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How to: Counterfeit/trademark Infringement

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...

Visible & Kissable: Health Canada & BCIA Joint Education Campaign

BCIA is pleased to announce our joint education campaign in conjunction with Health Canada. Recognizing a need to educate the public about safe babywearing, BCIA has combined forces with Health Canada to produce an educational campaign. By educating the public,...

Statement by BCIA Executive Director

Berwick, ME USA, April 7th 2014. Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) Executive Director Linnea Catalan issued the following statement. “The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) offers our heartfelt condolences to Marriane and Richard Matthews on the tragic loss of...

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

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...

Season’s Greetings!

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...

Statement: Traditional Carrier Use

On behalf of the industry, the BCIA offers the following clarification in response to the recent media attention brought to the practice of babywearing: https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/ryan-reynolds-under-fire-for-the-way-he-carries-122181562587.html While BCIA would...

Employment Opportunity- Web Designer

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...

Scholarship Opportunity: BOND Conference

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....

Sling Standard Statement

Statement in Response to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Approving a Final Rule for Infant Slings. The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) is a US-based, registered non-profit trade association which exists to represent manufacturers, retailers...

2016-17 Annual Report Sponsorship Opportunities

The following are opportunities to sponsor the BCIA 2016-17 Annual Report. We welcome members of BCIA to consider sponsorship, as well as non-members who offer services or products that are related to the baby carrier industry. All sponsors will receive: Full-page,...

Baby Carrier Manufacturing 101

Ten to fifteen years ago, it was easy to start a baby carrier business. Many parents, excited by the idea that they could work from home and be with their kids while still earning money for their families, parlayed their sewing skills into successful small startups....

Statement by BCIA Executive Director

Berwick, ME USA, April 7th 2014. Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) Executive Director Linnea Catalan issued the following statement. “The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) offers our heartfelt condolences to Marriane and Richard Matthews on the tragic loss of...

Safety Brochures

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...

International Babywearing Conference July 17-20, 2014

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...

2014 Annual General Meeting

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...

‘Visible and Kissable™’ Usage Guidelines

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...

Sling Safety Standard Public Comment

The CPSC public comment period for the Sling Safety Standard has created quite the flurry of concern in our industry. Many are looking for constructive ways to comment, show their support for the industry and generally get a handle on the issues at hand. Many of the...