“Like we were in it together, not working in competition.”
On Sunday, October 12 2014, the Green Heart Fair – Brisbane’s premier sustainability event – welcomed thousands of families at Carindale Recreation Reserve.
The Australian Nappy Association was invited to create a nappy changing station at the Fair, and to provide parents with impartial, expert advice about nappy choices.
Four ANA members were present at the Fair, and spoke to numerous parents about the benefits of reusable nappies.
Brooke Summerville from Eco Parents Australia said, “I always enjoy talking about the positives of cloth nappy use. The concept and role of the ANA was well received and the Get Into Cloth Kits appreciated as a valuable resource for educators.
I find both modern and traditional cloth nappies displayed and hanging in the breeze tend to draw interest, excitement, sharing of experiences and often a touch of reminiscing. What a pleasure.”
Also at the Fair was Carly Tribe from New Age Nappies who spoke with many parents about their love of cloth nappies. “It was a hot Brisbane day at the Green Heart Fair but thankfully the ANA changing station provided a shady, comfortable and fully equiped change area for bubs.”
Vashti Wadwell from Nest Nappies wo-manned the change station, along with her newest addition.
Vashti shares, “I had such a lovely time representing the ANA at the Green Heart Fair last weekend. The mood was so festive and we had the opportunity to chat to lots of lovely interested people about cloth nappies and do a bit of troubleshooting. Meeting other members and working together was such a nice feeling.
Like we were in it together, not working in competition.
A few of us had our babies there which was also really lovely as it wasn’t like working at all!
From a business perspective, I chatted to a few midwives and health professionals who were very interested in the Get Into Cloth Kits but predominantly my day was spent telling interested people about our business and where they could buy cloth nappies from.
I would encourage all business to get involved in events like this. Not just to further the profile of the ANA but to help increase your own customer base – at no cost beyond a couple of lovely relaxing hours standing in the fresh air!”
The ANA looks forward to working with the Green Heart Fair at next year’s events.