More about how Green Cheeks are made
So, as you mayknow by now, I am a Mum myself, my son Harrison was born in August of 2018. I’ve designed this range based on my own experience as a full-time cloth bum Mum!
What's the process?
Before my product comes to market, I will have been working on it behind the scenes for months and months. Prototypes are made, tests are done by me at home on my family (in addition to the factory tests), more prototypes are made based on my findings and alterations. And eventually, once I’m 100% satisfied with the product, I'm happy to advertise to you, my new Mum friends, I may ask some of your to help with the testing towards the end of this process. The stock comes to me at home, this is very much a work from home enterprise – at least for now. Who knows where this might take me, the sky’s the limit, or so they say! .
Are they safe?
All of the products are tested to ensure they do not pose a fire risk and do not contain any nasty chemicals. I wouldn’t bring anything to market that I wouldn’t happily use on myself or my family.
The fastenings are tested by SGS to ensure their secure attachment passes CEN/TR16792 - this certificate ensures the safety of children's clothing.
The plastic accessories are also approved and tested by OEKO-TEX Standard 100 under article 6 for baby articles.
They have also passed a flammability test and did not ignite.
Also, tests have been passed for chemical traces, passing for lead content and other chemicals.
Gold stars and top marks all around - nothing nasty going on here!
Where is it made?
I’m not making these nappies, I have no such talent, I’m working with a great factory overseas. The factory has ethical practices, which means premises are clean and well maintained. and the staff are treated fairly and paid well for their service. They are doing a great job and I’m so happy with the products we are creating together.
As much as I'd like to be having these made in the UK and supporting our textile industry, I can't be affordable and achieve this - but I'll keep trying
They are made on large machinery for the fabric cutting, and stitched on a sewing machine, hand finished in some cases.
Who are we?
Green Cheeks is very much a family, work from home (WAHM) affair.
There's me, Lianne - the "nappy witch" as my other half calls me, I used cloth nappies on Harrison from when he was around 5 weeks old, with varying levels of success. I tried so many different brands any styles of nappy, my downfall was always choosing them by how much I liked the pattern, rather than how good they were - which is one of the reasons why I've created this range - why can't we have both?
Then there's Lee - recruitment consultant by day, picker packer by night. So, if you ever end up with something missing, let me know, and I'll be sure to give him a hard time
And then little Harrison, my part-time model, and chief of posting envelopes into the giant red box!