Wednesday, October 24, 2007

STOCKING THIS FRIDAY at the FULL MOON!!! Don't miss out on all the new products! Previews are up right now!!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

PEVA

I'm pretty psyched because I found an environmentally friendly material to use for my wetbags. It's PEVA, which you can learn more about here. I'm pretty happy about it. I went and bought a shower curtain made from it, at IKEA, and will just cut it up for my wetbags. I'll get a BUNCH of them from one shower curtain. Yay, I'll feel so much better making products from this! I don't think it will work for my AI2 diapers, but I know I'll find something!

Friday, October 12, 2007

When I first started making diapers, I really didn't know a whole lot about PUL (polyurethane laminate). I thought it was great as far as being used for diaper covers, etc. Then I thought it would be cool to put a hidden layer in so that I could use recycled tshirts with bands or cool images on them and you wouldn't have to cover them up with a diaper cover. Around the same time, I started to see suggestions that PUL wasn't an environmentally friendly material and so started reading about it. I've been struggling with it ever since. Most of my mission is to create items that are cool, unique, well-made, functional, priced for the average shopper and environmentally friendly. I use as many recycled materials as possible. When I can't use recycled materials I try to use low-impact materials. Where I use the PUL most is in my Rock Bottom diapers which have become a big hit and on which I have just completed testing and was planning on offering the new and improved versions (with a hidden layer of PUL) this month.

I read some more info on PUL the other night and I just can't balance my use of this material with all of my other values and the way I try to live. So, I'm just not going to be able to use it anymore, in good conscious. I know this may lose me sales but it's more important to me that I not contribute to the production and sales of materials like PUL.

I think this is a positive thing, and hopefully my customers will see it as positive! I am still offering my Rock Bottoms (and other recycled tee diapers), as fitted diapers....this means they will also be lower priced which is a plus for the customer! I am researching some other materials that could be used as a hidden layer, in the same capacity as the PUL, without the environmental impact. The problem is whether those materials will be cost effective. I have found a friendly material to use in my wetbags so I'm really excited about that.

I feel really good about this and I think it will be a good move for Lunatique. Thanks for your support!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

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