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Friday, April 16, 2010

Green Gal Pick: WestMama Designs Review and Giveaway!!

I am so excited to introduce this next Etsy shop to all of you.  WestMama Designs is an ADORABLE little shop that features all sorts of earth and people friendly apparel and gifts.  

Kimberly kindly sent Miss C a 100% organic cotton t-shirt in her unique giraffe design.  WestMama Designs uses only non-toxic inks and people friendly materials.  Kimberly cares about the people behind the materials she chooses in her shop.  

Onto the review of this cute t-shirt.  First thing that I noticed is that this t-shirt is SO SOFT.  It has a silky, light feeling to it.  The color is beautiful.  It is a muted orange that is ideal for a boy or a girl.  But, what really impressed me about this shirt was the unique design.  At first glance, you see a giraffe, but then you notice that the giraffe has stars for spots.  I think it adds a touch of whimsy to this children's shirt and makes it special.  Miss C loved her giraffe shirt and kept growling at it (she isn't so great with animal sounds just yet, haha).  This shirt is nice and light, so it is perfect for layering in the spring and fall when you aren't quite sure what the day will bring.  It also works great for summertime, because the light soft material is so breathable.  


WestMama Designs caters to a natural parenting crowd.  She uses phrases and  images that tie us to our earth and one another.  Here are a few that I know the more "crunchy" crowd would love:







I had the chance to talk with Kimberly and get some insight on her business and her inspirations.

How did you get your start in green clothing and accessories?
I have always been a creative person and for long time wanted to start a business on Etsy. After my daughter was born I knew I needed a an outlet for my creativity to help combat my ppd. Act of going green was a no-brainer for me. It is very important to me that the product I use treat people and the earth kindly. It's that simple. 

Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from my immediate environment. Often my back yard or my son's interests. The Bird and Tree design is from a dogwood in my back yard. It is the lone tree back there and brings me a lot of joy. I also want to create items that are different from the mass produced gender specific stuff. 

What is your favorite item in your shop? 
It is hard for me to pick a favorite. I'd say my bird and tree shirt is up there. 


My little bird card set, because they were inspired by a great late winter day in Oregon. 


And my cuttlefish because I LOVE cephalopods.  


What are you hopes for your business over the next five years? 
My hope is that I'm still in business. That my products are in more stores locally and that I can earn enough income to stay at home with my kids as long as possible.

Well, I for one, certainly hope that WestMama Designs sticks around because the quality and caring behind each item is certainly going to make this shop popular for any baby presents I need to buy!


WIN IT!
Kimberly has generously offered to host a giveaway for one LUCKY Baby To Green reader!  The winner will get to choose a shirt in the size and style of their choice!!  What a great prize!

To enter each entry must have an email address in the comment or visible in your public profile.  No email address = no winning.  Each comment is worth 1 entry into the drawing.

Mandatory Entry:  You must be a follower of Baby To Green via Google Friend Connect and you must become a fan of WestMama Designs On Facebook.  After we are all friends, leave a comment saying that you will be our friend forever!  That counts as your mandatory first entry.

Extra Entries (only after Mandatory Entry has been entered):
  • Fan me on Facebook.  
  • Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment with your Twitter ID.
  • Follow WestMama Designs on Twitter and leave a comment with your Twitter ID.
  • Tweet this ONCE per day and leave the permalink in your comment. "Win an organic tee from @WestMamaDesigns and @Baby2Green http://bit.ly/bcSS3J #eco #giveaway"
  • Go to WestMama Designs Etsy Shop and pick one item you LOVE and come back here to tell me what it is.
  • Become a follower of WestMama Designs Blog

So that is at least SEVEN chances to win.  Be sure to pay attention on Twitter and Facebook.  I may or may not be giving out bonus entries throughout the week.

Deadline for entries is Friday, April 23th at noon Eastern Time.  All entries will be checked and any entry that doesn't qualify will be removed before the drawing.  The winner will be drawn via Random.org for fairness.  Winner will be notified and has 48 hours to respond.  If winner does not respond, a second drawing will be held.

Disclaimer: I did receive a sample product for review.  
This does not affect the review of this product. I was not paid for this review and the opinions are mine and mine alone. 


53 comments:

Jessica said...

I follow both and we will be friends forever

Jessica said...

I'm your FB Fan

Jessica said...

I follow on Twitter
bkeepsushonest

Jessica said...

I follow West Mama on Twitter
bkeepsushonest

Jessica said...

I love the Cool Owl Shirt long-sleeve white

Jessica said...

I follow West Mama blog

Jessica said...

tweeted:http://twitter.com/bkeepsushonest/status/12299102740

Goddess Amaunet said...

Google Friended and FB friended and will be your friends forever. :)
kontessa_rose@hotmail.com

Goddess Amaunet said...

Following you on Twitter as BookGoddes

Goddess Amaunet said...

Following WestMama Designs on Twitter as BookGoddes

Goddess Amaunet said...

I would love one of her born at home shirts! Either for my little one on the way that better take after her older sister with no complications homebirthing, or one for the older sister who is 2 years old! :)
Kimberly really doesn't make anything I don't love and some even the cuttlefish is growing on me. LOL
I am bias though, I have at least three of her items already!
kontessa_rose@hotmail.com

Cindy said...

I absolutely love her designs. Such a great, professional mama as well!

cindycalvano@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Ooops, forgot to say I will be your friend forever and am following you on google and westmama on facebook!

Cindy
cindycalvano@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

I fanned you on facebook.

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

Following you on twitter. My id is Green_Mama

Cindy said...

Following WestMama on twitter. My id is Green_Mama

Cindy said...

I've got no idea how to access the permalink, but I just tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Green_Mama

How does one get the permalink?

Taradactyl in a Modern World said...

I am following here.

Taradactyl in a Modern World said...

I am following westmama on FB.

Cindy said...

There are so many great items to choose from, but I think the elephant love shirt remains my favorite!

Taradactyl in a Modern World said...

I posted this on FB.

Taradactyl in a Modern World said...

I love all of her work, but the wanna cuttle shirt makes me smile and giggle.

Cindy said...

I'm following westmama's blog now!

Stef said...

I'm a facebook fan of yours!

sbriesh at gmail dot com

Stef said...

I'm a twitter follower!
TaylorStef

sbriesh at gmail dot com

Stef said...

I follow WMD on Twitter!
TaylorStef

sbriesh at gmail dot com

Stef said...

I love the Elephants shirt!

sbriesh at gmail dot com

Stef said...

I'm a westmama blog follower!

sbriesh at gmail dot com

Annie Robertson said...

Organic cotton clothing does not contain any toxic chemicals and so they are 100% safe for your body.
Organic Baby Gifts

Jessica said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/bkeepsushonest/status/12339990412

Jessica said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/bkeepsushonest/status/12405556236

Andrea said...

Google Friend follower & FB fan! (Andrea Q)

So glad we're friends forever. :)

andquinn52000@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

Twitter follower! (@lovelylovely2)

andquinn52000@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

WestMama Designs Twitter follower! (@lovelylovely2)

andquinn52000@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/lovelylovely2/status/12426788018

andquinn52000@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

I love the Green Leaves long sleeve shirt!!

andquinn52000@yahoo.com

bitt of raw said...

followed and fanned. :-)

bittofraw@gmail.com

bitt of raw said...

fan on facebook!

bittofraw@gmail.com

bitt of raw said...

follow on twitter

@cherrycobbler

bittofraw@gmail.com

bitt of raw said...

following @westmamadesigns

@cherrycobbler

bittofraw@gmail.com

bitt of raw said...

tweeted!

bittofraw@gmail.com

bitt of raw said...

the wanna cuttle is my favorite shirt.

bittofraw@gmail.com

Jessica said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/bkeepsushonest/status/12452516585

Jessica said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/bkeepsushonest/status/12516569288

Jen M said...
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Cindy said...

I tweeted again, but I still have no idea how to permalink.

http://twitter.com/Green_Mama

Jessica said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/bkeepsushonest/status/12574745475

Jessica said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/bkeepsushonest/status/12638174499

Kendyl said...

I am following via GFC (username "K" with picture of a dandelion) and I am a new fan of WestMama Designs on Facebook (Ken.dyl Se.rrano)

kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kendyl said...

My favorite item is the tree and bird long-sleeve shirt. I'd especially love to get that graphic on a short-sleeve tee for summer!

kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

tina reynolds said...

i follow and became a facebook fan

tina reynolds said...

i am a facebook fan of yours