Monday, August 3, 2009

baby & kids market

yesterday we held a stall at the baby & kids market on the gold coast. this was my first attempt at a market stall and i had such a fabulous time meeting other mum's and dad's and goo-ing and gaa-ing over tiny babies and pregnant bellies, that i think i will definately have to do it again. the baby & kids market has been running for 6 years now, and attracts a great crowd of parents and expecting parents. they predominantly sell high quality pre-loved goods; from cots to high chairs to linen to shoes to books and clothing. if you want it, it's there! they also have a number of local artists and designers (me included) that come along to showcase their own product range.

we shared a stall with the gorgeous keeley from savvy mama. savvy mama sends out a free e-newsletter for busy gold coast (and surroundings) mum's and dad's, keeping you in the know with short blasts of helpful, hip information. it's a bit like getting an email from one of your mum friends. keeley keeps you informed and entertained with cool, new and undiscovered products and services, aswell as kid friendly places to hang out. she also emails out a weekly guide to family events on the coast, so if you're local (or local enough), this is one newsletter that's worth signing up for.

another local talent i wanted to share with you is michelle and her family from sustainable hemp products. more and more mum's are becoming educated on the virtues and common sense answers that hemp, bamboo, organic cottons and wools can provide for our families. michelle has such a massive range of products on offer; hemp/organic cotton blend, wool and bamboo mum and bub products like cloth nappies and accessories, adult clothing and accessories and personal care products. with the demand on modern cloth nappies increasing by the day, michelle's specialty is just this. but something else that took my fancy were her breastpads. we know that bamboo has highly absorbent, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, so this along with the combined softness of the 3 layers of bamboo/organic cotton velour that these breastpads have, make them a super comfy, cost-effective solution to breast-feeding needs. had i known these were available when i was breastfeeding, i would have definately purchased a few packets!

3 comments:

  1. sounds like you had a great day! it would have been so lovely for all those mums and dads to meet you and for them to see how clever you are as a business woman and mummy all in one! xx

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  2. The blog looks fabulous!
    Can't wait to see more
    Well done

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  3. thank you so much ladies. you are both so lovely xx

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