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
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