We would like to give a huge thank you to all of our sponsors!
Platinum Level Sponsors
Gold Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsors
Written by Nikki Patrick
Our platinum sponsor, Holcomb Hollow is an amazing family run business specializing in gluten free vegan pastries and fresh fruit jams and spreads. Their products are all vegan, no animal products are used in their production (including eggs). They are also gluten free and tested using the ELISA assay.
With bold combinations of flavor, Holcomb Hollow has managed to make delicious products for almost any consumer’s dietary needs.
We would like to thank them for their generous donation to our VIP bags and raffle, and will have muffins available for purchase at the Bash!
You can find them at
Or on Facebook at
As well as at local farmer’s markets throughout the year!
Marsupial Mamas is a store that sells a large variety of baby carriers and babywearing accessories. The store is an online store but one of the lovely ladies behind the store happens to be local to us. Not only is she local, but Tabitha is one of the founding members of our babywearing group! Tabitha now works with another local chapter, Babywearing International of North Central Illinois, but she will always hold a special place in all our hearts. The other ladies behind Marsupial Mamas, Jilliane and Jennifer, live elsewhere around the US. Marsupial Mamas has often helped to support our chapter, giving us discounts on carriers for our library, or in this case, donating carriers to us to be raffled off at our bash on Saturday!
Keep an eye on the Facebook page for Marsupial Mamas too because you can often find amazing sales going on, such at this one in honor of International Babywearing week!
Join us in thanking MommyCon for being sponsors of our IBW 2016 Bash!
MommyCon, a family-run business, is a boutique-style nationwide convention series dedicated to creating and nurturing a community of modern parents and parents-to-be in celebration of natural parenting.
MommyCon takes a gentle and positive approach to educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. They advocate values of holistic health, eco-friendly diapering, child safety standards and procedures, and female self-care and wellness. Their mission is to create a community of support, acceptance and non-judgement for women journeying through parenthood. The seminars and workshops include babywearing, birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, car seat safety, natural health and medicine, baby gear, childproofing and so much more!
The MommyCon team is also responsible for Wear: A Babywearing Conference. This conference, which will be held in conjunction with MommyCon next spring in Chicago, is focused on promoting safe, comfortable and accessible babywearing education. The conference seeks to educate and preserve indigenous babywearing practices while showcasing the latest in babywearing fashion, design and innovation.
They have generously donated 3-day passes to the conference next spring! Thank you MommyCon!
Written by Nicole Navarro
BWI would like to say a big “Thank You” to one of our local sponsors, Chompy Chic Chewlery!
Chompy Chic is located a bit north of Chicago in Janesville, WI. They offer handmade, stylish teething, nursing, and babywearing accessories for moms to wear and babies to play with and chomp on- hence the name, Chompy Chic!
This lovely shop has a wide variety of products, colors and textiles to choose from and they even take custom orders. Best of all they are safe! Food-grade silicone and hardwood maple are used to create this unique chewelry. All of their products pass third party testing and are CPSIA in the USA. Make sure you head over to the Chompy Chic Facebook page to “Like” and follow for the most current updates on products and giveaways. You can shop online in their Etsy shop, in select baby boutiques and you can see them at the Bash on Saturday! Thank you to Chompy Chic!
Grace’s Story, edited by Lynn Guerra
Whole Love Organics was born from Grace Soraparu’s need to create. A couple of years ago, she started with coconut oil, arrowroot powder and beeswax and made her first stick of deodorant. She found her calling and the rest was history!
As a mother of three boys under 5, she was getting a little frustrated at home. Whole Love Organics has become her creative outlet; her lifeline. A way to get out and spread love. She is passionate about quality ingredients, products that are made with love, but that are affordable at the same time. It has never about making money (breaking even would be nice!), but about getting quality ingredients onto people’s skin (including her family and friends), after realizing most people have no idea what they are putting on the largest organ of their body!
Come check out everything Whole Love Organics has to offer at BWICL’s IBW Bash 2016, or visit her shop on Etsy. Thank you for being such an amazing sponsor!
Written by Nicole Navarro
JuJuBe offers a wide variety of awesome products. While they are most known for their amazing diaper bags, they also sell wallets, cosmetic bags, card holders, laptop covers, fuel cells, handbags and more!
Their products are made with durability, functionality and organization in mind. JuJuBe’s accessories are beautiful, sleek, fashion forward, bold and fun. They have plenty of ingenious features built into their bags such as: a Teflon fabric protector, a crumb drain (does anyone else get super annoyed by the hard to remove crumb collection at the bottom of their diaper bags??), insulated bottle pockets to keep that mama milk or formula at the perfect temperature- and they are even machine washable!
One of the best things about their products is versatility. JuJuBe makes bags in many shapes and sizes with multiple options for wearing (shoulder, handles, messenger strap or backpack). This makes them very convenient for whichever way you choose to wear your baby.
JuJuBe products are sold on their website, at select baby boutiques, buybuyBABY and even on Amazon. Go take a peek at all of their gorgeous products! You can even enter the raffle at the Bash for a chance to win a JuJuBe bag!