TFE/TFE Licensing, October 2021

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Launched in 2016, Punkin Futz specializes in sensory play products, dress-up products, active indoor/ outdoor products, fidgets, and adaptive accessories that work on bicycles, wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, and more. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the company was founded by Lisa Radcliffe and David Kramlich, two parents who were trying to meet the product gaps they experienced for their own children with adaptive needs. Punkin Futz makes over 50% of its products in the U.S., employing a workforce of adults with disabilities. Radcliffe and Kramlich recently formed a non-for-profit organization to further their work in support of children and adults with disabilities.

Earlier this year, Punkin Futz became the first-ever recipient of the Love, Litzky Grant, a new inititative from Litzy Public Relations to support small businesses and spotlight a specific and timely issue each year.

The companyʼs core line includes its patented, award-winning Punkin Hug, made in the U.S. by adults with disabilities; its award-winning fidgets, including PomPoms (Bigs and Littles), Marble Mazes, and Scratchy Squares; its sensory play products such as Emoji Patches, Reward Stars, and Capes; and its Every Wheel Carry Bags. This past summer, Punkin Futz debuted a full line in partnership with Sesame Street, featuring licensed Reward Patches, Emoji Patches, Every Wheel Carry Bags, Sensory Sets, Active Child Sets, and Fidget Sets. The company currently has several stealth products in the works for spring and summer 2022, including a new sensory extension product with Sesame Street. Punkin Futz retail partners include JC Penney, School Specialty, Ecobuns, Mischief Toys, The Laughing Place, Patti + Ricky, Two Sparrows Learning Systems, and Brave Comfort.

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