Sponsor Highlight: Boogaloo Bubbywear

Today we're highlighting A Life Sustained sponsor Boogaloo Bubbywear!


Karen uses 100% organically farmed cotton (non-GMO) and eco-dyes for her line of baby attire that is chemical, pesticide, and sweatshop-free. In her words...


Boogaloo has a message, and it is one that benefits not only your baby, but also the planet. You've heard all the terms; eco, green, sustainable, earth-friendly, carbon footprint, reduce, reuse, recycle. Boogaloo Bubbywear aims to make it easier for you to shop by standards that will ultimately help create a safer world for your child not only now, but also for the future. 

We've done the research for you. It took months, but we feel that we've found one of the most ethical suppliers of organic cotton products. Using 100% organically farmed cotton (non-GMO), our baby attire gets its vivid colour from eco-dyes that do not contain heavy metals or toxins. They are chemical, pesticide, and sweatshop-free. 

Not everyone is in a position to buy brand new, organic clothing for their children. That's why Boogaloo Bubbywear hand-picks high quality, gently used garments and freshly applies our artwork to them. We know how fast babies grow - sometimes fast enough to wear something only a handful of times. For a fraction of the cost, we offer top-notch clothing that does not need to be grown, harvested, combed, or sewn, using very little energy and having an extremely small impact on our earth and its resources.


Tell us about your journey to becoming an artist/maker of things?

If I reach into my memory as far as possible, I see there is no beginning to my creativity. I have always longed to express my inner realm into the physical world through almost any medium. I currently am finding that possible through designing unique artwork to embellish onto a line of baby + kids clothing. I call that line Boogaloo Bubbywear, the name of which was inspired by my little dog whom I affectionately call “boogaloo.” I create my endearing designs on Salt Spring Island, a little rock in the Canadian Pacific ocean where there is a flourishing community of artisans. I live here with my husband in a beautiful forest location where there is a winter waterfall and flowers year-round. 


What inspires you?

I’m inspired by the natural world. I am constantly bringing home feathers, driftwood, beach stones, and if I could bring home the entire beach and forest I would. I am, therefore, an inherent lover of natural materials such as wool, bamboo, cotton, and hemp. I am dedicated to providing garments that are easy on the planet. For that reason, you will only see organic and upcycled items in my line. I choose organic for the simple fact that it is grown without the use of chemicals, such as harmful pesticides that contaminate ground water, and promotes healthy farming practices, thereby supporting sustainability. The absence of harsh chemicals is suitable for babies’ brand new, sensitive skin and overall health.


Why is it important to you to use sustainable and upcycled materials for your clothes?

It is important for me to do my part to ensure the natural world remains a safe and clean place for future generations. Boogaloo Bubbywear vows to be environmentally responsible and offers you a chance to be part of a greener consumerism where social responsibility is a high priority.


What is your favorite item from your shop?

Currently, my favourite piece in my shop is the organic gift box set for babies under one year. It is of great value, beautifully packaged, and, of course, is a full, matching outfit!




Karen is offering to one lucky A Life Sustained reader their choice of either a classic style t-shirt or onesie with the "Hangin' with my gnomies" phrase on it! Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the random drawing to win.

Get two additional entries! First, you can follow A Life Sustained through Google Friend Connect. Second, you can add Boogaloo Bubbywear to your favorites on Etsy. Be sure to leave a comment for each "extra" so they can be counted. Comments will be closed in the evening of December 3 and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

And the lucky winner is...
Meg S
"Who knew gnomes were so cute! Love it."

83 comments:

  1. Wow, thanks for the intro to the great shop! Too bad the etsy shop is closed this weekend - I'll have to pop back next week. The "gnome home" shirt is sooo cute!

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  2. And the shop is added to my faves in etsy.

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  3. What fun! Very clever! Christina G

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  4. Thank you Courtney and all of you who have commented & faved! Just had a GREAT show in Vancouver and am going to try to fill up my shop more over the next couple of weeks! x

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  5. Great idea -- I feel like I'm usually choosing between buying new organic or used non-organic. I look forward to checking out your shop.

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  6. So adorable~thank you for the giveaway!

    passions0123@yahoo.com

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  7. I love this! Hope I win
    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

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  8. I hearted her shop on etsy under stormibays
    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

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  9. GFC follower luckyseattlemom
    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

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  10. This is so cute! :)

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  11. I follow your blog via GFC! :)


    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  12. I added Boogaloo Bubby Wear to my etsy favorites! katy010305


    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  13. That is so cute. I would love to win the t-shirt.
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  14. GFC blog follower- mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  15. I added shop to favorites on Etsy- mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  16. GNOMIES! love it :) Thanks for the opportunity!
    meredith dot targarona at gmail dot com

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  17. "Phone Gnome" . . . ha ha! LOVE all the styles!

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  18. Love this giveaway! Hope I win.
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

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  19. i follow on gfc
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

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  20. SO ADORABLE!

    Dagmar B.
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  21. follow on GFC as sirentattoo

    Dagmar B.
    sirentattoo@hotmail.com

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  22. Who knew gnomes were so cute! Love it.

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  23. Great giveaway! Hangin With My Gnomies, made me smile :D

    megnate at telus dot net

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  24. added boogaloo to my faves on etsy (id: megnate)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  25. I follow you on GFC (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  26. super cute onesie :)

    ❤ unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  27. Um yes please, I would love to be entered. ambrerose at[aol]dot[com]

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  28. Cute!

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Oh so adorable prints! One (or more) of my grandangels would love these!

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  30. <3'd Boogaloo Bubbywear GypsiesJewels on etsy~

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  31. I know so many people with new babies right now. I'd love to win this for someone :)

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  32. Truly and magically delightful! : ) Thanks so very much for this truly wonderful giveaway! : )

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  33. I am following your wonderful blog via GFC as Leah! : )

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  34. I "hearted" the wonderful Boogaloo Bubbywear on Etsy as leahita. Thanks again! : )

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  35. krisj_27@hotmail.com

    OMG THIS IS SOOO CUTE!!!! My mom and dad have a thing for gnomes and would LOVE this!!!

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  36. I love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. love it!
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  38. This is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. thanks for the giveaway, very cute
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  40. follow you on gfc
    Robin Scott
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  41. Lovely! THanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. I follow on gfc.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. great shirts. love it.
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  44. gfc danaj
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  45. What an awesome giveaway! I love it!

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  46. I follow your blog via GFC. (Shannon Foust)

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  47. I added her shops to my favorite. (Shannon Foust)

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  48. I'd love to win. I ALWAYS love finding out about new [to me] Etsy sellers.
    mummytocharis[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  49. GFC follower [mummytocharis].
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  50. Added the Etsy store to my favorites.
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  51. Awesome, thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  52. such cute stuff! my babe would look adorable in these!

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  53. Love this!! They look soft.. if something can 'look' soft via a photograph :)

    nicole @ babyfoodscoops.com

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  54. Added to Etsy favorites (I'm NicoleWI)

    nicole @babyfoodscoops.com

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  55. Cute design!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  56. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love your gnome stuff! Adorable!

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  57. I would love the t shirt for my little girl! Thanks!

    dvdgossett915@gmail.com

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  58. I am following you on GFC.

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    David Gossett

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  59. Love these, so cute!

    Taylorgketchum@gmail.com

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  60. Blog follower through GFC!

    taylorgketchum@gmail.com

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  61. Wow thanks for this opportunity. these are so cute. <3

    eangel91@yahoo.com

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  62. I follow A Life Sustained through Google Friend Connect. <3
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  63. Added to Etsy. <3

    eangel91@yahoo.com

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  64. These are so adorable! Can't get over the "phone gnome" shirt. Love it.

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  65. Great giveaway, thanks!

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  66. I'm a GFC follower!

    walindeman@gmail.com

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  67. I favorited the shop, too!

    walindeman@gmail.com

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