Apr

29

Who makes EllieFunDay’s Baby Blankets?

Back posting from India! Monday, Feb 10th

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Today I got to meet the ladies that make our blankets. As we sat around in a circle on mats, they told me how hard it was to start making these baby blankets because this was an entirely new project. At many times they were almost ready to give up on the baby blankets, but they persisted. One lady finally shared with us how working at Flowering Desert has given her dignity in society and that she is proud of the work that she gets to do. My heart swelled and I started to feel my eyes well up with tears. After 6 months of R&D and production; our Stitched Wonder blankets has been worth the stress, the sleepless nights and the emotional roller coaster.

I got to sit with them during tea time and shared some goodies we brought. As I observe the bare bones sewing unit I knew that these blankets that they produced are a miracle in itself. These women are not factory workers that have been trained to produce at a high rate. They sit in clusters on the floor hand-stitching each blanket with care and they mingle amongst each other. One might help another out if there is a problem, another might tease her neighbor if she’s made a mistake. I get such a sense of sisterhood and warmth. This is true empowerment at it’s best. Slow fashion is NOT mass produced, it is made with intention and integrity while preserving the maker. This is what handcrafted for life means.

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Dec

30

Giveaway EllieFunDay Silly Rabbit Blanket, Zen Swaddle and Kira Kids Tee!

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The Silly Rabbit blanket was the very first prototype that I made of our Stitched Wonder series. I somehow fell in love with the whimsical nature of a field of bunny rabbits all vying for the one carrot.

For this final giveaway, we’ve got 2 amazing partners! Kira Kids and Nested Bean are both great friends and mentors of mine. Kira Kids have the most adorable printed tees for kids, especially the Baby Local Love ones. Nested Bean so graciously allowed me to work at their tradeshow booth at ABC Kids. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Their Zen Swaddle is the only swaddle on the market that mimics the mother’s touch. It’s pretty amazing since mom’s have reported babies sleep 2 hours longer in it!

HOW TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY:

COMMENT TO WIN

Tell us about your most favorite gift that you’ve received! 

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Giveaway ends on FRIDAY, January 3, at 8pm, PST

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Dec

16

Giveaway #6 EllieFunDay LoveStruck Blanket and GuavaMitts!

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I’m in love with our blankies! Yes they JUST LANDED and we’ve shipped them off to exclusive retailers just in the nick of time for Christmas. This is monumental on so many different occasions. We’ve worked hard with our women in India to give them a sustainable fair-wage to help empower their families out of poverty. They’ve had a month of learning an entirely new product and persevered through the difficulties and have now succeeded!

So for this giveaway we are giving away our LOVESTRUCK BLANKET in partnership with an awesome company that I’ve come to love dearly and personally. The stupendous ladies (yes they are stupendous, if you meet them you will know exactly why) at GuavaKids have been my fairy-god mommas in this whole foray into the children’s product business. They’ve paved the path and shared with me many great tips and trade secrets (that I will never reveal). We are giving away a pair of their awesome Guava Mitts with our Lovestruck Blanket.

Guava Mitts are baby mitts designed to stay on a baby’s hands comfortably and can be adjusted to the right sizes as they grow. By wearing mittens, babies no longer run the risk of scratching their faces, and can avoid ingesting germs from others who touch their hands.

Here’s how to enter:

COMMENT TO WIN
Tell us about yourself! (what do you do? where do you live? do you have kiddies? what’s your favorite pasttime?)

SPREAD THE WORD
twitter, facebook, or blog about this giveaway for an entry!
come back & comment with the link! if you twitter, please
tag it with @elliefunday so we can track your tweet!

FACEBOOK

like our Facebook page

INSTAGRAM
Follow us, Repost and Tag @elliefunday
Giveaway ends on FRIDAY, December 20th, at 8pm, PST

Please check back on Sunday to see if you are the lucky winner!

 

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