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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Jan

15

BLANKET THE WORLD WITH LOVE {2}

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Ellie Fun Day’s Second Annual “Blanket the World Day with Love

Remember the movie “Crash?” A small or big action snowballed into something better or worse. I remember one time I woke up on the right side of the bed and everyone that crossed my path that day saw the better side of me. I laughed, smiled, and even made a new friend. Another time, I woke up on the wrong side and I rolled my eyes at people and argued with my husband about who knows what. That led to many people having a horrible day probably (oops, sorry!).

The smallest acts can pay it forward (or backward, but hopefully not) in a HUGE way. You never know! Whatever it may be, a simple act of love and kindness can go a long way!

Join us in this day to show a little lovin’! Tag your pictures and share your story to enter into a LOVEly giveaway by using the hashtags:

#elliefunday

#blankettheworldwithlove____(Put your city)

#whereintheworld (Did you take a creative and funny picture with your Ellie Fun Day blanket?)

…and post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

 

Here are some ideas for what you can do with a family, friend, coworker, or even stranger!

1) L-ips (physical and words)

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*give someone a little smooch or peck, who doesn’t love that? (preferably to someone you know)
*say something you appreciate about them that you haven’t said in a while
*give a HUG (studies say it prolongs your life)
*vow to say thank you or hello to everyone that comes your day today

2) O-ffering (gifts)

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*buy someone a lunch
*pay for someone’s toll behind you
*buy someone coffee

3) V-isit (quality time and acts)

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*spend some time with someone you haven’t sat down with for a long time
*bring a friend or family member out on a date

4) E-ncouragement (words)

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*print out our free printables here, something short and sweet can make someone smile
*tell someone they are doing a great job
*call someone and really ask how they are doing

We should be blanketing our world with love everyday. But we’re planning ONE day where we’ll all do it together! Mark your calendars – JANUARY 18th! What will you be doing for “Blanket the World with Love” Day?

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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!

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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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