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Here you can read news about EcoBrats in Ireland and about my personal (and continuing) journey in setting up this business. Originally I had also intended to post information and advice relating to ethical living and a number of green parenting issues but I have subsequently decided to set up a website dedicated to this purposes - more information coming soon!

Green parenting is not something to be practiced by an elite few with money to burn but an economic, practical solution to increasing prices, dwindling natural reserves and a polluted environment.

I believe firmly that we should give our children the best start in life possible and here at EcoBrats we strive to provide some of the tools required to do this.

I am available to give real nappy demonstrations and talk on a range of topics, in the Limerick area. If you would like to book a demonstration/talk, please don't hesitate to email or alternatively call on 061 748498.

09 October 2008

EcoBrats Featured in Limerick Today!

Very excited that EcoBrats got its first mention in the local press yesterday!

The article is about people starting out in business during a recession and it came about as a result of a course the I am doing at the moment, run by the Limerick County Enterprise Board.

The section about EcoBrats didn't come out exactly as I intended, so I just wanted to address a couple of points here and re-emphasize what I meant:

"Claire believes the fact she is selling products aimed at boosting babies' health should mean everyone possible can get hold of products."
Claire really believes that everyone should be able to access the tools and equipment needed to give their children the best start in life and she aims to supply some of these items in Ireland, particularly focusing on making them more accessible in the Limerick area.

"She is planning to hold events in Limerick, and will try and give families on low incomes a discount."
I am happy to demonstrate/show any of my products in the Limerick area and will be implementing a discount scheme for families on low incomes (details to be confirmed - watch this space!).

Quote "For people on really low incomes (low income would have done!), when you tell them there is a cost saving, that's wonderful, but if they are buying disposable nappies, its a few euros each week, and that's manageable. But with cloth nappies, its a huge chunk (its not a huge chunk - just a bigger chunk than buying disposables every week!) all at the beginning, which is something that people may struggle with."

"To this end, Claire is planning a 'part-payment' scheme to aid people."
Claire will be implementing a deposit scheme in the Limerick area, whereby people can pay for their cloth nappies over a period of time (usually during the pregnancy). When baby is born there will be a two week nappy trial (nappy trials on a rental basis will be available in addition to the deposit scheme) after which someone can either commit to their original order or receive a full refund, minus a small amount (typically less than 20 Euro) usually charged for the trial.

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