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Old 04-07-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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AI2 with PUL inserts - any suggestions?

I am trying to start a cloth diaper business in Uganda to provide good work opportunities to local women - in order to make them affordable for the local market, I'm trying an AI2 design - I have a PUL/suedecloth outer with an insert that has PUL and suedecloth with 6 layers of upcycled t shirt material. I put PUL on the inserts to try to keep the outer diaper dry, because when I use AI2s the outer diaper usually gets damp.

My biggest issue is that the inserts take so long to dry.

Any suggestions on how to improve this? I haven't seen any AI2 diapers that have PUL in the inserts - do you know of any? Are there good reasons nobody puts PUL on the inserts?

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I think Grovia inserts have PUL on them.

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Grovia does. They don't sew all their layers together to help drying time. It's hard to explain.
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Re: AI2 with PUL inserts - any suggestions?

The gro-via ones are the only ones I know, but for me they still took a long time to dry. So I took my seam ripper and made is so they are only barely attached at either end, allowing the layers to separate more when dried and therefore drying faster. You could also just attach the top section on one end so it would flap and dry even faster.
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Re: AI2 with PUL inserts - any suggestions?

FWIW, the babyland factory in China makes a gussetted CBI/MF blend insert with a PUL backing. The charcoal bamboo layer is fleece, so it feels like they dry fairly quickly, though I guess I can't say for sure how long the MF is actually taking to dry. I believe the layers are CB-MF-MF-MF-PUL. I've only ever seen them in co-ops. They are less than $1.50 each if you order a few hundred from the factory and you could add snaps to them or something.
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Re: AI2 with PUL inserts - any suggestions?

Swaddlebees have a snake insert with stay dry on one end so you can choose whether to have natural fiber or stay dry against your baby's skin. We don't use them anymore because I prefer the quick dry of flats.

Honestly, I wouldn't use pul in your main insert. Some cacies are allergic to pul and other mothers just don't want it. I would do a pair of inserts, 8 layers each, and sew them together Grovia style. One insert would have the pul and be labeled as night time or super dry or something. I'd sell the diaper with the choice of inserts: none, one or two.

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