Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kangadu Upcycled Wool Giveaway

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!

MANDATORY Entry ~ Like Kangadu Children on Facebook ~ tell her Crunchy Beach Mama sent you!
AND
Be a BeachBum GFC Follower!

EXTRA Entries
~ Purchase from Kangadu in the course of this giveaway - 5 entries!

~ Like me on Facebook - use easy sidebar widget
~ Follow on Twitter & Tweet 'Win an Upcycled Wool Diaper Soaker from Kangadu @crunchybchmama http://tiny.cc/hna54 #green #giveaway"
~Email Subscription (on right sidebar)
~Enter another giveaway from Upcycle Week

5 EXTRA Entries to any giveaway this week (or spread them out) by participating in TNT's upcycled scarf tutorial (takes 20 minutes and all you need is an old t-shirt & scissors ~ and it's soooo fun!) Click HERE

Kangadu sent me a wool soaker to review for this giveaway but I was not compensated in any way for the post. This giveaway will end on Nov. 9, 2010 at 10:00pm ET. Winner will be drawn via random.org. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US and Canada and you must be 18 years of age or older.

121 crunchy comments:

SETexasMama said...

I like Kangadu on FB and I am a BeachBum GFC Follower!
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SETexasMama said...

I follow on FB!
Dana Delk White
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SETexasMama said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/SETexasMama/status/28810928385

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SETexasMama said...

I subscribe via email
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lisad33611 said...

I like Kangadu on FB as Lisa Duncan and told her you sent me
http://www.facebook.com/kangadu/posts/456446852909
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lisad33611 said...

Oh goodness, I forgot "I'm a Beach Bum" in my previous mandatory entry again. Sorry.

I like you on FB as Lisa Duncan

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lisad33611 said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/My2CentsFL/status/28834079798
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lisad33611 said...

I'm an email subscriber
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annaleighmcclelland said...

I liked KC on FB and told her you sent me !
And of course I'm a follower ;-)
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annaleighmcclelland said...

I like you on FB!
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annaleighmcclelland said...

I'm an email subscriber
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JKMommy said...

Liked Kangadu on FB & commented
And a GFC follower!
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JKMommy said...

Email subscriber! :)

JKMommy said...

Twitter & Tweet: http://twitter.com/ayearwithmomdad/status/28892795580

JKMommy said...

Entered the Fisher giveaway!

JKMommy said...

FB follower!

JKMommy said...

Did the TNT Upcycle Scarf giveaway 1

Lindsey said...

I liked Kangadu on FB, told them you sent me! And of course, I'm a BeachBum!
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Lindsey said...

I like you on FB!
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Lindsey said...

Tweet!
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Lindsey said...

I subscribe to your emails!
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Lindsey said...

I entered the Etsy's Brandy Fisher giveaway!
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cup 'n key said...

I'm a fan of Kangadu on FB and I'm a BeachBum GFC follower!

MommieVentures said...

'like' Kangadu on facebook & am a follower of you

MommieVentures said...

'like' you on Facebook

MommieVentures said...

Follow on Twitter & tweeted

MommieVentures said...

Subcribed to you

MommieVentures said...

Entered the giveaway with the upcycled ornament

Marah said...

Like Kangadu on fb and GFC follower!

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Marah said...

like you on fb

Marah said...

subscribed to your emails

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Marah said...

follow on twitter and tweeted

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Marah said...

entered Etsy's Brandy Fisher giveaway

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Ryan, Corrie, Max, and Jack said...

I fanned Kangadu on FB and am a new follower of yours!

Ryan, Corrie, Max, and Jack said...

I like you on FB!

Ryan, Corrie, Max, and Jack said...

Follow you on Twitter and I tweeted! http://twitter.com/newwife777/status/28959028456

JKMommy said...

Scarf tutorial #3 for me! :) spreading them around- oh dear, only 2 more to go... eek! where should I put them? Gonna wait to see what else you have tomorrow! :)

Jen and Andy said...

I like Kangadu on facebook and I follow via GFC

Jen and Andy said...

I like you on facebook

Katie S said...

I Like Kangadu Children on Facebook and told them you sent me and I'm a Beach Bum follower via GFC!

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Katie S said...

I'm following you on Twitter (@katie0stewart) and Tweeted:
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Madeline said...

I like Kangadu on Facebook and told you sent me. Also a public follower.

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Madeline said...

I like you on Facebook.

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Madeline said...

Follow you and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/MadelineMiller/status/29058808014

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Madeline said...

Subscribed via email.

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The Jacobsen Family! said...

Already a fan of Kangadu Children (alesha Y Jacobsen) and I'm a new blog follower!
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The Jacobsen Family! said...

FB fan of you (Alesha Y Jacobsen)
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The Jacobsen Family! said...

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rosie025 said...

I follow kangadu children on fb

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rosie025 said...

I like crunchy beach mama on fb

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Kelly said...

I like Kangadu on FB and told said Crunchy Beach Mama sent me...

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Kelly said...

I like Crunchy Beach Mama on FB...

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Claude said...

I like Kangadu on FB and I am a BeachBum GFC Follower!

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

I like you on FB (Claude Campeau)

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

I follow you on Twitter, here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/claudecampeau/status/29084279224

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

BLog follower via GFC.
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I like Kangadu on FB.
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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

Facebook fan of CBM.
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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
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Kacie and Ryan said...

I like Kangadu on FB and I am a BeachBum GFC Follower, AND I like you on FB!

Kacie and Ryan said...

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scriswell said...

I Like Kangadu Children on Facebook
AND I'm a BeachBum GFC Follower!
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scriswell said...

I like you on FB
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scriswell said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway as scriswel
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scriswell said...

Entered the TerraCycle giveaway
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vc4x120 said...

I already like Kangadu on FB and now a fan of CBM on FB.
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Also subscribed to your email and a new public blog follower
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Kirsten said...

I like Kangadu on facebook and said you sent me, and I'm a follower
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Kirsten said...

I like you on facebook (Kirsten Thompson)
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Kirsten said...

Follow you on twitter and tweet
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Kirsten said...

Subscribe via email
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JKMommy said...

Scarf tutorial #5 - I did still have #5 left, right? :)
Well, hope so! :)

slb3334 said...

I like Kangadu and follow beach bums

Lindsey said...

Extra Entry: Posted as Facebook Status!
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Kerry said...

Liked Kandadu on FB and told her you sent me :)

twinmomoftwins said...

Iliked kangduda on facebook undere name shelly s-h
gfc follower
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Dayna W said...

Previously liked Kangadu, but sent thanks and love & I'm a follower dmwinge(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dayna W said...

I like you on FB

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Dayna W said...

I follow you on Twitter
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Dayna W said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/dmwinge/status/29607088165

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Diaper Dad said...

Liked Kangadu on FB and left a note.
Following you on GFC
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Diaper Dad said...

Fan of you on Facebook
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Diaper Dad said...

Subbed to you via email
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Diaper Dad said...

tweet
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Lindsey said...

Extra Entry - I voted for Eco Friendly & Frugal's button!
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Lindsey said...

Extra Entry - I saw you on Twitter!
;)
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Kristin said...

I like Kangadu on FB and I follow you on GFC.

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Kristin said...

E-mail subscriber.

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AEK said...

like Kangadu on Facebook and publicly follow you in GFC

Thanks!
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AEK said...

like you on facebook

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AEK said...

follow you on twitter and:
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AEK said...

email subscriber

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AEK said...

entered t-shirt wipes giveaway

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Keshia said...

I follow you on GFC and I follow Kangadu on FB

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Keshia said...

I like you on FB

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Keshia said...

I follow on Twitter and Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/Coopers_Mommy09/status/1485415534034945

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Keshia said...

I entered the upcycled cloth diaper giveaway

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Kady L. said...

Like them on FB and said you sent me (Kady Staffen-Lavallee) and I also follow you via GFC!
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Kady L. said...

Like you on FB (Kady Staffen-Lavallee)
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Kady L. said...

Follow you on Twitter as AMomsWord and Tweeted!
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T Rex Mom said...

I now like Kangadu on FB and I am a new BeachBum GFC Follower!

I've really been wanting to try some wool soakers or longies. Are they pretty soft? That's the part that I'm still wondering about. Most folks tell me that it depends on the quality of wool.

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T Rex Mom said...

I like you on FB

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Karine Traverse said...

I almost missed this giveaway! I had it saved since the twitter party and just got so caught up.

I like Kangadu Children on FB and commented (Karine Capobianco Traverse) and I GFC follow (Karine Traverse)
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Karine Traverse said...

Like you on FB (Karine Capobianco Traverse)
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Karine Traverse said...

Follow and tweeted
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Karine Traverse said...

Email subscribe (ktraverse82@gmail.com)
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Karine Traverse said...

Entered the Cloth Diaper Mommy giveaway
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sweetpea18 said...

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sweetpea18 said...

i follow on twitter @1589m
tweet: http://twitter.com/1589m/status/1962397971513345
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sweetpea18 said...

i entered the Etsy T-Shirt Wipes or Napkins giveaway
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FDP 4 Life said...

fb fan tony l smoaks, i told them you sent me
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kathy pease said...

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kathy pease said...

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Toni George said...

Already a fan of Kangadu on Facebook but I did leave some love on their page!
I now follow your blog via GFC!
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Toni George said...

Already a fan of yours on Facebook!
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Toni George said...

I now follow you on Twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway. Here is the link.

http://twitter.com/LillysMommy1023/status/2102974595735552

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Toni George said...

I am subscribed to your email newsletter
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hansenpj05 said...

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r24olmos said...

Liked Kangadu Children on fb

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Brandi Elam said...

I liked Kangadu on FB & follow you on GFC


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Brandi Elam said...

I like you on FB

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I subscribe by email

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