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Getting Started with Reusable Wipes

As busy parents we use baby wipes for everything don’t we? Wiping down mucky high chairs, cleaning sticky face and hands, mopping up spills and perhaps even keeping a pack in our cars for emergencies. The list is endless. Right now, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, you might find it difficult to get hold of baby wipes as well as other family essentials. I can’t help you with making pasta or sourcing toilet rolls but I can help you with baby wipes. If you have little ones at home and you are struggling to find baby wipes in the shop then please do not panic. Washable wipes are a really easy solution and don’t have to be expensive...

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Why Tutti Frutti Clothing is not a certified organic brand

One way to become more sustainable when buying children's clothing is to buy organic clothing where you can. Organic cotton is definitely better for the planet. There are no bleaches or harsh chemicals used in the production process which makes it kinder to children’s skin and production is often fairer to workers too. But not all organic clothing is created equal, which is why it is important to look for a certification that the organic clothing you are buying is what it says it is. Is Certification Important? My previous blog posts have spoken about the importance of looking for either the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or the Organic Content Standard (OCS) when buying organic children’s clothing. By checking...

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How Repairing Your Clothes Can Help Save the Planet

Put your hand up if you have a pile of clothes with missing buttons, broken zips or loose hems waiting to be fixed? Keep that hand up if you know that you will never really get around to mending them. My hand is still in the air….how about yours? There is a huge environmental cost to our clothes. The way we make, use and throw away our clothes is unsustainable. After all, it is often easier and cheaper to buy something new to replace the broken garment than it is to get it repaired. Globally we consume 80 billion pieces of clothing every year. One bin lorry full of clothing is landfilled or burned every second. Those figures are pretty...

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