Being Thankful

Thank you so much to all of you lovely folk who have not only ordered from me this holiday season but throughout the year, it really makes my heart sing when someone orders from my small business. I started Moozle nearly 10 years ago when I made a 4 sideed teepee with a cottage style cross bar window complete with a window box and trailing flowers for my tiny daughter as a magical enchanted space for her to explore and feel safe in, I never thought back then that so many people around the world would end up with one of my teepees helping form many of their precious family memories.

When I started Moozle I had done my research and no one else was creating anything similar, there was just 1 page of kids teepee tents on Etsy and they were 5 sided with no window, no flags, no applique work…and now, well, there are 107+ pages of ‘kids teepee’ on Etsy, mostly 4 sided with cross bar windows just like my original design.

It is time for a change, I can’t compete with mass produced (for that is what Etsy has become) tents, made in the far East, Eastern Europe and Russia, there are too many people selling the same items to a world of weary consumers…I want to believe in sustainability and fairtrade but people are lead by their pockets more than their conscience so I feel betrayed and saddened by the whole industry…we want the best for our children right? But if you don’t invest in the best for the future of the planet it’s all empty.

How can a teepee tent for €24 be possible? Someone (and the planet, mass production, slave wages, unsustainably sourced wood, cheap cotton grown using chemicals on land felled for farming, shipping containers polluting the oceans around the world) is being exploited that’s for sure.

So. What is the answer? Buy well. Buy ethically (weather from me or another small business I don’t mind). Choose sustainability. Shop local. Shop small – avoid the big brands, they only care about shareholders and profit margins…and they often don’t pay their taxes so are not investing in your childrens future.

Spend well and speak with your wallet, you have power there. Consumer power. Use it wisely.

So I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, all of you who choose Moozle, a small family business, producing locally, sourcing sustainably and making each and every tent with love and care for you and your children x

Moozle goes Tribal with Hooligan’s Magazine

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Hello hello… have you seen the new issue of Hooligan’s Magazine yet? I am thrilled the BIG Moozle teepee got to play a part in their desert shoot for the September issue out now! They shot in 102 degree heat, makes me break into a sweat just thinking about it. But it was worth it – those amazing bright, crisp images! Follow them on Instagram for more Hooligan shenanigans.

“Hooligans is magazine featuring children’s fashion, art and design. This quarterly print publication is full of editorials shot by talented photographers from every corner of the world. We are also highlighting innovative products, the best in interior design and art- all for children!” Purchase your copy via MagCloud.

Well done @gaylinnicole and the Hooligans gang x

If you follow Moozle on Instagram you might have spotted the amazingly bright and sunny bedroom of Hooligans contributor Gaylin’s son Jace (also in the shoot above), who has his very own Moozle MIDI teepee. This is how it looks in Jace’s room in sunny Southern California…

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Kids Room Makeover

Pinspiration-TeepeeHello and welcome, thanks for stopping by. A little while ago I was contacted by the lovely Nina from the German blog Pinspiration who asked me to design a special teepee for her little boys room makeover.

You can see more images and read all about it (don’t forget to open it in Chrome to translate it to English if you don’t read German) here. Pinspiration-Expedit_Teepee

Nina ordered the personalised MIDI size teepee and a gold | grey feather teepee topper. To enquire about an additional motif on your Moozle teepee please get in touch by clicking on the ‘request a custom order’ button in this link.

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