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Thank you all for your prayers, healing wishes and selfless generosity. Simply an amazing community that we belong to. xoxo Sakura Bloom

Chilren’s Play Slings:  Tara Nakano and Stacy Hancock

Pixie Slings: Cassandra R Hulse and Rachel Gabrielson

Simple Silk Sling: Cristina Lichauco  and Melanie Meltzer

Email us at info@sakurabloom.com

Malted Vanilla : Candy Apple : Ribbon Candy : Nuts and Berries!

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We just made these for The Sakura Bloom Styleathon.  I love them. Do you have a favorite ring sling tip?

 

Follow along with nine of the most influential, trend-setting women in the blogosphere (and their babies!) as they fire up their fashion savvy and compete to style the most fabulous, original outfits around Sakura Bloom slings and key wardrobe pieces.

Here’s the really fun part and where you come in!  the Styleathon is a unique, interactive event designed to  spread the love to our customers and readers, with frequent opportunities to win the same items featured by your favorite bloggers!

Our Lovely Hostess: Leigh of Marvelous Kiddo

Head on over to The Sakura Bloom Styleathon now you are just in time to enter the Round 1 giveaway!

We are all heartbroken, watching the horrifying events that are unfolding in Japan. It is so easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless in the face of such massive suffering, and yet it is of paramount importance that we gather our resources and reach out to the victims in every way possible to help them survive and rebuild. It is in this spirit of hope and love that Sakura Bloom has decided to spearhead a three-day (March 15-17) fundraiser to benefit the Japan relief efforts.

We are raffling three slings from the Essential Collection.  Winners will be free to choose between linen or silk in their favorite colorway.

Tickets are available for purchase by clicking here. The more you give, the more chances there are to win: $10 will get you one ticket, $25 will get you three tickets, and $50 will get you ten tickets.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Thank you for your generosity.

If you use a baby sling to help you parent, the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) needs your help. Much of the baby sling industry BCIA Business Member:  Gold Levelcurrently exists in a precarious regulatory limbo, which means that your favorite sling manufactures may soon go out of business. Please join the BCIA now to help ensure that babies and parents continue to reap the benefits of babywearing.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has gone on record warning parents about the use of slings, which has damaged the industry’s reputation and market share.* Although the BCIA believes the statement was issued with the best of intentions, the statement is mistaken and seems to be based on the dangerous duffle bag-style carrier that is structurally dissimilar to a standard baby sling. Without a strong and united voice, the industry will continue to deteriorate and could conceivably be regulated out of existence. In the wake of the March 2010 warning, at least two major US manufacturers have ceased operations, and many more will be affected in the US and globally if we do not act.

The BCIA is working with industry experts and legal advisors in forming a Position Paper (also called a White Paper) clarifying the essential nature and indisputable public health benefits of baby carriers.

Additionally, the BCIA is working closely with government, manufacturers, and consumer groups through ASTM International in order to finalize, as soon as possible, a standard that is achievable to both small and large manufacturers.

If you have a stake in the baby carrier industry, whether as a manufacturer, retailer, educator, consumer, or a citizen interested in the well-being of infants and families, please support the BCIA both by joining as a friend or business member and also by spreading the word about our organization and the good work we are doing.

Sakura Bloom is a proud member of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance.

Wondering what sling the mom and baby on the July/August issue of Mothering Magazine are wearing?  A Sakura Bloom!  They are wearing our new Lime – Simple Silk sling!  Woohoo!

As is that weren’t cool enough, my sister Carole is quoted in the babywearing article.  She is interviewed not as part of Sakura Bloom but as her alter ego, professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado.

This issue will be a great resource for new parents and we’re thrilled to be a part of it!

USA

Babiology – Raleigh, NC

Bean Tree Baby online and by appointment in CT

Close To Mom online

Dada Baby Boutique online

Frog Mama online

QuirkyBaby online and by appointment in Princeton, NJ

SweetPaper – La Jolla, CA

Australia

The Tribe Store – Mossman Queensland

Austria

Trageboutique – Linz, Oberösterreich

Canada

Baby Blossom Boutique – Abbotsford BC

Daisy Days – Hamilton, Ontario

PookaBaby – online

Uppy Baby – online

Parenting By Nature – online

Germany

Tragemaus GmbH – online

Portugal

Maternis – Torres Vedras

El Cortes Ingles – Porto & Lisbon

Spain

Trapito Y Nudos – Las Palmas de  G.C., AL

United Kingdom

Slumber Roo – online

The Little Sling Company – online and by appointment

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