Cradle to Cradle: better by design

April 20, 2015

We imagine a world where all products are designed and manufactured responsibly. Where all products are created with the end use in mind. A world that follows the principles of Cradle to Cradle, the world leader in ecologically intelligent design.

Cradle to Cradle goes beyond troubleshooting how to minimize waste, or how to prolong a product that will ultimately become waste, and instead encourages us to rethink the conditions that shape our designs in the first place. Cradle to Cradle utilizes design as a tool to shape a healthier world economically, ecologically and socially. We can in fact build a better world, a world of abundance, not scarcity. Rather than focusing on having a smaller footprint, Cradle to Cradle directs innovation toward a positive footprint. And it starts at the design level. Make “healthy, safe, efficient and quality products that are designed with future impact in mind.”

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On Location with Carrie and Cooper: Bountiful.

September 12, 2014

Before Back To School

Remember our friends in Leadville, CO? They’re Carrie and Cooper, two teachers/elevation-defying composters who recently welcomed another member to the family for a grand total of four, two of whom are happily adding to the compost pile, instead of the trash bin, by way of gDiapers (disposable inserts, wet ones only).

We wanted to catch up with this miles-high family as summer wraps up and Carrie and Cooper head back to school.

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On Location with Carrie and Cooper: Beneath the Snow

May 29, 2014

Is It Spring yet?

Maybe in Portland, or Austin, or even London. But after checking in with our composting friends in Leadville, CO last month…

“Still full on winter around here. Although regular trips down valley allow us to taste spring via bike rides, walks, and trips to the parks. Compost pile, along with the entire backyard, is still buried in several feet of snow. But it looks like all the melt occurring on the warm days is taking care of the inserts we’ve been putting in the pile, as I have a hard time finding anything from even a month ago. Perhaps a bumper crop of compost this year!?!”

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Plastic pollution solutions.

April 11, 2014

It’s easy to throw up our hands in the face of plastic-filled gyres and contaminated fish, but we’re not the types to be intimidated. Our current plastics situation is in many ways the by-product of “convenience” products that have only been in our lives for a generation.

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A future free of plastic pollution.

April 9, 2014

Today, gDiapers is taking a step with our customers towards a future free of plastic pollution. With every purchase of our clean water tee or great white shark gPants, gDiapers will sponsor a foot of beach clean-up executed by 5 Gyres, an organization committed to eliminating plastic pollution from our oceans. gDiapers families have already taken steps to reduce one of the most impactful everyday plastic products—conventional disposable diapers. Now we’re inviting you into deeper water to learn more about plastic pollution and join the work to steer the future in a different direction.

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