Today we're spending a few moments with Clarissa of Green Beans Diapers. We spoke with Clarissa a little while ago, and wanted to know more.
Clarissa, how long has Green Beans Diapers been in business?
I have been selling cloth diapers and like items for one year in November, that is also when I opened my Etsy shop.
What brought you to Etsy?
Large market of customers, great advertising and tons of selling support for shop owners, including teams like EtsyClothDiaper Team.
What is one of the best things about Green Beans Diapers?
The best thing about my cloth diapering business and selling on Etsy in general is that I can do as much or as little as I want, or my schedule allows. I have a lot more freedom to work around my family's schedule than I would with a typical day job.
Is there anything you don't like about running a cloth diapering business?
I only wish I could make my diapers faster! I have so many new designs I would like to do and just not enough time in the day to get to them all!
Can you tell us what a typical work day (night?) looks like for you?
Hahaha, it is too long to fit in the blog entry. Let's just say my day starts at 6:30 and I am still working on something until around 10. No time even for t.v.
Do you have a favorite cloth diapering tip to share with us?
Make sure to rinse or soak your microfiber inserts before washing! They hold soo much that if you don't use enough water, you are just diluting the urine, not washing it out. I like to soak them all day in a full load size of water, just toss them in as I use them. At the end of the day, rinse or spin that water out. Refill and start a wash cycle with extra rinse. This really helped keep our inserts from getting "funky" or needing stripped frequently.
What do you like to do when you're not making cloth diapers?
Make more cloth diapers! Or mama cloth, or sometimes when I find time, I like to garden and decorate cakes!
You can find Clarissa's beautiful diapers here:
Etsy Shop: Green Beans Diapers
Facebook: Green Beans Diapers
Thanks for taking a few moments to speak with us, Clarissa. We think your diapers are just gorgeous!