Mar

29

Tag, we’re IT!

March 29, 2010

Re visiting “Tag, we’re IT!”,
an April 10, 2008 Stinky Couture™ blog post.

From it’s conception in 2005, I have nurtured and given great thought to Stinky Couture™. Every detail from packaging, every stitch, and yes, the tag. The Stinky Couture™ tag is unique in design, cut from vintage denim and individually embroidered with “Stinky Couture”, the tag represents quality. When you see the Stinky Couture™ tag, you know that you have a unique, quality item that was sewn just for your Baby as I would sew it for our Baby.

Oct

30

POLY What?

October 30, 2009

Polyester. What falls into the category of polyester? For starters, those pocket cloth diapers we all love made using suede cloth (bumGenius), micro fleece (FuzziBunz) as well those cloth diapers that incorporate Polyurethane Laminate (PUL) and athletic wicking material, which is, guess what . . . polyester! Even the beloved OCBV (Organic Cotton Bamboo Velour) fabric that can be found in many of our favorite “green labeled” cloth diapers, commonly has a 2% polyester backing. Regardless of how it’s labeled polyester falls into the category of a fabric that is less than eco friendly due to it’s carbon footprint. That said, when incorporated to make a cloth diaper I believe, as do many, that the environmental benefits gained by the choice to use cloth diapers far out weighs the less then green facet of it. We, our babies, our planet, benefit from using cloth diapers whether they are made up of natural fibers or not. Fabrics made up of polyester work and work well giving parents the option to not use disposable without sacrificing performance. As each baby’s/parents needs differ the need for options is a must. Have you thought about how many parents might choose not to cloth diaper if there were not options?

Jun

12

Diamond quilting . . . it’s a good thing! Imitation, not so much. Stinky Couture™ being the inventive, contemporary brand that it is often is in the position of having our ideas imitated in one form or another. That said, their efforts though diligent, genuinely pale in comparison. The Stinky Couture Signature Series™ fitted cloth diaper embodies classic lines and luxe materials. The Stinky Couture™ cloth diaper is easily spotted with our signature, the detailed quilting design of the Stinky Couture Signature Soaker™. Being that Stinky Couture™ is just that, couture, there are those replica makers trying to make a quick buck with imitation. You can however note the inferior products if you employ close attention to detail. When I create, it’s all about the detail.

As posted 01/09 :

Diamonds may just be your baby’s new best friend. . . I’m talking diamond quilting. Stinky Couture™ is addressing the need for a soaker that not only offers superior absorbency, but still looks great wash after wash. Many of you are familiar with a common industry problem where the outer fabric of a soaker containing a boost layer through the center can develop a saggy and wrinkled look over time and washings. No more! Stinky Couture™ now offers an innovative new soaker featuring quilting through all the layers that our testing shows not only significantly increases durability, but also allows for additional layers of absorbency without additional bulk. No sagging, no curling and a great new unique look.




We had previously shared to expect some new and exciting developments
to Stinky Couture™, we will strive not
to disappoint. Please look forward to a new product line later this year which
is currently on the drawing board, quite literally, in charcoal! Now you all know some of what I dream about…

May

16

About Our Products

May 16, 2009

A few notes About Our Products:

First and foremost Stinky Couture™ is innovative in design with extraordinary attention to quality and detail. It’s worth mentioning that Stinky Couture™ products have not, nor have ever been, touted or advertised as all organic or all natural. From conception the primary focus for fabrics has been on boutique, out of print, hard to find and rare prints with special consideration to organic and organic blend fabrics. That said, high performance fabrics are incorporated in many Stinky Couture™ designs. High performance fabrics may include, though are not limited to, athletic wicking materials, polyester/polyester blend fabrics, polyurethane laminate (PUL) and Zorb™, which we were at the forefront in incorporating as a staple fabric in the cloth diaper community as noted in our August ’08 post The New Blue Superhero in SC’s life . . .

Following the CPSIA bringing to the forefront of discussion and legislation the safety of all products intended for children under 12 years of age, as well as our desire to keep parents informed, Stinky Couture™ began including a content card with each product this year that details the fabrics used.

Please note our About Our Products page has been updated with this additional detail.

The Stinky Couture™ product line will continue to evolve in order to address and accommodate the needs and desires of you, our customer.

I say yet again that I am so fortunate to have so many of you that started as customers become my friends over time, and I do so enjoy watching your babies grow. I value your friendship and am thankful for the support you provide for me an my family.

Feb

12

The Stinky Couture™ AIO

February 12, 2009



Adding to the SC product line up is the Stinky Couture™ All-In-One. A cloth diaper that needs no cover as the outer layer is waterproof, hence the All-In-One (AIO) name. The SC AIO is a luxurious, trim fitting, no bulk, no fuss option for those parents who like the convenience of a disposable diaper yet want the eco friendly environmental advantages of cloth. Not only is the SC AIO as trim as the SC Signature Series™ fitted, the fact that we combined it with the innovative diamond quilted soaker, unique to Stinky Couture™, makes this a must have for busy parents on the go. When parents communicate to me what they are wanting, words like absorbency, comfort and trust are at the top of the list. Customers have come to expect the style and quality that Stinky Couture™ is known for, and not wanting to disappoint, I continue to mix it up with traditional and edgy fabrics and design. Previously the SC AIO has been primarily available only to those with custom orders, but will soon be available RTW (ready to wear).

Jan

14

Diamonds may just be your baby’s new best friend. . . I’m talking diamond quilting. Stinky Couture™ is addressing the need for a soaker that not only offers superior absorbency, but still looks great wash after wash. Many of you are familiar with a common industry problem where the outer fabric of a soaker containing a boost layer through the center can develop a saggy and wrinkled look over time and washings. No more! Stinky Couture™ now offers an innovative new soaker featuring quilting through all the layers that our testing shows not only significantly increases durability, but also allows for additional layers of absorbency without additional bulk. No sagging, no curling and a great new unique look.




We had previously shared to expect some new and exciting developments
to Stinky Couture™, we will strive not
to disappoint. Please look forward to a new product line later this year which
is currently on the drawing board, quite literally, in charcoal! Now you all know some of what I dream about…

Oct

21

I do believe that from conception Stinky Couture™ has striven to set itself apart, to be unique in design, style and quality. I’ve often received questions from prospective customers asking what makes us different.. Many times it’s the details. The little things.. From the Stinky Couture™ label, to the unique styled stitch elastic casing, to the coordinating appliqués on the Stinky Couture™ soakers. The leg elastic is encased with either a zig zag stitch or a wave stitch. Not only did I choose these stitch styles to add a uniqueness, I found that these two stitches had an added benefit of additional elasticity. The soakers are each appliquéd with the coordinating fabric of the diaper and the serger thread is changed for each diaper soaker to match. Diapers with fabrics that have a directional pattern are always cut and center seamed at the crotch so that the designs can be enjoyed front and back. Stinky Couture™ truly believes in the importance of a stitch.

-Stinky Couture™ blog post 05-23-08

Expanding on the previous post, Stinky Couture™ continues in the direction of offering unique features to each product by including coordinating embroidery with appliqués on the backside of our soakers where appropriate. Some recent examples include an embroidered “Argg!” and appliquéd skulls to coordinate the Jolly Roger print, an appliquéd kitty and embroidered “Hello” for the beloved Hello Kitty print and an appliquéd cherry with the embroidered word “Rickey” for the oh so elusive Cherry Rickey print. These are just a few highlights of the attention to detail in our work. Our goal is that each Stinky Couture™ product is not only a investment in quality, but also a unique artistic expression.

Oct

9

Let’s re visit “Tag, we’re IT!”,
an April 10, 2008 Stinky Couture™ blog post.

From it’s conception in 2005, I have nurtured and given great thought to Stinky Couture™. Every detail from packaging, every stitch, and yes, the tag. The Stinky Couture™ tag is unique in design, cut from vintage denim and individually embroidered with “Stinky Couture”, the tag represents quality. When you see the Stinky Couture™ tag, you know that you have a unique, quality item that was sewn just for your Baby as I would sew it for my Baby.

Stinky Couture™ does not sell “seconds”. The occasional “second” is donated tag-less to a women’s shelter for the benefit of women who want to cloth diaper their babies though do not have the means in which do so.

An update about “seconds” : SC will occasionally offer a “second quality” diaper free for the cost of shipping on the Hyena Cart store.

Oct

2

LOVE the feel of it.

October 2, 2008

This custom order was made of a rich designer velour for the outer, organic cotton/bamboo fleece for the inner and organic cotton bamboo velour for the soaker. True to form, this Stinky Couture™ cloth diaper is a unique blend of function and luxury.

Many of the fabrics purchased for Stinky Couture™ are purchased “post production”. Once a designer has completed a production run or samples for a season, the remaining fabric is made available. Often these fabrics are one time purchases and purchased in small amounts. These fabrics can often be spotted in RTW (ready-to-wear) at high end boutiques.

Aug

15

Stinky Couture™ was one of the first cloth diaper designers to be introduced to what we refer to as the new blue superhero….ZORB™.

ZORB™ is a specialty textile designed to improve the performance of cloth diapers and accessory products. ZORB™ absorbs 10x it’s weight in less than half a second — that’s 20x faster than cotton, bamboo or hemp. ZORB™ has incredible holding power too, a single layer holds up to three times the moisture of the best absorbing knits.

Initially we began testing ZORB™ with a local group of parents. We were so very impressed with the results that we will be incorporating the new blue superhero in all Stinky Couture™ soakers and doublers unless specifically requested otherwise. We will be sandwiching ZORB™ in between layers of Organic Cotton Bamboo Fleece and/or Bamboo Velour (Organic 70% Bamboo / 30%). ZORB™ is soft, rinses easily and dries extremely quickly as well being non-toxic and non-allergenic. Though we recognize that ZORB™ is made from a proprietary blend of natural and man-made fibers, the benefits we feel are worthwhile. It is our belief that the energy savings gained by less wash cycles and quicker drying times make this a win-win for parents and the planet.


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