Jaime Bogardy started Crimp Chimps in 2010 with the help of tip money from working kids’ climbing programs.
This little company is based out of Boulder, Colorado and each chalk bag is sewn by hand. Jaime has one-on-one communication with every client to ensure full customization.
Crimp Chimps practices sustainable business by recycling boxes for shipping and re-purposing old toys into new climbing accessories. Jaime spreads the word about the company organically through 25 team members who use their Crimp Chimps animal chalk bags.
The company is thriving globally and she’s in the running to win a $50,000 television commercial courtesy of the Staples Small Business Push.
With your help, she will be able to hire employees to take on some of the workload and sponsor more climbing competitions around the world.
Check out the video and cast your vote here:
Jaime started climbing in 2006 at Earth Treks in Baltimore, MD. Jaime’s quirkiness and creativity inspired her to create a chalk bag from the rear end of a stuffed monkey, a concept that received strange looks as she climbed across the United States and in Europe. Her studies and outdoor interests led her to The Spot in Boulder, CO where she earned a Masters degree and finally started Crimp Chimps in the Summer of 2010. Jaime is always up for solving a puzzle and gets a kick out of piecing together unique chalk bags, so bring on a challenge.
Editor: Brianna Bemel