Buying them directly or in a co-op also means the particular diapers that you get are not CPSIA compliant--not tested for safety. If a store is importing them, I presume they are making the necessary edits and carrying out the safety testing to comply with the law, but who knows? In the end, Alva is still getting some of your money and I think that's phooey since they're such an unethical company.
I thought Diaper Safari has said several times that their line is not rebranded Alva?
Laura, mom to ds "Big D" (1.09), dd "Azalea" (10.10), and twin girls M and B (3.13)! Wife to my favorite. Cloth diaper industry geek. Birth geek. Church geek.