Pagan & Green/Eco Parents...

(15 Posts)
AuntyWytch Wed 07-Nov-12 18:09:48

Hello,

I am currently working on a new business venture and was wondering how many of you out there would be interested in a website with both information and products for eco & pagan babies and children?

With (for example) news of country wide events, fair trade, organic & magical toys and books for all ages... Items and tips for encouraging nature play... Eco baby products... etc...

Any "pagan" parents who could spare a moment to drop me a line I with you thoughts and ideas I would be ever so grateful. thanks

IndigoBarbie Fri 09-Nov-12 19:39:02

Hi, although I don't call myself anything- but I attempt to be green (sometimes not the best though) I'd be interested in this kind of thing. I've recently been deciding to chuck out all chemical products - as much as I can, in an effort to live more in line with nature. I certainly am trying to teach my child as much spiritual love and self awareness as I can, I reckon it's a great idea. Get on it soul sister xxx

PotionMaker Fri 09-Nov-12 19:40:07

Definitely!! No time to give specific ideas now but definitely would be interested smile

I'd probably be interested in suitable books for children. However, I'm of the belief that my daughter will choose her own spiritual path when she is older, so we are not raising her with pagan beliefs, so wouldn't be interested in anything magical aimed at children.

Definitely interested in books for kids, though like worldgonecrazy would prefer it to be more educational than magical.

Info about nature play is also brilliant.

AuntyWytch Fri 23-Nov-12 09:35:34

Thank you so much, any and all information/opinions gathered is so helpful in the development of ideas. x

AuntyWytch Fri 23-Nov-12 13:09:36

Here are a few brief notes I made on some as my ideas... any comments and opinions would be greatly appreciated!

Pagan/Nature Babies

Eco, Ethical & Natural baby & children’s items with a touch of magick…

Toys
· Sustainable
· Ethical
· Fair trade
· Educational
· All ages from birth up

Nature related play
· Wormerys
· Bug boxes
· Butterfly Gardens
· Science & Play – Ecosystem - Science In The Greenhouse - Solar Robots - etc...
Books
· Nature/outdoor activities for children
· or magickal, environmental & nature tales for children of all ages (babies up)
· Nature/environmental science books for children of all ages
· Eco & 'pagan' guides to parenting
Babies
· Eco nappies,
- Cloth/reusable/washable
- biodegradable
· Biodegradable wipes
· Eco/fair-trade change mat
· Organic/Fair-trade bedding
- Also eco baby/cot matteresses
· Clothes
- Organic/Fair-trade
- ‘Pagan’ designs
- Tiny ‘eco-warrior’ designs
· Baby skin care?
· Bottles & beakers (Eco)?
· Breast pumps, pads etc (Eco)?

Something a little magical
· Baby blessing boxes
· Fertility spells/charms
· Protection spells/charms
· Pagan baby books
Website
· Blog & possible Forum
- Shop news,
- Wheel of the year (seasonal celebrations),
- Green/eco tips,
- Pagan & green parenting
- Spell craft…
- Event news Eco/pagan/nature celebration events happening around the country (mention events store will have stalls at)
- Web design - Ben? (boyfriend who used to work as web designer)

Community activity
· Eco education…
- Workshops etc…
Have degree in conservation & Zoology & experience teaching 5 – 19 year-olds' about conservation/nature (STEMnet)… Bee Work (FOE educator & Truro city bees)… potential workshops at local community field…

StrawWars Fri 23-Nov-12 13:13:39

Nature Babycare might have an issue with "Nature Babies" as your name.

Check out the market and your competition. Google is your friend. wink

AuntyWytch Mon 03-Dec-12 15:52:18

Thanks for the comment much appreciated, to be honest Nature Babies is just a working title I don't actually have a definite company name as yet. x

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 03-Dec-12 20:27:21

What about printable colouring and dot the dots for wheel of the year things, and recipes dc can make. Maybe some online games they can play with a pagan twist.

AnAirOfHopeForSnow Mon 03-Dec-12 20:39:27

Plants to grow with children herbs and flowers with health proraties

Natural wood teethers hazel is good

Rainwear for children

Rag dolls fairies

Holistic baskets/treasure baskets

Knight swarods and shilds

Kids bow and aarow sets

Books are good too

Half pint brooms and whitches hats, small cauldrons and plastic light up tealights

Pagan necklaces, hair bandaners, slogan childrens clothing and indie teen clothing.

Im a pagan and i have a 2.2 business degree - any jobs going?

It sounds like a great idea for a business. Good luck

AnAirOfHopeForSnow Mon 03-Dec-12 20:41:29

I like printables and games - love freebies and samples.

weegiemum Mon 03-Dec-12 20:44:47

Rem, just to let you know I'd be very interested in Eco type products for older children (youngest is 9, oldest almost 13, one in between (poor boy!!) )

But we're a Christian family. Isn't it allowed for us to also be Eco?

AuntyWytch Fri 07-Dec-12 18:16:04

I intend it to be eco and nature play for all, there will be pagan related items because that is a path I personally follow but it is NOT intended to be an exclusively pagan venture by any means. I hope I will be able to provide something that does not alienate anyone. I hope this clarifies things a little & thank you for your comment.

AuntyWytch Fri 07-Dec-12 18:20:49

AnAirOfHopeForSnow - Some fab suggestions there I particularly like the fairy rag dolls & half pint brooms!

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