a meaningful way by donating a portion of profits to a charity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Carissa reached out to her followers on social media for suggestions of a local non-profit organization to support. She received many wonderful responses and ultimately chose the DSCBA based on the recommendation of Nina Jellema, a Bean Plant Co. customer and also a member of the DSCBA. Nina's daughter, Sunny, has Down syndrome; she and the entire Jellema family have received invaluable support and services from the DSCBA.

Every piece of Bean Plant Co. clothing is handmade by Carissa in between bed times and naps as she stays home to take care of her 4 children. Her husband Douglas is an invaluable help and wears many hats behind the scenes. Carissa will be busy this holiday season creating adorable creations for sale on her website and also at a variety of craft fairs and markets throughout the Bay Area. All while helping the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area.

For more information on Bean Plant Co., visit http://beanplantco.bigcartel.com/about-us