GinasSoftClothShop Review

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I absolutely hate buying/using  personal use paper products and here are my reasons why :  I feel that it is  literally like flushing/throwing away your money, I do not like the idea of rubbing the stuff against my body and I personally just think it’s kind of not fun thinking about what it takes to make all of the paper products that we are using just to throw out. Using cloth napkins, wipes, pads and diapers can be WAY  more cost effective and if washed in cold water, line dried, better for our environment! It makes me super happy that more and more people are realizing the amazing benefits of using cloth as opposed to disposable products and there isn’t quite the stigma that I feel was held over the heads of cloth users in the past ( though cloth napkins have always been chic, it was rare for quite some time to see them in use in peoples homes…at least the people I know! )

Gina’s Soft Cloth Shop on Etsy  ( ) offers a wide variety of reusable cloth paperless towels, wipes and wet bags. The shop offers several material options including Organic Flannel, GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and even a bamboo velour baby wipes! Although I am a big fan of the whole paperless scene, I have little idea of what all of the material options/names mean, so I decided to Google GOTS Certified to see exactly what that standard would mean, and here is what I found :

Here are a few of the requirements to be GOTS Certified:

  • The material must be at least 95% organic, as certified by “recognized international or national standards.” If the material is 70% organic, it can be labeled as “made with organic.”
  • The material needs to be processed separately from conventionally-grown fiber.
  • Inputs like dyes and oils need to be biodegradable and free of harsh chemicals like phthalates, PVC, synthetic sizing agents, and chlorine bleach, and they must keep full records of any chemical inputs to their manufacturing process.
  • The fiber cannot come from a genetically modified organism.
  • Facilities must maintain minimum fair labor practices from the International Labor Organization.
  • Farmers and producers need to be certified, and those certifiers have to be accredited GOTS or hold an internationally recognized accreditation.
  • Fabric and products must meet high standards for residue testing.

How awesome! You go, Gina’s Soft Cloth Shop! 🙂

Image and video hosting by TinyPicWe really love the paperless towels and wipes we were sent to try…they are very very well made, sturdy and super adorable to boot! The flannel options ( my daughter is demonstrating use below ) are SUPER soft and just amazingly made. Being soft is a fantastic thing for my sweet daughter, she struggles so much with her sensitive skin, that often areas on her face ( especially around her mouth, due to food irritations ) are irritated and sometimes a bit raw, the flannel was very soft and caused her no further irritations at all! Buh-bye paper towels! We have even committed to carrying a few around in our bag for use in restaurants!  The cotton Birdseye fabric variety ( the ones above with the super cute trim ) worked very very well as well. These are textured, which led to my daughter preferring the flannel option, however, the rest of us were very pleased with these, in fact I think they are my personal favorite!

The wipes pictured at the top of this post are made from organic cotton and super duper darling as well !  We use these at home and simply place them in a air tight pail until we wash them and when we are out and about, w e carry them around in a water proof  pouch and have a designated wet bag to put them in until they get home to the washing machine when we arrive home. Whoever said that cloth wipes and diapers were a hassle needs to be re informed in opinion! It is such a breeze, saves me SO much money and I like the idea of real organic cloth being used on my son’s tushie, and not some chemically wipe.

If you are interested in making a wipe solution, here are a few recipes I found in the past :

Lavender & Tea Tree Oil Wipes

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 drops lavender oil (optional, for scent)
  • 2 drops tea tree oil

Vinegar Anti-Fungal Wipes

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera oil
  • 2 drops tea tree oil

Baby wipe solution recipes for disposable wipes: Baby Shampoo Wipes

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baby shampoo
  • 1/2 teaspoon baby oil

Calendula Wipes

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon calendula oil
  • 2 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 teaspoons baby shampoo
  • 1 teaspoon baby oil or mineral oil

( I cannot recall where I saved these from or I would credit them here )

There are a wide variety of of ways to use your wipes and wipe solution, including putting the solution in a spray bottle and dampening at the time of use, or pre saturating the wipes if they are going to be used relatively soon. I have always read that it is recommended to switch out the solution every couple of days.  If you have any good recipes for baby wipe solution or tips, please share them in the comments below!

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With all of that said, we have came to the conclusion that we REALLY like the cloth paper towels and wipes that we received from Gina’s Soft Cloth Shop! They are are very well made and come in a wide variety of size, color, material choices and I do believe that I read that she does customized orders for your specific needs, which I love! I highly recommend you checking out her shop and support the cloth movement as well as a fantastic small business! I really love purchasing handmade wonderfulness from Etsy and not some cheaply made product sold by the big box companies!  You can check all of the fabulous cloth products out here. Enjoy!
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