Kashmir Baby was started in 2012 by founder Melissa Gerke-Wojtanowski. She is a mother of three and also a nurse. Kashmir Baby began shortly after her first child was born; she became disappointed using disposables. Disposable diapers were difficult as she battled: with constant diaper rashes, frequent trips to the store, their expense, and concern about the harmful chemicals they contained and their environmental harm. She stated “It was very expensive using disposables and they never seemed to fit right”. “I was scared cloth would be so much more work; but that simply wasn’t true! “The truth is cloth diapers were amazing and eliminated so many problems like~ the rashes and irritated skin, the savings, constantly dumping the stinky trash trying to get rid of the lingering odors.” “But most of all it was the comfort knowing that my baby was safe, adorable, and comfy in them!”
With sewing as a hobby from childhood, she started sewing diapers for her son. As time went on, she created an easy closure system for soiled diapers along with the first patented Pocket Duo Insert used for both cloth diapering and potty training.
When asked how Melissa hopes her business will impact the lives of others she stated “to make people’s lives easier, provide eco-friendly options that are chemical free, and to make products that are safe so families can feel good about using them! ” “We absolutely love what we do! We commit to only using eco-friendly materials to make our products!”