Monday, August 3, 2009

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Product Focus: Thirsties Duo Wraps

NEW! Thirsties Duo Wraps Save Money!

Thirsties, a Colorado owned and operated, 100% USA made cloth diaper company recently released the new Duo line of diaper covers. What’s so great about these new wraps, you ask? Lots!

The new Duo Wraps offer the same foolproof fit and ease of use as the Thirsties original diaper covers with one new feature that is sure to please: they’re adjustable. “They make sizing up a whole lot easier,” Nicole Hanson, mother of one says. “I only need two sizes to fit my daughter from birth to potty training and that really saves me a lot of money, without compromising on the fit.”

In these times of belt-tightening and fat-trimming it’s nice to hear that there is now an offshoot that saves even more money on a product that already saves new parents thousands of dollars every year. The new Duo line from Thirsties is definitely something worth checking into.

About the Inventor...

Erin Kimmett, owner and designer of Thirsties, became infatuated with the sewing machine and all its wonders beginning at a very young age. Her grandmother, Pearl McBride, was a truly gifted craftswoman and eventually become a local celebrity in her artful expressions. Pearl's father passed away when she was just a baby leaving she and her mother to fend for themselves in a poverty-stricken tenement of New York City. Pearl was taught to sew professionally alongside learning her ABCs and tying her shoes. Though Pearl was only a child, she and her mother worked tirelessly together as sewers for a large clothing manufacturing company to try and make ends meet. Despite the fact that she was forced to sew in lieu of a formal education in order to keep bread on the table for herself, Pearl was enamored with the needle and thread and all the limitless possibilities of creativity it provided. As an adult, she continued to sew for both hobby and profession. Never was she seen without a needle and thread in her hand. In due time, she graciously passed along her gift and her unquenchable thirst for creativity and sewing to her granddaughter, Erin Kimmett.

Pearl has since passed, but her love for sewing is still expressed in Thirsties cloth diapers today. As a new cloth diapering mom herself, Erin Kimmett, couldn’t find a diaper cover that quite suited the needs of her baby, and therefore set out to create her own design of waterproof wraps. The first covers were patterned, cut, and sewn on her dining room table and went through several tweaks over the course of 18 months before they were finally released! It was a painstaking process, but all the hard work and innovation paid off and resulted in the best selling diaper cover on the market today.

21 comments:

HappilyDomestic said...

can't wait to try these! I love my thirsties covers (I only have 2).

Upstatemomof3 said...

Wow!! What an amazing story!

dannyscotland said...

We have some Thirsties covers. They worked especially well on my newborn. I love all the color options, too, and in the new Duo Wraps (which I can't wait to try!) there are even more! Love that!

The McDougles said...

That's a wonderful story!

I can't wait to try the Duo Wraps. They sound awesome!

Crissy said...

Great story. That family has some talent. I love families that pass down the line creative talents. Such a beautiful family as well. I can't wait to try some Thirsties covers and the Duo Wraps!

Christina C. said...

O love hearing the stories behind amazing products! I have 1 Duo Wrap and I LOVE it!! I want more SOOOOO bad!!

Ashley said...

I love that these are adjustable! What a great way to save money.

a2editor said...

I'm so excited to try these! Thanks for telling the story behind them. My daughter is ready to size up and is awkwardly between cover sizes right now. I think the Duo Wraps will be just the thing to solve this problem.

Laura C

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Hannah said...

I love thirsties covers so I want to try one or two of these soon!

ih0ney said...

this is very inspiring. just yesterday i was thinking of trying to make one!

BrassyMom said...

I LOVE my Thirsties Duo Wraps. I think they seem to fit even better than the regular XS Thirsties cover. We use them with flat fold diapers and a snappi. They don't leave angry red marks from the elastic like our newborn Proraps did and I only have a problem with leaking when there is too much pee in the diaper (diaper completely soaked past capacity).

Jennifer said...

I started with 2 regular Thirsties and loved them. When my DD started outgrowing them, I bought 2 of the Duos. I love these just as much and love that they will last longer! Now with the money I saved I can buy more in other colors!! he he he

the monkey's mama said...

i had no idea they were from Colorado! One more reason to love that state :0

I hear such amazing things about their covers and now, after reading their story, I want to try their products even more!

Jenney said...

Thank you for sharing that story. We started cloth diapering with one celery Large Thirsties cover, and one blue Small Thirsties cover. We just wanted to "try" cloth diapering with our two boys. We are now hooked and own many brands and many types of CDs, but Thirsties continues to be our daily cover (and we own a LOT more than 2 now!)

hosiewosie said...

love to hear these stories. Just bought one size wonderwraps, but wished I would have waited for the thirsties, I've used their brand until now and LOVE it!!!

Jenna said...

I've tried quite a few different diaper covers, and the Duo wrap is by FARRRRR my favorite! To the point where I'll probably be getting rid of the other ones in a while.

meganbhulsey said...

I love my Thirsties covers and would love to try the duo wraps. I love the bright, fun colors!

Andrea said...

This was a great post to hear more about. I just purchased three for the new baby and have one for my daughter. I'm not thrilled about the old ones (but I hear they are new an improved now) because the elastic is completely stretched out after only 6 months.

Katie said...

I LOVE my thirsties covers - can't wait to try these out!!

Katie said...

I am planning on using Thirsties covers when my LO arrives in September, and I appreciate knowing the story behind the company! I love the idea of the Duo Wraps, and they are getting great reviews!

Cathy said...

I am so excited about these. Can't wait to buy some for my son. I have heard so many great things about thirstie covers.