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Start to finish American-made, hand-sewn Merino Wool cloth diaper covers made from GOTS Certified Organic Interlock milled in the USA.
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Truly Charis opened three years ago and our small, woman-owned, family-operated business has blossomed into one of the leading handmade wool diapering companies in the U.S. Here at Truly Charis, we specialize in all-natural cloth diapering with soft, thick and luxurious wool interlock diaper covers as well as super-absorbent, hemp/organic cotton cloth diapers! We have carefully designed and extensively tested each item to ensure an excellent fit, durability and superior functionality. Truly Charis is being built upon a set of core values: we aim to stick with natural fibers and work hard to keep production here in the US. 

Not only is our Merino Wool Interlock milled in the US, we are now bringing you GOTS Certified Organic Merino Wool Interlock! With your help, we will be able to offer woolies made from this GOTS Certified Organic Merino Wool in both Natural and Charcoal dyed by our mill!

Wool Soakers - Getting Ready for Bed
Wool Soakers - Getting Ready for Bed

Why GOTS Certified Wool?

The Global Organic Textile Standards, also known as GOTS, is globally recognized as the highest quality organic standard. The GOTS standards cover processing and manufacturing of textiles, requiring a set of environmental and social criteria be met for organic certification. Having our wool interlock GOTS Certified proves to you that our fabric production has met these standards and our wool interlock is, at minimum, 95% organic. 

Here at Truly Charis we strive to bring you the very best!

Why We Choose Wool for Our Diaper Covers? 

Truly Charis uses organic superfine Merino Wool with a touch of Lycra for our heavyweight wool interlock fabric. The Lycra provides shape retention allowing for the woolies to be worn longer between washes. We mill our wool to be the thickest currently on the market making our woolies amazingly soft and stretchy. Here are some benefits of using wool as a cloth diaper cover:

Comfortable Option Year-round: Wool has amazing breath-ability making it the perfect fabric for diapering in both hot and cold climates and in any season. Keep baby cool in the summer and warm in the winter! 

Provides Extra Absorbency: Since wool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture while still feeling dry to the touch, wool interlock diaper covers can provide the extra absorbency right when you need it giving you an advantage against leaks!

Fewer Covers Needed: Wool diaper covers can go up to 3-4 weeks between washes. Since they only need to be washed if soiled or if they begin to smell while dry, fewer wool covers are needed than fleece or polyester covers. You only need 4-6 Truly Charis wool covers to cloth diaper with wool full-time!

Simplicity of Diaper Covers as Clothing: Truly Charis wool diaper covers are designed with style in mind. With our simple, yet classic designs, your baby can remain comfy without sacrificing style. Our leggings and cuffed longies are so comfortable baby will want to wear them every day!

Leggings & Cuffed Longies
Leggings & Cuffed Longies

Reliable Leak-proof Protection: A fitted cloth diaper paired with a high quality wool interlock cover is the most breathable and absorbent combination making it the perfect for leak-proof nighttime diapering. This combination is guaranteed to leave you with dry sheets in the morning! 

Machine Washable: Truly Charis felts our wool fabric in such a way that our woolies can be machine washed on a gentle or wool cycle before laying flat to dry. This leaves less time washing woolies and gives more time to spend with baby.

Great Resale Value: Wool interlock truly is an investment, but it also has an awesome resale value and can be used to diaper multiple babies! This is where the durability of our wool really shines.

Excellent for Daytime & Nighttime Use: Wool diaper covers are a great option for moderate to heavy wetters for both daytime and nighttime use. 

Ideal for Sensitive Skin: Merino wool fibers are made up of 90% keratin and are a similar compostion to our own hair and nails. The thick wool interlock acts as a second layer of skin and creates a barrier protecting baby’s skin underneath.

Truly Charis Woolie Styles

Our 3 most popular styles are our Cuffed Longies, Leggings, and Soakers. We are offering you woolies in these styles for supporting us in our endeavor to mill GOTS Certified Merino Wool Interlock right here at home! Each style will come in both Natural (undyed) or Charcoal, which will be dyed by the mill. Mill-dyeing the wool allows us to achieve rich, lasting colors that are even and wash-fast while still meeting the GOTS standards for organic labeling.   

Cuffed Longies
Cuffed Longies

 

Cuffed Longies are great for keeping up with the active play of babies and toddlers! The cuffs keep the woolies from getting in the way during play time.

Wool Leggings - Cloth Diaper Cover
Wool Leggings - Cloth Diaper Cover

Leggings are perfect for every season! They can be worn alone or as an accent underneath tunics and dresses.

Newborn in a Wool Soaker
Newborn in a Wool Soaker

 Soakers are especially loved for nighttime use, but can be also be used underneath clothing during the daytime.

 Why Made In America? 

When you support Truly Charis, you are not just supporting a small business, you are also helping us to employ the few remaining textile manufacturers left in the United States. Come alongside us as we bring jobs back to the US! 

Comforting My Baby While Finishing an Order
Comforting My Baby While Finishing an Order

Each pair of woolies is made by hand and able to be customized to your baby's measurements! We stand behind our product and will ensure you are satisfied. We guarantee we will give you a high quality product that you will love! 

We partnered with Spring Fed Farm, a small family-run farm, for the wool yarn used to wrap the wool dryer balls. When you support us, yu are supporting them also!

Rewards

Natural Wool Sample & Charcoal Color Swatch
Natural Wool Sample & Charcoal Color Swatch

Back our Kickstarter to be one of the first to receive woolies from our new GOTS Certified Wool Interlock available in Natural, Charcoal or our upcoming Fall 2017 Color Collection! 

FREE KICKSTARTER BONUS: For believing in us, we are including our Stretchy Hemp/Organic Cotton Flats for FREE to share the natural fiber cloth diapering love! (Note: You can request that your flats and wipes be donated to the Rebecca Cloth Diaper Foundation or pass on the love by gifting them to a new mom!)

Along with the flats, we will even include diaper pins, snappis, and cloth wipes to give you a COMPLETE natural cloth diapering stash! 

Truly Charis Stretchy Hemp/Organic Cotton Flat
Truly Charis Stretchy Hemp/Organic Cotton Flat

Lastly, choose your favorite reward package, then choose whether you would like Natural woolies, Charcoal woolies or woolies from our upcoming Fall 2017 Color Collection, then measure baby to select the correct size! 

How To Measure Your Baby - Sizing
How To Measure Your Baby - Sizing

 

Once you have baby's measurements, you can choose from the correct size from our size charts below. 

Leggings & Cuffed Longies Sizing Chart
Leggings & Cuffed Longies Sizing Chart

 

Soaker Sizing Chart
Soaker Sizing Chart

 

Thank you for coming alongside Truly Charis as we bring you the very best natural fiber cloth diapering materials for all your cloth diapering needs! Welcome to the Truly Charis Family!

Risks and challenges

Truly Charis has been making our own woolies by hand for 3 years now. Our team is prepared to handle increased production. As a small company manufacturing in the US, our greatest challenges are higher labor costs and high material costs due to paying a fair wage and using certified organic material. We are working with the same US textile mills who produced the high quality fabric of our last run. Our greatest risk with fabric production is achieving the exact shade of charcoal that we are aiming for. We will work closely with the mill in selecting the dyes and testing samples to minimize the risk of color variation.

We need your help in making our dream of GOTS Certified Organic fabric and our Certified Organic Mill-Dyed Charcoal a reality! We believe your baby truly deserves the best!

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    **LEGGINGS OR CUFFED LONGIES ADD-ON**

    To add a pair of leggings or cuffed longies to any reward tier, increase your pledge amount by $55 per additional pair.

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    Signed Thank You Card

    You get a handmade THANK YOU card signed by the members of the Truly Charis Team! We truly thank you for supporting our vision of keeping production here at home.

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    A Puzzle Completed by Our TC Children

    When you support Truly Charis, you are supporting 3 households consisting of 5 adults with a combined total of 10 children. Once our child completes the puzzle, we will take a picture and post it here and on our Facebook page for you to see. Our kids LOVE puzzles!

    Let the puzzles begin!

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    Hemp Wipes OR Wool Dryer Balls

    Choose between a set of 20 Truly Charis hemp/organic cotton cloth wipes or a set of 3 Truly Charis wool dryer balls. The yarn from used to cover the dryer balls is sourced from a small farm in Northport, Maine. Show your support for Truly Charis as well as this small family farm!

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    Merino Wool Interlock Soaker

    Receive a soaker in made from our GOTS Certified Organic Wool Interlock that YOU helped us mill!

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    Colors: Natural or Mill-Dyed Charcoal

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    Merino Wool Leggings OR Cuffed Longies

    Receive a pair of Leggings OR Cuffed Longies made from our GOTS Certified Organic Wool Interlock that YOU helped us mill!

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    TRY ME - Soaker + Flats

    Receive a soaker made from our GOTS Certified Organic Wool Interlock that YOU helped us mill plus 2 Truly Charis Stretchy Hemp Flats and a set of diaper pins! This is sure to get you on the path of natural cloth diapering LOVE!

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    Part-time Woolies Set

    Receive a pair of Leggings OR Cuffed Longies and a soaker made from our GOTS Certified Organic Wool Interlock that YOU helped us mill, plus 5 Truly Charis Stretchy Hemp Flats, 2 sets of diaper pins, and a snappi to fasten those wonderfully stretchy flats as an added bonus!

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    2 Pairs of Wool Leggings/Cuffed Longies

    Receive a 2 pairs of Leggings OR Cuffed Longies made from our GOTS Certified Organic Wool Interlock that YOU helped us mill!

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    Part-time Woolies Set #2

    Choose 2 pairs of Leggings OR Cuffed Longies and a soaker made from our GOTS Certified Organic Wool Interlock that YOU helped us mill. We will also include 8 Truly Charis Stretchy Hemp Flats, 10 hemp/organic cotton wipes, 2 sets of diaper pins, and 2 snappis to fasten those wonderfully stretchy flats as an added bonus!

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    Newborn Woolies Set

    Choose any 4 newborn woolies made from our GOTS Certified Organic Wool Interlock that YOU helped us mill.

    As a FREE BONUS, we will include 10 Truly Charis Stretchy Newborn Hemp Flats, 10 hemp/organic cotton wipes, 2 sets of diaper pins, and 2 snappis to fasten those wonderfully stretchy flats!

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    Play-time Woolies Set

    A woolies stash able to stand up to toddler play and exploration! Includes a back-up pair of leggings or cuffed longies to use while the others are washing. Be one of the first to choose your woolies from the Truly Charis Fall 2017 Collection (colors yet to be determined).

    Choose 3 pairs of Leggings OR Cuffed Longies, a soaker made from our GOTS Certified Organic Wool Interlock that YOU helped us mill. We will also include 10 Truly Charis Stretchy Hemp Flats, 15 hemp/organic cotton wipes, 3 sets of diaper pins, and 2 snappis to fasten those wonderfully stretchy flats as an added bonus!

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    Full-time Woolies Set

    Woolies ALL day, every day. Keep Baby comfy in woolies at all times. Also, be one of the first to choose your woolies from the Truly Charis Fall 2017 Collection (colors yet to be determined).

    Choose 5 pairs of Leggings OR Cuffed Longies, a soaker made from our GOTS Certified Organic Wool Interlock that YOU helped us mill. We will also include 20 Truly Charis Stretchy Hemp Flats, 30 hemp/organic cotton wipes, 4 sets of diaper pins, and 2 snappis to fasten those wonderfully stretchy flats as an added bonus!

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    I LOVE My Woolies Set

    Package created for the ultimate woolies lover. Be one of the first to choose your woolies from the Truly Charis Fall 2017 Collection (colors yet to be determined).

    Choose 7 pairs of Leggings OR Cuffed Longies, 2 soakers made from our GOTS Certified Organic Wool Interlock that YOU helped us mill. We will include 30 Truly Charis Stretchy Hemp Flats, 50 hemp/organic cotton wipes, 5 sets of diaper pins, and 3 snappis to fasten those wonderfully stretchy flats as an added bonus!

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