Vegan, gluten-free artisanal Cotton Candy giving back to youth with Autism
|Press Contact||Therese Dozier|
Launched in November 2018, LUVSPUN is an artisanal candy floss company on a mission to spread LUV through workforce development for youth with Autism. Specializing in over 200 flavors of cotton candy made from Raw Organic Sugar that’s vegan, gluten-free with NO HYPE. Everything is all-natural..they are on a quest to “unjunk” one of the world’s most nostalgic and beloved treats. ALL LUV. NO HYPE. DOPE AS FLUFF.
The current line includes fun and delicious 4-tub bundles that include flavors like: Cucumber Lemonade, Peach Bellini, Sour Apple, Limoncello, Watermelon, and Mango. Their best seller is the "Thank You for Being a Friend" bundle inspired by "The Golden Girls." Each 2 oz tub flavor is inspired by one of their favorite Miami Mamas.
LUVSPUN is sold throughout central California at specialty markets and direct to consumers via their website. After being shortlisted for Oprah's Favorite Things list in 2020, LUVSPUN has been inspired to release 3 new products in Summer 2021. A bundle titled "Hella Sweet" inspired by the ladies of HBO's Insecure's final season, Their new "Ice Cream Parlour" themed bundle and their "Floss Flight" which will be a sampler of 1 .oz pouches of their LUV with flavors renewing quarterly and available for subscription.
As an Autism Mom, Therese Dozier founded LUVSPUN in November 2018 to teach her kids that they can create their own lane through entrepreneurship. LUVSPUN is more than artisanal candy floss made with LUV. It was founded to teach kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder that they can create their own future success through entrepreneurship and that they are completely capable of carving out their own space in this world while having their differences celebrated.
Working with LUVSPUN, children have built a number of skills such as sequencing, social engagement skills, money counting and directive execution. Ultimately, LUVSPUN aims to utilize this business model to help create jobs for other youth with Autism through creating a repeatable work model that creates fulfilling workforce opportunities.
Therese DozierHead Mutha Fluffa
Interview with Owner and Head Mutha Fluffa of LUVSPUN, Therese Dozier about company's social mission to create meaningful employment opportunities for youth with Autism
Interview with small business owners, including Therese Dozier, founder and Head Mutha Fluffa of LUVSPUN Artisanal Candy Floss
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