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The Babe Behind the Business

This month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Gwen from Love Aunty Amy for her #babebehindthebusiness blog series.  I was so honoured to be asked and I hope you enjoy reading it and finding out a little bit more about me and Little Bean Organics. Make sure you head over to Love Aunty Amy to view their amazing directory of gorgeous boutiques where you’re sure to find the perfect present for your Niece or Nephew and secure your position as the favourite Aunty. Meeting Kristina – The Babe Behind The Business Little Bean Organics I am constantly amazed by the wonderful women who are often mums, rocking the business world from their kitchen table. They are so dedicated and passionate about…

Love Aunty Amy’s Favourite 5 from Ocean Child

Love Aunty Amy is a curated directory of children’s boutiques providing amazing gift ideas for your niece or nephew.  It is such a fantastic idea and there are so many amazing boutiques listed.  You are sure to find the perfect gift for your niece or nephew that will secure your title as Favourite Aunty. Gwen, the gorgeous lady who started it all in memory of her own beautiful sister Amy has written the following piece where she shares with you her favourite 5 pieces from our new Ocean Child release.  We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did 🙂 Today Little Bean Organics have launched their new Ocean Child range and the new prints and products are just stunning. Inspired by Kristina’s…

Where organic baby clothes come from.

In the 3 years that Little Bean Organics has been in business for, there have been a few tried and tested organic baby clothes suppliers in the quest to find ‘the one’ and it’s been no simple journey that’s for sure! Having the highest quality organic cotton baby clothes is always something that Little Bean Organics was uncompromising on and we filtered through many, many options for potential organic cotton suppliers to find the perfect fit, including a trip to Shanghai! The non negotiables were organic cotton baby essentials with unquestionable quality and commitment to promises made, this in return meant that we’d be able to offer our customers exceptional quality organic cotton baby clothes and customer service that stood out from the rest because we had a strong team behind us, all working…

Behind the scenes of the Organic Safari shoot

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6 years ago as I rode my horse along a fire trail in Sydney’s North taking in the majestic tree’s that towered over us with the morning sun splintering through the leaves, I took a deep breath and admired the natural beauty of the Australian Bush. Listening to the peaceful sounds of the wind swaying through the trees and my horses hooves clip clopping along I was sure no one would believe me if I tried to tell them this location was classified as Sydney. It felt like I was a million years away from the nearest house, shop or person, and it was easy to fall into a day dream about what was to come of my future as we gently walked along taking in peaceful journey that nature was offering. As…

Shanghai Realisations

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It’s funny how life changes our attitudes and intent. 1 year ago as I sat listening to a clairvoyant tell me I would be taking a business trip to China I couldn’t help but feel a little deflated in the qualities of this lovely lady because in my mind China was NEVER on my bucket list. I had a culture shock when I backpacked into Canada and the UK at 19 which I knew was a little pathetic so China definitely did not appear on my radar. Cue life and the speedy progression of Little Bean Organics and low and behold… I am writing this blog a week after returning from Shanghai. Funny that. And even funnier is that Shanghai, of all places probably has changed me…

Little Bean Organics and Warehouses!

Due to our increased order volumes and our ever growing vision for adding new lines to our organic cotton range Hayley and I have been dreaming about enlisting a warehouse to take over our picking and packing. We are just a little bit more than excited that yesterday we took a trip out to meet the warehouse team and go over the logistics BUT what happens when the babysitter falls through and you now have kids in tow? Easy! You take them with you, that’s one of the benefits of being a mum in business! Although I do think the warehouse guy was a little surprised to see India and Charlotte! We are so excited to be introducing a pretty cool dispatch and delivery service soon…

LBO Paying it forward

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Recently we had ‘Gratitude Monday’ on our Facebook page where we invited our 22,000 Facebook fans to tag a mum they thought was doing an amazing job at this mum gig. We had an overwhelming response and it was amazing to see mums coming out in full force to support and appreciate the special people we have in our lives that we think are doing an fantastic job because let’s be honest, raising children is not always easy and a simple kind gesture can really change a crappy day into a good day. In addition we at Little Bean Organics also wanted to pay it forward and offer to send a little something to the nominated mums as a way of supporting our Little Bean Organics mum…

New Organic Cotton Onesies

Where to find organic cotton baby clothes

Our new organic cotton onesies represent the connection between us mums and the values we may want to whisper into our  little ones ears. We want to teach them to be brave, passionate, kind, loving and strong. We want to teach them that it’s ok to be unique, an individual, self confident. The new organic onesies have been designed to encompass a mothers love for our little cubs, and they transpire messages that are meaningful and connected. My son loves looking at the lion onesie and says ‘Roooar!! Brave!!’ and as a mumma bear I love that they represent true values which are also intwined within the Little Bean Organics core belief system. The fabric, as usual is made from high quality organic cotton which has…

2013 Wrap up!

Today was the last business day for the year and sweating and puffing in the hot sun to get a heavy order out of the car and to a new wholesaler that I picked up by just dropping into their store and saying hi, I think that moment could sum what what being a mum in business is all about (for me anyway!) Sweat, blood, tears and a bit of luck. You get what you put into it and if you put hard work in you’ll start to get success that can be measured on your time, dedication and persistence. If you put nothing, you get nothing. The choice to reallocate much cherished time with my gorgeous little family and divide it to investing into…

Why organic cotton for our babies?

Organic cotton is beautifully soft, durable and most importantly non toxic which makes it a perfect fabric choice for our robust and ever growing little beans. It also has the added bonus of being hypoallergenic which makes it beneficial for babies that may suffer from pesty eczema or for little ones with super sensitive skin that gets irritated easily. Our skin is our largest organ and around 60% of what goes onto it is absorbed into our bloodstream so it makes sense then, to choose fabrics that are safe and as chemical free as possible. As mum’s, when we buy clothes for our little people we generally don’t think about how that piece of clothing has come to be, or the journey that the piece of fabric has been…