When I had first heard the term organic clothes, I wasn’t sure what it really meant. My mind instantly started thinking of organic milk, fruits and vegetables! But now, when we are looking for commodities which are chemical free as well as earth friendly, I feel that organic clothes are something which all clothes manufacturers should be aim for.
According to Wikipedia, Organic clothing is is clothing made from materials raised in or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards.
What is Organic Cotton and where do buy these clothes from?
I would like to introduce to you(if you do not already know ) to organic cotton clothes made by a brand called Frugi. They make kids clothes out of organic cotton . So what exactly is organic cotton?
- Organic cotton is super -soft.
- It is very soft because the fibres are left intact and not broken down by chemicals used in farming and processing of cotton .
- Organic cotton lasts for a long time as it is very durable.
Other pros of Frugi Organic Kids Clothing are:
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Frugi’s outerwear is made from recycled plastic bottles. According to Frugi’s website, it takes 36 recycled plastic drinking water bottles to make one winter jacket ! That sounds very impressive to me, plastic has become a very big problem worldwide and this is a very good way to recycle plastic.
Employees of Frugi looked after and are treated with respect
Frugi’s suppliers are in Turkey , Portugal , India and China. They ensure that all the suppliers follow their code of conduct which is:
- No child labour.
- No forced labour or employment. Employees just need to give reasonable notice before leaving the employment.
- No discrimination is allowed for hiring or firing anyone.
- All employees are provided with safe hygienic environment .
We have all often heard of horror stories of our clothes being made in sweatshops where the employees are little children or overworked and lowly paid adults working in an unhygienic environment.
So Frugi is a like a breath of fresh air!
Frugi donates 1% percent of their Turnover to charity . So in the last 11 years they have donated £428,000.
Frugi has covered a lot to be a responsible Organisation !
So Who are the Founders of Frugi?
Frugi was founded in 2004 by parents Lucy and Kurt who struggled to find clothes to fit their son’s cloth nappied bum.
Clever ,colourful , good looking clothes
- Reversible clothes – your child has a stain on his/her clothes and you need to go out- no problem, just reverse the clothes!
- Designed to fit over cloth nappies or disposable nappies with plenty of wriggle room.
- Parsnip pants – Due to generous fold over on waistband and cuffs, they don’t ride up.
- Adjustable button up straps and waistbands to accommodate growth spurts in children.
- Great quality , clothes last forever. Clothes feel very soft and snugly. Designs are very colourful too.
- Outerwear is made from recycled plastic drinking water bottles – that’s the environment taken care of !
You can use these clothes during pregnancy as well as for breastfeeding. These super soft fabrics can keep you warm in the winter.
And many more…
Click link below to access their full collection.
Benefits of Frugi VIP Subscription
An annual subscription of £9.50 entitles you to
- Free unlimited UK first class delivery for 12 months .
- Free returns (via downloadable returns form).
- Free welcome gift.
- Early access to two end of seasons sales.
Award winning brand
Frugi are the winners of multiple awards including Feefo Gold award and The Loved By Parents Awards which is the most trusted parenting award programmes worldwide.
I always like to include in my posts what things I don’t like about a brand or product :
- Clothes are slightly expensive especially if you always buy cheap and cheerful clothes. The cost is justified due to the pretty designs and durability of the clothes.
- If you do not have any stores near you , you would have to buy the Frugi VIP subscription or pay online delivery charges if you spend under £50 in the United Kingdom. If you live outside the UK, you would have to pay different or maybe higher delivery charges.
I am truly impressed by their colourful range of clothes for babies, kids as well as maternity wear for mothers. Perhaps something more appealing is the fact that the clothes are environment friendly, child friendly and of great quality .
Have you ever bought organic kids clothing? What is your experience of it? Do you buy clothes from Frugi? Please share your experiences via comment box below.