Lets hear a big warm welcome to Plush Pants who are the newest sponsors of www.lactivist.net. They join the growing list of businesses on the Lactivist Friendly Business Page. Please make it worth their while and visit them at www.plushpants.com
Plush Pants was started in 2000, and was bought by Christine in 2004 when it was closing down.“I mentioned it to my husband as I intended to buy some cheap nappies in the sale, and he suggested we buy the business instead. Three weeks later I was running it! It was a slightly mad decision if I look back on it now, we had 4 children aged 6 and under, we were just about to demolish our garage to start a house extension, and then we bought a business to run from home – the first six months were total mayhem as our house was being knocked about in all directions and at one point the only rooms not affected by the building work were our bedroom, the smallest bedroom, and the downstairs loo! From humble beginnings we quickly updated the website, and once space allowed we started to expand. The Plush Pants Nappy Trial Scheme has been going since 2001, allowing parents to try before they buy. In fact, this is how I was converted to using cloth nappies full time myself! I found it hard to choose, and was worried about spending a lot of money on the wrong things, so this was an ideal way for me to get started. I’m passionate about helping others who are unsure to give cloth nappies a go, so the Nappy Trial Scheme is one of my pet projects. I’ve even got my local council (Oxfordshire) funding free nappy trial kits!”
There is also an ongoing ‘Nappies in Action‘ section to the website where customers can win £10 to spend at Plush Pants by sending in cute “babe in cloth nappy” pictures.