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7 Ways to Stop Your Colourful Baby Leggings Fading in the Wash

We’ve all been there, haven't we? After a few washes those black leggings have faded to grey. Or your red top looks a little lighter, and more pinky than red. It's not so bad when it's cheaper clothes, or clothes designated for messy play or nursery.  But what about when it happens to your child's favourite leggings? You know, the ones they cry for when they are wet in the washing machine. The ones you saved up for and look so lovely you aren't even sure you want your baby to actually wear them... Perhaps you love brightly coloured baby leggings but are worried those lovely bright colours will fade quickly? Do not fear! With just a little bit of tweaking...

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6 Ways to Save Money on Children's Clothes

 Do you find it frustrating that clothing your children can be so expensive? Are you fed up of your children growing out of their clothes before they have even had a chance to wear them? And they seem to need so much stuff! Perhaps you are conscious that buying so many clothes is not only a waste of money but bad from the planet too. Is buying cheap clothing the answer or does that short term gain result in long term damage? In this short blog post I share 6 ways that we can save money when we buy children’s clothing – with the added bonus that is will also go towards saving the planet too! 1. Planning Ahead...

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What is the Difference Between Oeko Tex and Organic Fabric?

Are you confused by all the information provided by clothing retailers? You know the care label contains lots of useful information but don’t know what it all means? Perhaps you like to buy from small, handmade business but want to know that the fabric they use is safe for your babies and children. You see the product descriptions says “made with oeko tex certified fabric” but you have no idea what that means. Is it a good thing? Is it the same as organic fabric? If you have these questions you are not alone! In this short blog post I aim to explain what oeko tex certified actually means and the difference between oeko tex and organic fabric. My aim...

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8 Ethical Baby Shower Gifts

Are you in that time of life when your friends are having babies? Have you been invited to a baby shower and don’t know what to take as a gift? Perhaps your conscious of taking gifts that will just add to the piles of plastic in the house.  Do you want to give something that has been fairly and ethically made but will also be useful? I know that feeling.  As a mum or three children I know of what is and isn’t a useful gift to be given at a baby shower. I am also conscious that there are lots of things we think we need to buy for babies that either aren't useful or that can be really damaging...

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Sustainable Children's Clothing: More Than Just Organic Fabric.

This week is Fashion Revolution week. It a a week when we are encouraged to ask brands and labels #whomademyclothes? In simple terms it is about encouraging us, the consumer, to ask brands to be more transparent in their supply chain and to tell us exactly who is making out clothes. If you have followed me for a while you will know that I make everything at Tutti Frutti Clothing myself and so on the surface answering that question seems simple. However, nothing is ever as simple as it seems. Writing this post has really challenged my thinking around the subject of transparency in fashion and what it really means to be sustainable.   I’ll be honest, this hasn’t been...

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