The European Babywearing Conference on the first weekend of July drew babywearing experts from all over Europe, international producers and, of course, many curious parents. They’d all come for two days of sharing knowledge, information and the odd anecdote on babywearing – the atmosphere was very nice indeed and the conference’s broad agenda, too, struck a chord with the attendees.

manduca on European Babywearing Conference 2013 in Bristol

EBWC – sponsored by manduca

Right in the middle: manduca, as Platinum Sponsor of this marvellous event, was represented by our trusted British distributor Cheeky Rascals, who also set up and supervised the manduca stall with their usual diligence and enthusiasm.
Anja Alt, a babywearing consultant living in Ireland, was a valuable addition to the team since she’s known and recommended our manduca inside and out for years. So much expertise in one spot – we doubt that there remained any questions by the end of the conference!

Please allow us to introduce: the manduca special edition on occasion of the EBWC

Well, the secret about the little conference surprise was lifted: Not only was manduca a sponsor, we had also had a special edition custom-made to celebrate the event.
The luminous blue and the embroidering caught many a passer-by’s attention. With or without ZipIn – a real eye-catcher. The best part, of course, was its great entrance during the Fashion Show on the first day of the conference!

manduca EBWC

But this “star” model wasn’t just to look at: attendees of the conference also had the unique chance to win a version, too – either in the EBWC raffle or directly at the manduca stall. The winners took home a real collector’s item as there are only five pieces worldwide of this manduca ever made! Three of these extraordinary items went into the conference’s lottery. The other two carriers of this special edition were given away by the Cheeky Rascals in a raffle. One of the carriers went to the North London Sling Library, the other was won by lucky mum! Congratulations to our winners! :)
By the way: The manduca won by North London Sling Library will be used as a star prize for a competition to raise money for the library, more details about that competition soon on Facebook. Wonderful! :)

After this successful and inspiring conference, we’re already curious when and where the EBWC is going to take place. But no matter where – manduca is sure going to attend!