Inventor from Rainy River First Nation seeks national distribution for Rip n' Go sheets
Adrian Campbell and his wife invented Rip n' Go because they got tired of changing the crib sheets
A member of the Rainy River First Nations hopes his company's patented special bed sheets will soon be available in stores across Canada.
Adrian Campbell says he and his wife invented Rip n' Go because they got tired of changing the crib sheets every time their baby daughter's diaper leaked.
Rip n' Go is a fitted sheet with a removable pad made of thicker, waterproof material. The removable pad is attached to the rest of the sheet with Velcro.
The pad can also be washed hundreds of times at high temperatures.
Users can change the pad in a crib or bed in about 20 seconds without changing the rest of the bedding, Campbell said.
Rip n' Go sheets are available for cribs, children's beds and adult beds.
Campbell and his wife received funding from the Rainy River First Nations Trust to help get the product to market. The money paid for manufacturing, patents, a website and marketing materials.
The company now has a marketing team and sales force with plans to get the product onto shelves in baby and home health stores across Canada and eventually the U.S.
The company recently signed a deal with a nation-wide distributor, Campbell said.
He said the company also supplies units of Rip n' Go sheets to the Rainy River First Nations for children and the elderly.