Promoting the Cloth Diaper Industry

Retailer Benefits

A cloth diaper retailer is 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. (See Bylaws for eligibility details.)

If you support the mission and values of Real Diaper Industry Association and you promote reusable cloth diapers as the primary choice for babies, join the trade association to build your business. 

3 Top Benefits for Cloth Diaper Retailers

Business Training

Whether you run a start-up or a mature brick & mortar store, changes in the children's products market mean you need to update your skills. RDIA draws from the latest retail research to bring you the Retail Technology podcast series and an extensive archives of webinars on a variety of topics to help you build your business. We keep it short and actionable to fit into your busy day.

Consumer Education

Since we all need materials to educate our customers about cloth diaper laundry science (, safe and legal diapers (, and other topics that change little from business to business, we pool our resources to produce downloadable materials you can use to educate your customers. Includes posters for use in store and postcards ready to distribute. 

Networking & Volunteering

We work together on projects and programs that benefit all of us. When we distribute Consider Cloth diaper demo kits to childbirth educators, we direct them to the site to find local cloth diaper stores. To keep your customers in cloth diapers, we promote cloth diapers in daycare and hospitals. Volunteers do much of this work. We build strong communities as we work together. 

All RDIA members receive these benefits

  • Business listing in RDIA directory.
  • Business listing on, a consumer website.
  • Frequent email newsletters and updates.
  • Participation in online business forums.
  • Valuable networking opportunities through RDIA in-person conferences.
  • Member discount for annual conference.
  • Access to in-person intensive workshops by category when offered during annual conference.
  • Access to no-cost, one-on-one, in-person business advisers by appointment during annual conference.
  • Member discount for hosting Great Cloth Diaper Change.
  • Member discount for sponsorship of Consider Cloth diaper demo kit for childbirth educators or website for consumers.
  • Member discount for other marketing and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Participation in accreditation programs (currently diaper service only).
  • Discount for How to Start a Business kits (currently diaper service kit and compliance guide, with an artisan handbook series in development).
  • Access to valuable business training webinars and podcasts.
  • Download and distribute consumer education materials on safe and legal diapers from
  • Participation in frequent, online roundtable discussions by category.
  • Display RDIA member logo on website.
  • Work with other cloth diaper professionals on projects and programs to increase the use of reusable cloth diapers.
See benefits for manufacturersartisan manufacturers, diaper services, associates, nonprofits, and cloth diaper bloggers.

Member levelsYou choose your level of commitment.
Those who work exclusively in the cloth diaper industry, have higher annual sales, have been in business longer, and who are more committed to the cloth diaper industry are encouraged to join as Supporters and Advocates. 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.

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