Gooma Models, Inc.
Gretchen, the founder of Baby Gassy Gooma clothing company, launched
Gooma Girls in the Spring, 2009. The name was changed to Gooma Models in June 2009 after repeated requests
to add a boys modeling division.
concept began in 2001, when Baby Gassy Gooma (www.babygassygooma.com) decided they would find their models in a rather unique way.
Instead of using a typical modeling agency, they decided to start holding model searches thru their own customer base.
The concept was unique in that each models parent served as the photographer. They were mailed clothing in exchange
for pictures. It was a win-win situation. The kids got free clothes, and the company saved a lot of money
by not having to pay costly agency fees.
In 2005, there was so much interest that they began holding annual Gooma Girl model searches. Each year, as the line grew and became more popular, so did the interest
in each year's model search.
Though she is not one to publically seek the praise, Gretchen is often
times credited for having started this modeling trend, and even industry insiders such as Journal Modiste
have written about it. Gooma Girls has received press thru James Girone and Dashin's Guide to Online Children's
type of modeling gives 100% control back to the parents."
"In this day and age, especially, moms really need to watch over their children, and that is
why we encourage them to take the active role by becoming the actual photographer for the shoot."
"Anyone in the children's clothing industry knows
it is important to show their items modeled on kids to show the fit and style. Because it is so important,
we decided we would set the standard thru Gooma Models on how to get your child involved in modeling in a safe and
-- If you are interested in having your child become a model, this is
a fun and safe way to do it.
If you are a designer or manufacturer needing a model, this is a cost-effective way to do it.