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  • 18 Feb 2012 2:11 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Snuggle Hugs (Retailer)
    RDIA Member Since 8 January 2009
    Berea, Ohio

    Snuggle Hugs cloth diapersSnuggle Hugs Offers Latest Baby Trends

    Anyone who considers cloth diapers a thing of the past should visit Snuggle Hugs on West Bagley Road. 

    It has your baby’s very important needs covered. 

    Owner Christine Bradt, a Berea resident, opened her shop this month after selling cloth diapers over the Internet for several years. 

    "I believe in them," said Bradt, the mother of six children. "They are cheaper than disposables, healthier for your child, they don’t stink and are more environmentally friendly."

    Snuggle Hugs cloth diapers in Cleveland

  • 03 Feb 2012 12:07 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Clean Bee Laundry (Diaper Service)
    RDIA Charter Member Since 4 Oct 2008
    Camden, Maine

    WOOLY ROUNDS (Associate)
    RDIA Member Since 12 July 2011
    Camden, Maine


    Wooly Rounds wool dryer balls for cloth diapersClean Bee LaundryClean Bee Hosts Community Event with WOOLY ROUNDS February 12 

    CAMDEN, MAINE, February 3, 2012 - Have you heard the buzz lately about WOOLY ROUNDS wool dryer balls and have questions or want to try them yourself?  Then come to Clean Bee Laundry, 83 Elm in Camden (Reny’s Plaza) on Sunday, February 12 from 12-2 pm for the Laundry Intensive: Hands on WOOLY ROUNDS, an opportunity for anyone to use WOOLY ROUNDS for free at Clean Bee.

    WOOLY ROUNDS are handmade, felted wool dryer balls which you use in a clothes dryer to help separate clothes.  Using several in your dryer creates a constant motion that allows for more air to circulate around your wet laundry so your clothes will dry faster and you can reduce your dry time by ~ 10 – 25%.  WOOLY ROUNDS not only helps you reduce dry time, which helps you conserve energy and save money, but they also help to naturally soften your clothes.  Since they contain no harmful chemicals, they are ideal to use with all your laundry, including delicate garments such as baby clothes and cloth diapers.

    Cyndi Prince, owner and developer of WOOLY ROUNDS, will bring a large basket of WOOLY ROUNDS for Clean Bee’s patrons to try and use for themselves and will also be on hand to provide information and answer any questions about wool dryer balls.  Jennifer and Broo Temple, owners of Clean Bee Laundry have continually been focused on running a friendly, clean and efficient operation that highlights the benefits of earth-conscious laundering, will also be available to share their laundry experiences.  Clean Bee has been using WOOLY ROUNDS for all of its commercial laundry and diaper service for quite some time now to shorten dry time and extend the life of cloth diapers, rags, and aprons. Clean Bee Laundry has the area’s only ozone equipped washing machines as well as single, triple and quad-load commercial quality coin operated washing machines for self-serve use. Clean Bee Laundry is open 7am - 7pm daily.

    Coffee will be available for this event courtesy of Green Tree Coffee in Lincolnville.

    Wooly Rounds wool dryer balls for cloth diapers

    For more information call Clean Bee Laundry at 236-2530 or visit www.cleanbeelaundry.com
  • 01 Feb 2012 11:18 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Green Earth Baby Works (Diaper Service)
    RDIA member since 12 Mar 2011
    Epping, New Hampshire

    Green Earth Baby Works cloth diaper service
    Green Earth Baby Works in Local Seacoast News

    Epping, NEW HAMPSHIRE - "The technology has come a long way in the last 10 years," Leo said. "The waterproof layers they use are far more advanced, and some are even biodegradable. Plus, the snap technology is a lot more advanced, which has made them a lot more convenient and easier to use."

    What was once little more than a rectangular cloth folded just-so and secured with often faulty, skin-piercing pins has morphed into a reusable, sustainable version of a once toxic time bomb.

    It's a green leap forward. Leo is determined to prove can be convenient, sustainable and cost-effective all at once.

    "I'm trying to make having cloth diapers as accessible as possible," she said of her service. "I'm not into up-selling products or cutting corners. I want to find out what works for you, work with you to achieve that, while saving you money and helping the environment at the same time."

  • 24 Jan 2012 5:08 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Jillians Drawers (retailer)
    Member since September 10, 2008
    Ithaca, New York

    Minimum Wage Increase Battle

    "Jillians Drawers is one of over 50 businesses in Tompkins county paying its employees a living wage."

    Jillians Drawers Cloth DiapersITHACA, NEW YORK, January 23, 2012

    Jillians Drawers is one of over 50 businesses in Tompkins county paying its employees a living wage. Thats is $11.67 and hour, and workers say it makes a big difference. Kelly Serbonich has been working at Jillian's Drawers for the past 4 years.

    “I'm a single parent and I have a child that’s six so this job has made all the difference in terms of us being able to live the lifestyle we would like to and be able to support myself and him.”

    . . .

    People who oppose a minimum wage increase in Albany say it will make it harder for small businesses to compensate. but for businesses like Jillian's Drawers, the commitment to staff is more important.

    “We're very family focused and a very supportive work environment and living wage is apart of making sure that people can take care of their families and live the lifestyle they want to and not be scrapping by,” says Serbonich.

    Watch the whole story from WENY-TV.


  • 21 Jan 2012 5:32 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Apple Cheeks (manufacturer)
    Member since August 31, 2011
    Lachine, Quebec

    Cloth diaper manufacturer Apple Cheeks wins $100,000 investment deal on Dragon's Den


    Apple Cheeks cloth diapersLACHINE, QB, January 19, 2012 - LaSalle-based cloth-diaper firm AppleCheeks landed a $100,000 investment deal on CBC Television’s Dragon’s Den reality show Wednesday night. Two Dragons – Jim Treliving and Arlene Dickinson – agreed to provide the funds in return for a 25 per cent stake in the company. 

    AppleCheeks was founded in 2007 by Amy Appleton and partner Ilana Grostern. The duo – accompanied by their two babies – asked the Dragons to give them a $100,000 to help fund a plan to expand the firm’s product line into big box stores. 

    “It’s been a very, very exciting day,” Grostern said in an interview Thursday afternoon, the day after the episode aired on CBC. 

    “Our goals was not necessarily to walk away with a deal,” she said, explaining that two other cloth diaper firms had not been well-received by the Dragons on earlier episodes of the shows “We wanted to show them how well the industry does undefined and how legitimate it is.”

  • 21 Jan 2012 5:24 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Diaper Junction (Retailer)
    Member since 10 September 2008
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Diaper Junction Featured in Parents Magazine

    Diaper Junction cloth diapers
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, January 17, 2012 - Diaper Junction has announced that its president is featured in an article in the January issue of Parents Magazine. "Diapering Decisions" takes a look at how cloth diapers have changed over the past few decades. The magazine article focused on several tips for cloth diapering parents, especially beginners who may be overwhelmed by all of the decisions and choices today's parents can make.

    "I think the best way for people to try cloth diapering is to start slow and get a feel for it, since it's not for everyone," said Guckin, president of Diaper Junction. "I wanted the readers to understand that there are several different options available, and that which type works best is really a matter of personal preference for the parents and their babies."

    Read more.

  • 07 Dec 2011 11:10 PM | Lori Taylor (Administrator)
    Green Earth Baby Works (Diaper Service)
    RDIA member since 12 Mar 2011
    Epping, New Hampshire

    Green Earth Baby Works cloth diaper serviceNH’s only cloth diaper service determined to show green way forward

    Portsmouth, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Citing her own daughter’s struggles with various rashes and allergies as her prime motivation for exploring the cloth diaper path, Leo’s research quickly revealed that not only did disposable diapers pose significant waste issues – human feces leeching into the ground being the most obvious example – but tangible health risks as well. . . .

    Still, adopting GEBW’s old-is-new-again alternative doesn’t have to mean shunning modern convenience. With a wide range of cloth diaper products, accessories, and services, Leo is forging a unique, affordable niche as green as it is user-friendly.

    “A big concern for people when they hear ‘cloth diaper’ is, ‘gee, I hope it doesn’t have pins,” Leo chuckles. “But that’s how advanced these products have become. Now you can get diapers with snaps or Velcro closure that are just as easy to put on and take off.”

    Read the full article at The Green Alliance and The Portsmouth Patch.
  • 01 Nov 2011 9:49 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    All Things Diapers (Diaper Service)
    RDIA member since 13 September 2009
    Blaine, Minnesota

    All Things Diapers cloth diaper serviceVoted "Best Diaper Service in the Twin Cites" by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

    Twin Cities, MINNESOTA - It has been a big year for Martin and Patti Cross. First, they opened their first retail store in September 2010, then they tripled the store size and included a classroom in June 2010. On August 2, 2011, they washed their one millionth diaper. 

    Finally, to round off the year, they learned at the end of September that All Things Diapers was voted the "Best Diaper Service in the Twin Cites" in the upcoming November issue of Minnesota Monthly Magazine. The "Best of the Twin Cities" is an annual award by category. 


    "Martin and Patti Cross want to save you money, reduce waste, and have your little bundle of joy potty trained by the age of two-using cloth diapers. Since starting All Things Diapers in 2009 the couple has expanded the business to include multiple delivery and laundry packages plus a store offering the widest selection of cloth diapers in the state. Not only is it convenient (they deliver and pick up diapers up at your home), All Things Diapers is also eco friendly: the Crosses make deliveries in a prius, use energy-efficient washers, compost-even plant trees. Basically, they're the diaper genies you've always wanted but never knew existed."
  • 01 Sep 2011 4:19 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Do Good Diapers (Diaper Service)
    RDIA member since 4 August 2009
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Do Good Diapers cloth diaper serviceSmall start up business washes 1,000,000 cloth diapers!

    Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 9/1/11 – Do Good Diaper Service (www.dogooddiapers.com ), a local cloth diaper delivery company based in NE Minneapolis, is excited to announce that it has washed its 1 Millionth dirty cloth diaper.  “It’s exciting” says Peter Allen, President, “When we started delivery the economy was just starting to go south, we didn’t know what to expect.  We are just so happy that Twin Cities parents have embraced the ease, convenience and savings of using cloth diapers.”

    Several studies estimate that between 1-3% of all landfill waste is disposable diapers. Every 3 months Twin Cities parents throw away over 50 million disposable diapers.  Do Good Diapers believes that every parent can Do Good and even using cloth diapers part time helps make the world a better place.

    How a diaper delivery service operates is simple. Once a week a Do Good Diapers delivery driver picks up a bag of dirty cloth diapers and leaves a fresh clean bag. The diapers are brought back to the washing facility where they are sorted, cleaned and folded. “It’s a dirty job” smiles Dan N., “but I’m happy to be working for a company that is growing and helping the environment.”

    For more information or questions regarding Do Good Diaper Service contact Peter Allen at 612-990-2183 or DoGoodDiapers@gmail.com.
  • 30 Aug 2011 4:07 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    KellyWels.com (Diaper Information Service)
    Member since 28 June 2011
    Waterford, Maine

    Kelly Wels cloth diapers
    Cloth Diapering Business Shows Healthy “Bottom” Line
    New Book Promoting the Movement Wins Parenting Award

    Omaha, Neb. (August 26, 2011) - New parents are changing to cloth diapers after learning the money-saving and eco-friendly benefits. A new book on cloth diapering due out in October has just been named a Mom’s Choice Gold Award winner. 

    Further evidence of the impact of cloth diapering, Inc. Magazine announced yesterday that the manufacturer of GroVia brand cloth diapers is one of its 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

    “Once moms see how easy it is to use cloth diapers for most of their diapering needs, they quickly realize it’s not what they originally thought,” says Kelly Wels, cloth diaper advocate and author of the new book Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering. 

    The business of cloth diapering is snapping up new customers through innovative marketing strategies on social media, blogs and online marketing tools. “Many new parents do extensive research prior to making the decision to use cloth. During these economic times, some feel more secure in having the one-time investment of cloth diapers rather than ongoing expenses of disposables,” says Wels. “And entrepreneurs who want to make a business of it are operating successful companies serving local and global markets and everything in between.”  

    The Natural Baby Company, manufacturer of the GroVia brand, released this statement: “The Natural Baby Company debuted this morning at number 457 on Inc.’s list – proving what we’ve all known for so long, that cloth diapers and natural parenting products are not only making a huge impact on our environment and the health of our children, but these products encompass an influential part of the U.S. economy as well.”
    “People think that cloth diapers are making a comeback,” says Wels, “but the bottom line is they never really went away, cloth diapers have evolved and so have the reasons parents choose them.” 

    You can Preorder Changing Diapers at www.ChangingDiapersBook.com, (ISBN: 978-0-9835622-1-4, $17.95, Publication Date: October 1, 2011). The book will be available at bookstores, as well as specialty and online retailers.

    The Mom’s Choice Awards® program recognizes individuals for creating quality family-friendly media, products and services. www.MomsChoiceAwards.com.

    MEDIA: To interview Kelly Wels, review the book, or for a media kit, contact Erin Pankowski at erin@conciergemarketing.com or 402-884-5995.
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