Several years ago, Elizabeth Pilgrim and Kristina Amiraslani bonded over their similarities. Both were accountants, and pregnant, and planning to use cloth diapers on their babies. It was enough to birth a business.
At the time, there weren't any places to buy cloth diapers locally so they bought online.
“We spent much more than we should have on diapers we didn't love,” Pilgrim said.
They were passionate about using cloth diapers and thought other moms would be too if given the opportunity to try them out. The women started The Changing Table as a home-based business, operating in the evenings while still working full-time. They even personally delivered customers' orders throughout the metro.
Eventually, the business outgrew their space. They opened a brick-and-mortar location Saturday at 1145 SW 74. In addition to cloth diapers, the store carries diaper bags, baby carriers, eco-friendly toys, teethers and skin care products for moms.
The Changing Table has a cloth diaper trial program and a newborn rental program so new parents can try out products with little commitment.
“Most people in our area use cloth diapers to save money. It's a huge draw,” Pilgrim said.
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About the company
• Owners: Elizabeth Pilgrim and Kristina Amiraslani
• Address: 1145 SW 74
• Website: www.thechanging
• Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday
• Founded: 2009 as a home-based business; opened the store Oct. 20
• Employees: 4
• Main product: Cloth diapers