Our mission

To help make cloth nappies mainstream by enabling new parents to try them out and get support in what will suit them best, how to use them and where to get them.

We are a non profit organisation set up in June 2012, by four mums who met online.

There are a number of benefits to using cloth nappies -benefits for baby, parents and our planet! Most people who choose cloth do so for multiple reasons.

  • Many families opt for cloth as their baby’s skin simply cannot tolerate disposable options or they don’t like the idea of chemicals on their bums all day.
  • Many families opt for cloth for financial reasons. Disposable nappies will cost about €1,000 per child from birth to potty. Cloth is a lot less and savings are multiplied when nappies are used on another baby.
  • Cloth nappies will not fill up your bins.
  • Not many families switch to cloth for the sake of cuteness but it’s a nice little perk when you can save money, save the planet, have an effective, comfortable nappy and also win hands down in any cuteness competitions!
  • The environment is a huge factor for many families. It’s hard to believe that 5 nappies a day 365 day a year for 2.5 years tots up to almost 4500 nappies. It’s unbelievable that disposable nappies take 200-500 years to decompose in landfills: using even just one cloth nappy a day reduces that number by almost 1,000. Together we can make a huge difference -and enjoy it in the process!


Please get in touch by email or through the website


Our postal loans cater for newborns, right up to toddlerhood and beyond!

Local libraries do a monthly nappuccino where you can see various cloth nappies, ask questions and borrow a kit to try at home.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Qualification and Quantification of Reuse

CRNI is part of a research consortium working on the Q2Reuse project, which aims to develop a methodology for the qualification and quantification of reuse. This project will be concluded in 2021.

For more information about the project see here.