The picture above shows the little space that we are moving our online cloth diapering store into. Being an online store works great if you don't have local customers, and just pack and ship cloth diapers, but there are lots of cloth diaper wearing babies in Winnipeg and we are finally going to make life easier for those parents as they will now be able to see all of their favourite cloth diapering products in person. Whoo hoo!
Our first location is going to be at 1853 1/2 Main Street, a few blocks south of Kildonan Park. We are next to Don's Photo, across the street from a Tim Hortons, have lots of parking in front of the store and on the closest side street, and we are close to bus stops.
Right now the store is full of gorgeous organic and vegan soap, lotion, hair products, and baby products as the space has been occupied until now by Di Erbe, a Winnipeg soap company. Di Erbe is moving to 111 Marion, next door to Pasquales, but don't worry as we will be carrying some of their product line in our store. I've tried their organic Mom and Baby Dry Patch lotion so far and I'm in love.
What do we have planned for our sish=Publish Posttore? It's still going to be all about cloth diapers, our favourite and our specialty. We do want to expand the product lines that we carry so that anyone who visits us can find exactly what they need in just one stop. There are so many brands and product lines and sizes and styles of cloth diapers out there now so we are asking our customers for advice. As a Winnipeg parent who cloth diapers their baby or is considering cloth diapering, what products would you like to be able to see in person in Winnipeg. Are there any safe, eco-friendly baby products that you would like but can't find in Winnipeg? Also, what amenities would you hope to find in a little diaper store? Please reply to this post and let us know what we should be ordering in FIRST so we have everything you want when you drop by. The more specific, the better... ie: a Bummis's Easy Fits, FuzziBunz Perfect Size, bumGenius One Size Snaps, Rumparooz Prints, Charlie Banana diapers, etc. We don't want our selection to be overwhelming, but rather to be just right for most parents. As a thank you for your time, everyone who replies to this post with their in-store wish will get a $5.oo www.ClothDiaperMom.com store voucher and one lucky person will will a $50.00 in-store credit. Because the grand prize is in-store only, we are only opening up this one contest to locals only please. Our next contest will be Canada-wide, we promise.
Our contest is open until October 1st, 2010 and our grand-prize winner will be announced October 2nd. We open our doors mid-October. More details coming soon!
As well, if you are a Winnipeg Mom or Dad (even to-be) we are looking for volunteers to be on our Customer Council. You would be asked for your opinions, invited to participate in surveys, occasionally get to sample products, etc. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to part with a tiny bit of your time, from time to time.