Friday, October 3, 2008

Fancy Friday:BabyMonkeyNY review and giveaway

This weeks Fancy Friday feature is sponsored by Baby Money. This wonderful company offers organic baby clothes, baby onesies, and toddler tees. There are also matching mommy tees! This is a unique company in that it features clothing with Feng Shui features and the organic lifestyle in a humorous way. They use 100% organic cotten for their clothing. Organic cotten is softer and free of chemicals that cause allergies, rashes, and eczema. The clothing is gender neutral so this would be a great shower gift where the sex of the baby is unknown.

I love this company because it recognizes the negative impact of cotton sprayed with formaldehyde, carcinogenic pesticides, and toxic fertilizers. This is a responsible company in that they are concerned about the quality of future soil for generations to come. Organic cotton generally comes from family owned businesses which encourages more fair labor. Organic cotton uses more eco-friendly practices that doesn't hinder workers' health or harm the environment. The company explains that Feng Shui for children is great as little ones are more sensitive to surrounding energy. For more information regarding Feng Shui for children, readers are encouraged to visit the company website at http://www.babymonkeyny.com/onesies.html.


First, let me just say that this tee feels so soft and thick. Even my husband remarked at how well it is made and how well it is stiched. I received the tee that says, "Change my diaper, change my chi". Chi is life energy. A child with a clean diaper, has clean chi. My little girl has quite a little tummy and we have the hardest time finding tee shirts that fit right. Finally a winner! I am not fond of every single item my little girl wears looking exactly the same. I love that this company is unique. The symbols are aesthetically pleasing, but the wording is humorous. Maybe, one of the reasons I love this shirt is the Asian-inspired background. My little girl is 1/4 Asian (grandmother from Vietnam) and though she may not appear to be Asian it is very important to my husband and I to teach her about her culture.
The owner of this company was nice enough to answer some interview questions. You all know how important being nice is to me!

Q: Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
I am a first-generation, Chinese-American who was born and raised in New York by a mother who followed the philosophies of Feng Shui. I am currently 8 months pregnant and hope to positively influence my child with Feng Shui as well as an organic lifestyle.
Q: What were you doing before deciding to start your own business?
I followed in my mother's full time wardrobe stylist career for TV & commercials when I finished college. However, I found myself spending more time in front of the camera as a model and actress which included parts in NYPD Blue and commercials such as Wendy's.
Q: How long have you been in business?
Baby Monkey has been in business for one year.
Q: Tell me a little about what led you to start a business selling your items?
As a hobby, I designed tee shirts that had a Feng Shui influence with iron-on's or I crocheted little Asian symbols on onesies. When I started getting requests from my friends who were new mom's for my onesie designs, I realized that I could introduce my Feng Shui background and Asian culture to babies and toddlers by selling clothing with a contemporary sense of humor
Q: Where do you draw inspiration for your creations, products, or services?
I draw inspiration from Asian art, Feng Shui images, and well-known Asian symbology.
Q: What are your best sellers?
My top 5 best sellers are Baby Monkey, Born on an Auspicious Day, Buddha Baby, My Ying is Your Yang, and Change my Diaper, Change my Chi.
Q: What are your favorite designs?
My favorite designs are Baby Monkey, Got Karma and Buddha Baby.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
I am hoping to expand Baby Monkey by adding more mommy tee's as well as incorporating gift sets and Chinese Zodiac Signs.
Q: If you could give a one line phrase to describe your business what would it be? Baby Monkey is a New York based children's apparel company featuring organic cotton onesies and tees printed with playful, humorous Feng Shui and Asian influenced designs.
Q: What makes your business unique? Baby Monkey is unique in that it is Feng Shui inspired and 100% organic.
Q: Where all are your items sold? Website? Ebay? Etsy? Blog?Baby Monkey can be found online at www.babymonkeyNY.com and at Firefly Children's Boutique in New York. The line will also be available at www.happymothers.com soon.
Q: Anything else you would want a potential customer to know?Baby Monkey seeks to introduce Asian culture and Feng Shui to a child early in life so that beneficial chi (energy) can be cultivated from the very beginning. We use organic cotton to further safeguard newborns and children from harmful exposure that could effect their future health.
Baby Monkey has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway. I know the winner is going to LOVE this shirt. I like it so much that I plan on purchasing one like it for my little girl. The giveaway onesie is sized 6-9 months. It is a Got Karma onesie like the one featured below. It is adorable!
Official Rules:*
1. Leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite product is at http://babymonkeyny.com/. Please do not just say something generic like "onesie"; Please say the style you like best, such as "Got Karma onesie". Please be sure to leave your email address IN THE COMMENT if you are not using a Blogger ID.
2. For a second entry, you MUST first complete #1 (leaving a comment on this post). If you want a second entry, subscribe to my RSS feed. Let me know you've subscribed. If you are already subscribed, you are eligible for any contest as long as you reference your subscription by email or comment.
3. For a third entry, you must have completed both steps one and two first. Leave a comment on any of the posts on this blog. After making the post, send me an email candiceowrey@gmail.com letting me know you made a post.


You are allowed only one entry by commenting to this post. Additional entries will be deleted.
This contest is open only to those with a United States Shipping Address .


This giveaway begins 10/03/2008 and ends 10/18/2008 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.


If a Blogger ID or email address is not included in your comment posting, you will not be entered into the contest.

47 comments:

quitecontrary1977 said...

I like the "Om" onesie!

jenny said...

wow how cute i love to try and win this for my little one thanks

kagey10 said...

I really like the Change my diaper change my chi! that is adorable!Sorry to cheat. I also saw year of the rat, but I didn't like it so much....although being a rat is good! your daughter will be a penny pincher!

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kagey10 said...

subscribed in reader!

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reb said...

I like the baby monkey one.

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mrs.mommyy said...

Year of the Rat is adorable

snowmermaid said...

The Got Karma onesie is so cute!

Jennireesa said...

I like the Budda Baby and the Got Karma onesies.

sarahbethe said...

I like the Baby Monkey onesie in sage!

caseydeuce said...

I love the change my diaper, change my chi onesie!!
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vmkids said...

Baby Monkey onesie is sooooo cute.

kdkdkd said...

I like the My Ying is Your Yang design

kygirl said...

baby monkey one

mverno said...

i like the my ying is your yang onesie

vboackle said...

i like the got karma onesie.

rosannepm said...

Like the Budha baby one

Millie said...

The Budda Baby and the Got Karma would be my pick! Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize!

Millie said...

My pick would be the Budha baby one! Thank you for the chance to win such a cute prize!

Millie said...

(I think I posted twice of what I wanted maybe.... dealing with a sick baby right now dont know if I did or didn't) And I am a subscriber :)

Kari said...

Year of the Rat or OM onesies are my favorites!!

jnmacdonald said...

I like the Buddha Baby or Baby Monkey designs.

Erica said...

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I like the Baby Monkey signaturre onesie.

LINDALSHOT said...

Year of the Rat!

Molly C. said...

I would love to have one of the Year of the Rat onesies for my 7 month old.

ky2here said...

Change my doctor, change my chi.

That's great.

Stacy said...

The Buddha baby tee is adorable.

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Karen said...

Love the OM onesie :)

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blueviolet said...

I absolutely love the Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum onesie! It's absolutely perfect for us.

I also subscribed to your feed via google reader.

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JennyG said...

I like the Change my Diaper, Change my Chi organic onesie!

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Jack said...

change my diaper one is cute!

bison61 said...

I like the Got Karma onesie

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Lenora said...

I LOVE the Buddha Bady toddler shirt in Maroon with grey design. I called both my kids little buddha's, so it would be so fitting,

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Jinxy and Me said...

I love the Change my Diaper, Change my Chi onesie!

Aisling said...

I love these onesies. I think Born on an Auspicious Day is my favorite, but Budda Baby and the Om patterns are marvelous too.

Becca Ann said...

my favorite is Buddha Baby!
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klp1965 said...

i love the Supercharge my CHI tee

Suzie G. said...

I like hte white baby monkey onesie. These are so cute.

fancyfeet48 said...

like the Baby Monkey signaturre onesie

Gianna said...

I love Double Happiness since I have twins :)

Storm said...

I really like the Change My Diaper, Change My Chi onesie! Too cute! :0)

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sherri419 said...

The "My Ying is Your Yang" onesie in Sage Green would be soooooooo cute!!!

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Carolsue said...

I like the Sage Onesie: 6-12 months (with the Baby Monkey Design)
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Carolsue said...

I subscribed in the Yahoo Reader. Hope that was how I was supposed to do it!
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Kristine Michelle said...

I like the Maroon Onesie with the Baby Monkey Design
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bndraldy said...

My favorite is the Change my Diaper, Change my Chi organic onesie!
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

lilyk said...

I love the Year of the Rat tee!

Professional Mommy said...

Congrats to storm on winning the giveaway! It is super cute-I know you'll love it. I hope the rest you you check out the wonderful website.