Vancouver Island is known for being super crunchy, so cloth diapering is definitely on the minds of customers at Kradles, in Courtenay, BC. Open for 18 years and purchased two years ago by Suzie Kostiuk, Kradles carries a wide variety of baby carriers, natural mom and baby products, clothing from preemie to size 16 and favourite toy brands such as SkipHop and Hape. And favourite cloth diapering brand? Funky Fluff!
Staff at Kradles are big fans of Funky Fluff, and its success in store meant Suzie wanted to keep the brand around when she took the helm of the store a couple years back. Unlike other businesses I’ve profiled so far, Suzie’s children are actually out of diapers, so she’s relied on staff and customer feedback to know that Funky Fluff offers great quality and an awesome fit. Kradles has an online boutique and a retail location.
Married for twenty years, Suzie and her husband, who also co-own a construction company, have three children in their teens, plus a dog and two cats.