My Green Nappy Discovering Modern Cloth Nappies and Eco-Friendly Disposable Nappies

May 6, 2010

Meet Our Guest: Ollie Rose

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Let’s meet Kobie, who together with her sister Jemma, runs Ollie Rose:

Hi, I am Kobie and together with my sister Jemma we run Ollie Rose.  Jemma has two boys aged 2 and 7 and I have two girls aged 3 and 12 weeks.

We have been doing Ollie Rose for a few years now and have never lived in the same town, always with several hundred kms between us.  Our greatest distance is about to occur with my family moving to Darwin and Jemma being located in WA.

About Ollie Rose…

Ollie Rose was born out of shopping frustration.  Living in small country towns and not being able to find clothing I liked,  I began making my own and this lead to making them for others and eventually I took the plunge and opened a store. From this it slowly grew to what it is today, and as well as making our own items, we also source other handmade items we really love.

Our store is named after our very much loved Grandmother, Olive Rose, who was always called Ollie by her friends.

Our Planet Matters!

One of our environmental concerns is landfill and recycling.  Jemma started and runs our local Freecycle organization where people are encouraged to recycle items they would otherwise have thrown to landfill.

I think as a society we all could be doing so much more to reduce the amount of waste we throw out, even if it is only something small like composting our food scraps.

When you visit Ollie Rose, make sure you have a look at…

1.  Giraffe Rattles – these little guys are one of our signature and most popular items.  They are a firm favourite with many mums.

2.  Babushka Shirts – Babushka dolls are fabulous, so many unique styles, and one of my favourite items are our tank tops featuring our babushka design.

3.  Barley & Birch Organic Shirts –  These organic shirts are also made with non toxic inks and come in some funky prints.

3 of my favourite sites are:

1. Style Collective – I love checking in to see all the latest items and articles.

2.  Rudy and the Dodo – is a great place to shop for unique items.

3.  Babyology – a fabulous site full of new products and items.

– Kobie

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I hadn’t thought before browsing Ollie Rose some years ago how important getting more individual clothing would be in places with a small range of shops – even where we are in the metro area, I swear every other boy is wearing Ben 10! (including my own!)

What range caught your eye at Ollie Rose? I can see why the Babushka items sell out so quickly – it is simply a great WORD, unique, pretty and lovely looking!

March 25, 2010

Meet our Guest: Moo Woo!

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Let’s meet Kellie, who is the proud owner of Moo Woo!

Hi! I’m Kellie, WAHM of three beautiful little ones – Mia (4), Tyler (2) and an unborn at the time of writing this (due on the 26th March, 2010). I’m a teacher by trade who prefers to be at home with her children than at school!! Hence the development of Moo Woo! We live in Kununurra, in the remote Kimberley Region of WA.

I’m a supporter of cloth nappies – I became converted after the birth of my second child by a local lady who started a business in Kununurra called Baby Gecko. It has since been handed over to another local mum who is VERY passionate. It has been wonderful seeing this service come to us as Kununurra is very remote and we often lack the knowledge/ access to such wonderful resources. These two woman have had a huge impact on the community and have many mums now converted.

About your site…

Moo Woo was born one year after my second child arrived! Whilst on maternity leave from teaching I started making greeting cards as a hobby. I’ve always had an interest in crafts such as mosaic, glass painting, etc but finally I had found a hobby that I really enjoyed and that was useful. When my collection of handmade cards grew, beyond what I could ever need myself, I began supplying friends and family who inevitably encouraged me to take the hobby a step further. This idea evolved into a gift and card shop, stocking my greeting cards alongside more locally sourced handmade greeting cards and gifts.

Living in a remote town, with limited shopping opportunities, I also expanded to some of my favorite commercial brand. I now source beautiful handmade cards and gifts locally and from the wider Australian community.

The ‘Moo Woo’ title came from the nick names of my first two beautiful children – Mia ‘Moo’ and Tyler ‘Woo’.

Our Planet Matters!

My biggest concern would be deforestation and the clearing of rain forests. The long term global impact on our planet is frightening. We are seeing the effects now but I worry more for our future generations. One of my goals is to take my children to Borneo to see the Orangatangs. They can then witness first hand the effects which will help them to understand the plight of our planet!

When you visit Moo Woo, make sure you have a look at:

1. Our divine Handmade Babies and Children’s page – a definite must see…we have a wonderful collection of special, lovingly created products.

2. Our Handmade Women’s Gifts – again such a celebration of talent!

3. Our ‘Handmade Meet the Creators’ page where many of our designers have a chance to introduce themselves.

3 of my favourite sites:

3 of my favourite sites have been created by fabulous WAHMS – I LOVE their work!

1. Ollie Rose

2. Handmade Kids

3. Wild Things of Noosa

Meet Our Guests...Meet Our Guests
– This is a regular feature of My Green Nappy in which family friendly sites are invited to contribute a post about their website. You’ll discover a bit about their ideas, specialties, what motivated their passion and what concerns them about the environment at the moment.
Find out more about contributing a guest post…

Let’s talk more!

Have you visited Moo Woo?

If not please do, you will be pleasantly surprised!

– Kellie

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