Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Chinese Trap

So, tons of cloth diapers are made in China. Some of them are made by Chinese companies and sold in Ebay for a very small price, others are companies from different parts of the world using their manufacturing facilities and testing and importing.

But there's another way of getting the first ones. Seems like some people thought it was a good idea to buy these by the bulk and sell them here. So, I don't see anything wrong with that. You buy from a local family, this family makes a little money and you get your diapers within the week, instead of waiting for a package that comes from the other side of the Pacific Ocean.

Why then is it a trap? because, a lot of these family business are trying to make the diapers look like they were made here by a very dedicated WHAM.

They post in craigslist, give you a website that has an online store, and tell you the story of how a beautiful mom started this "innovative" business. They offer you a wide variety of prints and tell you how wonderful and cheap their products are. All they do is buy by the bulk and then sew a tag with their "brand" on them. That's what makes them a trap and that's what bothers me.

If you want to sell them, pay taxes, pay copyright licenses and state where they are from and what materials are used. Then I might consider the option. But as long as I am lied in the face with pirate products, don't expect any sympathy from me.

So, this is the equation:

Craigslist + cheap pockets = China

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