Sassy Pants Nappy Ninja: Hanna
"I’m Hanna and I have a gorgeous boy named Warner. I work at an electrical wholesaler as a sales rep and my partner builds boats.
I was never interested in Cloth Nappies until I came across Sassy Pants and all of their gorgeous prints! I’d definitely heard of them and was given a few at my baby shower but didn’t like the prints and have never touched them. The fact that Sassy Pants has a Velcro option made it a lot more appealing to me and I took the plunge and haven’t turned back!
I’m so happy to say I’m helping the environment one Nappy at a time and hope to change everyone’s opinions on reusable nappies, show them how easy they really are!
The best thing would be to start small and work your way up to a bigger stash, trust me when I say, you will get addicted!! We’re all here to help you on your journey."
Sassy Pants Nappy Ninja: Kasey
"My name is Kasey, I am a stay-at-home Mum. My partner Jared is a builder and we have a handsome son called Cooper. We live in Whangarei, out in the country, we have 4 cats, 2 sheep and 1 cow.
We started our cloth journey when Cooper was 2 months old, I never really thought about doing it. I was so grossed out by the thought of having to deal with poop, but now that I've started it I LOVE it! It's the most addictive thing ever, the designs on the nappies are so cool, I mean who doesn't want to see their babies in such cute nappies like that. Plus, being on one income, doing cloth really helps save some money, it's so much more cheaper than disposables and it's SO good for the environment.
Honestly if you're thinking about starting cloth nappies "JUST DO IT" even if you just get a few nappies to start off with. It's not hard at all and if you ever need a hand I'm here to help."
Sassy Pants Ninja: Sam Toms
"Hi I’m Sam! A first time Mama to our gorgeous wee fighter Navy. Prior to having my daughter, I was lucky enough to experience many different employment industries, but my favourite by far is being a Stay at Home Mum. My partner Ryan is a Dairy Farmer and together we are raising Navy on a farm, just as we both were.
In all honesty, I was never really interested in using cloth. Believe it or not, I even remember quoting ‘I don’t have time for that’. Well well well, fast forward to now and here I am! After many hours spent researching and building my knowledge on everything cloth we are here and WE LOVE IT. Why I didn’t do it sooner beats me?!
The turning point for me was the money we could save using cloth. When we learnt I was unable to return to work due to Navy’s health, it meant we were soon to be a one income family, so saving money wherever possible was so important for us. Learning the impact disposables has on the environment was also very disheartening! So if it’s good for the environment, it’s good enough for my darlings bottom! “
Sassy Pants Nappy Ninja: Jazz Martin
I’m Jasmine but feel free to call me Jazz. I have an amazing little family. It's myself, my partner Blair and our gorgeous little girl Nicole. We were living in Auckland but managed to move back to our hometown New Plymouth a couple of days before lockdown. Nicole was then born right in the middle of the lockdown in a very quiet, empty hospital.
I started using cloth when Nicole was about 3 months old, the reason for starting was to save money because we had gone down to 1 income and nappies are just such a huge cost. What honestly sold me on using cloth was the fact that we did not have a big enough rubbish bin to hold 2 weeks worth of nappies plus our own rubbish.
Not long after starting I learnt about the environmental impacts of disposable nappies and this is why we continue to use cloth. Knowing that if I use 1 cloth nappy a day I would save a crazy amount of disposable nappies going into landfill is crazy. We use cloth on and off now, most days we are in cloth with the odd day using disposables.
I would encourage anyone starting to ask all the questions that pop into your mind, no question is too small. The cloth community is amazing and filled with so much knowledge. I remember when I first started I was told “do a pre wash and a main wash” I was doing a 15 min pre wash and a 60 min main wash. My advice is don't do that haha. You want about a 60 min pre wash and a long main wash (mine is about 2hr & 45 min).
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Sassy Nappy Pants Designers
When you buy our products you are supporting other small business' and helping to make a difference to kiwi families.
We are so proud to have these talented people create gorgeous things for your family.
"I have always been creative and needed an outlet for it. But it wasn't until recently that watercolor painting came into my life. It wasn't until I was pregnant with my son that I found my love for it wen I painted his alphabet cards for his nursery. So I guess in some ways he has been my inspiration. I love creating beautiful personalised spaces in my home, and James' nursery was no exception. I love nature and we try and be as environmentally friendly as possible, I love going for walks, having putputi in our whare, photographing nature and just being outside always makes me feel better. So there's an affinity there to paint flowers, trees and animals and something I am so passionate about doing.
I love the idea that my designs from the environment are going on reusable eco friendly nappies, so I guess my first message would be ka pai for choosing to care for our whenua, our land.
Secondly, I am just a stay at home māmā who loves to paint and the fact that people are wanting to pay me for it humbles me so much so thank you so much for your tautoko, your support. I also want it to recognise how much Mums, but in particular stay at home Mums have to give, have to offer. I see so many Mums, like myself, who have, in the absence of a 9-5 job found their passion or honed their skillset to offer products, art, services or guidance in so many different facets and it's so awesome to see. So my second message is, we are capable of anything. Find your passion and run with it.
I want people to know the amount of aroha that has gone into the design. The amount of thought and how proud and humbled I am to have my design on this nappy. I want other Mums and Dads to know that they aren't just supporting Laura's small business (Looloo) but also other māmās small businesses like my own and how cool that is to support small and local."
New Zealand Artist
Graphic Artist and Designer
"The creative process just gets me sooo excited....taking that small spark of an idea & bringing it to life!
I get a lot of my inspiration from nature and the outdoors - but for me, inspiration pops up in my day to day life everywhere! - grocery shopping, going for walks, conversations with others, magazines, art galleries, road trips, the flow of ideas never ends.
To the person who purchased one of the nappies I designed; thank you. I hope you love it as much as I enjoyed creating the art for it.
I wanted to design something that has a timeless design with a minimalist approach, that doesn't clash with your babies outfits but compliments them.
I really appreciate your support. I want you to feel.....
Ahhhhhh - a sigh of relief that they have found a nappy that you can feel proud to put your baby in!"
New Zealand Illustrator and Designer
"I’m inspired to create highly visual designs that communicate clearly for my clients. I love listening to what companies want and need and delivering design greater than they imagined.
Part of what makes my design unique is that I use hand drawn illustration work within my work (where appropriate).
The message I would like to give the parent who purchased my design is, keep it up, you’re making a small yet significant difference. A lot of my illustration work has been for environmental projects about waste minimisation, composting and ecological restoration, and I love encouraging the idea of reducing waste in our country. Also well done for supporting a New Zealand company."
Predominantly working in the medium of water colours, I create hand-drawn illustrations which are then digitally arranged into repeat patterns. I’m so excited to be among this group of talented pattern designers who’s designs feature on these amazing Sassy Pants Nappies!"