16 February, 2011

Baby Pink... The Bonds Baby Search 2011

So I'm continuing with Pantone's Colour of the Year with my little pink entry, of my little Miss Isabelle! I just couldn't help it... a few other friends inspired me to enter our daughter, Isabelle,  into the Bonds Baby Search 2011. Naturally I'm bias [what mother isn't!] and in an effort to support our gorgeous Isabelle's affair with the camera [as you can see from this 'extreme' close up!
Please vote for us when the polls open on 28th February [12PM Australian Eastern Standard time] in the Bonds Baby Search 2011 - HERE on THIS LINK. 
Please feel free to copy & paste this link http://babysearch.bonds.com.au/entry/23353/isabelle-v and email it to your friends who aren't following Palatial Living [and who should be!!]!
For those of you who aren't familiar with the Bonds brand - it's an iconic Australian brand that began with humble beginnings and is renown for our comfy cotton singlets 'Chesty' Bonds made more famous by legend tennis player Pat Rafter, and undies, and knickers by ambassador Sarah Murdoch, and the famous 'Wondersuit' an easy wash and put on/ pull off baby onsie - that's an iconic must for all new parents! Not to mention a plethora of other great items in outerwear, more underwear, socks, bedlinen, and a stack of great baby wear. I would be bold enough to say that there would be at least 1 piece of Bonds clothing could be found in almost any Australian's chest of drawers! 
As the saying goes - I suppose you gotta be in it to win it! 
A HUGE Palatial Thank You x
A little history on the Bonds brand...
Bonds was established in 1915 by Mr George Allan Bond, an American who came to Australia in the early twentieth century. He started importing women's hosiery and gloves. In 1917 he began manufacturing hosiery in Redfern, Sydney. From 1918 he moved to Camperdown and began also making underwear. In 1932, Bond built Australia’s first cotton spinning mill at Wentworthville in western Sydney. This particular section of Wentworthville was soon re-named Pendle Hill in honour of Mr. Bond's Scottish family origins. For this purpose and facilitating easy access to Bond's Spinning Mills for employees, a railway station was created. In fact a whole new suburb was created.[1]
The company went into liquidation in 1929 and a public company, Bonds Industries Limited, was established. In 1970 the company merged with Coats Paton Pty Ltd. In 1987 the company was taken over by Pacific Dunlop. In 2001 the company was sold to form a separate entity, ‘Pacific Brands Holdings Pty Ltd’. At that time also the spinning mill was closed. In 2004 Pacific Brands Limited was listed as a public company on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and New Zealand Stock Market (NZX).[1]
In 2006, Bonds manufactures 40% of its goods in Australia at three sites in New South Wales: Cessnock, Unanderra and Wentworthville. The factories produce nearly 17 million garments a year and employ 295 full time staff.[2] The company also has relationships with a number of independent manufacturers in China. 

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