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Thriving Design to Debut World’s First Fully DIY Plant Support System at MANTS 2021 

(Fort Collins, CO, December 15, 2020) Thriving Design, the innovative garden product start-up of Colorado inventor Jason Rider and his sister Morgan Rider, announced the debut of its groundbreaking C-BITEs at the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show on January 6-8, 2021.

C-BITE garden clips are a customizable, reusable, and super-strong alternative to traditional plant supports. As the only DIY plant support system on the market, C-BITEs click together in over 140 different ways and connect garden stakes together. Building structures with C-BITEs is quick and intuitive, making gardening a snap for beginners and professionals alike. From trellises to tomato cages, C-BITEs’ multiple points of connection and sturdy designs are limited only by the imagination. Working seamlessly with standard steel stakes, natural cane, netting, plant ties, and other accessories to create custom support solutions, C-BITEs are helping gardeners everywhere “Grow Inspired.”

Behind the C-BITE is Thriving Design, a visionary family business that followed a time-honored entrepreneurial path to success.

Inventor Jason Rider says, “The C-BITE was born out of my own trials in the garden. I printed the first one on my 3-D printer, and knew right away I had discovered something incredible. C- BITEs are like tinker toys for the garden. Building plant supports with C-BITEs isn’t just practical – it’s fun!”

Jason’s sister Morgan Rider soon joined Thriving Design to helm its marketing and sales efforts. C-BITEs clicked right away with commercial growers, who bought half a million units within two years. And now, Jason notes, “As more Americans than ever turn to gardening to relax, renew, and grow food, Thriving Design is proud to bring our quality Made in the USA product to the consumer gardening market in 2021.”

C-BITEs snap into action across four seasons, with the durability to last for years. C-BITEs prop up peonies in the spring, bolster towering tomatoes in the summer, and cage cannabis all year long. Customers can select C-BITEs in colors like cheerful tangerine orange, lime green, or an “incognito green” that blends seamlessly with foliage and garden stakes. C-BITEs are particularly useful in adapting gardeners’ current stakes and cages, replacing or enforcing single-use tape and ties as a stronger, more sustainable solution.

If the C-BITE is helping people make connections in the garden, Thriving Design has taken that vision to the world. As a public benefit corporation and 1% for the Planet member, Thriving Design proudly donates a portion of its sales to helping people connect with the things that matter most – our planet, healthy food, and a greener future.

Additionally, Thriving Design believes that gardening should be fun for gardeners of all ages. A new partnership with KidsGardening will bring C-BITEs plant support kits to 25 youth gardening programs across the United States in 2021. And with the ultimate goal of zero waste certification and carbon neutrality, Thriving Design is committed to stewarding the planet for the next generation.

Following the launch at MANTS 2021, C-BITEs will be available online at thrivingdesign.com and in select garden centers and hardware stores nationwide. For information on distribution and sales or to make an appointment during MANTS, email ohsnap@thrivingdesign.com.

Thriving Design is an innovative garden product design company on a mission to connect people with the planet. Its signature C-BITEs cleverly connect garden stakes to create customizable, scalable plant support for plants of any size. A 1% for the Planet and public benefit corporation, Thriving Design products are proudly Made in the USA with a commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practices. For more information, visit http://www.thrivingdesign.com.

Build versatile, sturdy plant supports in a SNAP!
Thriving Design is an innovative garden product design company featuring the patented C-BITE. C-BITE garden clips are a customizable, reusable, and super-strong alternative to traditional plant supports. As the only DIY plant support system on the market, C-BITEs click together in over 140 different ways and connect garden stakes together - like tinker toys for the garden. Working seamlessly with standard steel stakes, natural cane, netting, plant ties, and other accessories to create custom support solutions. Whether you want a trellis for your peas, a cage for your cannabis, a tower for your tomatoes, or support for your sunflowers, C-BITEs can do it all. A 1% for the Planet and public benefit corporation, Thriving Design products are Made in the USA.



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

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This edition of SUPPORT YOUR PLANTS shows you how to build a custom trellis to keep ‘em growing and happy with one Plant Support Kit.

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.


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