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About Us

The earth has sustained humanity for millennia. We thought it would be nice to return the favor.

We created our company to help people grow their own food to eat more healthily, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make Earth cool again.

Our C-BITE clips make it easy to create the garden of your dreams with durable, reusable, customizable support systems. Master gardener? Commercial grower? First-time hobbyist? Whoever you are and whatever you’ve got growing, we’re here to support your vision.

Thriving Design, Jason and Morgan

Who We Are

Thriving Design was founded in 2014 by Jason Rider in his basement (of course). He had an idea for a gadget that would make growing plants easier and more fun. He imagined a small but mighty clip that could easily snap on his garden stakes - eliminating frustration of single size tomato cages and twist ties. He used a 3D printer for the design and prototype of the first C-BITE. Many iterations later his creation, the C-BITE "Radially Slotted Annular Coupling System" is officially a patented thing as of December 2019, with FIVE independent claims.

Today it’s a family business, his sister Morgan joined the team in 2020 to help spread the love and joy of gardening.

Launching a new business during a pandemic might seem crazy, but now more than ever we need to take care of ourselves, each other and the communities where we live. Growing plants to eat and enjoy nourishes both the body and soul.

Our products are designed and manufactured to minimize our negative impacts on the environment. We’re committed to minimizing packaging and waste, and being carbon neutral. We donate 1% of our profits to nonprofits focused on conservation of the environment and food security for all people.

Our Commitment to the Planet

We create and manufacture durable, recyclable products with the ultimate goal of zero waste certification and carbon neutrality. As a 1% for the Planet member, we also give back by donating 1% of our sales to environmental nonprofits.⁠

Together, we’re planting the seeds of hope and growing toward positive, lasting change. Together, we can transform the future, right along with our gardens.