Good news! We are giving away 10 of our Estella hand-knit baby rattles! Soft, high-quality, and hand-made, these baby toys are full of character and a wonderful alternative to the mass-produced plastic or hard-edged baby rattles on the market. The bold colors, lovely rattle sound, and unique shapes will keep baby engaged and entertained, while the humorous shapes and styles (like the purse, Metrocard, or mustache) will amuse parents. We’ve also just introduced three new shapes to our collection of knit designer baby toys: the pretzel, American flag, and bunny rattles. The perfect baby shower gift, keepsake, or addition to baby’s nursery, these soft baby rattles are unique and charming must have for babies and new parents! Enter to win here.
Finnish baby and children’s clothing brand Mainio‘s cool prints & color combinations return in its fall/winter 2014 collection and the results are cute, quirky, and stylish. Each collection features bold black-and-white graphics, but this season the line has also incorporated greens, yellows, and blues into the mix. Founded in 2013, the Finnish brand creates 100% organic cotton basics for babies and kids that are practical enough for everyday wear but still fun and unique – cool graphic t-shirts for toddlers, baby one-pieces and rompers, and easy-to-wear leggings. It’s all practical and fashion-forward yet still original and kid-friendly. Plus, in addition to using top quality GOTS-certified organic cotton, Mainio produces all of its clothes in strictly controlled facilities in India where the workers’ health and security are a top priority. The brand even donates a portion of all sales to their community, improving general well-fare, education and health care.
In addition to its new collection of bedding and dresses for women, Mainio has also launched an English website & is now offering international shipping! To celebrate, we have partnered with Mainio to give away one of the line’s most popular items from the fall collection: the brand’s cape, available in one size that fits 2 years and up, and featuring a bold eagle print on the front, graphic black and white back, and cozy hood (you can see this item in the last two pictures above). Made from a thick and cozy organic cotton, this top is the perfect layer for fall – fun, edgy, unique, and comfortable.
Enter to win below – one winner will be selected Monday, October 13th!
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Here are some more pictures from the photo shoot we did last month for our hand-knit superhero dolls (you can see part 1 here)! Pictured here are Red, Trixie, Flash, & Seymour. Made by hand in Peru by local artists, these soft, 100% cotton dolls are bursting with character. They don’t fit the typical mold for ‘perfection,’ but celebrate their unique quirks & personality traits that kids everywhere can certainly relate to. They are meant to encourage being comfortable in your own skin and loving what makes you different. A wonderful alternative to the mass produced dolls out there, these knit dolls are also great option for those in the market for designer baby gifts.
P.S. See part 1 here, which includes bios on each of the soft dolls.
To celebrate the launch of our new collection of hand-knit dolls, we are holding a contest throughout the month of July: the Estella Super Kids Picture Contest! The Estella dolls are adventurous, fun loving, and quirky superstars who are not afraid the love what makes them different – no matter what life throws at them. They are bursting with personality and full of character & quirks that kids everywhere can identify with. So, in honor of these dolls, we want to see pictures of how your kids display their own individual spirit.
Here’s how it works:
1. Take a picture of your kid while they are playing outside, getting into mischief, wearing their favorite costume, or otherwise showing off their playful & super selves.
2. Upload the pictures directly to our site or on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #EstellaSuperKids.
3. Vote for your kids on our contest page & share the contest so that your friends and family can vote for their favorites.
4. The contest closes on July 31st. The winner will be democratically elected, so sharing the contest and encouraging friends and family to vote is encouraged!
The winner will receive the superhero doll of his or her choice and be featured on our site! More details here.
P.S. Enter with your e-mail address & receive a 15% off coupon!
We are thrilled that Harper’s BAZAAR has not only chosen a few items from Estella to include in its annual online holiday gift guide, but will also be giving away one of our Areaware Gold Piggy Banks! As designed by award-winning interior and industrial designer Harry Allen, this piggy bank adds the perfect metallic touch to any room and is a chic gift for anyone on your list. Enter here!