Founded by Melissa Grelo (co-host of CTV's The Social as well as the upcoming CTV's Your Morning) and her savvy business partner Shayna Haddon (owner of Haddon Strategy), marQ is a line of stereotype-free clothing for children.
Named for Mel's two-year-old daughter Marquesa (who has also been a cheerful model for the new line; see photo below), marQ is both gender-neutral (meaning it works on both boys and girls, perfect for handing down within families) and fashion-forward (plus all the fabrics are made of 100% organic cotton, bamboo and recycled polyester).
A few weeks ago I caught up with the two entrepreneurs, and they spoke candidly about where the idea for marQ came from, the importance of "Made in Canada", deciding on a price point, and the pros on cons of going into business with a friend.
As a special treat for This Mom Loves readers, marQ is offering a 15% off code for their website, which will be in effect for a limited time, so don't wait too long to use it! (If you get nothing from reading my blog but an aversion to procrastination, I will feel I have served the world well.)
Plus, while my lips are sealed about the details, there's another big prize announcement coming from marQ soon, and you're going to want to be ready to be part of the action!
Here it is, the not-so-secret code for 15% off (drumroll, please):
Now, as they say in the best infomercials, that's not all!
Melissa and Shayna are also generously offering a complete marQ outfit (top and bottoms) in available sizes (their line ranges from 0-3 months to 4T) for one lucky Canadian This Mom Loves reader!
All you have to do to enter is visit marQ and come back and fill out the form below, letting me know which item would be at the top of your list! Maybe the Noble tee, perfect for warm summer days, or the Sovereign pullover for those cool evenings? No matter what you choose, your mini-royal will be comfier than ever...and of course, oh-so-stylish!
You can earn extra entries for following marQ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, as well as following This Mom Loves on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (max seven entries).
The giveaway ends on Tuesday, June 28th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, after which time a winner will be chosen through random number generation. Now it's time to make your marQ! Good luck!