Kangadu Upcycled Wool Giveaway

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I’ve been a cloth diaper mama for eight months. But I have never tried wool until now! I’m happy to say I received my first pair of wool longies from Amber at Kangadu. This is very exciting for me because Kangadu has a fantastic reputation and I had been following her on Facebook for months drooling over her goodies.

Why use wool you ask?

1) It’s environmentally friendly because it is a natural, renewable resource that is biodegradable.

2) Extremely flexible & resilient. Wool fibers can bend 20,000 times or more before breaking so it should last a life time. Compare to cotton which is a few thousand.

3) Wool is NOT hot. It keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Don’t believe me? On a hot day wrap up one hand with a synthetic diaper cover and one with wool. Which one is more comfortable?

4) Can absorb up to 30% of it’s weight before it starts to feel damp.

I just said wool decomposes so that is a good thing right? Yes it is! But it also produces methane as it does so, which contributes to global warming. That means upcycling wool is an awesome thing to do!

How does Kangadu upcycle?

“Short of the thread, everything I sell in my store is made from old unwanted materials that are re-purposed into something new and useful. I use every little tiny scrap (think appliques and dryer balls) so nothing goes to waste.”

Want to see a wool cover? Here is a soaker and a longie:

Don’t they look comfy? I think they are pretty nice as is but you know me and how I love CUTE. Amber will make a custom applique to sew into the cover – whatever you want!
Guess what she made me? A babywearing sea turtle! Tell me you LOVE it!
I have to say. P’diddy has been been wearing them quite a lot. They are soft and comfortable and work as a cloth diaper cover so less bulkiness. We are really really liking them!!
How did Kangadu begin?

“Before my youngest was born I decided that I wanted to try wool. There were only two problems, my husband’s hours had just been cut at work and wool is expensive. So, what did I do? I started making my own wool soakers and longies using recycled material. After completing my wool stash I found that I was not only addicted to using wool as a diaper cover I was also addicted to making wool longies and soakers.

So, I decided to open up shop selling my creations. I am hoping that this endeavor makes it possible for me to continue to be a stay at home mom to my two little bugs all while helping all the wool addicts in the world to get their fix.”

Do you think Amber is a Crunchy Mama? Of course she is! And she wants to tell you why…

– I cloth diaper using 100% natural fibers (i.e. wool, cotton, bamboo, and hemp).
– I love finding ways to use items that would otherwise have ended up in the trash.
– I currently breastfeed my 11 month old daughter and will do so until she is ready to quit.
– Both my kids were born in a hospital. But, I really want to try a homebirth next go-around.
– My daughter never liked co-sleeping. My 4 year old on the other hand enjoys it & needs the closeness. He feels safe.
– It is my philosophy that each child is different and what may work for one does not necessarily work for another.
– I wear my baby’s when they need that extra closeness.
– I am definitely NOT a vegetarian. I love meat! We are currently working on cutting out all processed foods.
– I question all forms of authority not just medical and also am teaching my kids to do the same. I totally realize that this makes my job 1000x harder. But, I choose to raise human beings, not little drones that do everything I say without question just because, “I said so”.

Kangadu is getting ready to launch wool wash! And she makes really neat looking dryer balls!
And those of you with girls are LUCKY!
Would you like to WIN a semi-custom soaker? Amber chooses the fabric but you get to pick a custom applique!

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