Trade Member Categories
Trade members are the voting members of the trade association, cloth diaper businesses. The business itself is the member, with a human representing the business as the "member of record." They vote for board members and major changes to bylaws. (See Bylaws for eligibility details.)
- Manufacturer - Engaged in the primary business of product manufacturing which must include the manufacture and wholesale distribution of re-usable cloth diapers.
- Retailer - Engaged in the primary business of retailing consumer products which must include the wholesale purchase and retail resale of re-usable cloth diapering products to end users.
- Diaper Service - Engaged in the primary business of a subscription type service which must include the distribution, collection and washing of re-usable cloth diapers.
- Artisan Manufacturer - Engaged in the primary business of handmade product manufacturing which must include re-usable cloth diapering products for direct sale to end users.
Many in our industry operate under more than one of these categories. Choose your primary category. This will be the category that you vote for in board elections. This is also the category in which you are eligible to run.
If you operate two legally separate business entities, both are eligible for membership in RDIA. (See Bylaws for details.)
Members in any of these categories can choose membership at any level: Member, Supporter, or Advocate.
Anyone not eligible for trade membership (including but not limited to individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, or government entities) who is interested in the purposes of RDIA may request Associate membership. Associate membership applications
subject to approval. (See Bylaws
Associate members do not elect board members or vote on bylaw changes, but they are welcome to participate in all other opportunities given to members, such as discussion groups, sponsorship opportunities, group discounts, conference attendance, and so on.
Like trade members, all associates can choose membership at any level: Member, Supporter, or Advocate.