Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gearing up for Black Friday!!!

We are going to have some 2 hour specials as well as a few custom penny auction listings!!!!!

FFS Gallore and a few surprises still to come!

Creative Mamas Congo and PrincessFluffyButt are going to be full of sales as well! Make sure to check us out!

Don't forget to fan.. we will be sending special discounts in there for Black Friday

Monday, August 31, 2009

A little about River City Boutique

River City Boutique is a family run business. We design and sew all of our cloth diapers, diaper covers, wet bags, cloth sponges and mama cloth. My mother and I started this online business last year when my son was going through a lot of medical problems and I was still in school. It got to the point where I couldn't stand to leave my son. I choose to drop out of school for the time being, I wanted to be able to provide as much of his care as I could. I had been using cloth diapers for a while. Most of the diapers, which I had been using, were not absorbent enough, and the fit wasn’t quite right for my son. I started sketching a pattern while I was still in school. Mom and I started brainstorming on fabrics and just how to go about this. We knew if we put our minds together we could figure this dilemma out. Soon this grew into our love of addicting fabrics and hours of sewing at a time.

We started testing our cloth diapers and diaper covers, and shortly after opened our website in July of 2008. At this time my mother lived and hour and a half from me so even though we had a business together we had to work apart. We now are able to work together. My mom moved back to this area in March and only five minutes separates us now. We both live in Indiana about 5 minutes away from each other.

Throughout the past year we have gained an online return customer base and figured it was time to move forward into our area. We have wholesaled into Malaysia two times now. We not only ship Nationwide but are willing to ship Worldwide as well. We are working on getting into doctors, midwife offices and hospitals so we can get the information about being more GREEN into our area. Another thing we want to do is work on wholesaling more. So we can offer our cute, mom made wonderful products to other stores. We have been doing art fairs and for 2010 we are planning a Natural Family Fair in our area. Since we are trying to expand we have also added to our product line and we are currently working on a pocket diaper.
We have a couple helpers and they are my sister and a family friend, they help with packaging and cutting fabrics. My grandmother also helps with blankets, cloth baby books and hand embroidery on occasion. She is really the reason my mother and I can sew and love to sew. Growing up I was taught by her and only went some years without really showing a creative side to sewing. Starting this business has allowed me to come back to my roots and realize what I have missed! I really hope to spread the word about being more sustainable and green to many new moms and all family who would like to help the earth as much as possible.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Need a nighttime solution? Chunki-Night-E-Bunz is for you! Try it out during this Introductory Offer!

Night-E-Bunz is the newest addition to my diaper line. I have been working on it for a while and since July I was on vacation so I didn't get to launch them as soon as I would have liked.

Retail Pricing for the UnSnapped Night-E-Bunz will be $25.00 plus shipping.
The introductory offer will be $20.00 plus shipping- Limit 2 per person.

Picture of the back- This is a small and medium size

Simple Bamboo Terry Nightime Fitted- Bamboo terry outer for wonderful snappiness LOL and Bamboo fleece for the rest of the diaper. 10 layers will be sure to keep your child through the night.

Super Soakers this is for you!  No matter what you have done you need to use sposies at night because he wakes up wet?  Please let me know.. I am also going to do a special 16 layer nighttime diaper with 2 tri folding soakers so this will still dry fast. A bit more bulky but I am hoping it will hold even the biggest super soakers! I have had 1 child give me a run for my money and Im hoping this will be the solution! There will be a slot at my store  River City Boutique for a super soaker spot it will be priced accordingly.
Evan is my Chunki Beast- He is 32lbs almost 22months in the OneSize. Evan was very mad at me.. I wouldn't let him have the camera so he threw a drama fit!
My neice at 7 months at 17lbs testing a small for me.
My other neice at 6 weeks old trying a OneSize
See how tiny my niece was in this OneSize Hemp... She fit it but it was a bit bulky, she wasn't even 9lbs

I am going to be offering a Auction for the 1st Chunki-Night-E-Bunz at my store River City Boutique

this will be a 12.00 auction!

I am going to be offering the Night-E-Bunz in Hemp and Bamboo - I will also be offering the Trifolding soaker alone so people who previously purchased ChunkiBunz can lay in their soaker for nighttime.

I just wanted to add per the FTC we are required to state that Bamboo fabrics are Rayon, I haven't changed any of my fabrics and most of these including the new roll I just got were purchased as Organic Bamboo Fleece, Organic Bamboo Terry and Organic Bamboo Velour. I will be listing that the diaper is made as Rayon from Bamboo. This is what I am putting for the fabric content. Please understand it hasn't changed as far as the feel, quality or absorbency goes.
Thank you for looking!