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Name That Panda... PLEASE!!

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Our Name That Panda competition is in its closing days!!

For your chance to win the bragging rights of knowing that our Panda Pals were named by them, but will also receive a BRAND NEW

Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller

as seen here:

OR a gift voucher to the value of $395.00 to spend in our store, simply
send us a quick email with your idea for the most creative, catchy and befitting names that you can come up with for the newABD Ambassadors – our three little Panda Pals. There needs to be 2 boy names and a girl name, of course!


And for some inspiration, please click HERE

Get your thinking caps on! Time is running out!

Please submit your entries by emailing us HERE!

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TUTUS SOLD OUT AGAIN!

The last of our Christmas tuts are completely sold out! Thanks to everyone who purchased one and we hope that there will be many squeals of delight on Christmas morning as your little angels twirl and jump amid metres and metres of frou frou tulle! :)

More new stuff!!!

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We have some exciting news to announce!!

From tomorrow morning, Saturday, 20 December, we will be releasing our brand new range of toys on our website!!

There are some fantastic items we have been receiving all week this week and everything will be available for some very last minute Christmas gifts come tomorrow morning!

Everything will be reduced by at least 20% from the RRP as a special one off launch price blitz and there will be great bargains for everyone!

All of our lines are in some way related to being either eco-friendly or fair trade, hand-made, educational, promote active, creative play and conservation, and/or manufactured from natural, sustainable materials. Everything is high quality and designed for many hours of enjoyment and to promote healthy play!

As well as this, our original Christmas tutus were listed last Friday and sold out so quickly that I have been receiving emails all week from angry customers who thought that I didn't list them at all!!

We will be listing a limited number of extra tutus, also available from Saturday (tomorrow) morning and with guaranteed shipping on Monday. We will ship via Australia Post using their Express Post service for all of these orders, and are confident that all orders should arrive by Christmas Eve to all customers in QLD, NSW and VIC. If you are located within the Brisbane area, you are welcome to collect your order for added reassurance!


Update on BABY JOGGER products!

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Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to remind you all that these are the last few days for placing BabyJogger orders before their price increase on 24 December. They have announced that the increase will be across the board and will affect all strollers and accessories in their range.

If you're considering purchasing any accessories or strollers, we urge you to get your orders in before this coming Tuesday, 23rd December as any orders received after this date will be charged at the new pricing (although this has not yet been released).
Further to this, previously we advised that orders would not be going out after 17 December from Baby Jogger, however this has been advised and they will be shipping right up until 23rd December for the last minute rush on orders prior to the price increase!

Also, those of you waiting on your City Mini Parent Consoles should have started receiving them this week! Woohoo! If you are still waiting on yours and have not received it by 23rd December, please email us to let us know so that we can follow it up!

The Ridgy Didge!

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Hi everyone!

Our brand new newsletter, named "The Ridgy Didge" is available to download from here: The Ridgy Didge, Issue 1 . Enjoy!

Price increase from Ergo!

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Hi everyone,


I am sad to say that there has been a price increase, effective immediately, for the full range of Ergo Baby Carriers and accessories, including the organic lines that we offer for sale.

Our website has been updated and now reflects the current pricing accurately. We are working our hardest to keep pricing down, and the new prices are slightly lower than the RRP that is set down by Ergo.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however, many companies are being forced to increase their prices on imported products due to the fluctuations of the Aussie dollar. :(


Thanks for much for your understanding.

Here are our Panda Pals...

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Here they are!!

At the moment, we are calling them "Panda 1", "Panda 2" and "Panda 3"....

That is just not fitting!!
Please give them a name!

"We are so cute,
And cuddly too,
Ready to be enjoyed by you!
We are the new faces of Ankle Biters Duds,
Soft and organic,
Perfect for hugs.
Please give us a name,
A new identity,
We'll reward you with prizes a plenty!"

Get your thinking caps on!
The fun is about to start!

Baby Jogger City Mini Parent Consoles...

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Update from Baby Jogger -

City Mini Parent Consoles still have not arrived and will not be back in stock until Baby Jogger re-opens on the 12 January 2009.

Baby Jogger apologises for the inconvenience but has assured us that everyone who has ordered Parent Consoles will have them shipped directly to them as soon as they land here in Australia!

Watch this space for further updates...

Our newest "babies"...

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Hi everyone!

Well, we mentioned it briefly in a previous post, but we'll go into more detail now...

We have "adopted" three beautiful Panda babies to be the new "faces" of Ankle Biters Duds. Here is their story...

On 12 May, 2008, the 19th most deadly earthquake of all time hit the Sichuan province of China, with over 69, 000 people losing their lives. As well as this, over 375, 000 people were injured, and 18,222 are still listed as missing. The earthquake also left about 4.8 million people homeless.

Clearly, the toll on human life was huge and many tragedies occurred. But, sadly, humans were not the only ones that were impacted by the events of 12 May.

Many species of wildlife lost their lives too, as they tried to escape the ravages that the earth forced upon them. One of the saddest stories to come out of the Sichuan Earthquake, is that of the plight of the baby pandas, with many of the already critically endangered animals being injured, orphaned or left homeless amid the devastation.

Inspired by this, and the gorgeous pics that you see here, and together with our friend Pauline at http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/, we designed our new Ankle Biters Duds logo, and commenced the overhaul of our website design.
We believe that the baby pandas are a perfect ambassador for our company for a number of reasons:
  • They are critically endangered and rely heavily on us as humans to care for their environment to ensure their survival as a species.
  • Their diet is solely bamboo - our chosen fibre for the production of our range of fabrics and garments.
  • They are a universally recognised image for conservation and environmentalism around the world.
  • The fact that they are babies represents the nature of our company as a source of organic, eco-friendly baby and children's products.
  • They are just so bloody cute!
And so, as a celebration of our new image. We are doing two very special things in coming weeks.

Firstly, we are going to be releasing our very first 100% organic and bamboo plush toy! Our "Panda Pals" are all eco-friendly, organic, inside AND out! With an ultra soft 100% certified organic cotton filling on the inside and the fabric of the body being made from 85% bamboo/15% certified organic cotton fleece, hand-dyed with eco-friendly dyes. Each of our first batch of Panda Pals have been lovingly hand-made in fair trade conditions, right here in Australia! Each Panda Pal comes with his/her very own baby bottle, and 100% jute drawstring carry sack. They are available in a bright pink and a bright blue version, to correspond with the girl and boy pandas used in our logo.

They are a perfect Christmas gift and have a number of very special applications:
  • soft and cuddly - a perfect "comforter" item for your little ankle biter.
  • perfect size for cuddling - not too small, but not too big either.
  • better for your child - great for children with allergies and skin conditions due to their organic nature.
  • better for the environment - a great way to help support the environment and of course the conservation of the Giant Panda.
We pledge to donate $5.00 from every Panda Pal sold to the Giant Panda conservation and relief efforts of the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base in China. Further information about the organisation can be found here: Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base Website

Our first batch of Panda Pals will be available for sale on the Ankle Biters Duds website by 12 December 2008, with delivery guaranteed before Christmas! Stocks will be extremely limited, so get in quick to ensure that you don't miss out!

And here is a sneak peak of our prototype....



Secondly, we will be launching a fantastic competition! We just won't feel that our "adoption" process is complete until our new babies have names befitting their status as the eco-friendly face of Ankle Biters Duds and we are hoping that you can help! We will be asking entrants to our competition to submit the most creative, catchy and befitting names that they can come up with. There needs to be 2 boy names and a girl name, of course! The winner of the competition will not only be awarded with the bragging rights of knowing that our Panda Pals were named by them, but will also receive a BRAND NEW Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller OR a gift voucher to the value of $395.00 to spend in our store! Wouldn't that be a great boost to bring in the new year?!? We will also give two runners up prizes of $50.00 gift vouchers to spend in the Ankle Biters Duds store.

Full competition details will be announced this Friday, 12 December 2008. The winner will be announced Monday 5th January 2009, when we will also unveil the names of our Panda Pals!

To give you a little more inspiration, here are some more gorgeous pics of the baby pandas in China:





Green Pack Natural Wax Crayons - NOW AVAILABLE!!

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To all of those budding artiste ankle biters out there, we have just the thing for you!

We have just received our first delivery of Green Pack Natural Wax Crayons!

They are made from high quality, natural & renewable ingredients. The lovely scent of natural oils & waxes is a distinct feature as well as their bright and attractive colours.

  • The entire range is non-toxic and safe to use.

  • Free of petrochemical waxes

  • Packaged in recycled cardboard
Ingredients
100% beeswax, vegetable oils & waxes, vegetable stearin, lanolin, chalk & natural pigments

Available products are:

  • 12 Natural Wax Crayons
  • 12 Wombat Wax Crayons
  • 10 Natural Oil Pastels
  • 15 Fabric Wax Crayons

And keep your eye out on our site for the new great range of wooden and sustainable toys, Ob'on organic and recycled stationery, and gorgous, relaxing salt night lamps!

ECOtanka are finally available!

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Well, FINALLY, I have managed to get our new range of ECOtanka products online!

I absolutely love these drink bottles. Not only are they eco-friendly and ULTRA healthy, but they are extra tough and proving to be extremely durable in my kids school bags.

You can find LOADS of info about ECOtanka on their website HERE!

And you can view our full range of bottles and accessories from ECO tanka HERE!

Think 'REFILL NOT LANDFILL"!!

Stainless steel has a life expectancy of over 100 years, and is 100% recyclable.

Fantastic News from Moltex!

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An update from our favourite eco-disposable nappy manufacturer MOLTEX!!




MOLTEX next generation nappy

We are pleased to announce that in JANUARY 2009, Moltex will introduce a new and improved version of their already FANTASTIC Eco Nappy!

Features include:

-100% biodegradable outer lining
- 100% biodegradable packaging
- 40% biodegradable inner lining
- 100% oxygen bleached
- 100% chlorine and latex free
- Only nappy to have the Australian GECA award
- Beautiful soft texture for baby


In addition… the Australian distributor of Moltex, ECOdirect, offset all carbon emissions from the shipping of Moltex nappies through Greening Australia’s ‘Breath Easy’ program (www.breatheeasynow.com.au), and donate a percentage of all sales to ‘Trees For Life’ (www.treesforlife.org.au) to help regenerate our native bush land!


And don't forget that for every BULK BOX of Moltex Nappies that you purchase from our website, you will qualify to receive a FREE PACKET of WOTNOT Biodegradable & Compostable Nappy Wipes when you send in your proof of purchase from the specially marked packs!







Baby Jogger Update...

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Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know the latest news from BabyJogger!

1. All orders for Baby Jogger strollers must be placed before 17 December if you wish to have them delivered prior to Christmas. Orders placed after this date will be dispatched when Baby Jogger re-opens on 12th January 2009.

2. Baby Jogger has announced a price increase to ALL OF THEIR RANGE (including accessories) as of 24th December, so if you wish to take advantage of the current range, be sure to get your orders in quickly so to avoid having to purchase them at the new prices!

3. The brand new STONE Baby Jogger City Mini Singles are available NOW!

4. The very first stock to hit Australian shores of the new BLACK City Elite Sport (with stone coloured stripe on the canopy), will be arriving next week. Get in quick if you'd like one as they are expecting to sell out almost immediately!

5. The brand new City Elite Sports have now completely sold out in the Black (with black stripe), and the Tan/Black. There is still limited availability of the Red (with black/stone stripe). New stock will be arriving approximately 14 December, but will only be available to those who order prior to the 17th December. This stock is expected to sell out almost immediately and there may not be any available until some time after Baby Jogger reopens on 12 Jan 09.

I think that about covers it for now!

Renos under way!!

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Well, finally our renovations are under way! We have completed most of the artwork and our new "image" is finally taking shape! We have gone for a much "greener", and less cluttered look to our site, to emphasise our focus on eco-friendly products, and we have adopted a couple of cute new little ambassadors, in the form of our frolicking, tumbling pandas!

The pandas were adapted from a plush toy that has been exclusively designed for us by our dear friend Pauline, over at http://funkyfriendsfactory.com/ .

We are still wading through the manufacturing process, but will soon be adding our gorgeous range of organic, and bamboo toys to our offerings, and these little pandas will be the "flagship" of our range!

We think that they are so cute, that we decided to pay homage to Pauline's wonderful efforts and endless talent by adopting them as our official logo! We love the idea of a Panda as the "face" of ABD due to our passionate love of bamboo textiles, but we also just couldn't resist them as our logo due to their cute, fun feel that they bring to our site!


We are also so excited to announce that BabyJogger have just released a GORGEOUS new colour for the City Mini range of strollers. Seen here, it is to be known as "stone", and is perfect for our Aussie climate! We have had customers express their concerns that most of the Baby Jogger range is dark in colour, which isn't good for camouflaging food and other baby-related "stains", but is also not great for our hooooott aussie sun. Well, the stone colour is perfect for alleviating both of these concerns, and it looks great too!

Now, as promised, we have some exciting give-aways and promos to share with you over coming days!

To begin with, through-out this week, and probably most of next week, all orders that we receive over the value of $50 (excluding freight), will receive a FREE packet of BIOBABY biodegradable Baby Wipes! Why? Well, just because we love them so much that we simply HAD to share them with you!

Watch this space for the next giveaway and great deals that we will be offering all week. But as a sneaky hint, I can tell you that by the end of next week one of our lucky customers will be proudly pushing the stroller you see pictured here, and it won't have cost them a single cent!!

Ok, so along with our renovations, we are adding more and more great eco-friendly products to our site daily! Keep checking back for all of the great new recycled wooden toys, recycled newspaper kids pencils and stationery products and some awesome all natural beeswax crayons and oil pastels!

Phew, and I am only JUST getting started! Exciting stuff!

Stay green!

tan. :)