Nearly two years ago, we posted an informative and rave review of gDiapers, the planet’s first flushable diaper; and they received Inhabitots Founder Jill Fehrenbacher’s highest recommendation for a green hybrid diapering option. As the gDiaper collection has expanded, we’ve brought you all of their latest news, from gCloth washable diaper inserts, fashionable new gPant styles, and the latest addition to the line, biodegradable gWipes baby wipes. We were delighted to have the opportunity to present the five questions we ask all of our favorite green designers and eco companies, to Kim Graham Nye, co-founder of gDiapers. Read on for the scoop on how gDiapers got its start, and to learn about the character traits already prevalent in her toddler years that enabled Kim to spearhead this start-up company that is helping to save the planet one tush at a time!
1. Where did you come up with the idea to start gDiapers?
Kim: When I was pregnant with our oldest son Fynn, my husband Jason and I began researching eco-friendly diaper options. We were surprised that there were still only 2 options — cloth and disposable. And then we found a third option. It consisted of a reusable diaper cover that could be used with either cloth inserts or fully biodegradable inserts. It seemed to Jason and I to be Australia’s best kept secret! If we, as parents, were wondering why there wasn’t a better choice for diapering, we were confident that the rest of the world would want to know about this too. It was a secret that just had to be told. So we negotiated the rights, created a brand, raised some seed money, and brought the concept to the U.S. With the grassroots help from our gMums (our most dedicated customers) helping to spread the word, we’ve had a great few years.