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  • 08 May 2012 12:23 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Fresh Fannies Diaper Service (Diaper Service)
    RDIA Member Since 16 September 2011
    Lexington, Kentuck

    Q&A with Melody Blauser: Offering Lexington parents a Fresh Fanny

    Fresh Fannies diaper service cloth diapers Lexington KentuckyLexington, KY – May 8, 2012 - When Lexington resident Melody Blauser and her husband, Leland, had their daughter last spring, the health of their newborn as well as the environment were first on their minds.
     
    “We discovered cloth diapers, which have made all the difference in the world,” Melody Blauser said. “And we really wanted to give other Central Kentuckians that opportunity.”
     
    And so the catchy Fresh Fannies was born. Fresh Fannies Diaper Service picks up dirty cloth diapers and drops off clean cloth diapers to your home, work or daycare, so your little one “always has a fresh fanny,” according to the website.
    As Melody finishes her MBA at the University of Kentucky, grows her new business and retains a full-time job, she has certainly gained perspective and strengthened her support of local business.
     
    I think it is important to keep things local to preserve the tradition of community,” she said. “It is a reflection of the ‘good ole’ days’ when transactions were about more than just material goods.”

    If you want to know Melody's favorite bourbon and why it is important to buy local, read the whole Q&A at at Kentuck Forward.

    Read the whole story
  • 05 Mar 2012 9:15 AM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Baby Care Diaper Service (Diaper Service)
    RDIA Member Since 10 August 2009
    Maryland Heights, Missouri

    Baby Care Diaper Service Washes One Millionth Diaper
    St. Louis diaper service saves over one million diapers from landfills

    Baby Care Diaper Service cloth diapersSaint Louis, MO – March 6, 2011 – Baby Care Diaper Service, a St. Louis-based diaper delivery service, has washed its one millionth diaper since coming under new ownership in 2006. Disposable diapers are the third highest contributor to landfills and every diaper washed, dried and delivered by Baby Care keeps a disposable diaper from harming our environment. 

    Owners Kathy and Mark Huntebrinker are dedicated to educating the community about the benefits and cost-savings of cloth diapering. 

    “It is exciting to know that we have helped keep over one million disposable diapers out of landfills,” says Kathy Huntebrinker. “According to the Real Diaper Association, it is estimated that over 28 billion disposable diapers enter our landfills every year. We are thrilled that so many St. Louisans have embraced cloth diapering and are happy to be part of a movement to keep our planet healthy for our children and future generations. Even the smallest everyday choices can make a huge impact.”

    The Huntebrinkers’ dedication to the environment factors into every choice they make to manage the business. Not only is cloth diapering more environmentally friendly, the entire Baby Care process is managed with environmental consideration. Baby Care is part of Ameren’s Pure Power program that allows businesses to buy energy credits to offset their usage. The company conserves water by using a high-efficiency hot water heater and washers with “rinse save” technology, sorts diapers based on soil levels to conserve water and energy, and conserves energy by using the most efficient delivery routes. Baby Care operates within the standards of the Real Diaper Industry Association and uses a trusted detergent company that is phosphate, dye and perfume free. 

    “With over 90 percent of disposable diapers ending up in landfills, even part-time use of cloth diapers makes an astounding impact on landfill waste. Baby Care is committed to educating parents about the benefits of cloth diapers and how easy they are to use so they at least consider cloth diapering. We work with local like-minded businesses on community-wide education initiatives and we offer workshops and in-home demos.  So many people think of the pins and the mess associated with old cloth diapering systems which is no longer the case,” says Huntebrinker.

    Baby Care makes cloth diapering easy with convenient pick up of dirty diapers and drop off of clean diapers once a week. The Huntebrinkers are working hard to keep cloth diapering affordable for families with their Wraps for Life program which gives parents the option to “rent” diaper covers at each age and stage to keep their investment costs low and make cloth diapering work for them. 

    “For many of our customers, cost is one of the least important factors when comparing cloth to disposables,” says Huntebrinker. “But, surprisingly, using a cloth diaper service can end up costing less in the long run. The weekly price is comparable to paper diapers and is cheaper than other popular on-the-go systems. When you take into account that many cloth diapered babies end up potty training about one year earlier, the savings is substantial over the diaper lifetime of a child.  Plus, the best part about Baby Care is that we make it even more convenient - you get the convenience of having clean diapers delivered to your doorstep and don’t have to worry about that late-night diaper run.”

    Baby Care Diaper continues to show steady growth and has recently expanded their delivery service area into Illinois and more of St. Louis and St. Charles counties. In early 2011 Baby Care developed warehouse facilities in Maryland Heights and now washes and dries all of their own diapers, allowing them to conserve energy and the use of materials. This also allows Baby Care Diaper to offer special services like “Deep Cleaning” service for those that wash their own diapers to give them a nice deep clean.  The home delivery service is hoping to add jobs this year and is available in Missouri as far west as O’Fallon, as far north as Florissant, as far south as Oakville, and now as far east as many areas in Illinois. 

    About Baby Care Diaper Service
    Baby Care Diaper Service is the St. Louis and Illinois cloth diaper service, delivering clean cloth diapers right to your door.  Baby Care strives to educate parents about the environmental, health, and cost advantages of cloth diapering. Baby Care Diaper has been around over 20 years, and they continue to offer affordable service to St. Louis and parts of Illinois and education to parents with community partners. To learn more about Baby Care Diaper Service, please visit www.babycarediaper.com or call 314-732-7009. 

  • 23 Feb 2012 12:42 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Eco Nuts (Associate)
    RDIA Member Since 16 September 2011
    Marina del Rey, California

    Eco Nuts Will Be Gifting at Pre Oscars Boom Boom Room

    Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Company Eco Nuts Will Be Gifting at Pre Oscars Boom Boom Room
    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/22/4282312/celebrities-are-eco-nuts-for-the.html#storylink=cpy

    Eco Nuts soap for cloth diapersHOLLYWOOD, California, February 22, 2012 - Eco Nuts, an environmentally friendly cleaning product company  has been invited  to promote its award winning wares at the Boom Boom Room, the number one gifting suite at the Academy Awards. The Boom Boom Room promotes only top quality products to celebrity A-list parents for their babies and toddlers.

    Jayneoni Moore, a celebrity guru, and host of the Boom Boom Room, handpicked Eco Nuts for this Oscar gifting suite due to the company's hands on service, ecologically friendly products and popularity with celebrities and the Hollywood elite.

    Among the favorites of the Eco Nuts' product line are its certified organic and award winning branded soap nuts and  its highly concentrated liquid laundry soap made from soapberry extract.  Eco Nuts' soap nuts – literally a berry that grows on a tree -- is beloved by the A-list crowd and parents everywhere as a natural, economical, and non-toxic method of doing their laundry and keeping their fitness gear clean both on set and at home.

    Eco Nuts has also gained favoritism among environmentally considerate celebrities for its pioneer use of alternatives to regular plastic packaging. "We're a green company they can feel good about using," said Scott Shields, company president and an actor who has appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

    Celebrities who have brought home Eco Nuts include Evan Handler, Jeremy Sisto, Jillian Michaels, Gilles Marini, and Brooke Anderson.

    Eco Nuts for cloth diapers

    These parents and other Eco Nuts fans are also thrilled at the idea of a detergent that does not leave any chemical residues so it is safe even if their children chew on their clothes, and also will not aggravate their sensitive skin. "We're one of the top growing baby and cloth diaper detergents on the market today," said Mona Weiss, an actress and co-owner of Eco Nuts, "We are excited about how well Eco Nuts have been embraced by both regular moms and celebrities alike."

    In the past, some of the celebrity moms that have visited and love the Boom Boom Room offerings include Halle Barry, Heidi Klum, Nancy Odell, Tori Spelling, Denise Richards, Melissa Joan Hart, Holly Robinson Peete, Brooke Burke, Danica McKellar and Jessica Alba.

    About the Boom Boom Room: The Boom Boom Room is an exclusive event put on by Glamor Guru Jayneoni Moore. Jayneoni, a regular on MTV, VH1's The Fabulous Life of Celebrity Kids, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, MSNBC Hot List and CNN, is well known as a bonafide Kiddie-swag specialist for Hollywood celebrities. Jayneoni's signature Boom Boom Rooms are held at hush-hush Hollywood locations and showcase the must-have baby and children's products of the season. Jayneoni Moore has become known as the "Fairy Godmother" to many of the famous tots in Tinseltown.

    About Eco Nuts:http://www.EcoNutsSoap.com

    Eco Nuts is an award winning, clean-rinsing detergent embraced by parents for its effectiveness on cloth diapers and its gentleness on sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis. Eco Nuts Liquid Detergent and Eco NutsSoap Nuts contain no dyes, fragrances, fillers, enzymes or optical brighteners and are 100 percent SLS (sodium laurel sulfate) and phosphate-free. Eco Nuts is also the largest soap nut brand in North America with hundreds of stores and thousands of Facebook fans. Follow us on Twitter @EcoNuts and Facebook/EcoNuts

    Media Contact: Mona Weiss of Eco Nuts, 310-309-0646, EcoNutsSoap@gmail.com
  • 18 Feb 2012 2:11 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Snuggle Hugs (Retailer)
    RDIA Member Since 8 January 2009
    Berea, Ohio

    Snuggle Hugs cloth diapersSnuggle Hugs Offers Latest Baby Trends

    Anyone who considers cloth diapers a thing of the past should visit Snuggle Hugs on West Bagley Road. 

    It has your baby’s very important needs covered. 

    Owner Christine Bradt, a Berea resident, opened her shop this month after selling cloth diapers over the Internet for several years. 

    "I believe in them," said Bradt, the mother of six children. "They are cheaper than disposables, healthier for your child, they don’t stink and are more environmentally friendly."

    Snuggle Hugs cloth diapers in Cleveland

  • 03 Feb 2012 12:07 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Clean Bee Laundry (Diaper Service)
    RDIA Charter Member Since 4 Oct 2008
    Camden, Maine

    WOOLY ROUNDS (Associate)
    RDIA Member Since 12 July 2011
    Camden, Maine


    Wooly Rounds wool dryer balls for cloth diapersClean Bee LaundryClean Bee Hosts Community Event with WOOLY ROUNDS February 12 

    CAMDEN, MAINE, February 3, 2012 - Have you heard the buzz lately about WOOLY ROUNDS wool dryer balls and have questions or want to try them yourself?  Then come to Clean Bee Laundry, 83 Elm in Camden (Reny’s Plaza) on Sunday, February 12 from 12-2 pm for the Laundry Intensive: Hands on WOOLY ROUNDS, an opportunity for anyone to use WOOLY ROUNDS for free at Clean Bee.

    WOOLY ROUNDS are handmade, felted wool dryer balls which you use in a clothes dryer to help separate clothes.  Using several in your dryer creates a constant motion that allows for more air to circulate around your wet laundry so your clothes will dry faster and you can reduce your dry time by ~ 10 – 25%.  WOOLY ROUNDS not only helps you reduce dry time, which helps you conserve energy and save money, but they also help to naturally soften your clothes.  Since they contain no harmful chemicals, they are ideal to use with all your laundry, including delicate garments such as baby clothes and cloth diapers.

    Cyndi Prince, owner and developer of WOOLY ROUNDS, will bring a large basket of WOOLY ROUNDS for Clean Bee’s patrons to try and use for themselves and will also be on hand to provide information and answer any questions about wool dryer balls.  Jennifer and Broo Temple, owners of Clean Bee Laundry have continually been focused on running a friendly, clean and efficient operation that highlights the benefits of earth-conscious laundering, will also be available to share their laundry experiences.  Clean Bee has been using WOOLY ROUNDS for all of its commercial laundry and diaper service for quite some time now to shorten dry time and extend the life of cloth diapers, rags, and aprons. Clean Bee Laundry has the area’s only ozone equipped washing machines as well as single, triple and quad-load commercial quality coin operated washing machines for self-serve use. Clean Bee Laundry is open 7am - 7pm daily.

    Coffee will be available for this event courtesy of Green Tree Coffee in Lincolnville.

    Wooly Rounds wool dryer balls for cloth diapers

    For more information call Clean Bee Laundry at 236-2530 or visit www.cleanbeelaundry.com
  • 01 Feb 2012 11:18 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Green Earth Baby Works (Diaper Service)
    RDIA member since 12 Mar 2011
    Epping, New Hampshire

    Green Earth Baby Works cloth diaper service
    Green Earth Baby Works in Local Seacoast News

    Epping, NEW HAMPSHIRE - "The technology has come a long way in the last 10 years," Leo said. "The waterproof layers they use are far more advanced, and some are even biodegradable. Plus, the snap technology is a lot more advanced, which has made them a lot more convenient and easier to use."

    What was once little more than a rectangular cloth folded just-so and secured with often faulty, skin-piercing pins has morphed into a reusable, sustainable version of a once toxic time bomb.

    It's a green leap forward. Leo is determined to prove can be convenient, sustainable and cost-effective all at once.

    "I'm trying to make having cloth diapers as accessible as possible," she said of her service. "I'm not into up-selling products or cutting corners. I want to find out what works for you, work with you to achieve that, while saving you money and helping the environment at the same time."

  • 24 Jan 2012 5:08 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Jillians Drawers (retailer)
    Member since September 10, 2008
    Ithaca, New York

    Minimum Wage Increase Battle

    "Jillians Drawers is one of over 50 businesses in Tompkins county paying its employees a living wage."

    Jillians Drawers Cloth DiapersITHACA, NEW YORK, January 23, 2012

    Jillians Drawers is one of over 50 businesses in Tompkins county paying its employees a living wage. Thats is $11.67 and hour, and workers say it makes a big difference. Kelly Serbonich has been working at Jillian's Drawers for the past 4 years.

    “I'm a single parent and I have a child that’s six so this job has made all the difference in terms of us being able to live the lifestyle we would like to and be able to support myself and him.”

    . . .

    People who oppose a minimum wage increase in Albany say it will make it harder for small businesses to compensate. but for businesses like Jillian's Drawers, the commitment to staff is more important.

    “We're very family focused and a very supportive work environment and living wage is apart of making sure that people can take care of their families and live the lifestyle they want to and not be scrapping by,” says Serbonich.

    Watch the whole story from WENY-TV.


  • 21 Jan 2012 5:32 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Apple Cheeks (manufacturer)
    Member since August 31, 2011
    Lachine, Quebec

    Cloth diaper manufacturer Apple Cheeks wins $100,000 investment deal on Dragon's Den


    Apple Cheeks cloth diapersLACHINE, QB, January 19, 2012 - LaSalle-based cloth-diaper firm AppleCheeks landed a $100,000 investment deal on CBC Television’s Dragon’s Den reality show Wednesday night. Two Dragons – Jim Treliving and Arlene Dickinson – agreed to provide the funds in return for a 25 per cent stake in the company. 

    AppleCheeks was founded in 2007 by Amy Appleton and partner Ilana Grostern. The duo – accompanied by their two babies – asked the Dragons to give them a $100,000 to help fund a plan to expand the firm’s product line into big box stores. 

    “It’s been a very, very exciting day,” Grostern said in an interview Thursday afternoon, the day after the episode aired on CBC. 

    “Our goals was not necessarily to walk away with a deal,” she said, explaining that two other cloth diaper firms had not been well-received by the Dragons on earlier episodes of the shows “We wanted to show them how well the industry does undefined and how legitimate it is.”

  • 21 Jan 2012 5:24 PM | Admin of RDIA (Administrator)
    Diaper Junction (Retailer)
    Member since 10 September 2008
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Diaper Junction Featured in Parents Magazine

    Diaper Junction cloth diapers
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, January 17, 2012 - Diaper Junction has announced that its president is featured in an article in the January issue of Parents Magazine. "Diapering Decisions" takes a look at how cloth diapers have changed over the past few decades. The magazine article focused on several tips for cloth diapering parents, especially beginners who may be overwhelmed by all of the decisions and choices today's parents can make.

    "I think the best way for people to try cloth diapering is to start slow and get a feel for it, since it's not for everyone," said Guckin, president of Diaper Junction. "I wanted the readers to understand that there are several different options available, and that which type works best is really a matter of personal preference for the parents and their babies."

    Read more.

  • 07 Dec 2011 11:10 PM | Lori Taylor (Administrator)
    Green Earth Baby Works (Diaper Service)
    RDIA member since 12 Mar 2011
    Epping, New Hampshire

    Green Earth Baby Works cloth diaper serviceNH’s only cloth diaper service determined to show green way forward

    Portsmouth, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Citing her own daughter’s struggles with various rashes and allergies as her prime motivation for exploring the cloth diaper path, Leo’s research quickly revealed that not only did disposable diapers pose significant waste issues – human feces leeching into the ground being the most obvious example – but tangible health risks as well. . . .

    Still, adopting GEBW’s old-is-new-again alternative doesn’t have to mean shunning modern convenience. With a wide range of cloth diaper products, accessories, and services, Leo is forging a unique, affordable niche as green as it is user-friendly.

    “A big concern for people when they hear ‘cloth diaper’ is, ‘gee, I hope it doesn’t have pins,” Leo chuckles. “But that’s how advanced these products have become. Now you can get diapers with snaps or Velcro closure that are just as easy to put on and take off.”

    Read the full article at The Green Alliance and The Portsmouth Patch.
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