Last year we launched our web shop Two Crows for Joy. We’re still sorting out where to post our news — some of our community are following us on our Two Crows for Joy social media, some on Adooka. We don’t want to double-post the same information, so for now we are moving our blog activity to our Two Crows for Joy blog. Eventually we hope to blog about the Adooka brand back here, but for now, with the craziness of being both a manufacturer and a store, keeping up two blogs is a bit much for these two moms!
Please join us at our Two Crows for Joy social media, where you’ll get all the news about what’s going on with Adooka.* Thank you so much for your continued support!
Anne + Shannon
*Our other Adooka social media is still active — we’re just moving our blog activity for now.
Adooka is part of an upcoming feature article on eco-friendly local businesses in Shaker Life magazine! I sat down with Diana from Shaker Life, along with Mary from Cherub’s Blanket (she makes gorgeous totally natural organic baby blankets, which you can buy through our store here), to tell our stories about the hows and whys of starting our businesses. Here are two photos from our shoot with photographer Alejandro Rivera for the article. I’ve never done professional shots of myself for Adooka — only of the clothes — so it was nice to have some photos of the studio in action, with my little helper at my side (in his comfy fall Adooka).
And here are our models in action:
Everyone has been asking what we’re doing for fall, and when it will be available. Here’s an update:
We’re doing production in two phases: one going on right now, and one in early September. As soon as the first pieces are ready, we will photograph them and put them on Two Crows for Joy for pre-ordering (the natural ruffle pants are there now!). We expect the first phase to be up for pre-order in mid-August, and to ship in early September. The second phase will likely be available for pre-order at the beginning of September, and will ship end of September, just as the weather is getting cool!
What’s in the collection? For girls, seven different dresses, each with coordinating ruffle pant, available separately or as a set. We’re doing new colors of our prints, and new stripes for girls! (We love our new stripes — simple and chic. Unfortunately they are among the second phase, because the yarn dye process takes a little longer than our regular fabric.) Colors are midnight blue/natural, coral/charcoal, deep rose/natural, army green/raspberry, navy/natural, and silvery gray/natural. We’re also offering a red/natural version of our peony print — perfect for the holidays and Valentine’s Day. Here’s a preview of the coral/charcoal print:
Won’t that be lovely with charcoal gray ruffle pants?
We are finally doing new boys for fall! We have been selling a lot of boys since launching our online shop. We’re doing our reversible knit pant in pine/navy, with 3 different coordinating long-sleeve tees (two stripes and a graphic).
There will be a new bunch of organic baby rompers as well, in the new prints, stripes, and graphics.
Hang on another few weeks, and we’ll get it out there! If you’d like to be notified when we post new styles, follow us on twitter, facebook, or join our email list. Thanks for all the support, everyone! We’re looking forward to a lovely fall.
We are applying for one of 12 $250,000 small business grants being awarded by Chase and Living Social. In order for our application to be accepted, we have to demonstrate that we have local support. If you have a facebook account, please support us by taking one minute to vote at www.missionsmallbusiness.com. Voting closes June 30. It would mean the world to us to get this grant and be able to grow our business & help support the other family- and women-owned small businesses that we work with.
Here’s how to support us:
– Go to www.missionsmallbusiness.com.
– Scroll down to the lower half of the page and click “Login with facebook” to support your community.
– Scroll down again, and search for “Adooka” (no state required, but we’re in OH if you want to enter one). We will come up as “Adooka Organics/Two Crows for Joy”
– Click “Vote”
That’s it! Each person can vote for us only once. (Please tell your friends! We can use all the help we can get.) We really appreciate your help! (While you’re at it, “like” our Two Crows for Joy facebook page so you will know about our latest coupons, news, new products, and specials!)
Our first-ever look book is here! Featuring our spring/summer 2012 collection, as worn by some very joyful little girls. Flip through it, share it, and if you see something you like, click on it to be taken to where you can buy it in our new shop. Click here to see the lookbook now. Photographed by Photography by HDS.
We love Earth Day! To celebrate, even though we have already lowered our prices around 30% across the board, we are having a sitewide sale at our new store, Two crows for joy. Use code EARTH2012 to save 20% on your entire order from April 20 to 22. We won’t be doing this very often — help spread the word!
We have new Adooka Organics dresses, baby rompers, and baby gift sets. We also now carry other brands in our store, all made in the USA: Bestbottom cloth diapers, Swaddle Designs blankets & gift sets, and Cherub’s Blanket natural organic baby gifts.
Here are our own new organic baby shower gift sets: a sweet bodysuit, sized 3 months, a wee knot hat, and a luxuriously soft 2-ply hooded blanket, perfect to wrap a newborn in after bath time. We pack these in our lovely little gift boxes for a beautiful and easy presentation.
Have a great Earth Day weekend, everyone!
It’s time to let out our Big Exciting News! We have made a big decision about Adooka — to sell from our own web shop, starting with our new spring collection, instead of through boutiques, as we have been doing for the past 3 years. This was really a difficult decision, but one we thought was best for our customers and for our growth as a brand. This will allow us to offer our clothing at substantially lower prices, and will give us more flexibility in offering new styles.
This week we are launching our new store, Two crows for joy, along with our new spring collection, and a new branch of our brand, Adooka USA! We are also carrying other goodies like high-tech cloth diapers by Best Bottom diapers, swaddling and receiving blankets by Swaddle Designs, and gorgeous, ultra-natural organic baby shower gift sets by Cherub’s Blanket. We are planning to add Boba baby carriers when they introduce their U.S.-made organic carrier soon. Everything we offer is made in the USA. We are proud to be supporting U.S. manufacturing!
10% off all April using code FBLAUNCH. Help spread the word! We offer rewards for shopping and for referring friends. Store updates about new products, sales, and coupons will be posted on our store’s Facebook page.
Why the name Two crows for joy? One crow for sorrow, two crows for joy, three crows for girl, four crows for boy.