No Plastics Here

“One piece of clothing can release 700,000 fibers in a single wash” Greenpeace 2017

At Rowan Bay we have committed to not using any synthetic fibers in our woven wraps, any plastic in our packaging and to always use recycled paper. Looking after the planet for our little people to enjoy and their little people after them is really important to us. But why no synthetic fibers? Surely using polyester reduces the need for pesticides and fertilizers in cotton and other plant-based fibers to be used? Yes, but synthetic fibers use around three times more CO2 to produce than cotton does (and we’ll only use organic cotton from now on too!).

We’re living in an age of a plastic pollution crisis. It is estimated that  8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. That’s an astonishing amount of waste which is just floating around slowly breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces but never really disappearing. Plastics including the microfibers which are washed out of our clothes, can be found in the waters around the remotest of islands and in the bodies of far too many marine creatures – from the smallest to the biggest and everything in between with the potential to have a devastating effect on the food chain.

The research into this area is still ongoing, but includes looking at waste operators and the appliance industry to try and prevent microfibers entering the water cycle including a bag to wash your clothes in which catches the fibers. However we feel the easiest way  is to avoid synthetics all together – and so we will never weave with synthetic fibers and will continually to find the most luxurious and environmentally friendly and ethical fibers out there to make our woven wraps from. We’ll do the hard work so you don’t have to and you can enjoy more precious cuddles with your little people.

x L x

Here’s a sneak peek of our natural linen and Egyptian combed cotton Sorbus tester which is travelling around the world at the moment. If you would like to find out more, head over to our Facebook chatter group – Rowan Bay Rabble

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Brand Ambassadors Wanted

Rowan Bay is seeking brand ambassadors around the globe to help promote Rowan Bay both as a brand and to showcase our products online and at local sling meets. We are seeking someone who is passionate about babywearing; in particularly Rowan Bay and our ethos, someone who has experience with a range of woven wraps and who has a proven online following already through a variety of social media platforms. Successful ambassadors will reach a wide audience and should be able to show the reach, and bring in new customers.

In return not only will you get to hear about upcoming releases and new products first, but we will offer discounts on our products and you will get to keep some of the wraps, although not always the one you will be promoting.

If you would like to apply for this, then please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch soon! If you have any questions, feel free to drop us an email at info@rowanbay.com

https://goo.gl/forms/gY8n6CbrM2n0Ssi92

x L x

You can find the chatter group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RowanBay

[Image – A black and white photo of a mother is standing on some stairs leaning against the railings wearing her daughter on her front in a Rowan Bay Chrysler wrap with a repeated pattern of chunky chevrons. The mother is kissing her daughter on her head]

First Post

This is the first post and I will make sure I keep it short. I am sat here just three days away from The Wrap Show planning on what I will be bringing along. I won’t be exhibiting, and the whole event is largely going to be a social affair (I hear there is proseccco in the evening… yippee!) – and hopefully I will be able to restrain myself from spending too much on all the wonderful items which will be available. I do however, plan on bringing along examples of the first two colourways of Chrysler; Marina and Heather, which will be released later this month so do feel free to come say hello and have a fondle of my wraps.

Thinking back to about a year ago when the idea of creating my own wrap company first occurred I can’t quite believe that within a couple of days I will have the first batch of wraps arriving at my doorstep.  I have to admit, the journey so far has been a little scary, as anyone putting their creations out to the public will understand, but mostly it has been really exhilarating. Some people have asked me how I find the time to set up Rowan Bay alongside juggling a full-time job and two children and the answer is – because I love it. It’s really that simple. I don’t mind spending my evenings sat drawing designs, choosing yarn colours, making websites and putting together the new booklet because Rowan Bay comes from the heart and doing all these things gives me an outlet for being creative in a way I perhaps wouldn’t get the chance to otherwise.

Anyway, that’s enough from me for now, and I’m looking forward to meeting some of you on Saturday!

x L x

 

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