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Cloth Diaper Industry Events & Opportunities

The trade association provides resources for businesses that make, sell, rent, and educate about cloth diapers and for those who service the industry.

Join Us in Person!

Meet the baby store owners and cloth diaper manufacturers who have shaped the industry over the past 20 years at the annual cloth diaper business conference in Las Vegas, September 5 - 7, 2014. Members, their employees, and non-members are all welcome.

Reach Cloth Diaper Businesses

If you offer a product or service that would help cloth diaper businesses, the best way to reach your ideal audience is to join them. Become an associate member of the trade association to participate in discussions, working groups, and all events available to trade members.

Every year, you also have the opportunity to sponsor the annual cloth diaper business conference. Sponsors are promoted at the conference as well as in pre-conference newsletters and public announcements. Put your product in the hands of your potential customers through the conference gift bag. Put your name and logo in front of the store owners who talk to new parents every day.

Every Cloth Diaper Business Should Know

Whether your business is a start-up or you've been in business for years, every cloth diaper business needs to know how to operate legally.


With CPSIA (The Consumer Produce Safety Improvement Act of 2008), many cloth diaper businesses became aware for the first time of compliance with federal laws. CPSIA is only part of the story, though. We also need to be aware of flammability testing (also regulated through CPSC, the Consumer Product Safety Commission). Our products are subject to FTC (Federal Trade Commission) guidelines for labelling and advertising, including language that can be used in promoting natural products. And, that's just U.S. federal regulations. Canadian regulations and some state regulations make compliance even more complex. RDIA works with federal agencies to be sure that our members have up-to-date information to keep all of us in compliance as we make, sell, and rent cloth diapers.

Still working on compliance basics? Start with the message from CPSC Small Business Ombudsman, Neal Cohen, for RDIA members from January 2012. 

Compliance guidelines for cloth diapers, specifically. Watch the video of "Children's Product Safety Rules for Diaper Manufacturers" created for RDIA members December 2012. Videos at the bottom of the CPSC Small Business Ombudsman home page. Artisans, don't miss the videos for small-batch manufacturers.

Need the latest? Hear Neal S. Cohen speak about flammability standards and compliance updates at the 2014 Cloth Diaper Business Conference on September 5, 2014.


RDIA member or not, every cloth diaper business is governed by the same anti-trust rules. Penalties for non-compliance, 6- to 8-figure fines per incident, would devastate any small business. To help cloth diaper businesses understand the law and avoid any discussions or actions that might restrain trade, RDIA has a published Anti-trust policy that includes an easy-scan list of guidelines, DO and DO NOT. 

If you ever have contact with your peers in the industry, you need to be aware of these anti-trust guidelines.

Real Diaper Industry Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit advancing, networking and promoting the cloth diaper industry.
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