"Lara Hazelett Shelton grew up with a mother who was a "professional volunteer" and dedicated her career to nonprofit organizations. "She never said 'no' to a fundraiser or organization that needed her help," says Shelton. In 2004, Shelton lost her mother suddenly to ovarian cancer; she knew that she would continue her mother's legacy one day.
With 1 and 3 year old boys, the Shelton tabletop was lacking in kid-friendly style. It was cartoon plastic plates or the good china - there had to be a happy medium. In May of 2008, Shelton decided to take the plunge into the "mompreneurial" world and La Plates was born.
Since launching La Plates in 2008, products have been featured in Coastal Living, Self, Lucky, Country Living, Southern Living, Paula Deen and most recently, in the Harper's Bazaar Holiday Gift Guide. La Plates are available online and at boutiques throughout the country."