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|Personally I would be angry if someone put their own tag on one of my used or repaired diaper. That diaper is my creation and my property, putting your own tag on it doesnt seem right.|
Originally Posted by amysuen
I've been looking at cottage licenses and they're not cheap! I think it's very fair to offer your pattern for use in exchange for a tag. And as far as I know, the other companies who offer cottage licenses have their own tag that the WAHMs use to identify the diaper, so it's reasonable for you to have a tag also. Would you allow the WAHM to personalize the pattern, or would you want it used as-is?
About advertising, I almost always click on business links in MDC siggys. I don't know what they cost, but they seem like good advertising if you post a lot. I would assume it's the same on other boards, but I'm mainly here so I don't know for sure.
Originally Posted by Lynski
Maybe I'm just misunderstanding you on the tag thing. If you're pulling apart a diaper, recutting it, and resewing it based on a different pattern then I have no objection to you removing my tag and putting your own on there. If it doesn't look like one of my diapers anymore, then please don't leave my tag on there. I wouldn't want someone to buy one of the reconditioned diapers and then buy one new from me expecting the same thing. If you are just reselling it, I still think a removable tag is best. When you buy a shirt in the store, the maker tag is usually sewn in pretty good, but the store tag is designed to be removed before use. If they are going to sew in a permanent tag, they have the makers permission. I don't know of any consignment shops that sew in permanent tags to items they resell.
For advertising, maybe start with an informational site you can direct people to that tells what you are going to be doing. Maybe with an example page or two so you can get an idea what it will look like. That seems like a lot of work though! Especially if you're like me and don't have a lot of html knowledge. But if you can leave most of the info up when you go live it might not be too much. You could also start a yahoo group and invite people to join there for info.
Originally Posted by cyncyn
Just curious as to why you would spend a lot of effort repairing the used diapers? I don't think the resale value would be significantly higher for a cosmetic re-do. As far as function goes, the PUL and aplix are the most likely parts of a used diaper to fail. It would seem to me that adding new aplix (which looks and works a lot better) and maybe fresh PUL (for more guaranteed waterproofness) would make more sense?