Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Simple care for your wool bedding

As you know, all Woolly Boo bedding products have special ‘Care’ instructions which, if followed, will help maintain your bedding performance and service through a long lifetime.

One of the issues that always comes up when we talk to our potential customers is maintenance: how do you maintain Woolly Boo bedding? And our answer is always: please don't wash it. Inevitably, we get a lot of raised eyebrows,  some people just leave, but most stay and ask a follow-up question: what do you mean by that?

Well, here it is: our wool filler is made or organic wool, and it contains a very high percentage of lanolin. And lanolin is a naturally-occurring wax which essentially makes organic wool organic. It is a wax, so it repels water, it also repels dust mites, making the wool hypoallergenic, etc., etc. When you wash the wool bedding, especially with harsh detergents, you essentially strip away the lanolin and all the good it brings. So, the less washing the better.

And the follow-up question to that is: how do I accomplish that with toddlers? Simple: use your duvet or comforter covers. Use your pillow shams. You see, when you use a comforter cover or a pillow sham, if it gets dirty, you only need to wash the cover. Imagine all the good things you are doing: you are using less water and less detergent, you are wasting less energy on drying, and you are extending the life of your basic bedding.

Now, it is good to know that Woolly Boo bedding can be easily dry cleaned if absolutely necessary and when indicated on the instructions it may be machine washed. But, it must always, almost exclusively be air dried. Any item of wool bedding will last longer and look better if it is given periodic airing and the immediate removal of spots and stains is maintained. 

Since food stains and body oils attract moths, you should ensure your bedding is clean before packing it away in airtight bags or containers. Use mothballs or enclosed lavender sachets, but don’t put them directly on the fabric.

Always ensure you read the label for specific care instructions, as they may vary. A few simple measures after the end of the season will ensure your Woolly Boo bedding remains in great condition over time.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Event Follow Up: NYIGF August 2011

Dear friends,

Thanks for making our third appearance at NYIGF such a great success. Our special event with the industry veteran Natalie Mayer was a smashing success, and our big thanks go out to her for putting all her weight behind our brand. We love you, Natalie.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Event: New York International Gift Fair

You are cordially invited to the summer edition of New York International Gift Fair, also known as NYIGF, which is happening on August 13 through August 17, 2011, at the Javitz Convention Center in New York City.

Yes, we have only today finished unpacking from Playtime and finished sending all the thank you notes, and it is time to do it all again. Well, such is a life of a glamorous brand.

We'll see you there. Don't forget, booth 5011.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tips On Keeping Your Kids Hydrated

In recent weeks, we have seen temperatures across the country soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for several days at a time. With this sweltering heat comes the risk of dehydration, especially among young children. Two of the most prevalent symptoms of dehydration in children are irritability and fatigue. To prevent dehydration, just follow these tips below:
  • Have your kids drink a lot of water! Even though juice contains some essential nutrients, drinking sweet drinks such soda and juice all day can lead to weight gain.
  • Encourage your kids to drink water with their meals and snacks.
  • Eat high water-volume foods such as watermelon, vegetables, and yogurt.
  • Take periodic water breaks from physical activities such as sports.
  • Have your kids make it a habit of drinking water before they’re thirsty. On hot days, try giving your kids a drink every hour.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thank you!

Dear friends,

Thanks everyone who made it to our second appearance at Playtime New York. You certainly made an already great show so much better. Thank you for all the love and support.

Our 2012 catalog is now available online. Please click here to see a digital version and share with your friends. For more details and to place an order for our Spring/Summer 2012 line of organic linen and organic wool sleep sacks, crib bumper pads, and mattress pads, please email orders@woollyboo.com.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ramadan Mubarak

To all our friends celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, Ramadan Mubarak!