Babywearing International of Chicagoland would like to say a huge thank you to Alisa DeMarco and Tekhni Wovens for once again being a platinum sponsor of our third annual International Babywearing Week Bash!
Tekhni Wovens is a local business in Grayslake, IL, just north of Chicago. Tekhni woven wraps come in a variety of designs, sizes, textures and blends; tussah silk, tencel, 100% cotton, and Repreve. Tekhni has done wonderful and innovative things by incorporating Repreve blend wraps into the babywearing world. Repreve is made from recycled plastic bottles, and makes uniquely textured, breathable wraps that also help to wick away moisture. Tekhni also makes a variety of wrap conversion items dedicated to keeping caregivers hands free and accessorized daily, even if you’re not wearing a baby. No wrap scraps go to waste as they can be used for almost anything you can think of; hipsacks, traveler and cross-body bags, headbands, bows, teethers, drool pads and much more!
This business has come a very long way in such a short amount of time. Owner, Alisa DeMarco, works countless hours building a successful business and being a working mom for her growing family! Alisa has helped to make babywearing accessible to our community by her passion and generosity, for which we are all sincerely grateful.
Tekhni has generously donated items for our VIP swag bags! Look for Tekhni’s awesome table at our Bash on October 7!
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!
We got a new addition to our lending library a couple of months back. It is a woven wrap by Cari Slings. They were generous enough to donate a wrap to our lending library for all of you to enjoy! The woven wrap is called Cardiidae Seaglass and it is 100% cotton. You can find out more information about them through their website and facebook page. Make sure to thank them for their generosity!
Thank you to our VBE Karen, for letting us use her son to try out the wrap, and thank you to our VBE Laura for modeling with him. They were so cute in their pictures that I couldn’t choose just one! If you click on the pictures it will open them up in a larger viewer for you.