Posts Tagged ‘Mother of Eden’
Friday, November 6th, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO – Mother of Eden LLC has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Children’s goods category by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA)
The Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is pleased to announce that Mother of Eden LLC has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Children’s goods category.
The SBCA 2009 Award Program recognizes the top 5% of small businesses throughout the country. Using statistical research and consumer feedback, the SBCA identifies companies that we believe have demonstrated what makes small businesses a vital part of the American economy. The selection committee chooses the award winners from nominees based off statistical research and also information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of consumer rankings, and other consumer reports. Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.
About Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA)
Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is a San Francisco based organization. The SBCA is a private sector entity that aims to provide tactical guidance with many day to day issues that small business owners face. In addition to our main goal of providing a central repository of small business operational advice; we use consumer feedback to identify companies that exemplify what makes small business a vital part of the American economy. www.smallbusinesscommerceassociation.org
Monday, July 14th, 2008
Broussard woman invents reusable snap-on diaper
By: Judy Bastien
Cloth diapers. It’s a term that makes many new mothers cringe. The idea of dealing with washing and folding dozens of diapers and the risk of stabbing their own fingers while protecting their child’s mid-section from the business end of a safety pin doesn’t appeal to most.
Even those who look for environmentally-friendly ways of doing things hesitate to venture into the routine of their grandmother’s day.
But, a Tereson Dupuy, Broussard woman has brought cloth diapers into the 21st century with the addition of a polar fleece dryness liner, a built-in waterproof exterior and adjustable snaps to make diapering quick, easy and pain-free.
Her FuzziBunz® diapers appeal to many parents, including high-profile moms and dads in Hollywood and Nashville.
And her budding international business came about because of personal necessity.
When Dupuy’s son was a baby, disposable diapers weren’t an option.
“He has a skin condition – atopic dermatitis and eczema,” she said. “Putting disposable diapers on him caused so many problems – rashes and bleeding.”
She was obligated to use cloth diapers, but she didn’t like the hassle of safety pins and separate vinyl pants.
So, she invented something that combines the baby-friendly and environmentally-friendly characteristics of cloth diapers with the convenience of disposables.
Her invention, now about 10 years old, is known worldwide as FuzziBunz®.
“It’s a three-stage system,” Dupuy said.
The polar fleece, which is next to the baby’s skin, draws moisture away from the baby and into an absorbent cloth pad, which is inserted into a pocket inside the diaper. The stay-dry feature is accomplished without using chemicals or gels, Dupuy said.
The inner fleece lining and pad are contained within a waterproof outer lining.
“Everything separates to be washed,” Dupuy said, “so it gets really clean.”
Tanya Domingue, a pediatric nurse and Scott resident, began using FuzziBunz® four months ago, when her son, Jack, was born.
She had previously used disposable diapers on her two older children.
Domingue said there is no comparison between the two.
“These FuzziBunz® win hands down,” she said. “It has a soft feel.”
Domingue said the reusable diapers are actually easier to deal with once they’re soiled than disposables.
“And, I like the idea we’re not putting more into the landfills with these diapers.”
At first, Dupuy made the diapers herself, just for personal use, but word soon got around in some of the parenting forums and chat rooms she belonged to.
A cottage industry developed, and in 2000, Dupuy’s business, which operates under the name, Mother of Eden, took off.
“I got out of the house; I stopped sewing, myself, rented a building, got employees and have been increasing ever since,” she said.
Now, her product is being sold nationwide on the Internet.
“I also have a large distributor in the UK, Finland, Australia – places where they’re a little more green than the United States.”
Celebrity parents have been heard to say they use FuzziBunz® on their babies, including 90210 star Tori Spelling and country music star Brad Paisley and his wife, actress and model Kimberly Williams Paisley.
Although FuzziBunz® are available on the Internet, Dupuy would like local parents to know that they can be purchased directly from her.
For those who don’t have a celebrity income, the cost of each diaper is a bit of a stumbling block. They sell for about $20 each.
But, they’re much cheaper in the long run, Dupuy said.
Domingue estimates that at seven diapers a day, she had already spent about $240 on disposables for her older children by the time they were 4 months old – Jack’s age.
Dupuy said most people get enough FuzziBunz® to last about a day and a half, so they don’t have to wash every day. The snaps allow for an adjustable fit, so the diapers grow with the baby.
“A full (set) of FuzziBunz® is $200- to $300, compared to $2,500 for disposables,” she said, assuming that disposable diapers are used for about three years.
Monday, May 19th, 2008
Expo to Highlight Natural and Eco-Friendly Ways to Raise Children
CHICO, CA. – The Green Baby Expo is proud to announce that Mother of Eden, the makers of the famed FuzziBunz® pocket diapers, is the official sponsor of its one-day event to promote natural living to today’s eco-conscious families. Founded by a group of dedicated Chico businesses owners and concerned citizens, the Green Baby Expo’s mission is to educate families about the various green and natural products and programs available today
The one day Expo will be held on June 21st from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, Ca. Vendors across the nation will be exhibiting products and services that appeal to eco-minded families. In addition to exhibitors, the Expo offers entertainment and fun for the whole family, including bounce houses, face painting and animals.
The admission fee is $5 per family, which includes a complimentary reusable ChicoBag tote filled with valuable coupons and goodies. Attendees also will be entered into drawings to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes.
Cyndi Pereira of Chico founded BabiesinChico.com, a Website that supports natural parenting practices, after the birth of her son. “My vision for the Green Baby Expo is to have a place that showcases today’s natural parenting practices so that other families can become introduced to great things like attachment parenting, breastfeeding, baby wearing and cloth diapering,” she says.
Tereson Dupuy, CEO of Mother of Eden and inventor of the FuzziBunz® pocket diapers says, “We are proud to sponsor the Green Baby Expo because it offers families valuable information about how to raise their babies green. It’s a great way for the whole family to come together to learn about how to make this world a better place for our children.”
For more information about the official sponsor of the Green Baby Expo, FuzziBunz®, please visit www.FuzziBunz.com. Please also support our other sponsors: Santa Cruz Organics, Luna Bars, R.W. Knudsen, Moby Wrap, and Frog Mama Baby Carriers.
For more information about the Green Baby Expo, please visit GreenBabyExpo.com.
Thursday, January 10th, 2008
NEW IBERIA, La. - Mother of Eden, the makers of the patented FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapering system, is proud to announce that it is the official sponsor of the Los Angeles premier of the widely-publicized and highly-anticipated documentary, “The Business of Being Born.” This moving and powerful film about the natural birthing process is executive produced by Ricki Lake and directed by filmmaker Abby Epstein. The premier takes place on January 14, 2008 in the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills.
“This documentary demonstrates the choices a woman has when it comes to choosing her own personal birthing experience,” said Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapers and CEO of Mother of Eden, who will be attending the January 14th premier. “Just as moms are choosing natural birthing experiences, our hope is that they, too, will choose natural parenting experiences such as breastfeeding and cloth diapering. We were honored to be invited to support this worthy endeavor and look forward to bringing attention to the natural birthing and parenting choices available today.”
Mother of Eden is leading the charge in bringing national attention to cloth diapering as the event’s official sponsor. In fact, in an effort to create awareness about cloth diapering and FuzziBunz®, the FuzziBunz® logo will be featured on the red carpet and a sample FuzziBunz® diaper will be exclusively featured in each gift bag provided to 400+ celebrity and press attendees. Mother of Eden also has donated a lifetime supply of FuzziBunz® to the silent auction that will take place the night of the premier. All proceeds from the event and silent auction go to Bloom OC, a non-profit organization that offers support to pregnant, nursing and new mothers.
For more information about the LA premier of “The Business of Being Born,” please visit www.natural-mama-media.org/invite.html.
For more information about the documentary, please visit www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com.
For more information about FuzziBunz® diapers, please visit www.fuzzibunz.com
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
NEW IBERIA, La. – Mother of Eden, the makers of the patented FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapering system, is proud to announce that FuzziBunz® diapers have taken the top spot in a head-to-head review of various cloth diaper brands. Hipster e-zine, Babble.com, selected FuzziBunz® as its Babble Best cloth diaper in its January 2008 review of various cloth diaper brands.
While author Katie Bayless objectively reviewed each cloth diaper brand, which included gDiapers, Rumpsters, Bum Genius and Happy Heinys, she wrote that FuzziBunz® takes the cake when it comes to her favorite non-disposable brand.
Bayless writes in her review, “Five reasons this is my top pick? 1) No leaks — ever. And I never used more than one insert. 2) No bulkiness — bubble-butt won’t be a problem with these diapers. 3) No staining — I’ve used these diapers for two months now and they still come out of the wash crystal clean. 4) Quick drying — some of the bulkier diapers are still wet coming out of the dryer, but not FuzziBunz®. 5) Ultra-adjustable snap closures — at first I couldn’t figure out why I liked FuzziBunz® snaps — snaps are less convenient, especially on a squirmy baby. But I learned the hard way that being (slightly) more tricky to get on, also means they are more difficult for little hands to get off (picture a crib covered in crap thanks to some of the diapers that didn’t make this list).”
Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapers and CEO of Mother of Eden, says, “This review proves what moms around the world have known all along – that there is nothing better than a FuzziBunz®. We’re the original pocket diaper and we continue to make products that mean something to moms, babies and the world at large.”
The entire review is available online at Babble.com.
Saturday, December 15th, 2007
NEW IBERIA, La. – Mother of Eden, the makers of the patented FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapering system, today announces that its widely-popular FuzziBunz® diapers have just gotten even better.
FuzziBunz® customers will find that the newly designed diapers, now made exclusively in the U.S.A., have stretchier elastic around the legs to better hug baby’s curves, noticeably larger tabs for a better grip and to better prevent sagging, and updated top stitching for added reinforcement of seams.
Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapers and CEO of Mother of Eden, says, “Without compromising the unique qualities that make FuzziBunz® diapers the best-selling reusable pocket diaper on the market today, we have worked hard to make some important visual and functional improvements. We are proud to say that these improvements are a direct result of the feedback we’ve received from customers, retailers and experts over the past several years. They’ve spoken and we’ve listened!”
While the diaper is visually different, there are some things haven’t changed. For example, sizing and snap placement remain the same, and Mother of Eden has not changed the price of the diaper either. “Customers are basically getting an even better quality diaper at the same affordable price as before,” adds Dupuy.
Mother of Eden also has created a new computerized manufacturing process to ensure consistent sizing and better quality control. Plus, the new diapers, now produced by a professional manufacturing facility in Mountain Home, Arkansas, are hand inspected to ensure perfection.
“For the past eight years, FuzziBunz® diapers have been the top diaper choice for conscientious moms turning to alternative diapering solutions. We anticipate that moms and babies will enjoy the sleek new look and improved functionality that our new and improved FuzziBunz® diapers offer. We have always invested in providing high-quality diapering products for today’s conscientious families and these improvements demonstrate our long-standing commitment to doing so,” says Dupuy.
The new and improved FuzziBunz® diapers are available for purchase starting January 2, 2008, at select baby and natural product retailers around the globe. For more information or to find a retailer near you or online, please visit www.fuzzibunz.com.
Thursday, September 6th, 2007
NEW IBERIA, La. – Mother of Eden, the makers of the patented FuzziBunz® pocket diaper system, today announces it has signed a one-year sponsorship deal with Baby Loves Disco. The deal calls for FuzziBunz®’s sole sponsorship of the Baby Loves Disco diaper changing stations starting in September 2007.
The newly designed FuzziBunz® Diaper Changing Stations include specific areas set aside at each disco venue for parents to change their babies’ dirty diapers, thus ensuring that even the littlest dancers are entitled to a clean and safe place to change their wet and poopy garbs.
Baby Loves Disco, the brainchild of dancer and mom, Heather Murphy Monteith, has been transforming city night clubs into child-proof discos for toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents for the past several years. This season, which runs from September 2007 through August 2008, includes events in 16 U.S. cities including Atlanta, Brooklyn, Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Houston, Manhattan, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Murphy Monteith says, “We are excited to bring the FuzziBunz® experience to the fun-spirited families that attend Baby Loves Disco events. As a family that uses FuzziBunz® ourselves, we have reaped the many cost and environmental benefits that come along with cloth diapering. We believe that the FuzziBunz® brand strongly compliments the worldly atmosphere we are trying to create at our high-energy dance events and we are proud to have Mother of Eden on-board as the sponsor of our diaper changing stations.”
Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® diapers, says partnering with Baby Loves Disco offers a unique opportunity for families to learn about today’s modern diaper options. “Many parents don’t realize that cloth diapering can be an easy and convenient alternative to disposables. Long gone are the cloth diapers with pins, Velcro, and plastic pants,” Dupuy says. “Rather, FuzziBunz® diapers are soft, easy to use, and convenient to care for and wash. And best of all, FuzziBunz® diapers deter millions of diapers from entering our landfills each year, something we can all be proud of.”
For more information about Baby Loves Disco, or to find an upcoming event near you, please visit www.babylovesdisco.com. To learn more about FuzziBunz® diapers, please visit www.fuzzibunz.com.
Monday, August 20th, 2007
NEW IBERIA, La., – Mother of Eden, the makers of the patented FuzziBunz® pocket diaper system, today announces it was named as a 2007 Outstanding Product Winner by iParenting Media. The iParenting Media Awards program recognizes the best products in the children’s and juvenile products industries and is the only consumer awards program certified by ISO 9001:2000, the internationally recognized standard of quality assurance.
After a rigorous and thorough review of thousands of products, experienced reviewers – including parents, experts and licensed childcare centers and schools nationwide – deemed that FuzziBunz® diapers met or exceeded iParenting’s high standards to earn this prestigious award.
Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® diapers, says that it’s important for parents to learn more about today’s modern diaper options. “Long gone are the days where cloth diapers with pins and plastic pants were the only disposable diaper alternative. FuzziBunz® diapers make cloth diapering a breeze and we are excited that the iParenting organization has recognized our important invention as one of this year’s outstanding baby care products,” she says.
The iParenting Media Award Evaluators, including at least one expert reviewer, provided several comments about why FuzziBunz® was chosen as one of the 2007 Outstanding Product Winners:
- “This product is wonderful. It can save you money and help save the environment…”
- “It [FuzziBunz®] really did seem like it kept her dryer than disposable diapers!”
- “The FuzziBunz® were very cute. They were very absorbent, they were made well and they were very easy to use!”
- “I love the idea that FuzziBunz® are easy on the environment. It is a simple way to be more eco-friendly.”
- FuzziBunz® has revolutionized the cloth diaper world.”
FuzziBunz® diapers can be purchased at various baby products retailers around the world. For more information or to find a retailer online or near you, please visit www.fuzzibunz.com.
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
NEW IBERIA, La. – It’s set to be a joyous holiday season for Hollywood’s newest parents and their little bundles of joy. Suri Cruise, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Moses Martin, along with 17 other famous babies, are receiving the gift of comfort and style this holiday season thanks to Mother of Eden, the makers of the FuzziBunz® Stay Dry Diapering System. As part of FuzziBunz®’s exclusive diaper category placement in the specialty celebrity gift baskets created by BopStarBaby, each celebrity baby will receive a supply of 12 diapers festively arranged in forest green, red and white for babies celebrating Christmas and in blue and white for babies celebrating Chanukah.
“Offering FuzziBunz® to Hollywood’s newest arrivals enables us to spread the word to a larger audience about doing what’s best for baby and what’s best for Mother Earth. Even today’s celebrities are looking for ways to contribute in a positive way to society and FuzziBunz® are an easy way to keep diapers out of landfills and babies happy and clean,” said Tereson Dupuy, CEO of Mother of Eden and inventor of FuzziBunz®.
FuzziBunz® are a reusable diaper made of three layers using the latest technology in textiles. The first layer is an ultra-soft polar fleece that gently touches baby’s delicate skin and wicks away moisture, keeping baby dry and rash-free. The second layer is a waterproof outer shell to keep messes contained, and the third layer is a pocket opening between the two layers where a parent can add a super-absorbent micro-terry insert to absorb moisture.
“Every new mom – no matter if you’re Angelina Jolie or Jane Smith – wants to make this world a better place for her children. Using FuzziBunz® allows a mom to make a stylish statement about the importance of using reusable versus disposable baby products. And best of all, FuzziBunz® are nothing like the cloth diapers of yesteryear because they are much more appealing, practical, convenient and easy to care for and they are way more stylish than prefolds and other cloth alternatives. In other words, they are actually appealing to today’s conscientious new moms,” commented Dupuy.
Twenty of Hollywood’s most elite expanded families have received the gift baskets this December, including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, Angela Basset, Matt Damon, Russell Crowe, Mark Walberg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Greg Kinnear, Gwen Stefani, Nadia Comaneci, Britney Spears, Mark Paul Gosselaar, Jamie Dean, Jann Wenner and Matt Nye, Kobe Bryant, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Christie Turlington and Ed Burns, and Rachel Weisz.
FuzziBunz® has exclusive diaper category placement in celebrity baby baskets produced by BopStarBaby, which distributed the baskets on behalf of Mother of Eden and other participants. FuzziBunz® was also included in the BopStarBaby “Goodie Bag Give-Away” in US Magazine in November 2006.