Sunday, May 6, 2012

Celebrating 5 Years - and Our New Office in the Lunaverse!

We're ecstatic to be celebrating our 5th birthday! Looking back, I can't believe how far we have come since our nail-biting start delivering to the first 4 stores in Vancouver who dared to take a chance on us. Now, we have over 140 retailers across North America and beyond, adding new stores each week. 

 Our story is a familiar one with our customers: I'm a mum who had used bamboo for years; and after a year of sourcing, found a supplier for bamboo fabric and created my own line of bamboo baby products to spread the word about bamboo to other parents. 

 Bamboobino took off faster than I imagined. Our extensive media coverage caught me by surprise and thrust me, a mum who would have otherwise been perfectly happy plugging away in the background, into the limelight. However, I was happy to be an ambassador of sorts for bamboo. I am thrilled that bamboo has now become a widely available sustainable choice for families, and that Bamboobino has become a trademarked, nationally recognized brand. Our charity panda bear, Inda, named for my daughter, continues to raise funds for charity every quarter. Our quality products, social responsibility and commitment to sustainability continue to attract media attention but also keeps us in check; and in everything we do, integrity is key. 

 In the last couple of months we have been busy setting up our new office in Vancouver. Our friends and unofficial mentors Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens from Lunapads had recently moved to a bigger office, and with some extra space, invited me to share their space. I admit I hesitated at first; after all, I had really enjoyed working from home. But I had outgrown my home office, and as Suzanne encouraged me with these words of wisdom, "It is hard to grow if you don't make room for the roots to spread," I took the plunge and replied "Why not!" So, while our office is not quite ready for drop-in shopping, it is available as a local pickup (by appointment, at 3433 Commercial St) if you bought something from our website. 

 With all that's going on, we're featuring a contest on Yoyomama to giveaway $150 of Bamboobino goodies, including several of our newest products. We also have a sale coming up next week! As you may already know our sales are infrequent and unpredictable - well here is your heads up and get ready to stock up! 

 Finally, thank you, to all our wonderful and loyal fans, friends, customers, retail partners and suppliers. Without you, Bamboobino wouldn't be possible.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!

"UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

At our household, Earth Day is always an opportunity to educate our children about the importance of respecting the Earth and conserving it as best we can. Here are some websites and blogs I have drawn inspiration from lately:

Earth Day Activities:
Huffington Post
Families Living Green: 
Mommy Footprint
Planting & Giving Trees:
Love Trees
Environmental Education:
David Suzuki Foundation
Eco Positive Periods:
Green Crafts & Ideas:
Craft Caravan

Also, check us out on Pinterest - we've got an Earth Day collection of inspiring ideas!

Finally, we're offering free shipping for all orders within North America from - today only! No coupon code required.

Have a great Earth Day with your family,



Thursday, March 8, 2012

Parent Tested, Parent Approved

We're proud to announce that we have won an award from Parent Tested Parent Approved Media! PTPA Media is The leading awards program with the largest parent testing community and seal of approval recognized worldwide. 

Our super-soft bamboo baby washcloths have won the seal of approval and rave reviews from parent testers! Just read what they had to say:

"I found these wash clothes to be very soft and absorbent, easy to clean and care for and very durable to with stand the washing machine.The clean white colour, and terry cloth like material on both sides of the cloth make bath time fun and easy. Since the wash clothes are made from natural products it was great for my baby's sensitive skin. A package consists of 5 wash cloths, a little pricey compared to others out there but some may find it well worth it for the quality is incomparable." 

"Bamboobino's baby wash cloths are great to use for a variety of baby's and mom's needs! We really like them for bath time, but they are also great for nursing. My husband and I love how soft they are on our newborn daughter's delicate skin! They are super absorbent and hypo-allergenic, which we really like. We would recommend them to anyone looking for high quality wash cloths." 

"This is a great product and it is light weight and hold up amazingly. I will be giving this as a gift because I like this better then any other cloth I have had." 

"If you want a super soft, absorbent washcloth for your babies, this is it! No patterns, no colours just simple, natural and bamboo. As far as I'm concerned you can't have enough cloths in the house with little ones. And these are great!"

So thank you PTPA for reaffirming what our customers have been telling us all along!