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The Early days of GreenBeans

There's a photo history of GreenBeans here on our blog which shows the stock stored in the wardrobe of the spare bedroom when Sarah started out, and all the steps since then!



Our first baby became The Bean when Sarah was about 8 weeks pregnant and the pictures in the pregnancy books of an 8wk fetus looked just like a bean. The nickname lasted the rest of the pregnancy, and beyond.

We originally used cloth nappies for environmental reasons, but as you know, modern cloth nappies are so funky and fun that the environmental benefits rapidly became a happy bonus, and the true addiction to cloth flourished. And so The Bean became a "Green" Bean.

In 2004 When she got to the inevitable stage where you want to try your hand at making a diaper yourself, Sarah was surprised that she couldn't find any specialist diaper making fabric or accessories at all in New Zealand. So we started purchasing bulk fabrics for the local WAHMs, and mums like her who just wanted to have a play. Volume and variety grew, and so GreenBeans was born!

By 2007, international orders were a significant part of our business - on average more than half of our daily orders. We made changes to our website to make it more accessible to international customers.

Our orders to Australia in particular continued to increase dramatically, and in early 2009, we finally made the big decision to open an office, distribution warehouse and website in Brisbane, Australia. At the same time we made further changes to our NZ website to better accommodate all other international customers.

In late 2009, after feedback from our NZ customers, we saw the need to return our NZ website to specifically meeting the needs of our NZ customers. So we started work on this, our International website - Greenbeans Fabrics - tailored specifically to you as an international customer. It was launched in 2010.

As our family business grows and changes, the goal remains the same; to provide a valuable service to all cloth mamas out there, whether making one diaper for their own child, or running their own business selling thousands of nappies. Whatever the scale of your need, our family owned and operated business will continue to be here to support and assist you in doing your bit for all our childrens' health, comfort, and planet!

What Makes Us Different:

At Greenbeans, we strive to source and onsell the best quality, best suited, and comprehensive range of products to make Modern Cloth Nappies. We have the majority of our products produced specifically for us, and have a lot of demands that ensure the quality of the product is kept to the highest standard.



We don't have some other brand of nappies that we sell as well, we are not your competitor & we aim to have no business that competes with our garments in finished garments.

We are continually working towards having a good range of top quality materials that perform the best and last the longest, that are made to our own specifications through our ongoing research of products.

We dispatch twice daily Monday - Friday, and aim to ship the same day that your payment shows. We pride ourselves on speedy and efficient service - in both dispatch and customer service.

Our current pricing policy is one to keep the price as low as we can afford to go and still survive, thereby helping us to gain as much volume as possible, so we have a higher stock turn over and greater buying power when we buy fabrics.

Thanks for visiting Greenbeans Fabrics! We appreciate your support, and welcome your feedback. :)

Hamish