Sunday, August 1, 2010

I found this interesting article about Zorb....

As many of you already know I really like this new product called DiaperMaker Zorb. It's for the absorbent hidden layer in diapers, trainers and absorbent undies. It's trim and when paired with a fleece or microfiber it holds quite a bit but still dries rather quickly.

I've known it is a man-made fiber product but never what is really in it. It turns out that it's a blend of bamboo fibers, cotton fibers and polymicrofibers. So basically it's my 3 favorite soaker fibers all shredded and "squished" together (for lack of a better word, lol).

This article from All About Cloth Diapers goes into a bit more detail but I'll post a bit of it here so you can see what I'm talking about. Be sure to click the link and read the entire article. It makes me more comfortable about using the product on my son and selling items with it in it.

"I am quoting Mike the head of textile design at Wazoodle:

What is it made of?

We’re known for a lot of things good and bad, but when it comes to innovative diaper making textiles our attention to innovation, environmental and product safety, is second to none.

Zorb contains only tangled cellulose fibers from bamboo/cotton/viscose and poly micro fiber, the same fibers found in virtually every AIO diaper on the market – nothing else. These non-allergenic fibers are non-allergenic, durable and easy to sanitize We manufacture Zorb in the USA and Canadian in modern facilities that are safe & friendly for workers and the environment."

The article goes on to discuss thickness, wicking properties and that it does not contain hemp.

Many thanks to Autumn Beck of All About Cloth Diapers for finding this information for all of us!

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