A blog for cloth diapering Mammas. Doing our best for our babies and our Mother Earth.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

American made products

Since opening Green Pixie Baby last year I have decided to focus on American made products. There are hundreds of cloth diaper companies out there. I don't need or want to sell a hundred differant brands. I want to find and sell the best American made diapers and babycare products on the market. I do have one line that is not made in the USA but will be phasing them out. We will be a 100% American products company. I want to know that the products we sell are held to American standards and regulations. I don't want to have to worry about recalls due to chemical contaminations.

This has led me to revisit my own shopping habits. In looking at my wardrobe and that of my family I came to a sad realization that 98% of our home is foreign made. My outfit today is 100% foreign, socks, shoes, bra, and blouse were made in China, jeans were made in Egypt, panties were made in Bangladesh. Yikes! My new Years resolution will be to make every attempt to buy American made products. I found a great website that promotes USA made products and companies. I'd like to share it with you and challenge you to also buy American. http://www.americansworking.com/index.html

We really need to stop our dependence on these other countries. We need to support American workers, and the American economy. Imagine the fuel we would save from not shipping in from overseas. The jobs we would create if we purchase only American products. Imagine.

I know, I know, this is a cloth diaper blog. Sometimes little things, like diapers can lead us to great things. From changing diapers to changing our shopping habits.

If you know of other great American made cloth diapers that I don't currently carry, please let me know. I will make an attempt to add them to our inventory.

Wishing you all much peace, love, and joy this coming new year.

Marie Moore Sawyer

Monday, December 21, 2009

Crunchy Clean detergent

I was fortunate enough to meet Ashley the owner of Crunchy clean this past weekend. A lovely lady with a wonderful product. I ordered a large bag of the Tea Tree diaper detergent and so far so good. It left our diapers, clean and fresh smelling. I co-hosted a cloth diaper party yesterday and gave away some free samples of this product to the other cloth diapering mommies and I will anxiously await their reviews.

If you have ever tried the Crunchy Clean detergent I'd love to hear your honest opinion as well. I am considering adding this product to our inventory and want to know what other Moms think of it.

At Green Pixie Baby we are always looking for great natural USA made products to add to our inventory. We want our customers to have access to the best on the market. We know that you deserve the best and those precious babies do to.

This is what Crunchy Clean states about their diapers:

This cloth diaper detergent special blend of naturally occurring minerals, detergents, oxygen releasing agents that have proven to clean diapers in a safe way that does not harm your precious baby or your diapers. It does work to kill bacteria, and works great in any temperature wash and any type of machine. You can use it to soak your diapers to kill germs or get rid of stains as well as wash your diapers regularly.

No optical brighteners, fillers, dyes, or enzymes.
Great for military use!
Clean rinsing - an extra rinse isn't necessary!
No soap to build up in your diapers.
HE compatible.
Great for all of your family's clothing and diapers

Tell us what you think of this product. Should we carry Crunchy Clean??


Marie Moore Sawyer

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Free Cloth Diaper Advocacy t-shirts!

Green Pixie Baby is offering free cloth diaper advocacy t-shirts with every $40 Green Pixie Baby purchase this Saturday at The Loft at Henpeck Market in Franklin, TN. I will be there working and answering your cloth diaper questions from 9:00am - 4:30pm.

We now also carry the Thirsties brand diapers and covers, we have also added the Obaby, and Omama organic skincare products by Trillium Organics. The Belly scrub and oil is wonderful for those itchy pregnancy bellies. The Breath Free baby rub and wash is perfect for those winter sniffles too. Lilli had a bit of a cold and I took her a warm bath with the breath free gentle soap, and then rubbed her down with the breath free rub and I could tell she loved it and it really helped her congestion. It is very much like Vicks vapor rub, just not as harsh smelling and it's organic. A truely wonderful product.

Green Pixie Baby is now selling gift certificates. They are the perfect gift for the cruchy mommas in your life. If she's expecting she can purchase some belly scrub, belly oil, or organic cotton nursing pads. If she already has her little blessing she can pick from our beautiful selection of cloth diapers or our line of organic babycare products.

I want to thank all of my customers for their support and wish you all a wonderful Christmas.

Marie Moore Sawyer

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kids Trading Co. - Murfreesboro, TN

The Kids Trading Co. In Murfreesboro is a great children's consignment store. They have a great variety of children's items including clothing, toys, shoes, and of course our cloth diaper and organic baby care products. More than that this store is run by some amazing women. I truely enjoy working with them and consider both Christine and Tanya friends and a blessing in my life. Thank you ladies for being so supportive of me and my business. In retail you run into so not so friendly people and group's and the crew at The Kids Trading Co. have been a refreshing change.

If you have the opportunity to stop by the store and check them out you won't be disappointed. The prices are fair, the products are in great shape, and they are super friendly.

They are at 490 St. Andrews Drive #103 Murfreesboro, TN 37128 I promise you won't be disappointed!

This is the place to shop for the children on you holiday list!

Happy shopping!

Marie www.greenpixiebaby.com

About Me

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Franklin, TN, United States
Hello my name is Marie. I have four healthy, beautiful children. When our latest blessing joined our lives in November 2008 we decided to do the best thing for her and our planet. We went the cloth diapering route. During our search for cloth diapers we found limited availability in our area. We knew that we were not the only family facing this dilemma. Together we decided that we were going to help bring the green trend of cloth diapering to Franklin, TN. So here we are! We specialize in American made cloth diapers and baby products. Spreading the love of cloth diaper fluff and American made stuff one baby at a time. www.greenpixiebaby.com won’t you join us in saving our planet and parenting green?