Way back in 1987 my friend and I were sitting at the kitchen table nursing our babies, watching our kids, drinking tea… and hatching a business. That’s how Bummis was born – in my kitchen. We sold our first 52 wraps in June 1988 and haven’t looked back since.
Back in those days, I waited until my kids went to sleep and then I cut fabric for diaper covers. I timed administrative tasks and phone calls to coincide with baby naps (had to be lucky) and welcomed people into my home to buy wraps. It was fun and busy and crazy and my kids somehow thrived in the middle of it and miraculously grew up – as did Bummis.
We are a lot bigger and more professional looking now, but our hearts are in the same place. And we have the same unwavering vision: to make high-quality, affordable and easy-to-use cloth diapers, and to educate and infuse parents with our passion for them.
We have a beautiful factory in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, an office and a store in Montreal, Quebec, and a warehouse in upstate New York. Bummis products are sold by several hundred retailers across North America and are exported all over the world. We are considered to be a leader in our industry and our products are staples in many a diaper stash.
The year 2013 marks our 25th anniversary and finds us in our most dynamic phase yet – developing new products and perfecting ourselves. We thrive on the social media platforms that allow for closer, more immediate and meaningful relationships with our customers. We find that today’s consumer understands better and cares more about what we’ve been saying all along: that the way we do business matters.
Here at Bummis we believe that business is an important vehicle for social change. That’s why it’s so important that we do it right. Part of doing it right for us means doing it HERE. ...read more about Bummis.
Bummis is a name that is synonymous with quality and ethics in the cloth diaper community. DDL has long loved Bummis for their cloth diaper covers and prefolds. In recent years they have added more modern diapering products like the Duo Brite all-in-two, their new fitted diapers, and trainers. Bummis diapering products are made so well it has been rumored that they can last through as many as 6 children! Since DDL’s earliest days Kim as been fortunate enough to try many of these options on her children. Betsey and Shirley are an incredible assest to cloth diapering and Bummis has been at it for more than 25 years.
Many of Bummis products have been reviewed by DDL, and I’m sure there will be more to come.