Industry Roundtable Recap 2019

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Our monthly industry roundtable sessions have continued through 2019. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been discussed. May 22, 2019 May topic: With no current international body that governs babywearing education, how do we navigate varying definitions of credentials, knowledge, certification, and expertise? How can we honor living traditions and generational knowledge and hands-on experience while embracing the opportunities that a certifying body could bring to the industry? 11 industry members (mostly educators) from around the world joined the call … Read More

Southern Regional Leaders Retreat

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*this is not a BCIA event, it is posted on behalf of the SRLR. Please contact them directly for more information.* If you believe the use of carriers and babywearing are more than just a lifestyle trend, please register now and join us June 21-22, either Houston or online via Zoom for the Southern Regional Leaders Retreat. Although the interdisciplinary event will center leaders in the South, all are welcome who are committed to improving the support families have when … Read More

How to: Counterfeit/trademark Infringement

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Counterfeit and trademark infringement issues are a legitimate concern in our industry. Unfortunately there is no easy way to counteract this- protecting all of your information and images is expensive and time consuming, and going after 3rd party marketplace sellers that pop up and disappear constantly can feel like a futile whack-a-mole exercise (and truly- there really is no time and cost-effective way to combat this type of infringement). There are solutions to larger counterfeit issues though. We sat down … Read More

CPSC workshop April 3, 2014- Reducing 3rd Party Testing Costs

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Commission Workshop – Potential Ways to Reduce Third Party Testing Costs Through Material Determinations Consistent with Assuring Compliance CPSC has recently announced a workshop on potential ways to reduce third party testing costs, to be held at CPSC’s National Product Testing and Evaluation Center in Rockville, Maryland on Thursday, April 3. The goal of the workshop is to provide CPSC staff with information and evidence concerning possible Commission determinations that certain materials – irrespective of their manufacturing origin or manufacturing … Read More

Safety Brochures

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The popular ‘Visible and Kissable’ BCIA safety brochure has had a fabulous update and is looking better than ever. These brochures are free to whomever wants them (you pay shipping). They offer practical safety advice and include a space on the back to be personalized with your own business information. They are an excellent resource for retailers, educators, health care professionals and anyone else who is in regular contact with parents and caregivers. We have the option to ship from … Read More

International Babywearing Conference July 17-20, 2014

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Join the BCIA at the International Babywearing Conference in Tempe, Arizona (US) from July 17-20, 2014. Hosted by Babywearing International Inc. The International Babywearing Conference “brings together babywearing educators and researchers, birth professionals, and parents from the US, Canada, and around the world who want to learn more about babywearing and other parenting topics” (BWI). Stop by the BCIA table to get the latest industry updates from board members Rochelle Price (SlingRIngs), Joanna McNeilly (Center for Babywearing Studies) and Michal … Read More

2014 Annual General Meeting

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BCIA Annual Meeting Prospectus 2014 Join Your Customers and Colleagues During the ABC Kids Expo Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Monday, September 8th 2014 5:30-7:30pm 2014 marks the third year that BCIA will host our annual member meeting, in conjunction with the ABC Kids Expo in La Vegas, Nevada. Our business membership is currently comprised of 375+ international business members comprised of manufacturers, retailers, educators and related business members. Join your BCIA board of directors and fellow industry professionals … Read More

‘Visible and Kissable™’ Usage Guidelines

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The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance Corp. (BCIA) is pleased to announce that it recently applied for registration of its VISIBLE & KISSABLE™ and BCIA™ trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. Ser. Nos. 86173163 and 86173160). In order to maintain the distinctive quality of these important marks and to be able to prevent the unauthorized use of these marks by third parties, our attorneys are requiring that we remain vigilant in ensuring that the marks are used … Read More

Season’s Greetings!

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From our families to yours, we wish you much love, warmth and happiness over the holiday season. The BCIA will be shut down from December 18th 2015 to January 4th, 2016 to spend the holidays with loved ones- we hope you will be doing the same! Urgent inquiries will be responded to as necessary. If you require safety brochures, product labels or PRS cards, please submit orders before December 18th as nothing will be shipped during our seasonal shut down. … Read More

2015 BCIA Annual General Meeting and ABC Expo

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A resounding thank you to our generous members who have sponsored our Annual General Meeting and Annual Report this year! We couldn’t do it without you. Annual Report Sponsors:       Annual General Meeting Dinner Sponsors: Table sponsors: So many BCIA manufacturers are showing at the ABC Expo this year. Find them in the booths below: Exhibitor Booth Baby K’tan 822 Baby Bjorn 248 Balboa Baby 1223 Beachfront Baby 529 Beco Baby Carrier 5701 Catbird Baby 7221 Chimparoo 322 … Read More

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