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Annie Cote

We make our own diapers in our own factory in Winnipeg, so we can maintain the highest quality workmanship and ensure our employees have a safe and happy work environment where they earn a living wage. We source materials in North America whenever possible and make sure to only put the highest quality “ingredients” in our diapers. We are very proud of the reputation we have built as an ethical and eco-friendly company. AMP stands for Annie Marie Padorie, which is what my grandfather used to call me. I believe that cloth diapers are so adorable and easy to use that everyone should want to use them.

Tell us about yourself?

I am a mama to nine amazing kids! After nine babies, I’m a self-proclaimed cloth diaper master! I started making cloth diapers in 2003 when I wasn’t happy with what was currently available. Little did I know that my little hobby would become a full-fledged business that supplies small businesses across Canada with our fluffy, adorable diapers! We have come a long way since we started as a small family-run business in our basement.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Since we were living in a COVID-19 lockdown at that time, I would let myself know that things would get better, kids would go back to school, and everything would be okay.

What problem does your business solve?

AMP Diapers

We help families save money, reduce waste, and reduce pollution, and we teach families how easy cloth can be. One quick look at our Instagram account, and you will know how cute cloth is too!

What is the inspiration behind your business?

When I started this business almost 20 years ago, there were not many options for cloth diapers. I wanted to make cloth diapers that would be easy and fun to use.

What is your magic sauce?

We have always made our diapers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was important for me to maintain our quality and be a Canadian company that didn’t just sell imported products. This means that we are always in control of every aspect of our manufacturing.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

I would love to educate the new generation of families and show them how little changes can make a big impact.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

Competing with cheap knock-off products that fall apart after little use and no customer support. These experiences discourage families from using and falling in love with cloth diapers.

How can people get involved?

If you would like information about purchasing or using cloth diapers, email