Hello! We are Bàrbara Castro Urío and Karen Prats, both mothers, enterpreneurs and passionate about design, illustration and books!
We also believe that many of us are families who feel questioned about any issue about raising our children. And one of the big questions is the length of the breastfeeding! “
Aaah, and how long do you plan to breastfeed the girl? Isn't it too old already? She uses you as a pacifier. She is getting used to it and it won't be able to separate from you, blah, blah and blah.
That is why we are determined to be part of the change towards empowered parenthood, sisterhood amongst mothers and affection for children and so we have created Breastfeeding Around the World, the children's book (for grown ups too) about the duration of breastfeeding across the globe.
That is why we are determined to be part of the change towards a mother/fatherhood full of empowerment, sorority and affection for children and so we have created “Breastfeeding around the world”: the children's book (or not) about the duration of breastfeeding in the world.
Our mission with "Breastfeeding Around the World" is to help mothers, fathers, and children worldwide to trust in themselves and their decisions—like breastfeeding as long as they want.
The book illustrates 6 cultures and places on the planet: Samoa, Armenia, Australia, Greenland, Hawaii, and the Eskimos, where mothers breastfeed their children beyond the baby stage. For example, Eskimos do it until they are seven years old!
The book has a message of power to breastfeeding mothers and children who question: until when? And our answer: until mama and little one decide!
With your help, we will be able to fulfill our mission of creating a reference book for nursing families and make progress in bolstering mothers, fathers, and children across the globe to feel empowered in their choices.
More specifically, your investment will help a beautiful project created with passion and a lot of love come to life.
Our goal is to print a total of 1,000 units, in Catalan, Spanish and English.
Do it for yourself; for your own mom, dad, daughter, son, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle; for other families; to protect the infinite value of breastfeeding and especially the respect for the decisions we make about raising our children.
We’ve put together so many cool things to make this campaign a success, special treats you can enjoy long after it’s over. Everything you’ll find here is exclusive for the people who help us make Breastfeeding Around the World a reality with Verkami.
The book is published in a very special format (26 x 34cm) and is printed with environmentally friendly paper **(gray back and 350gr) that’s certified to control the felling of trees, and **printed in Barcelona. This makes production costs higher, but it allows us to support local businesses.
The coloring book
Get the chance to paint your own versions of the beautiful illustrations by Bàrbara Castro Urío. The booklet has a format of 21 x 27.5cm with offset paper 180-200gr.
Illustrated breast-shaped stickers in circular sizes between 6 - 11cm with the proud statement: “I choose, as it's my breast!” in 4 ink colors with matte varnish.
A 3-pack of postcards from the different cultures and places of the world that appear in the book: Samoa, Armenia, Australia, Greenland, Hawaii and the Eskimos. The assortments per pack are randomly selected–like a fun surprise!
We will give away a limited edition poster (200 units) signed and numbered to the first 200 patrons!
As we achieved the first objective, we'll add two new rewards to every patron!
Book in mini version
To take with you on a trip everywhere
And the beautiful stamps
For your postcards of Breastfeeding Around the World book.
So, when will you receive your gifts?
You will have your rewards in-hand during World Breastfeeding Week (August 2020) to celebrate “por todo lo alto,” aka in style!
What will we do if we exceed the goal?
If we exceed 5900 euros ACHIEVED!
We'll add two more rewards! A travel booklet and stamps with illustrations.
If we exceed 7900 euros
We will add other languages.
If we exceed 9900 euros
Bring this to life, of course! We’ll launch a Pop-Up Store Breastfeeding Around the World: Milk Bar. A space where you can enjoy the book, find a safe space to breastfeed, listen to talks by parenting and breastfeeding influencers and advocates, experience music and yoga as a family and indulge in good vibes. You will have preferential access!
If we exceed these goals
We have many more ideas brewing, but we’ll keep them as a surprise.
More about us!
2 years ago I started the most intense and beautiful project of my life: being a mother of the beautiful Mila.
Beyond motherhood, for more than 10 years I have been undertaking and mentoring projects within the start-up ecosystem of Barcelona.
I have received awards such as '30 under 30 from Forbes magazine 2019', 20 candidates to lead the next decade of business in Spain 2018' or ' Young Entrepreneurs building and transforming economies in Congress European EBN '. I am currently the founder of the platform 'humanxs'.
Barbara Castro Urío
I got started in the world of aesthetics through graphic design. The conceptual and communicative vision I learned is now the backbone of my work. Each project is a new opportunity to convey content and emotions from a human and transformative perspective. Each illustration is a little voice of mine.
I’m also the **award-winning author of the book "Good Night Rainbow Cats" published by Chronicle Books which garnered the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2019 at the 56th Bologna Children's Book Fair.
How we will use your contributions for
What is the planned schedule?
May-June: crowdfunding campaign.
June-July: production and printing of the book.
First week of August (World Breastfeeding Week): Book submission and rewards.
About Karen Prats
About 'La volteta al món'