About this project
What are Baby Bits?
Baby Bits are small (baby) pieces (bits) of handmade soap to create an all natural wipes solution that is designed to clean sensitive skin.
Who should use Baby Bits?
EVERYONE! Baby Bits wipes solution is a versatile cleansing solution that is convenient and easy to use. While Baby Bits wipes solution is great for daily diaper changes, it also can be used to:
- clean messy hands and face
- drop a cube in the bath tub for a mild, good-smelling cleanser
- spray on your face to freshen up on the go
- clean skin on camping trips or day outings
- clean hands and face at BBQs and picnics
How do you use Baby Bits?
It's simple! Just fill a spray bottle with hot tap water. Drop in ONE (1) Baby Bit and shake to dissolve. Spray Baby Bits Wipes Solution directly on skin and wipe with a cloth. You can also air dry when spraying your hands and face. It doesn’t leave suds and you don’t need to rinse. Baby Bits wipes solution leaves your skin clean, smooth and soft.
Why switch to REUSABLE wipes?
Reusable wipes save you money and reduce waste. Each time we throw a piece of trash into the garbage can, we add to the growing heaps of waste filling our landfills. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, each person in the US creates 4.5 pounds of solid waste every day! Most of this daily trash is made of paper products, yard trimmings, food waste and plastics. Providing an alternative to disposable wipes is just one way to make a difference in the world we leave for future generations. Just one small box of Baby Bits wets 1,000 reusable wipes for a fraction of the cost of disposables!
Who invented Baby Bits wipes solution?
I DID! As owner of Soaps by Denise handcrafted soap company, I pioneered the bits-to-wipes concept in 2003. Being an experienced soap maker and a mother of twins provided me the experience to create this unique product.
Originally, Baby Bits wipes solution was created to replace disposable baby wipes. We needed a gentle, good smelling solution to clean our twins at each diaper change. As our boys out grew diapers, we continued to use Baby Bits daily as a general cleanser on the go. We brought it with us to parks, museums, picnics, on hikes, bike rides, camping trips, the beach and more. Additionally, life showed us more uses for Baby Bits when we assisted family and friends in nursing homes and Hospice care with end-of-life issues. Baby Bits uses are unlimited. We want to hear from you about how you will use Baby Bits.
What makes OUR soap so SPECIAL?
Our soap is handmade in USA with lots of love and care. Our mission is to provide quality, long-lasting soap for daily use, making every day special. We blend pure plant-derived ingredients to create all of our soaps. Absolutely no artificial ingredients are used. Our bold colors come from natural powdered pigments made from semiprecious stones and spices from the kitchen. Our scents come from pure essential oils extracted from herbs, fruits and flowers.
In contrast, about 95 percent of soap on grocery store shelves today are chemically processed and are synthetic detergents. OUR soap is pure and natural.
How will we use our Kickstarter money?
This Kickstarter campaign is designed to increase sales of Baby Bits wipes solution by participating in a professional trade show. Today, Baby Bits Wipes Solution has a dedicated following at a limited number of cloth diaper companies around the World. Our product has proven success in the natural parenting market and now it is time to expand our sales.
In October we want to exhibit at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, NV -- http://www.theabcshow.com/. We need your help as the expense of such a large trade show is prohibitive for our small company.
Specifically we want to be part of the Naturally Kids® showcase which focuses on environmentally friendly products for families and young children. We are a perfect fit for this feature and are excited to submit our application. This juried section of the show requires an advance deposit 10 days after acceptance. The deadline is April 30, 2013.
You can help us grow our business and bring Baby Bits wipes solution to a larger audience by participating in this campaign. We are ready to match our production capabilities with daily sales. We will keep you informed as we prepare for this event by updating our facebook page and web site and completing the application process.
Our Kickstarter funds will be used to:
- expand our product market area by exhibiting at the ABC Kids Expo, October 15-18, 2013 ($2,150)
- provide one-week travel expenses for the ABC Kids Expo from Florida to Las Vegas, NV -- flight, hotel, car, meals. This expense will cover me + 1 sales representative and will allow time for show set up and take down ($2,500)
- produce product giveaways for the ABC Kids Expo ($850)
- purchase raw materials & sustainable packaging made in USA ($4,000)
- supply & ship ALL Kickstarter rewards
As a thank you for helping us reach our goal, we have created LIMITED-EDITION travel-size and bath-size bars of soap made with our exclusive Baby Bits recipe. These limited-edition travel and bath bars are offered during this campaign ONLY. In addition to our heartfelt gratitude, EVERY donor will receive our quality handmade products.
It's easy to help us reach our campaign goal. You choose your contribution level and once we meet that goal, we ship you a thank you reward. It's that simple!
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Kickstarter funds are delivered ONLY when we reach our entire goal during this 30-day campaign. The more attention we receive early in our campaign, the more likely we are to succeed.
Please take the time to pledge today. SHARE this campaign with your friends, family members, co-workers and local businesses.
THANK YOU for your contribution.
Risks and challenges
There are obstacles to overcome when this project reaches its funding goal, despite our years of experience in producing, packaging and selling handmade soap.
First, no trade show will GUARANTEE increased sales. There is a risk that we spend our Kickstarter money to attend the ABC Kids Expo, and we do not increase our wholesale accounts enough to justify the money spent. Acceptance into the Naturally Kids showcase will help direct the EXACT clientele to our table – businesses seeking eco-friendly products. We are confident we can stand in this arena.
Second, applying to the Naturally Kids showcase is a risk. We could apply and not be accepted. Do we still attend the ABC Kids Expo without being featured as an eco-friendly product? Our answer is YES! As a new exhibitor in the show, we will still receive special attention in the New Product Showcase. Buyers love to learn what is new in the industry and this feature will allow us to demonstrate our product to a wide audience.
Our final and most important challenge is adhering to our resourceful and sustainable philosophy of making quality handcrafted items in a world filled with mass production and outsourcing. We are committed to our principals and are excited to share them with like-minded businesses.
While there will be challenges to face, we are confident we are able to handle them and to be open to new ideas. Thank you for investing in us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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