Friday, July 20, 2012

Introducing One Love Diaper Co. and a GIVEAWAY!

Recently I was asked to introduce myself on an application and the first thing that came to mind was "Hi, my name is Heather and I am a compulsive maker-of-things."  Yep, that about sums it up.  Some of the things I've been compulsively making lately have been cloth diapers.  I've actually been making diapers on and off for the last 6 years.  Selling them, moving, not selling them, moving, selling them, making other stuff, having more babies, moving.  But no matter what life throws my way, I seem to always come back to....diapers.

My husband and I have been talking for some time about starting up the diaper business again.  Since our 3rd baby was born, last fall, I haven't been doing any doula work or photography because it hasn't been practical for me to work outside our home.  What I have been doing a lot of is sewing.  I started thinking about what was important to me in making and selling diapers and what would be important to the company if we chose to go back down this path.  It is important to me that I use the most natural, organic, and high quality materials I can find.  It is important to me that I give back something to some of the organizations and causes that are near to my heart.  It is important to me that the the diapers be unique in design, super (duper) cute, and that they work REALLY well.  Since Hutcheson was born I have been diapering him in wool covers and organic cotton diapers.  While I was pregnant I sewed all kind of prototypes and used all kinds of fabrics.  I found quickly that I reached first for anything I had made of organic cotton sherpa.  Wool covers also totally blew my mind.  I mean talk about WAY more absorbent, waterproof, and stink-free than the PUL covers and AIO's that I used with the other kids.  I can honestly say I have yet to have a leak or a blow-out or even a diaper rash using wool.  No kidding.  The stuff rocks.  And as far as the extra care required to lanolize and hand wash, well, I actually enjoy that and I've also found that properly prepped fabrics do just fine in the wash.  I think the difference is both the prepping and using the highest quality wool.  I can often use the same cover all day long and just air it out overnight.  It sounds crazy, but I've given many the sniff test and they really do remain clean, dry, and stink-free!

So, now we get to the point.  After a lot of careful designing, sewing, testing, and planning, I have decided to share my new passion with the world.  Our new company is called One Love Diaper Co.  and I am selling my sized and one-size organic wool diaper covers and cotton sherpa soakers.  The materials that go into these products are the highest quality, 100% organic, and 100% sewn by me. :) Every month I am selecting a special print, the profits from which will go to a charity or cause that I am passionate about, such as the Big Push for Midwives, North Carolina Friends of Midwives, ICAN, Garden Harvest and the Farm to Consumer Legal Fund.




To celebrate the opening of this new endeavor I would like to have a GIVEAWAY (YAY!) here on the blog.  The winner will get one 100% Organic One-size Diaper System complete with snap-in soaker and booster in a print of their choice (see image).  You can read all the details about the system HERE.

I have a new obsession with Pinterest (who doesn't) so I think it will be fun to get a little pin happy with this giveaway.

To enter you can:
*Leave a comment on this post
*Pin any image from our website: www.OneLoveDiaperCo.com or any image from this blog post to Pinterest and then leave a comment here to let me know you pinned!

**It has just been brought to my attention that some folks might be having trouble leaving a comment on the blog-if you can't comment for some reason then head on over to my facebook page at www.facebook.com/OneLoveDiaperCo and leave me a post letting me know you want to enter.  If you also want to pin an entry you can do so and let me know on FB as well.**

***I think I have the blog comment issue fixed!!  But please feel free to also enter on the FB page if you want! :)***

Multiple entries are allowed and the giveaway will close on 7/29/12 at midnight.  The winner will be chosen using random.org and I will announce the winner here on the blog on Monday morning!

GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY (cloth) DIAPERING!! XOXO


Website: www.onelovediaperco.com
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Blog: www.onelovediaperco.blogspot.com
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Prints by BORA: Bees, Sunflowers, Mushrooms, Fishies, Happy Fruit, Circus Stripes, Flowers, Bathtime with Elley, Ice Cream









18 comments:

MEW said...

Your prints are ADORABLE!

MEW said...

I pinned the image of your nine prints!

Gabby said...

I'm seriously in love with the fruit, icecream, and elephant prints. Soooo cute. I'm completely in love with wool, too, so I might spend a lot of time wandering your site.

Gabby said...

Also, totally pinned your diaper pack. I have a lot of friends who are preggo and looking into buying diapers right now, so hopefully I've stirred up some business for ylu.

StephanieC said...

love your prints! those colors are so vibrant scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

i pinned from the other site http://pinterest.com/pin/195273333813816954/ scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Abby Chandler said...

so fun to think Tippi was your test bum last year! these are lovely, Heather!

Abby Chandler said...

just pinned! yippee!

Pete and Izzy's Mom said...

Thank you MEW, Gabby, and StephanieC!! Gabby-feel free to wander the site often and thanks for sharing with your friends! ;) Abby-Tippi was the most adorable diaper tester and sweetest baby to photograph!

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

devilish said...

I love that you used wool in these. :)

Donna Phillips Hollibaugh said...

absolutely incredible! I love them all! Especially the bees! lol

Beth said...

Wow, I've been using Wool for 2 months now on my 3 month old, and I love it! I have made all of his covers. They are both knit or sewn. I am very interested to know how well this system works. I have been using mine with cotton prefolds and some bamboo and hemp fitteds I have made. I need more covers, he is growing so fast! He is already 15 pounds!!!!

Audrey Marandino said...

These are so cute! Thank you for the giveaway!

The Howe Family said...

CUTE prints. Love the small business endeavor!

KellyF said...

The print are so cute! I adore the elephant one. And love the name of your company!

KellyF said...

got_corgis at yahoo dot com

@bombdarby said...

Your prints are so amazing. Way to bring a modern edge to CD!