Washable Diapers

In Mimbre we have selected high quality washable diaper brands. We work with two brands whose products are made in Hungary: Popolini and 0waster.

The first idea:

In 1988, Gerhard Feyferlik – still working for the Austrian embassy – was transferred from Hungary to Canada. He moved with two little kids and his wife to Toronto, where Sigrid Feyferlik first experienced a modern alternative to traditional muslin nappies.
The first “nappy house” arises

She was impressed by the nature-friendly fitted nappy, and decided to bring the product to Austria. The young couple was looking globally for suppliers and finally found them in Japan, Canada, and the USA. In 1991, without any experience in sales, but with the help of a few lucky coincidences, they opened two popolini “nappy houses” almost simultaneously in Vienna and Graz.
First success

The reaction of their customers was overwhelming: their first stock was sold out immediately, and a large number of newspapers reported about the new eco-nappy. It almost seemed like everyone had waited for the modern cloth option.
Still, the Feyferliks had to find out that the imported goods lead not only to high shipping costs but also meant an enormous tax burden. The conclusion was obvious: Why not produce in Austria? A small sewing factory in Melk supported their plans and soon, increasingly more nappies could be labeled “Made in Austria”. The production was also adapted to controlled organic materials only and even received the precious GOTS certificate
The own production

The increasing demand forced them to also start producing in a Hungarian family business close to the Austrian border. In Tiszalök, a village with only 6000 inhabitants, they finally found optimal conditions for long-term production of their goods: Only recently, a considerable textile business had fired 1300 employees for moving their business to Asia. A stroke of luck for popolini as the skilled workers were already familiar with manufacturing baby clothes.
With the help of their language skills from Budapest times, the Feyferlik couple finally founded their own factory. Not only did it help to produce certified cloth nappies, but it also enabled them to develop their children’s clothing brand “iobio”.
Popolini today

Today, our customers find a complete range of sustainable baby items in our popolini shops. We guarantee to have only fair and ecologically sustainable products while being a companion to our clients. Not least because of that, the very first popolini babies are now changing our cloth nappies for their own children as well.


Our goal is to create a modern world for our children, in which they can grow up healthy and active.

The use of organic products and the avoidance of pollutants is only one part of it. We want to support their natural development and raise our collective communication for exploring life together.

That includes giving our children safety and protection but also offering them our trust for individual growth. No child resembles another. Therefore, it is up to us to react to their needs flexibly.

Our functional collection serves as a valuable support. With our sustainable and intelligent systems, we enable the essential freedom to enjoy family life in close interaction with nature.

This is what our promise stands for:
Organic, fair, certified.

The sustainability of our products starts with a short supply chain. That’s why we produce all our iobio and popolini articles in our Hungarian sewing since 2008.

Our factory, “Bamiko Kft” is located approximately 200km east of Budapest in a small, idyllic village surrounded by nature: Tiszalök. Here, our 71 employees turn our drafts into reality – with attention to detail and the passion for quality. Fair working conditions and a respectful environment is in everyone’s interest.

The geographical proximity to Vienna enables us direct and personal communication while developing and improving our textiles. Short transport routes lead to efficient and environmentally friendly logistics.
We are proud to combine quality and sustainability in Europe.

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