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Rascal + Friends with Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Give Back

By Katie Wilkinson | Contributor

In response to the coronavirus pandemic’s increasing negative impacts, one of Texas’ most popular new baby brands, Rascal + Friends, is giving back to communities in both Dallas and Houston with a generous diaper donation. The donation came about from a conversation between Rascal + Friends’ CEO and award-winning actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. The internationally celebrated baby brand, originally from New Zealand, has donated more than130,000 diapers between Hope Supply Co. in Dallas and the Houston Diaper Bank.

“This has been an incredibly tough time for families in need, so it was a priority for us to support our friends in Texas, who have welcomed us so warmly,” said Nick Mowbray, CEO of Rascal + Friends. “Blake and Ryan contacted us about donations to charities and hospitals across the United States, so our Texas team suggested these diaper banks in Dallas and Houston that do incredible work in their communities.”

The donations to the diaper banks in Dallas and Houston represent the largest donation Rascal + Friends has made in the United States to support vulnerable families in need.

“As the demand for critical items spikes during the global pandemic, Hope Supply Co. – the largest diaper bank in North Texas – is experiencing an almost 300% increase in requests for diapers,” said Barbara Johnson, CEO of Hope Supply Co. “We could not keep up with demand were it not for generous donations like that from Rascal + Friends. We are so grateful for the support at a difficult time for everyone.”

Rascal + Friends launched in the United States in April 2020, bringing its affordable-yet-premium baby products to families in Texas and across the country. Overtaking its competitors within weeks of launching in international markets, Rascal + Friends has set a new standard in baby essentials.

“We’ve only been available in Walmart stores across Texas for a few months, but we already feel like we are part of this great state, so we look forward to supporting these communities more in the future,” said Mowbray.

After testing hundreds of designs and unique features, Rascal + Friends set about creating an affordable diaper that didn’t compromise on quality and performance. Rascal + Friends diapers offer a 3D core for an increased absorbency area, custom-designed grip tabs, a unique deep pocket design, high back waistband, breathable back sheet and double leak guard.

Additionally, Rascal + Friends developed Sensitive Wipes, made from natural ingredients such as moisturizing aloe, soothing chamomile and anti-inflammatory pomegranate extract.

Born in New Zealand, it is a priority for Rascal + Friends to be both environmentally conscious and free of harmful substances. With certifications from leading organizations including Dermatest, OEKO-TEX and PETA, their “no nasties” approach to baby products is loved by parents around the world.

Rascal + Friends is all about community – that’s where the “Friends” part comes in. Passionate about sharing its affordable-yet-premium baby products with families from all over the globe, the Rascal + Friends team take genuine joy in seeing happy little rascals wearing their diapers and hearing success stories from happy parents via its social media channels.

To learn more, visit www.RascalandFriends.US.

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