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Get to know me... interview with Sprout Spokane:
http://www.sproutspokane.com/interview-with-a-local-mompreneur/

Did you know? Elle Cole has a "sister" shop! Be sure to check out Zoey-Oh! for unique and handmade items for baby: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZoeyOhOnEtsy

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ELLE COLE offers unique and handmade items for your home, crafted of laminated cotton - a wipeable and waterproof, soft and flexible, practical and functional, safe alternative to oilcloth, vinyl, and other laminated products.

What is laminated cotton?
Laminated cotton is a standard quilting weight woven cotton fabric that is laminated with a thin polyurethane film. It has the woven look, weight,…

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  • Joined October 17, 2011

About

Get to know me... interview with Sprout Spokane:
http://www.sproutspokane.com/interview-with-a-local-mompreneur/

Did you know? Elle Cole has a "sister" shop! Be sure to check out Zoey-Oh! for unique and handmade items for baby: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZoeyOhOnEtsy

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ELLE COLE offers unique and handmade items for your home, crafted of laminated cotton - a wipeable and waterproof, soft and flexible, practical and functional, safe alternative to oilcloth, vinyl, and other laminated products.

What is laminated cotton?
Laminated cotton is a standard quilting weight woven cotton fabric that is laminated with a thin polyurethane film. It has the woven look, weight, and feel of regular cotton. The protective film is thin, allowing the fabric to remain soft and flexible. Laminated cotton is CPSIA compliant, and does not contain phthalates, vinyl, BPA, PVC, or lead.

How does it differ from oilcloth?
Oilcloth is stiff cotton mesh coated with a thick shiny layer of PVC. It is not CPSIA compliant. Along with being a PVC product, oilcloth contains levels of phthalates that are too high to comply with CPSIA standards for "children’s products” - defined as “a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger."

What is CPSIA?

The federal Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 states that children's products cannot contain more than 300 parts per million of lead, or phthalates in concentration of more than 0.1% in “children’s toys” or “child care articles.” A “child care article” is defined as a product that a child 3 years of age and younger would use for sleeping, feeding, sucking or teething. A “children’s toy” is defined as a product for use when playing by children 12 years of age or younger. This includes products made with chalkcloth - which have been found to contain PVC and phthlates, the same non-CPSIA compliant elements as oilcloth.

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