By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star
Katie French, spokesperson for GDiapers, supplies more information about the new business that will occupy the old Billy Reed’s space in the Standard Dairy building at 2808 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The product is a “hybrid,” with a re-useable cloth shell and an absorbent lining that is totally bio-degradable: it can be thrown away, composted or flushed. It is available at New Seasons, Whole Foods and Fred Meyers among others, French says. Kim and Jason Graham-Nye started the company 13 years ago in Northwest Portland, but they have long since outgrown their space. The company’s 15 employees will occupy offices in the upper stories of the building – the old banquet facilities – while renting the lower portion to Growing Seed Day Care, with a facility that will be available to the public at large as well as GDiaper employees. There will be some remodeling of the space and, true to their mission, French says, they will endeavor to re-use as much of the existing material as possible and recycle 100 percent of the storm water that falls on their premises.