Tereson Dupury of Broussard, Louisiana pitched her cloth diaper business, FuzziBunz, on Shark Tank in 2012. The self-proclaimed “Diaper Queen” says using cloth diapers is not only eco-friendly but keeps baby bottoms drier longer and is much more cost effective compared to disposable diapers. In its first two years of business, FuzziBunz became a multi-million dollar enterprise.
Dupury didn’t get a deal on Shark Tank after she revealed that even though she has a patent on the cloth diapers, manufacturers in China are ripping off her idea and there are now at least 70 knockoffs on the market. Shortly after the show, Dupury licensed the FuzziBunz brand and retired. According to her LinkedIn account, in 2015 Dupury became a partner in INFANTC Trading Company to rebuild the Fuzzi Bunz brand.