START-UP: Boambee mother Jessica Smith started her company Little Cloth Kids after she consulted ETC Business.
START-UP: Boambee mother Jessica Smith started her company Little Cloth Kids after she consulted ETC Business.

Mumpreneur sees business potential in modern cloth nappies

AUSTRALIANS use about 5.6-million nappies a day, a statistic that got Jessica Smith thinking about the impact this has on landfill.

Researching the number of nappies discarded each day, the Boambee mother found more than two billion nappies were disposed of in Australia each year.

"You average 8-10 nappy changes per day, which in most cases ends up in landfill," Ms Smith said.

"Over 95% of Aussie parents still use disposable nappies today, either all the time or in conjunction with reusable nappies."

Launching a home-based business Little Cloth Kids, Ms Smith has started to sell modern cloth nappies and accessories.

"Not only are the modern cloth nappies more environmentally friendly, but they can be more cost effective than disposable nappies," she said.

Ms Smith pressed ahead with the concept after gaining assistance from ETC's Small Biz Connect advisor Fiona Barden.

If you're thinking of starting up your own business and need some guidance, contact ETC Business today on 6648 5400.



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