#intheknow is a commitment to transparency about our company, pricing, sourcing, manufacturing and everything else about our process. We believe you deserve to know what you’re buying, who makes it, what impact it makes on the environment, and what our markups are. We’ve partnered with amazing factories around the world, and we’re continually working to provide a high-quality and safe product at a fair and accessible price.
We’ve spent years finding the best-run factories around the world. We visit them initially to verify our common goals, standards for sustainability and expectations for working conditions. Then, once we’ve entered into a partnership, we continue to visit and check in to build a strong relationship over time. At each visit, we continue to ask hard questions. Each of our factory partners shares our dedication to producing high quality, sustainable fabrics using only the most environmentally friendly processes.
We’re proud to say that every WildBird sling is still handmade with care and attention. We currently employ more than 45 independent seamstresses, mostly parents working flexibly from home. We pay a premium for talented sewers with years of professional experience. And while this unconventional production process isn't as quick or easy as mass manufacturing would be, for us it’s always been about more than just a product. Every one of your slings makes a positive, lasting impact on the lives of everyone involved in their creation.
Our very first WildBird sling was stitched with love at home. As the company grew, we knew we wanted to continue that tradition of pouring love into every sling we made. Our number one priority is always the safety of your little bird. Our slings are tested and compliant with The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
- Proudly own and operate their own businesses, and are paid above-average wages
- Work in dedicated sewing areas that are safe and clean
- Undergo several weeks of skill verification and oversight before sewing for WildBird
- Pass their work through a quality control specialist before sale
WildBird slings began with a love for wearing babies, and we adored the deep connection made when keeping our little birds close.
Sustainably made, ethically made, high-quality, etc. All common phrases we hear often. We’re taking you from the seed to the sling and showing you everything in between.