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Julie Julie Ekstrom
Mother of Five! @julesekstrom
   
Julie Chad Ekstrom
Father of Five! @DaddyRooz
   
Calley Calley Pate
Mother of Two
   
Stacey Stacey Clover
Mother of Six
   
Kanga Care
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303.279.3864

Monday, December 24, 2012

2012: A Year in Review!

A lot of great things happened here at Kanga Care in 2012. We broke and set new world records! We launched new products with sell-out results! We traveled the globe and won numerous awards on both the product and administrative levels. Its been a great year...even if Julie's iPhone did end up at the bottom of the Rhine River in Germany. Here's a little recap of 2012 with lots of pictures!


The Great Cloth Diaper Change

Last year, we booked a venue that we thought would hold everyone comfortably, but we were shocked when the room was full and babies just kept arriving! When it was all said and done, we changed 257 babies into a cloth diaper and had the largest Great Cloth Diaper Change event around the globe with about 1000 people in attendance! Were you there?
Right after the doors opened...
30 minutes to go!
Not a square inch of floor space left!
We have already started planning 2013's Great Cloth Diaper Change (Saturday, April 20th at 11am) and can't wait to tell you all about the amazing stuff we have in store for you! If you'd like to know when you can get registered, be sure to sign up for our newsletter


We Launched a New Print and Two New Colors! 


This past year, we also launched two new colors, Peacock (teal) and Phantom (black) and a new print, Preppy (plaid)! The Preppy was so incredibly popular that we actually sold out last week! Thankfully, our next shipment is on its way and we will have enough Preppy for everyone!
This is literally the last Preppy snap in the building. Send your bid to Ann. ;)

The new colors and print come in Rumparooz snap and Aplix, Lil Joeys, covers in both newborn and one size, wet bags and pail liners. View the entire collection! Stay tuned... even more new stuff is coming in 2013!


Germany!


This past year also included some globe trotting adventures for us! We took a trip across the pond to Cologne, Germany for the Kind + Jugend Expo. We made a lot of new friends and had an extremely successful show!
The Rhine River AKA: Where Julie launched her iPhone off the bridge.  Long story.
The expo center - bigger than some cities. 
It's all business in there, we promise. 


Kentucky!

The biggest baby gear trade show in the US is the the ABC Kid's Expo and this year it was in Louisville KY. We took a road trip all the way from Colorado to Kentucky and had a fantastic time at the show. While other companies were breaking their booths down, we were still taking orders! We had so much fun seeing our retailers from all over the globe and made a lot of new friends! 

The ABC Crew: Ann, Nate, Julie and Chad


Again. Trade shows are ALL BUSINESS.

Next year's ABC Kid's Expo is in Vegas, baby! Let us know if you're going! I think I can see a pretty great road trip in our future... 


Awards!

We were nominated for and won a lot of awards this year! Most notably: 

Stevies!

Also, in November, Julie and Chad travelled to NYC to accept two Stevie Awards! The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 awards received more than 1200 entries from 17 nations and territories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.



Kanga Care's President and CEO, Julie Ekstrom, won a Gold Stevie® Award as Entrepreneur of the Year and a Silver Stevie® Award for Lifetime Achievement in the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business! We couldn't be more proud of her and our company!



All in all, 2012 was a busy, fun and successful year! We are so happy to be able to get more and more babies into cozy cloth diapers than ever before! Thanks so much for being a part of our big, crazy family! We hope that your holidays are full of snuggles, yummy food and laughs!

XO, Kanga Care


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