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Funky Fluff Bought By Bummis Cloth Diapers

Huge news in the cloth diapering world of fluff.  Bummis has just bought out Funky Fluff.  What?  I know.  Crazy.  But it’s all going to be good.  Here’s the 411 from the announcement made by Funky Fluff:

Our dearest Funky Fluff Fans,

First off, we would like to extend our gratitude for your loyalty and patience over the past few months. We know you’ve been wondering what is happening behind the scenes at Funky Fluff.

We have such big dreams for Funky Fluff, and sometimes, to achieve those dreams you need to find your Fluffy Godmother. Who better to make our dreams come true than Canada’s longest standing and biggest cloth diaper brand?

We are thrilled to announce that we are joining forces with Bummis, one of the North American leaders in the cloth diapering industry. The new alliance with a company who shares our passion for cloth diapering will bring the Funky Fluff brand of products to more parents around the world.

We believe that by coming under the umbrella of a bigger organization with accessible resources and capabilities, we will be better equipped to spread the message about cloth diapering to a broader audience and together we will be able to offer a wide variety of options to fit each families unique needs.
Funky Fluff will become wholly owned by Bummis and continue to manufacture products overseas. Bummis’ production will remain in North America. Each brand will continue to function under their current brand name.

We have some fun plans to help feed your Funky Fluff addiction until we can finally bring you new prints and colours. There will be giveaways. There will be some FAN CHOICES in the new line up. There will be more AWJ!

Now, we know this leaves ya’ll with a million questions, so here’s all the answers…

Why did Bummis buy Funky Fluff?
Both Bummis and Funky Fluff have the same mission of offering modern, easy to use and ethically made cloth diapering products to fit each families unique needs. Folding Funky Fluff under the Bummis umbrella will allow the Company to offer a broader range of products to parents. On the other hand, the alliance will allow Funky Fluff products to expand production capabilities and meet the demand of the market, something the company has been working on for some time.  It’s a win win arrangement for both brands.

Will the two companies operate under one brand?
No.  Although Funky Fluff will become wholly owned by Bummis, it will continue to make products under the Funky Fluff brand name. Bummis will continue to manufacture products under the Bummis name.

Where will Funky Fluff products be manufactured?
Funky Fluff will continue to be manufactured overseas in China at this time. Bummis products will continue to be made in Canada.

Will the full line of Funky Fluff products continue to be available?

Bamboo and Athletic Wicking Jersey diapers will continue to be available. Athletic Wicking Jersey proved to be very successful and highly sought after by customers, therefore, Funky Fluff’s Stay Dry diapers will retire and will be replaced by Athletic Wicking Jersey as the stay dry option.

Funky Fluff flushable liners will be available for some time, however, once inventory is depleted, Bummis will continue to offer the current flushable liner product offering and discontinue Funky Fluff flushable liners in the future.

All other products will continue to be available and will be evaluated according to customer demand. We have plans to add new products to the Funky Fluff product line along with new colors and prints!

Will the current Funky Fluff colours and prints remain as part of the line up?
Funky Fluff fans will have an opportunity to choose 4 solid colours from the current AND retired line up that they would like to see return as part of the 2017 solid colour collection. All current Funky Fluff prints will retire and fans will decide on 1 brand new print to be added to the line-up. There will be more but the rest of the solids and prints will be a surprise!

What support can we expect going forward?
Customers can expect to receive the same quality support as they’re used to from Funky Fluff. All contact information (email, social media) remains the same. Kathy & Tricia will continue to be around and available for an extended period of time to help support the transition and continue to help the business grow.

Will there be changes to Funky Fluff product warranty?
No, Funky Fluff product warranty remains the same.

When will more Funky Fluff product be available with Retailers?
In approximately late January 2017 you will see new colors, new prints and some new Funky Fluff products hit the shelves here at Cloth Diaper Kids.  Stay tuned.

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Caturday AppleCheeks Sold Out

Well, for those of you that scored the limited edition Caturday print from AppleCheeks, well done!  We sold out in less than 3 hours on Saturday with tons of requests for more.  We have another order request in, but looks like AppleCheeks is nearly sold out of them too, so we may get a few more, but not many.  These adorable kitty cats on purple were super popular (as are most thing AppleCheeks) and will be a beloved all time favorite print for many of you I’m sure.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for all things #AppleCheeks.  Seriously, one of the best diapers around. And #MadeInCanada too.

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NEW! Unders by GroVia

Having trouble finding underwear small enough for your little potty learner?  Have a kid who hates itchy clothing with bothersome tags?  Need totally cotton breathe-able clothing with no polyester (even in the elastics) for sensitive skinned children?  That’s the niche that Unders fills.  Kids can wear them as pyjamas, loungewear or underwear beneath their clothing.  What do you think?

Newly released just today and will be available at Cloth Diaper Kids in January 2017!

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Handmade Local Goodness: My Diaper Addiction

mermaids-inner2They’re fuzzy, their soft and squishy, and they’re made just for us.  My Diaper Addiction cloth diapers are locally handmade specifically for our web store Cloth Diaper Kids.  Andrea is a very talented work at home seamstress who adores cloth diapers like we do and she sends us batches of one of a kind diapers for our loyal customers.

Made with a stretch cotton exterior and a bamboo velour interior, these diapers feature one size snap down adjustment and even cross-over snaps at the waist for super skinny babies.  They fit aprox. 10-30lbs, but also come in a newborn size that fits tiny babies 5-12lbs.

These diapers have such character and are very absorbent.  Perfect as a nighttime leakproof solution when you pair them with either a PUL waterproof cover or a wool cover.


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New GroVia Prints – Coming Oct. 12

14390653_1095277750509427_6198712866311454155_nIt’s new, it’s fresh, it’s GroVia partnering up with June & January to bring you their newest print selection!

Introducing Onyx and Ballot, available shortly at Cloth Diaper Kids in hybrid shells (hook/loop or snaps) and the O.N.E diaper.  Available to order Oct. 12, 2016 on our website.

And to sweeten the deal even further, we’ve got free shipping running now until Oct. 31.  Free shipping is just one more way we make it simple to cloth diaper 😉

Mark your calendar and join us in two weeks for the launch of these super cute cloth diaper additions.

Shop our extensive GroVia selection.

 


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AppleCheeks Announcement – Discontinued Colors!

discontinuedIT JUST HAPPENED!  AppleCheeks just discontinued 2 colors from their regular lineup.  Say goodbye to Forget Me Not and Appletini.  Two of my favorite colors I have to say.  But grab them for your collection or to complete your AppleCheeks rainbow of colors while you still can.

We still have stock of both colors in all sizes at Cloth Diaper Kids in Canada AND we’re offering free shipping right now to boot.

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Shipping Surprises

Shout it from the rooftops, Cloth Diaper Kids now offers not just flat rate trackable shipping, but also untracked lettermail shipping ($2.95).  Woohoo!  What can be shipped lettermail in Canada for such a low rate you ask?

  • Single diapers
  • Amber or hazelwood necklaces
  • Teething pendants
  • Cloth wipes
  • Wet bags (large and small)
  • Snappis
  • Re-useable dryer sheets and more

*Basically anything that we can vacuum pack down to less than 2cm thick

Oh, and shipping is still always free for any order over $200.

So, shop away, and let the shipping be an afterthought.

And for our friends south of the border?  We now ship into the USA too!  SHOP HERE NOW
(excluding BumGenius and GroVia)

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1st Annual Baby Crawl Competition – Registration Now Open

Let’s kick this summer up a notch with a fun and informative event.  Announcing the 1st Annual Cloth Diaper Kids Baby Crawl Competition!

Where: Grande Prairie Mall (Grande Prairie, Alberta)

When: Saturday, June 6, 2015 beginning at 10AM

If you or someone you know has a crawling baby, this event is for you.  It’ll be tons of fun, there will be lots of prizes and a kiosk of all of our cloth diapering products too.
*Babies do not need to be cloth diapered to compete of course – but bonus points if they are!

Full competition details and registration form is available HERE.


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Applecheeks New Releases! Easter Spring Surprise!

If you weren’t at the release party this morning – Applecheeks JUST released not one but TWO new colors!  First Crush (purple) and Crazy Love (blue)!  Check out the reveal video from the lovely ladies that own Applecheeks below…

Stunning and adorable.  I mean come on look at those babies in the bunny ears right?  And just in time for Easter!

Grab yours now at Cloth Diaper Kids AND enjoy FREE SHIPPING on anything Applecheeks for the next 3 days with coupon code: SPRING

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Welcome Nuggles! and the Nordica Collection

Do you know what I like more than the diapers I sell?  The owners behind the brands that we carry.  The amazing Moms (and Dads) that design and launch creative diapering solutions for our little ones.  That’s why the newest brand to join Cloth Diaper Kids’ innovative line-up of diapers is Nuggles! Modern Cloth Diapers.10965823_10153051592969804_1222125076_n

Cherelle is the Canadian Mommy Mastermind behind these brilliantly designed diapers.  She’s spunky and dedicated; truly creative with an eye for quality details.  But what really impressed me about Nuggles! is Cherelle’s commitment to manufacturing her diapers ethically.   She ensures clean, safe, responsible, fair-wage manufacturing and is proud to employ women and families in both their overseas facilities and their company operations headquartered in Kamloops, B.C. Canada.

Fabrics used in Nuggles! diapers are also strictly attended to for your baby’s safety and comfort.  Cherelle had this to say when we grilled her on how her diapers are created:86717f_df1d504302a54d038ac6ae0b5e332f15.jpg_srz_p_400_259_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz

“It’s important to have the assurance that the fabric and materials we use is produced safely, ethically, and maintains the highest quality. For this reason we have hand-chosen our fabric supplier. We work with an American company who supplies designers and manufacturers across North America. Our supplier owns a small ISO-9000 certified factory in China where they produce the bamboo and bamboo/organic cotton blended fabric used in our bamboo diapers.

We chose this supplier for a few very important reasons: the owners themselves maintain a presence in their factory a minimum of 8 months of the year. The bamboo and cotton yarns they use are certified organic. All of their fabrics have passed class 1 flammable testing and have certification for OEKO testing for harmful chemicals and have passed all lead testing by INTERTEX according to CPSIA. Because they import the majority of the fabric they produce into the US, this testing is up-to-date and fully compliant. Also, we enjoy the ease of working directly with the owners themselves, who understand our high standards. We are really proud to be working with them!”

We want the WHOLE world to cloth diaper, so we’re striving to keep our products SIMPLE. MODERN. GREEN!”

Those are the kind of company values that mesh with our own here at Cloth Diaper Kids and these are the kinds of businesses we want to support.  Even the Nuggles! packaging is minimalistic, SONY DSClocally designed and printed using 100% recyclable materials and plant-based, bio mass inks.

But enough about the nitty gritty.  All of our diapers are ethical choices.  That’s nothing new when you shop with us.  What makes the diapers themselves special?  Well for starters, look at these gussets.  No other diapers on the market have gussets like these.  Great for keeping messes where they’re meant to be.  And the inner bamboo fabric, well that’s super soft.  It’s kind of a plushy, velvety feeling fabric that doesn’t go stiff after lots of washes.  Fit?  Well it was 1602020_273822929440515_71572410_onice and trim on our little man when we tested it ourselves and he’s a skinny minnie.  But, look at this photo (to the left).  It shows how well they fit even really chunky thighs 🙂

Plus look at all those rise snaps.  5 different rise adjustment settings.  Count ’em…there’s really 5.  Lots more than the standard 3 rise setting options seen on most typical one size snap down diapers.  That’s a ton of ways to get a perfect fit.  There’s even crossover snaps on the front for tiny newbornSONY DSC babies who are super skinny.

Want even more options in one diaper?  How about this?  Nuggles!  Can be used as an all-in-two (AI2), or an all-in-one (AIO) or a pocket style diaper.  Say what?  Yep.  You can snap the insert in and leave it like that and never take it off even for washing making it an AIO.  Or you can forget about snapping it all together and just lay the insert on top like an AI2.  Or if you want to, stuff the insert into the pocket opening and it’ll agitate itself out in the wash.  Genius!  And fool-proof for when Dad forgets to pull the liner out of the pocket or when a super poopy diaper makes you not want to pull any insert out of anywhere 😉

But wait.  Baby can’t handle bamboo against the skin?  No problem, they’ve got a snap in stay-dry liner for that.  See?  I told you, they’ve thought of everything.

So, have a look at the adorable colors and prints we’ve got in stock now including the stunning Nordica Collection and consider adding a Nuggles! Simplee Bamboo to your cloth diaper collection today.  (As an added incentive, enjoy 10% off with coupon code: TRYME)

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