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          My name is Dawn and I am the owner of HumBird. I specialize in handcrafting high quality cloth diapers, wool cloth diaper covers, wool wraps, wool longies, overnight cloth diapers, inserts and diaper accessories. My slogan keeps the wet in is true! I've had my products tested, reviewed and the majority of my customers are repeat buyers!

     I believe strongly in giving back to the community, which is why I donate to:

  • the Everybum Auction
  • Domestic Voilence fundraisers
  • and moms in need while enjoying life with friends and family.  

About me    

     When I am not at my sewing machine, I can usually be found spending time with my two daughters, loving husband and beloved dog. We try to live an active lifestyle and I love running and hiking. I’ve even completed a biathlon with our community shooting club. I actually met my husband at a rock climbing gym while taking some time off of my formal education. I was in the process of completing my Masters in Chemistry and somewhere in between classes and having fun we fell in love.

     In addition to owning my company and raising a family, I am also the head of an after school program here in Ainring (Bavaria, German). I have completed teacher education for chemistry, biology, and the earth sciences so I enjoy spending time with children and encouraging growth.

How it all began

     HumBird was launched online in 2012, but I (Dawn) started creating cloth diapers back in 2010. Inspired by the birth of my first child, I wanted to create a line of European wool diaper covers that emphasized breathability, comfort, and style.They are easy to care for, have a great fit and coverage and come in many styles.

  • Wool cloth diaper covers
  • Wool wraps
  • Wool longies
  • Wool skirties
  • Fitted cloth diapers
  • Overnight cloth diapers
  • Flats
  • Inserts
  • Clothing for Moms including wool and printed leggings

     I do not use PUL fabric in my products because I feel that wool provides a much more natural, and again comfortable, waterproof and natural experience for children.

     While my wool diaper covers are my signature product, my overnight deluxe diapers with OS wool wraps are a close second best-seller. I am honored to say that I am one of just a few that offer certified organic wool interlock. Each and every product in my shop is designed and created by myself with love and high quality components.

 Why the name HumBird?

    I choose to name my company after the hummingbird because it represents beauty and is a reminder of my late father. He passed in 2010, around the time I started creating, and I wanted to honor him in my work. I’d like to encourage you to browse through my shop and if you have any questions you may contact me directly.

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Dawn Jesse
Dawn Jesse
Owner, Designer, and Mastermind