The Moms Behind The Mat
Kelly Teague Smith (Posh Play Founder and Co-Owner) and her sons George and Rex. Emily Jones McCoy (Posh Play Co-Owner), her son Henry, and daughter Hattie.
Seven years ago, when I had my first child, I was looking for something that had the function of a splat mat, the portability of a blanket and the look and stability of a rug. No matter where I looked, I couldn't find anything that fit my criteria, so I set out to make one myself. I started by ironing vinyl onto fabric in my kitchen, and seven years — and dozens of prototypes later — the Posh Play Mat was born. The final product is everything I was looking for and more--functional, portable, wipeable and beautiful.
Shortly after my second child arrived, my dear friend Emily became a mom for the first time. She and her little one attended a few outdoor play dates, suffered through tummy time on hardwood floors, and spilled more than a few ounces of milk — and other things — along the way. Like me, she found herself dissatisfied with a blanket that wouldn't stay put and had to be washed after every spill or grassy outing. So she went in search of that perfect product, and she found it...on my living room floor, the then-unnamed Posh Play Mat. She was my first customer and quickly became my business partner. Our hope now is to share a product we truly believe in with moms everywhere. And in the process, our goal is to develop a successful business centered around providing the best possible products for our children and our world without sacrificing our sense of style.