What is up with all the new Beco Gemini carriers? Babywearers keeping an eye on new releases can’t miss the fact that Beco Geminis Baby Carriers are being released in a slew of new fabrics. They are all gorgeous to be sure, but the choices are a bit overwhelming! So what’s the deal with that?
The bottom line is that right before releasing its Fall collection, Beco put out a selection of Gemini Baby Carriers in Limited Edition prints. Limited editions are usually put out when a company either has a great fabric in limited quantities or they want to test the market for a new fabric or style. In the case of this latest batch of Beco Geminis, it may be a bit of both. For starters, these limited editions are all echino fabrics by well-known fabric designer Etsuko Furuya. They are a textured linen cotton instead of the usual cotton. These fabrics may be more expensive or only available in limited quantities, hence the limited editions! Also, the new LEs are mostly full panel fabric on the outside of the carrier, instead of the usual panel on the Gemini carriers. Beco may be testing this out to see how it works, both in terms of customer satisfaction and practicality on the production side.
Of course, a third reason to have limited editions is that it’s fun to know that because only 200 of each edition were made, you aren’t too likely to see your Beco Gemini on every other mama at your mom’s group!
Here’s a shot of all the currently available limited edition Beco Gemini baby carriers. I’m including the Amy Gemini Overall print from the Spring, cause we still have 3 left and these are getting hard to find!
In case you are wondering, so far the most popular of the new Limited Editions has been the Garden Natural (sold out as of 10/19/12), followed closely by Orion.
The Fall 2012 Beco Gemini line is just starting to trickle out to retailers. At Carry Me Away, we just got Dale in stock, and are expecting the others over the next 2-3 weeks. These will be the standard Geminis and will be available through next Spring, or even longer! Here’s that line:
I have to say, I am really liking the direction the new Beco Gemini lines are going! These prints are so pretty, and there is something for everyone, including more neutral options for Mom and Dad to share. Yay!