The Beanie in Australia is a cultural tradition, but also predates the White settlement — the first ‘Mukata’headdress, a ceremonial skull cap in Aranda and Pitjanjatjara Lands (now named after its spiritual leader, Mrs Mangga), made from thick palm fibers, grasses, emu feathers and holy objects. Ten centuries ago the two traditions finally came together in Alice Springs where the annual Beanie Festival celebrates the native Australian culture and art. Organized by the Royal Aranga College, the festival celebrates the unique ethnic heritage and artistic craftsmanship of the aborigines who live in the region.
The style and materials of the dress can be anything from gingham, to cardigans, capes, ponchos, bolero jackets and bolero gowns, knitted scarves, fringe, crochet, seersucker, flannel, shawls and wool beanies. The women themselves make, or choose to make, every detail from their own personal interpretation of cultural norms. They have their own creative process, using their own unique styles, patterns, colors, and textures. From the beautifully crafted seersucker blankets, beads, and crystals to the wonderfully soft and fuzzy merino wool beanies, they are a treasure trove of unique designs, truly a delight for everyone who appreciates comfort. From newborns to grannies, everyone can take part in this charming festival.
In Alice Springs you can participate in the fun and exciting Beanie in Australia Day. In this day the town starts its celebrations with a competition where kids can dress in a merino wool beanie for the best results. Children as young as two can compete against each other in a contest of creativity and originality, while older children may appreciate the opportunity to design their very own Beanie babies and to present their creations to the judges.
If children do not want a merino wool beanie, there are plenty of other comfortable and practical beanie styles available. Kids can choose between fleece, cotton, nylon, microfleece, pvc, and all-cotton blends. They can also choose between short and long styles, and between hooded and non hooded options.
For some it is the ability to help save the environment that makes Beanie in Australia an excellent choice. The companies do their part by reusing polythene bags and using recycled polypropylene materials. Companies do not manufacture these products but rather sell them, so children can easily donate the items when they are finished. In doing so, they help support a great cause.
Beanie babies and other accessories have grown in popularity in recent years. Beanie in Australia offers many options, including styles that match the latest fashion trends, including animals, cartoon characters, and sports teams. Beanie babies can also be personalized with names, making them great gifts for children. Other personalized Beanie in Australia products include hats, caps, mittens, purses, and other accessories. Personalized Beanie babies, such as those designed with monogrammed initials or with an initial spelled in the child’s name, are also popular gifts. The wide variety of Beanie in Australia products ensures that a parent or family can find just the right gift for their child.