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Hi guys - wondering if anyone can enlighten me.
I'm wondering about the different types of PUL that you commonly come across in MCN world...
I know there is plain coloured polyester (knit? - it's stretchy) PUL which is used in Peapods, Itti Bitti AIOs, etc.... is this Fabrite PUL?
Also PUL on cotton quilting fabric such as that used in Green Kids...
There is Speedline PUL which is a lamination on a non-stretchy and slightly thicker polyester....
Also I've seen a PUL which doesn't seem to be on another fabric, it's just itself, but it's white. I want some of this stuff - what is it?
And what is Procare PUL???
I can't help you heaps here, but I know that you can get that white PUL from bubba earth. It's the cheapest I've found and works fine (they also have it in lavender). I think it's best as a hidden layer because it feels a bit yuck, but it works. :)
That white stuff from Bubba Earth i would only use as a hidden layer! I got some expecting it to be similar to my BG naps and was mortified. Used it on a couple of test runs and have shelved it at the moment because it feels horrible!
I think the plain stretchy PUL on Peaponds etc is Fabrite. Will find out soon as i have ordered some, hope it is the right stuff.
oooh yea that stuff reminds me of a shower curtain!
Thats the one in one of the ones you got from me Zoe - its from bubba earth. Works fine as a hidden layer... Its nice and strong and long long long lasting
Oh that's the stuff I want! It's non-stretchy, is that right?
I have some fabrite which I've been using as a hidden layer but I hate it as a hidden layer. Because it's stretchy, if the outer I'm teaming it with isn't stretchy, it's hard to sew.
Also the 'fabric' bit on the outer bit of fabrite makes it longer to dry when there is something over top of it such as flannelette.
So bubba earth huh? I'll have to check it out :yes:
Hi again guys,
Just thought I'd let you all know that I found a place that in Australia that you get can your fabric laminated at. It's an online store called "Wild Child" and you send your fabric to them and they'll lamninate it.
It costs $14.50 for a metre, up to 150cm wide.
I'm not sure if it's worth it because that works out to be really expensive. And all the really nice quilting prints are 112cm, so for $14.50 you would only get 4 nappy cuts.
Plus there is the cost of the fabric as well.
So if I bought a nice fabric at Spotlight for say $10, then that would cost $28.50 for four nappy cuts....... would it be cheaper to just use hidden layers?
The Bubba Earth PUL is $10 for 50cm, but it's 220cm wide.... arghhh I can't work it out..... someone help? lol
out of the 50x220cm piece i got about 5 nappy cuts standard size:yes:
Ok....... so just to be cautious, say you only got 4 cuts out of that, then it costs you $2.50 per cut.
Speedline PUL costs $1.10 per cut, but I'm not sure if it will dry as quick as that 220cm wide stuff because it is on another fabric. Though it's a polyester fabric.
The Speedline stuff would be better as an outer mabye, but it's ugly. Would make a good budget nappy though if you put a funky polar fleece inner maybe, just plain white on the outside.
Would cost about $2.50-$3.00 per nappy, including snaps and elastic, for a pocket nappy.....
Just thinking to myself here really :D
I want to sell nappies at local markets and mainly I'll be aiming at people who have never seen modern cloth before.
Has anyone worked out how much a hemp insert costs approx? (to make)
Cautious with market sales Zoe... It "legally" sell - no matter how many, you have to registery the business. And then youll need product liability insurance - which is hard to come by to sell at markets... This is all what i have been told... Not positive on it all tho.
Maybe depends on the market. We have swap meets here and they are just for hobby type people. They move around the suburbs using ovals and carparks. Not businesses as such and then we have proper markets which are at established places and they are real businesses but only trade Friday, Sat, Sun and public hols.
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