Posted by Cloth Diaper Blog Guest on 2/2/2008 to Cloth Diaper News
Cloth Diapers hold piles of money?Well, yes…for one cloth diaper designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer, it sure has. Jenn Labit of Cotton Babies remakred to SLToday.com's reporter, Valerie Schremp Hahn, that the cloth diaper market is exploding."All the vendors are out of stock. All the suppliers who sell the stuff to the vendors are out of stock. It's huge, and it's not shrinking."What is it? IT is the bumGenius! brand that Jenn and Jimmy Labit started from their home; now it is one of the best-selling cloth diaper brands on the market. They sell and market items like the bumGenius! DELUXE All In One Diaper and the bumGenius! One-Size Cloth Diaper, known to many as a pocket diaper.Selling cloth diapers both through their retail store and their online store, the Labit's plan on expanding to a larger store in March of this year, adding other natural parenting items to come alongside their cloth diaper sales. This is remarkable growth from a couple who started their company with just $100 and no loans.
Why cloth diaper when disposable diapers are so convenient?Casting aside the obvious environmental argument, cloth diapering is a smart financial decision. "The bumGenius! One-Size Diaper, designed to fit babies from birth through potty training, sells for $17.95 each. In all, it costs about $200 to $500 to cloth diaper a baby, compared to up to $2,000 over a couple of years for disposables."Source:Cloth diapers hold piles of money for local company in the Business section of STLtoday.com