Promoting the Cloth Diaper Industry

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Join the cloth diaper industry trade association
  • Do you want to improve business conditions in the cloth diaper industry
  • Would you like to sponsor research on cloth diapers
  • Would you like to further your business education
  • Do you want to network with other professionals in the cloth diaper industry
  • Are you passionate about cloth diaper promotion and advocacy?

Yes!  Join the cloth diaper trade association today as a Retailer, Diaper Service, Artisan Manufacturer, wholesale Manufacturer, or Associate. (See below right for more information about each category of membership.)
 
Together we can build a strong foundation for the success of all of our businesses.

Types of Membership

Trade (voting members) and Associate (non-voting members). 

Trade Membership allows a company involved in the manufacturer, wholesale, retail sales, or rental and laundry of cloth diapers to join the cloth diaper industry trade association. The company receives member benefits and one vote. 

An Associate Member is a company, an individual, or an organization that wouldn’t otherwise qualify for membership but supports the basic purpose and principles governing this association. Associate members receive member privileges but do not get a vote.

Membership Opportunities

Each trade member at any level:

  • supports the mission of RDIA to make reusable cloth diapers the primary choice for babies
  • is considered a member in good standing if they have paid dues, conduct themselves in accordance with the RDIA Code of Ethics, and are not in violation of bylaws and policies
  • is a voting member of RDIA, voting on board members and bylaw changes
  • may run for the RDIA board of directors to steer the association
  • is listed in RDIA directories
  • gets valuable networking opportunities through RDIA in-person conferences and online discussion groups
  • receives periodic email newsletter updates on RDIA activities and events
  • may attend monthly webinars on topics of business education, industry research, collaborative marketing, and group benefits
  • may attend bi-annual business conference at the member rate
  • may participate in certification programs (currently diaper service only)
  • receives reduced rates for sponsorship of projects (such as the Consider Cloth kit or ConsiderCloth.org)
  • may display RDIA member logo on website
  • may volunteer to work on RDIA projects and programs


Levels of Membership

You choose your level of RDIA membership. 

  • Member - Be a part of the trade association. Covers basic administrative costs.

    RDIA Member

  • Supporter - Show your commitment to working with others in the industry. Covers basic administrative costs of RDIA as well as supporting some additional programs to spread cloth diapers.

    RDIA Supporter

  • Advocate - Do all you can to increase the use of cloth diapers, creating more business for everyone in the industry. Covers basic administrative costs of RDIA, program support, and funding of additional advocacy of cloth diapers.

    RDIA Advocate

We encourage those who work exclusively in the cloth diaper industry, have been in business longer, have higher annual sales and those who are highly committed to the industry to join at the highest level of their ability.

Supporter and Advocate member levels do not come with additional membership benefits other than recognition in the membership directory and the satisfaction of contributing to the advancement of the cloth diaper industry.

You are welcome to join at any level, if you sell or rent cloth diapers and your business meets the criteria set out in the RDIA bylaws. If you are committed to the cloth diaper industry but you do not sell or rent cloth diapers, we invite you to join RDIA as an associate member at any of these levels.

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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.



Associate Members

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 for details.)

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.




Ready to Join?

Your colleagues are ready to welcome you.

Annual Dues by Level
   Retailer,
Diaper Service,
and Artisan
 Manufacturer  Associate  Associate Blogger
[active cloth diaper 
bloggers only]
 Associate Charity
[501(c)(3)
charities only]
 Member  $100  $300  $300  $100  $100
 Supporter  $300  $600  $600 $300 $300
 Advocate  $500  $900  $900  $500 $500

Discounts
    • $50 discount. Are you already a member of the charity, Real Diaper Association? RDA works with grassroots cloth diaper activists and volunteers on projects from support of local families who just need information on successful use of cloth diapers to the annual, global Great Cloth Diaper Change event to promote cloth diapers. We think industry and grassroots are great partners, and we work with RDA on many projects. We have a reciprocal agreement with RDA to offer one another's members a $50 discount. To get your discount, write to info@realdiaperindustry.org. We will confirm your RDA membership and adjust your invoice. If you are an RDIA member, take advantage and become an RDA donor as well

    • 10% discount. Set up auto-renewal for a continuing discount. When you know you are going to renew every year anyway, make it easy with automated renewal. To set up auto-renewal at the discounted rate, write to info@realdiaperindustry.org.

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If you have any questions about Real Diaper Industry Association or membership, write to info@realdiaperindustry.org.


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

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