This week's spotlight is on Bryana of Diaper Junction! We're super excited to share her interview with you and to give you a sneak peek inside the Diaper Junction warehouse!
Tell us a little about yourself, your family, if you have little ones in cloth diapers, etc.- My name is Bryana Guckin. I am a mother to 3 wonderful girls ages 15, 10, and 8 and a wife to a recently retired Navy man. I live in Virginia Beach, VA where I was born and raised. Although our children are now out of diapers, my love for and belief in cloth diapers has continued. I am lucky to have friends and family (including a new 12 week old niece!) that I get to test new diapering products on.
How'd you get started cloth diapering and what made you decide to open your own business? I stumbled across cloth diapers when my middle daughter about 16 months old and I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. I wasn’t successful with breastfeeding my older two children and I was determined to get it right with my youngest.
Diaper Junction is actually my third store following Soft Cloth Bunz, and Smartie Pants Diapers which began in December 2002. I started out as a one person production (me) and now Diaper Junction resides in a 1500 sqft space with 6 employees of which 2 are work at home moms!
What do you like best about being in the cloth diaper industry?
BABIES! Who doesn’t love a baby!?! HAHA! I love talking with new moms and moms to be. It keeps the spirit young. It is easy to talk with them on a subject that I hold close to my heart and truly believe in.
What are your business goals for the future? Currently we are just a shipping warehouse. I do hope to one day expand out into the local market again with a B&M store. We did try once before but found that we just weren’t ready for it. Everything was growing so quickly and I just wasn’t ready to invest the time it took yet. I’ve learned quite a bit from that experience and are putting our ducks in a row to try again hopefully soon.
What are your favorite Knickernappies products and why? Hands down….the LoopyDo inserts! I love microfiber and hemp together. I think they were made for each other like peanut butter and jelly. One fabric quickly absorbs while the other locks it away. I have always recommended this combination to my customers and am happy to offer a product that utilizes both of these fabrics together.
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