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Alex prepares to fly away; Gail Mabo collaboration; and a limited edition Up release date.

IBC is (nearly) here!

After months of planning, and hard work from #TeamAnkalia, the time has finally arrived for Alex to bid her farewells and hop on the plane, bound for the International Babywearing Conference in Atlanta, Georgia!

As promised, she isn’t coming empty handed. Below are the stock details for Ankalia’s appearance at the Conference:

Wraps Etch Atlanta - IBC Exclusive - Available in sizes 3-8, and ring slings.

Mio Totes Available in DSOTR, Nevaeh, Deco, Ophidian Emerald, Seaglass Jade, Fuse Twilight, Icarus Mariana and Oceania, Etch Kohl and Atlanta, Pinnacle Clementine and Persimmon, and Quarry Granite designs.

Esto Cowls Available in DSOTR, Nevaeh, Seaglass Jade, Quarry Granite, Etch Atlanta, Nganana, and Pinnacle #19.

For further details on pricing, please head to either Ankalia’s Facebook page, or either the Ankalia Embraced or Ankalia Adoration (North American) chatter groups.

Alex has also whispered of a secret, as yet unreleased wrap that may be making an appearance in Atlanta… so if you’re in the area, you do not want to miss seeing Ankalia at the Conference!

Image shows a Mio Tote bag in Etch Atlanta design, which is navy with teal blue pattern, with pink straps, hanging on a white wall.

Image shows an Esto cowl in Pinnacle #19 design, which is fuchsia with white triangle detail. The cowl is hanging on a cream coloured mannequin against a white wall.

NAIDOC week and collaboration with Gail Mabo

Ankalia respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures. We acknowledge past, present and future Traditional Owners of the land that we work on.

Ankalia is extremely honoured to be working with Gail Mabo of Doodle Dreaming, on an upcoming piece for a festival in Melbourne early next year. Gail is the daughter of the celebrated lands rights activist Eddie Mabo, and is an extremely talented painter, dancer, and choreographer. We eagerly anticipate seeing how Gail's work transforms from canvas to a woven textile. Here’s a sneak peek at the artwork that is being transformed.

Image is of 'Karen - Blue Water, a predominately royal blue painting with a flowing feel by Torres Strait Islander Artist Gail Mabo, it has accents of navy and teal, and features white and blue dot clusters.

Limited edition release of ‘Up’ carriers

It’s the news hordes of Ankalia fans have been waiting for - another release of the Up carriers! Since their introduction in May at the Pregnancy, Baby, and Children’s expo in Sydney, the Up has received rave reviews from those fortunate enough to have purchased one. We’re excited to be able to say that Krystal and her team at Under My Wing have been hard at work, and have produced more of the highly sought after, limited edition Up carriers. These will be available for draw for invoice on the 22nd of July. Keep an eye on the Ankalia Facebook and Instagram pages for further details of this release.

Source: Gail Mabo :: biography at :: at Design and Art Australia Online, found here.


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