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Cotton Field

Why Cloth?


Every year, over 18,000,000,000 diapers are thrown into landfills. It takes up to 500 years for a single use diaper to decompose. One child in disposable diapers will require 20 trees, 420 gallons of petroleum, and generate one ton of garbage, which adds up to between 2-4% of solid waste in the nation’s landfills.The emission of carbon dioxide and methane from landfills contributes to

global warming. 

SOURCE: J.R. Ajmeri, C.J. Ajmeri. 2016. Developments in the use of nonwovens for disposable hygiene products
SOURCE: J. Meseldzija, D. Poznanovic, R. Frank. 2013. Assessment of the different environmental impacts between reusable and disposable diapers

Comfort & Health 

A cloth diaper is 100% natural fiber. Disposable diapers contain a combination of treated paper pulp, polyethylene (plastics), glues, dyes, synthetic perfumes, and sodium polyacrylate (an absorbent chemical shown to increase the risk of toxic shock syndrome).


The Lucky Baby Difference: new technology tips the scale! 

New technology as well as investing in green energy, products and fibers give our little laundromat a big impact.  As we scale up to serve more and more Lane County families, we believe we're forging a new path for local sustainable businesses, particularly in the laundromat technology sector.  Research studies that rate cloth as "not much better" for the planet than disposables do not account for recent advancements in energy efficiency or a small-scale solar and well-water approach.  We really are going to help change the world!  Come join our cause and consider a future franchising opportunity in an underserved community near you!

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