Items Tagged with 'Christy Malone'


Diaper company on top of explosive growth

After humble beginnings, Ada-based Smart Bottoms now sells products globally.

August 26, 2016
For those who have ever changed a diaper, prepare for the tale of a West Michigan company to cheer for. Read More

Organic cloth diaper company takes off

Smart Bottoms in Grand Rapids has retailers from the U.S. to New Zealand.

June 20, 2014
Even a serial entrepreneur like Christy Malone can find valuable help at West Michigan organizations like the Small Business Development Center. Read More

One success begets another for GR mom entrepreneur

August 27, 2012

Christy Malone has been pretty busy for a “stay-at-home” mom. In 2008, she franchised the southeast Michigan “mom-to-mom sale,” a six-hour resale extravaganza scheduled for DeVos Hall this year on Sept. 15. She also started a Smart Bottoms cloth diaper business featuring an organic cloth diapering system, sold from her home in Grand Rapids. That business has grown to sales in several major national retailers, and Malone no longer had time to coordinate West Michigan’s biggest “yard sale,” aka West Michigan Mom’s Show.

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