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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Living Green Expo August 28, 2010

Green Pixie Baby is proud to be participating in the Living Green Expo at the Factory in Franklin, TN again this year. Join us for an afternoon of learning to live greener lifestyles. We are donating a door prize, will have a cloth diaper swap basket, and will have a drawing for a free Knickernappie one size diaper.

I appreciate you passing the Living Green Expo information to co-workers, neighbors, friends, and family. The more we get involved - the bigger the crowd we can draw - the bigger impact we can make!

Living Green Expo
August 28
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Factory
230 Franklin Rd



This event is K.W.B.’s endeavor to educate consumers as to how companies can contribute to making their lives healthier, cleaner and greener.

The Living Green Expo features 70+ inter-active educational exhibits manned by environmentally conscious local business leaders, sponsors, and educators who can offer real solutions for people to live better, healthier lives with less impact on the environment. The Expo, free to visitors and free parking, connects people who are interested in making a positive difference in their environment at home, at work and in your community.

The 70+ green business leaders at the Living Green Expo can teach us how to live greener in areas like agriculture, energy, organic food and products, transportation, home building and remodeling, soil and water management, household items and more. Safer alternatives for things we use everyday: personal care, household, cosmetic and nutritional products.



Presentations:




10:00 Billy Ezell from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing presenting on saving natural resources – Water- and Energy



11:00 Jessica Vogt from Carpet Den Interiors, speaking on Green products in flooring...



12:00 – Freddy Satterfield

Costco's take on recycle, reduce, re-use and the Kirkland Signature brand!





1:00 Michael Martin from Whole Foods speaking on healthy eating –



2:00 Becky Taylor Clean Air Partnership of Williamson County




AND

Over 50 Door Prizes throughout the day!




Visit the Factory at Franklin web-site for directions

and a listing of

restaurants and other businesses located at the Factory http://www.factoryatfranklin.com/

Visit www.keepwilliamsonbeautiful.org for listing of the green business exhibitors at Living Green Expo.

I hope to see you there!

Marie Sawyer
www.greenpixiebaby.com

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Happy Heiny promise

This is just another reason we are proud to be a Happy Heiny's retailer / customer:

This is from Linda Byerline the Owner of Happy Heiny's

It is our promise to you and to your customers that we will always stand by our products and will always provide the best products possible.


Recently I read where a company was talking about their China made products. It was stated that it was ok to have their products made in China because they have visited the facility and they have full knowledge of how the facility is run, how employees are paid, and how they are treated. It was also stated that none of the other diaper manufacturers can say this, INCLUDING THOSE MADE IN THE USA.
I want to clarify this statement for anyone who has concerns regarding this and I know there are some since I have received the emails asking about it. All of the Happy Heinys products are made in our own facility. Every single product including our microfiber inserts. The only product that is imported is hemp and this is done due to government regulations. Our hemp products are also made in our facility.
We purchased this facility 2 yrs ago and are currently doubling the space size. The facility is 3 minutes away from our home, 5 minutes if you hit every light. My husband and I work at the facility every single day. If a machine decides to have a bad day it is my husband who gets the pleasure of fixing it. Our managing seamstress has sewn Happy Heinys since our very first wholesale order that was shipped to Japan 8-9 yrs ago. She has worked for me exclusively now for 6 yrs. We have a complete team of seamstresses that come to work every day and they do so with the knowledge that if their child has a recital, doctors appt, is sick, or just needs mom they can leave. Most importantly they can leave without losing pay. We have several family members who work for us both as seamstresses and in our packing and shipping department. We have just 3 people who actually do the shipping of products, that is Stacy, Mike (my husband), and myself.
From the day it was obvious we were going to become a larger company it has always been my goal that our company will remain 100% under our control and 100% local. As the kids are getting ready to go back to school and the facility will once again be quieter during the day this remains to be our goal. As we hire more employees I always look first to those in my community that need the jobs.
Yes it is true that our cost of production is easily 3 times the cost of those in different states and 5 times the cost of those in China but at least we have the wonderful feeling that we are providing not only a great product for parents but also a great place of employment for parents.

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?

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