Duke has received other prestigious awards for her success with Cutie Pa Tutus. In 2010, she was awarded with the title of Charleston's Forty Under 40 and was invited by Mutual of Omaha to share her story in their "Aha Moment" campaign. To watch Duke “Aha Moment” now, you can view it at http://www.ahamoment.com/
Cutie Pa Tutus is currently being sold in retail stores in over 40 states and 11 international countries (including Canada, Japan, et. al.), Duke has employed several local independent contracted seamstresses to assist her with the growing work orders that are consistently being made for the cute tutus, super hero capes, dresses and twirly skirts. Duke is heavily involved in the work at home mom community and wanted to give other moms and grandmoms an opportunity to earn money while being able to continue to stay at home raising their children. Employing these women also allowed Duke to fulfill more orders and send them out in a timely manner to her customers.
Passionate about giving back to her community in other ways, Duke has donated a portion of her profits to local non-profit organizations like Lowcountry Orphan Relief, hospitals, schools and churches; and national organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the March of Dimes. "It may not amount to very much now, since we're still a young & growing company," Duke explains. "But we'll grow our charitable donations as we grow ourselves and can afford more."
The full line of Cutie Pa Tutus, Super Hero Capes and Twirly Skirts are available for sale on the Cutie Pa Tutu website at http://www.cutiepatutus.com
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About Cutie Pa Tutus: Cutie Pa Tutus, LLC is a mom-owned business located in Charleston, SC. The children’s apparel company specializes in trademarked tutus, superhero capes and more. Cutie’s products have been featured in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, Earnshaw’s magazine, Hudson’s and numerous blogs across the internet. Their one-of-a-kind products have been highlighted in People Magazine’s Celebrity Baby Blog as a “Mini Must have” where actor Matthew McConaughey’