Comment below to tell us what you love about reusable products for your chance to win an AppleCheeks prize pack! This contest is now closed.
I was recently in Montreal where I had the immense good fortune to sit down for lunch with a group of our most admired entrepreneur colleagues, Ilana Grostern (far left) and Amy Appleton (next to Ilana) of AppleCheeks Diapers, as well as Wendy Armbruster Bell of Snugabell (center) and Sylvie D’Sousa of Naturebag.
For those of us Moms already happily converted to cloth menstrual pads, choosing cloth diapers for our kids is a no-brainer. In case you missed Amy and Ilana slaying the “Dragons” on Dragons Den, be sure to check it out here. I sent them a few followup questions to learn more about what motivates them in business (interviews and giveaways from Naturebag and Snugabell coming soon!)
MS: What do you love about being entrepreneurs?
IG: Amy and I are both very strong-minded individuals with clear ideas about how things should be in business, so instead of working for a company that would not allow us to maximize our abilities, we decided to launch our own company. For me, personally, as a creative person with a background in graphic design, having my own company allows me to put my own concepts into play and really let my energies flow. And also, running our own company allows us to provide the sort of service to our customers that we feel they TRULY deserve.
What is the most rewarding thing about building AppleCheeks?
The FANS! Man, we have the best fans/customers EVER! They are so energetic and supportive and wonderful and they make coming in to the office and doing what do every day SO TOTALLY WORTH IT!
What are your favourite reasons for choosing cloth (diapers & pads) over disposables?
They just FEEL so much better. And the fact is that when you attach a disposable diaper to your child you might as well be taking 15 cents and just throwing it directly into the landfill. It would have less of an environmental impact. I haven’t worn disposable menstrual products in about ten years now and would have made the switch earlier had I known about it. I use cloth pads and Amy favours the Diva Cup, and of course we wouldn’t let anything but AppleCheeks touch our babies’ skin!
So, who wants to win an AppleCheeks prize pack that includes a multi-purpose storage sac (check out the Lunapads cameo in this lovely video!), size 1 envelope cover and microterry insert, and size 1 swim diaper. Comment below to tell us what you love about reusable products for your chance to win!
This contest is now closed. Thanks, everyone!