The NaturalKids Team was started by Amber or woodmouse in 2007. Early members included faerierebecca, fairiesnest, cozycottage.
It was a small group, with a small presence on etsy. Since that time members have come and gone but our mission has stayed the same. To be a group of sellers dedicated to creating natural products for children. We are a diverse group of artisans who make natural toys, utensils, clothing and accessories for kids. Our sellers work with materials from the Earth, such as wool, cotton, silk and wood. Our goal is to support, promote and have fun together while building our businesses. One of our 1st Team Blog Post read as below and it is still true today.... We are a diverse bunch from all over the globe who have at least one thing in common: we all work with natural materials in our products for children. Oh yeah, and we're all pretty darn crafty & talented too! Wool, wood, cotton...just simple materials direct from the Earth.
So who are we?
Some of us are mothers of small children.
Some of us are mothers of grown children.
Some of us make dolls, some of us make hats, some of us make toys.
Some of us have been selling our wares for many years.
Some of us are just starting to discover our talents and start selling. Some of us work with natural materials for environmental reasons.
Some of us work with natural materials as part of the Waldorf educational philosophy.
Some of us work with natural materials because we believe they are healthier and safer.
Some of us just like working with natural materials.
Some of us sell our wares for a living. Some of us sell our wares as a hobby.
Since that time, some of us are fathers.
PS: I did not write this article, but I wanted to ad some comments to it. My Etsy team started as a mere chat group in the Etsy forums, where one day I stumbled upon a group of people who had the same interests as me: they were dollmakers, stay-at-home moms, loved natural toys, and really good people. It was love at first sight - so to speak. Back then people lovingly referred to me as >the German<. Gosh, we had such fun hanging out together. I think the picture of my dolls huddling together discribes it very well.
Yes, we have had people come and go over the years. But being on an Etsy team is sort of like a marriage or any good friendship. One has to work really hard to keep them happy and healthy. I am so glad to be a part of this great team! Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed over the years to make it a strong team. Thanks to the person who initiated this Blog-A-Thon. We love you, Beccijo! What a great idea! Since this post is already so long, I would like to feature some of the spring items from my beloved teammates and friends spread out over the next few days...