Hello, I'm Amanda McCracken, founder of Mandy Mac.
When I was pregnant with my daughter I knew I would use cloth nappies. I was worried about the health effects of using plastic and chemical based nappies - so I wanted something natural. Using fitted nappies seemed so much easier than the traditional terry square so I started experimenting with all types of fabric and styles - eventually settling on the now patented onesize with built-in liner.
When my neighbour asked me to make some for her sons as she was sick of washing pyjamas and sheets every morning, I had no idea it would lead to a flourishing business enterprise.
My business allows me to combine my three other passions in life: my family, the environment and third world development. Having a Batchelor of Commerce from Monash University - I majored in economic development because I fervently believe we have the opportunity to raise the living standards of people in the third world.
And so I get the Mandy Mac nappies manufactured in a developing country giving people employment and an increased standard of living that they would not otherwise have. Because our nappies are reusable they are far more environmentally friendly than single use nappies. My mission is to provide top quality modern cloth nappies to Australian families at top value prices. Finally, I am able to work from home which enables me to spend time with my four beautiful children: Lydia, Henry, Bram and Jemima.
This is the reason I am so grateful for the life I am leading. I have managed to combine everything in life that is important to me.