Promoting the Cloth Diaper Industry

Artisan Manufacturer Benefits

An artisan cloth diaper manufacturer is engaged in the primary business of handmade product manufacturing, which includes reusable cloth diapering products for direct sale 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 Artisans


In an industry where hundreds of small manufacturers and hobbyists are making and selling cloth diapers on their own websites and in handmade marketplaces, you can stand out from the crowd as a trusted professional by promoting your trade association membership to your customers. Membership sets your business apart.

Compliance Guidance

Especially for a solopreneur, meeting CPSIA and other compliance requirements for children's products can be intimidating. RDIA creates clear guidance with artisans in mind. RDIA seeks industry-wide opinions on specific issues, and provides members with access to experts, written guides, and additional video and audio training. 

Networking & Support

Because cloth diaper artisans are selling directly to the end-user, babies' parents, they have fewer opportunities to understand the rest of the cloth diaper industry. Trade association and participation in projects puts artisans in contact with diverse cloth diaper businesses who share their goal of more babies in reusable cloth diapers.

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 manufacturersretailers, 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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