2019 Virtual AGM Summary

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Did you miss our 2019 Virtual AGM? Here’s a synopsis of what was discussed. Thanks to all who joined us! 2019 Virtual AGM: Tuesday November 5 at 12pm EDT Welcome and Thank you for Joining Introduction of 2019-2020 Board of Directors Arie Brentnall, Chair- Geared Up Baby Susan Gmeiner, Treasurer- Maya Wrap Allie Vella, Secretary- Baby Tula  Diana Mateescu- Poarta-Ma!  Kit Jenkins- The Carrying On Project Alisa Heytow-DeMarco- Tekhni Tina Hoffmann- DIDYMOS Daniel Lucas- Diono/We Made Me  Laura Brown- babywearinghelp.org  … Read More

ASTM Meeting Update

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When: Tuesday October 22nd, West Conchohocken, PA Phone 1-877-668-4490 Attendee Access Code: 267-955-46 Schedule: Frame Carriers 1-1:30pm EDT Soft Carriers 1:30-2:30 EDT Sling Carriers 3:30-4:30 EDT (schedule subject to change, will update as needed) For those who will be joining us for the carrier meetings, either in person or over the phone, here is a short recap of what has happened with the standards and what will be covered in the meetings. Slings: the ballot to allow manufacturers to set … Read More

2018-19 Annual Report

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The 2018-19 BCIA Annual Report is now available for you to download and read. The team at myheartcreative once again generously donated their time and talents to design this report and pull it together for us. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 2018-19 Annual Report

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

ABC Expo Sept 7-10th, 2014, Las Vegas

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Coming to the ABC Expo? Stop by to see the following BCIA manufacturer members Company Booth Baby Holdings 3135 Baby K’tan 2321 BabyBjorn 6749 BabyHawk 2737 Beco 7137 Catbird Baby 2731 Chimparoo 2931 ErgoBaby 1705 Grovia/Ovolo 911 Hotslings 1311 Lillebaby 1317 Lucky Baby World 2527 Moby Wrap 2405 Nunamoochie 6112 Sakura Bloom 2733 Snuggy Baby 2310   Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, September 8th 5:30-7:30pm Room S-222 Upper Level Concourse Meeting Room, Las Vegas Convention Center … Read More

Employment Opportunity- Web Designer

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The BCIA is hiring a part time web designer for general website maintenance and ongoing updates. We are looking for someone who has professional experience working with WordPress and various integrated plugins to manage the following tasks: regular backups,site updates and troubleshoot problems when needed general website refresh to improve functionality and appearance, particularly for front end users integrate new elements as required (ex. social media integration, showcase members etc) integrate a simple shopping cart/order system Hours are on an … Read More

Scholarship Opportunity: BOND Conference

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The BCIA is excited to announce that we will be attending the BOND Conference as diamond sponsors. As part of our sponsorship, we are making available 2 reduced rate scholarship opportunities to those who may otherwise not be able to attend this fabulous event. Details:The Paper Factory, New York City, April 22-24, 2016 Regular rate: 597$ Scholarship recipient pays: 150$ (recipient is also responsible for travel and lodging costs. BCIA will cover the rest of the conference registration fees) One … Read More

Skin to Skin Care Research/Funding Opportunity

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The CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has announced a funding opportunity through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants program FOA No. PA-17-302. US small business concerns that meet specific criteria are eligible to submit applications, and the eligibility information is explained in detail in Section III. The goals of the Innovative Approaches for Maternal and Infant Safety in Maternity Hospitals topic are to develop creative, innovative approaches, including but not limited to technological applications, … Read More

Product Imaging and Education Webinar

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017 1:30-3:00pm EST with Arie Brentnall Each product image we release teaches customers how to use our product. This can be a positive, with your brand becoming a resource, or a negative, creating risk for your customers and liability for your company. Using real world examples, learn to recognize and avoid problematic imagery. Arie Brentnall is the owner of Canadian Babywearing School. She consults with companies within the babywearing industry to identify compliance concerns & improve branding … 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 informally discuss relevant industry topics and connect with fellow industry members in an educational and cooperative capacity. The second call is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 10pm-11pm CST/11pm-12am EST Facilitated by Angelique Geehan (BCIA Educator Committee) Call in details: Tue, Feb 20, 2018 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM EST/10:00 PM – 11:00 PM … Read More

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