11.10.07

Name that Sling

I am launching a new venture that involves selling the slings I make, instead fo just giving them away to friends and family, which I am happy to do but the GH thinks I should be trying to make money with this, and I agree that there is some potential. I'm actually really excited about this. I've been in contact with some women in Thailand that are from a Karin village in the North where all of the ladies hand weave wonderful bags and shirts and such, and they are going to send me some hand woven samples in the right size for slings so if all works out in addition to the kind I already make, I'll soon be able to offer a line of handwoven slings that will help out the village as well.

So, I have a lovely and talented graphic artist friend who is designing a logo for me, hi megan, and I'm working on business cards as well. It turns out it's really hard to make a logo if you haven't decided on a name yet, which I haven't so here are the top of the list and you can all tell me which you think is best. I'm having the hardest time making a decision.

Sweet Baby Slings-Every mom could use an extra hand.

Mother's Little Helper-Because you didn't grow a third arm when you were pregnant

SuperMom Slings- Because you haven't grown a third arm yet or, Even super mom only has two hands. (Notice the slogan theme? What can I say, I like it.)

Banana Wrap- ummm...haven't thought of one to go with this yet

Many others turned out to be taken like Over the Shoulder Baby Holder, and Cotton Cradle, which I love. Anyway, please vote, or hit me with your best thought, I need to decide soon.

If you want one you can e-mail me, I won't have an internet store up for a while, but I will fill custom orders.

Thanks.

13 comments:

  1. No idea why, but I like banana wrap...

    Mary

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  2. I love Cotton Cradle... It sounds nurturing. Maybe you could use something like that as a slogan. "Holds your baby with the same care you do" or "if you had a third arm, it would cuddle like this". I'm not feeling creative right now, but you get the idea.

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  3. i really like slings... my sister has one and i think it's fantastic... she brought it with her from canada... nobody in scotland seems to have them though. i've thought of another name for you to think about... but not a slogan... use it if you want (and if it's not already in use)... Wrap Around Me... hope your venture is successful!

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  4. I like Sweet Baby Slings and Banana Wrap - to me "sling" implies a ring-sling, while "wrap" implies a piece of fabric that you fold every which way until somehow the baby stays in it. For some reason I always felt intimidated by slings, but in the end I bought a wrap that I was never able to fasten securely enough that Pie would actually stay in it. If I were you, I'd market the ease of use angle quite heavily - that was my number one concern when I was in the sling/wrap market.

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  5. I like sweet baby slings. I am a big fan of them. I did not use one until my third child and I do not know how I got along without it. Could you put up a picture of one that you have made? I would love to see it.

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  6. As Owlhaven said, I don't know why but I kind of like banana wrap.

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  7. Anonymous8:16 AM

    Please can we see a picture? That might help our creativity ....
    Great idea, by the way! I love that you are getting fabric from some people who could really use the help. Neat!
    Rachel in Idaho (long-time lurker)

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  8. Amanda9:57 PM

    Would LOVE to see a picture!!

    Amanda

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  9. would also love to see a picture! we're living in england now and i have a jellybean sling (which i use all the time now that we have two little boys). i get stopped all the time by pregnant women wanting to know where they can get one. maybe i can hook them up with you carrien. hope you and the family are all well. take care, jody

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  10. I like Banana Wrap too...it is so playful. My favorite slogans are the ones that involve talking about the third arm; that is great, humor and truth.

    I'd like to see a picture too.

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  11. Anonymous1:08 AM

    Carrien, Its Megan....your more than welcome to put up the logo types if you want since people with peaked interest want to see a picture! It might help just seeing the illustration!

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  12. would also love to see a picture! we're living in england now and i have a jellybean sling (which i use all the time now that we have two little boys). i get stopped all the time by pregnant women wanting to know where they can get one. maybe i can hook them up with you carrien. hope you and the family are all well. take care, jody

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  13. i really like slings... my sister has one and i think it's fantastic... she brought it with her from canada... nobody in scotland seems to have them though. i've thought of another name for you to think about... but not a slogan... use it if you want (and if it's not already in use)... Wrap Around Me... hope your venture is successful!

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