Increase to shipping costs

Unfortunately we’ve had to increase flat rate domestic shipping costs as Canada Post parcel rates have almost doubled.   If you are ordering a single sling, we can ship these for $5 by letter mail service / untracked if you would like some savings this way.

 

Batik Bonanza

Batiks seem to be making us pretty happy these days, catching the sun and gathering it in against the snow clouds on the horizon.

Here’s a few of our recent additions!  From Moda Fabrics and their Confections Batik Collection, hand dyed awesomeness.

two blue patterned batik fabrics with glowing candle in mosaic bowl.

HOLD THAT TAX!

Hello Friends.

Here’s some good news to start of your year.  As of January 1, 2022, we will no longer be collecting sales tax on our orders!  Hopefully that little bit of extra money in your pocket is a help, or feel free to pay it forward to someone in need.

Best wishes for the coming 12!

Canadian 20 dollar bill with the Queen's face peaking over the 20

Support local small business!

The only way to get through this winter is going to be to stick together ( but apart!) And support your independent, local sellers.   Invest in your communities rather than corporations.

To help you out, we’re offering 25% off with coupon code smallbuz25.  Coupon valid until November 30.2020.

Stay safe and shop small!

Just a Second!

From time to time, we make a mistake — a over zealous brush of sissors while trimming threads, a fallen sharpie that leaves a little dot on the fabric– or, fabric turns out to have a small manufacturing or printing flaw that we didn’t notice when purchasing.

Rather than throw the entire sling out, (well, take it apart and repurpose it as “wool” or sewn into a shipping sleeve), we repair the slings and offer a deep discount, well below costs.

Check them out!  perfect for spare slings, or for the super thrifty.  Stock varies — check back from time to time to see what we have!

Just A Second! Midwifery Weigh Slings

Reusable Swim Diapers Available!

“We’re not fast, but we’re slow! ” Seems to be my motto these days as we balance family, gardens, side jobs, sewing, packing and shipping.  Adding products to the website is always low on the list.  (though it is slightly higher than book keeping!)

This week swim diapers have made it to the site!  We’re still adding inventory, but check out the quality, Canadian made swim diapers we have on offer.

Bright colours, super fit, and amazing value, as you use them over and over again, and pass them on as hand me downs.

Get them while we got-em!

Ontario Black Midwifery Student Fundraiser — Special Edition Weigh Slings

And, We’ve finally made it through spring!

Things are heavy these days. And as Mr Rogers says, when things are rough, look for the helpers. Midwives have had an important place in the lives of our family, and those of many of the people we support through our business.
We’ve been sewing some special slings, with 100% of the purchase price going towards this important cause — not only for our usual donation to  MSF, but also to support the Ontario Black Midwifery Student fund, organized by the BIPOC Midwifery Collective.

Access to education is never a simple meritocracy — it is always a function of class, race and income, of geography and just plain luck. Hopefully these small gestures will allow us to be one of the helpers. And we can look forward to a time when funds like this aren’t needed.

If you’re a midwife, buy one for yourself.  If you’re a friend or family to a student midwife, buy one for them.  If you just want to support a midwife, pay it forward, and we’ll donate it to a midwifery group in the Canadian city of your choice.  We only have a limited stock of this sweet fabric, so be warned!

Also, feel free to directly support this fund if you are able:
https://ca.gofundme.com/f/black-midwifery-student-fund

Midwifery Weigh Slings — Wishing Tree Strength

sling hanging against cabin wall with forest in background

COVID-19 operations update

Hello everyone! We are working to sort out what the closure of non-essential businesses in Ontario means to ecomum and our etsy shop.
We  supply midwifery slings to clients around the world, and do all facets of manufacturing and shipping in our secure home facility. We have enough thread, hardware and beautiful fabric options already in stock to keep working for a while!
We would consider midwifery slings to be an essential medical supply, and just today received orders from midwives who have decided to order extra slings so they can protect their clients while still providing the essential service of birth support and after care.
Scientific reports suggest that the virus will only remain stable or active on fabric or paper surfaces from 24 – 48 hours. Plastics and metal surfaces allow the virus to stay viable longer. We have in the past few weeks transferred all our shipping materials to paper and fabric, apart from packing tape — we will now switch from a plastic tape to a paper source.
We suggest leaving your packages in a secure place for 24 – 48 hours before bringing them into your home (ie, a mailbox) to ensure no contamination from transit comes into your home with your product.

Keep well,

and thanks for your support.
jeannine / ecomum