Weaver’s Workshop

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021: 12:00-1:00pm Eastern/9:00-10:00am Pacific Are you an artisan handweaver who is selling -or considering selling- wraps, slings and carriers? Please join the BCIA for an informal discussion around: -compliance and regulatory requirements in the USA and Canada (we will also lightly touch on Europe as time permits) -testing costs and expectations -making the most of your options for customers while minimizing testing costs -decorative finishes and accessories (ladders, fringe, beading)- assessing risks and other factors to consider … Read More

How To: Annual Compliance Review

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January is a terrific time to do a scheduled compliance and process review. A few things to ask yourself as you work through this process: -Has the safety standard that applies to your product been updated recently? The ASTM F2907 Sling Standard was updated at the end of 2019. -Is your testing plan and testing schedule laid out for the upcoming year? Do you know when your own test records or any component test reports expire? -Are you planning any … Read More

2021 Industry Roundtable Schedule

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Industry Roundtable Discussions are informal conference call chats that allow industry members to network, discuss and brainstorm on a variety of topics. They are usually held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm Eastern time. Industry calls are facilitated by Angelique Geehan, an expert consultant and educator in a number of fields of expertise. Please call in and join us! Open to all. *if any participant has questions or thoughts arising during a roundtable that they would … Read More

How To: Injury Lawsuits

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It has come to recent attention that a legal firm may be looking for a connection between baby carriers and hip dysplasia in order to build a class action lawsuit. While this seems like a farfetched claim, and there is no known medical link between carrier use and hip dysplasia, there is no way of knowing what the outcome would be of an attempted lawsuit. The BCIA has put together this short informational guide so companies can be prepared ahead … Read More

How To: COVID-19 Part 2

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It seems pretty clear that we’re all in this together for the long haul. The COVID-19 pandemic has required drastic physical distancing and lockdown measures all over the world, leading to a dramatic shift in how we collectively manage our time and space. We compiled a list of tips, tricks and safety points to help caregivers manage the new status quo. Baby carriers as a practical tool: If you must go out in public with your child, a baby carrier … Read More

How To: COVID-19 Measures- Mail

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The COVID-19 pandemic has many people self-isolating and many businesses making the necessary move to close their storefronts to the public. Many clients and consumers are ramping up their online and delivery shopping in connection with that. The question of course arose: Is there a risk of viral transmission from the mail at this time? We put together this short guide to answer key questions and provide some guidance for manufacturers, retailers and consumers alike so everyone can make the … Read More

2020 Industry Roundtable Schedule

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Industry Roundtable Discussions are informal conference call chats that allow industry members to network, discuss and brainstorm on a variety of topics. They are usually held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm Eastern time. Industry calls are facilitated by Angelique Geehan, an expert consultant and educator in a number of fields of expertise. Please call in and join us! Open to all. *if any participant has questions or thoughts arising during a roundtable that they would … Read More

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

Educator Roundtable Discussion Recap

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Thank you to all who made it out to our first Educator Roundtable call of 2018 on Jan 23. We hope this will be the first of many. The aim is to give educators space for organic, member-led discussions to evolve about the issues and questions that arise from our own teaching experiences in our communities. These calls are open to all, recognizing that often the retailer/manufacturer/educator space overlaps.   Eleven educators joined the hour-long call and brought up topics … Read More

Member Roundtable Discussions

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The BCIA Educator Committee will be hosting monthly informal member roundtable discussion calls open to any BCIA member who would like to participate. The aim is to discuss relevant industry topics and connect with fellow industry members in an educational and cooperative capacity. The 6th call is scheduled for Tues June 19th at 11pm-12am eastern (10pm-11pm central) Facilitated by Angelique Geehan (BCIA Educator Committee) Call in details: Industry Roundtable Discussion #6 Tue, Jun 19, 2018 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM … Read More

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