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Old 01-10-2013, 09:47 AM   #21
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Thank you, I will look into that!!

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Thank you, I will look into that!!
Fwiw, she says in one place that it matches bamboo velour attributes such as matching body temperature, staying soft, etc. and in another place indicates that its weave is not as good for handling gushes and thus would not be best for a heavy day pad. That leaves me wondering if it is more like bamboo or more like cotton. But it's intriguing.
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Re: Cloth pads - what do you like best?

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I'm go-ing to start making mama cloth to sell I wanted to see what YOU like in your mama cloth
Favorite top layer : Cotton Sherpa

Favorite absorbent layer : Bamboo fleece

Favorite backing: Fleece

Favorite length for liners : 9-10"

Favorite length for day pads : 9-10"

Favorite length for overnight/postpartum : 12-13"

Do you like different options (lots of different fabrics, styles, different absorbecy in all sizes, ect.) or simplicity? (light liners, moderate regular length, heavy long length, all minky or all bamboo, ect.) : Simplicity

Exposed fleece (on the wings, like pampered mama, go with the flo, ect.) or all fabric tops including wings (like tree hugger) : All fabric top.

What is most important to you assuming they both function well - cuteness, or price?: Price

What attracts you more - low flat rate shipping, or more add on shipping the more you buy (ie, less shipping for a smaller order vs. flat rate) : Add on shipping

Anything else you can add would be SUPER helpful! I'm excited to get started I'm just feeling wishy washy with what I'd like to do.

Any shop names are also welcomed!! I had one in mind, but nothing is set in stone. I'll be selling mama cloth mainly, maybe nursing pads, wetbags and family cloth as well.
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ETA - I hate serged pads, the seams rub...

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:38 PM   #24
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Thanks! I don't even own a serger so that won't be a problem
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Favorite top layer : obv

Favorite absorbent layer : hemp

Favorite backing: wool interlock

Favorite length for liners : 6"

Favorite length for day pads : 8" regular, 10" heavy

Favorite length for overnight/postpartum : really long...12" maybe, also like hourglass shape (wide on the ends, narrower in the middle where the snaps are)

Do you like different options (lots of different fabrics, styles, different absorbecy in all sizes, ect.) or simplicity? (light liners, moderate regular length, heavy long length, all minky or all bamboo, ect.) : I like options, sometimes I need a heavier absorbancy shorter pad, or lighter absorbancy longer pad, depends on flow and activity.

Exposed fleece (on the wings, like pampered mama, go with the flo, ect.) or all fabric tops including wings (like tree hugger) : I like single layer wings, although I'm having some trouble with them holding up; so, either is okay as long as they are very durable.

What is most important to you assuming they both function well - cuteness, or price?: price, materials (I like natural and organic choices), durability

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Hbee, I've never seen cotton sherpa tops! Where do you get those? (This is what is dangerous about DS. It's so easy to run after the shiny new thing mentioned, teehee.)

Tazzae, did you see that Go with the Flo has a group co-op coming up on 2/1-2/15. They sound like the perfect company for you if they aren't already your favorite. The savings could go up to 40%, depending on how much everyone buys through the co-op form. You have to like "Lilia Designs/Go with the Flo" on facebook to see the specs .
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I was thinking of names for your store. The other day I was telling a friend about my cloth purchase from you. I called you Kelsey's kloset at the time lol just off top of my head. Of maybe Kelsey's kloth play on words with the K from your name. Idk just a couple that popped in my head.
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Favorite top layer : Flannel, I'm wierd . Don't like OBV, feels wet/sweaty too me, and never tried minky

Favorite absorbent layer : not sure

Favorite backing: Love fleece, hate pul, never tried wool

Favorite length for liners : 6 or 7 in

Favorite length for day pads :9"

Favorite length for overnight/postpartum : haven't tried any yet

Do you like different options: Lots of options, as long as they are well explained

Exposed fleece (on the wings, like pampered mama, go with the flo, ect.) or all fabric tops including wings (like tree hugger) : Exposed fleece so its trimmer

What is most important to you assuming they both function well - cuteness, or price?:
a mix of both

What attracts you more - low flat rate shipping, or more add on shipping the more you buy (ie, less shipping for a smaller order vs. flat rate) :
add on shipping b/c I usually buy in small amounts

Wanted to add, especially for liners, hate big round wings, love small tab wings, the extra wings make for extra bulk that isn't needed, especially for liners !
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Wanted to add that i really like hourglass shaped pads, even for medium/regular absorbancy and they are harder to find than they are in heavy absorbancy.
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Favorite top layer : minky, followed by obv, followed by cv

Favorite absorbent layer : zorb, followed by microfiber

Favorite backing: dense fleece (like Malden mills) followed by wool

Favorite length for liners: never paid attention to length, sorry

Favorite length for day pads : ditto

Favorite length for overnight/postpartum : ditto

Do you like different options or simplicity?: I think it would be fantastic to be able to just choose all the options from drop-down menus, but failing that, I prefer simplicity simply so there's not like six million items listed for me to sort through.

Exposed fleece or all fabric tops including wings: all fabric. The ones I have with exposed fleece seem to be too stretchy in the wing area and don't stay put well.

What is most important to you assuming they both function well - cuteness, or price?: price. It goes on my hooha, it catches blood. Pretty colors are nice but patterns, etc are worthless to me.

What attracts you more - low flat rate shipping, or more add on shipping the more you buy? Low flat rate shipping - I am more likely to buy a ton and feel like I won cause the shipping cost divided out by # of items is so low lol

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