Sunday, November 16, 2008

Holiday Giveaway: Recycled Soy Wax Candle organic lavender vanilla!


Sign up to our mailing list and you could win a free recycled soy wax lavender vanilla candle by babybearshop! Winner will be chosen December 15 so sign up now!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

British VOGUE!


One of our London shops, CONTENT Beauty/Wellbeing, in W1 just got us some fantastic press coverage in British VOGUE. We can hardly contain our excitement! BABYBEARSHOP, though American, was actually born in London.

All The Better To Kiss You With® is featured and is selling out in the UK.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tagless Tags causing chemical burns in infants

Years ago I was sitting in a naturopath's office and the first thing he did upon initial exam was to cut the tag out of my infant child's top and mine while he was asking questions about her birth. She was too little to display aggravation from the tag, but a little research showed most are made from some form of PVC. Because it's at the base of a neck, the chemicals can be absorbed and they are not safe. Many baby lines now don't use tags and instead print with plastisol inks or pvc based inks and apparently babies are having extreme reactions to the chemicals if the process isn't cured properly.

I just found shocking photos here

Reactions are being documented from Carters, Target brands Circo and Gerber.

I don't see why the sleeve can't have a paper tag and no identification whatsoever inside the garment. I am constantly removing tags and then the cut is more itchy than the tag itself. For newborns, I would line the baby with an organic onesie and not let these inks touch their skin or look for lines that use plant based inks.

Monday, May 05, 2008

PETA

I love my job. Every bit of it is total cuteness. This is our PETA certificate that we don't (obviously!) harm animals when making our products.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Healthy Child Healthy World


Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home by Christopher Gavigan of Healthy Child, Healthy World is a great resource for new parents. BABYBEARSHOP is a collaborator with Healthy Child and we give a percentage of our profits to their organization. This book is rapidly rising to Amazon's #1 spot, so help them reach their goal.

Tip: 85% of the dirt in homes is tracked in on the soles of our shoes! According to the EPA's "Doormat Study," virtually all lead dust inside homes is caused by lead-contaminated soil from outside.

One of the easiest ways you can prevent this dirt (along with the lead, chemicals, bacteria, feces, pesticides, allergenic dust, animal dander, and other pollutants) is the simple of act of taking your shoes off at the door.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Patachou


Our first shop in Japan. Patachou is a very chic Japanese clothing line and if anyone knows what this says, please let me know.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

pesticides in your sweet tarts today?

i used to love the sentiments on those little chalky heart shaped bits of sugar. they seemed so much more profound when i was five than they do today. we grew up knowing that sugar was 'bad' for us, but at least we didn't have to worry about the sugar being infiltrated with toxic weed killer. sugar beets are next on the radar for the biotech industry- thank you very much, monsanto!

sign this petition to keep our sweets sweet:

http://ga3.org/campaign/GEsugar/8ee8idd2h7t3jti3?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

free rice

Boost your vocabulary skills and help feed starving families.

freerice.com donates 20 grains of rice to help fight world hunger for each word definition you choose correctly