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How Small Batch Production Creates Less Textile Waste Than Mass Production

Are you surprised to hear that the fashion industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world?  If you are reading this then you are probably interested in how you can make a difference buy buying or wearing clothes that are made differently and perhaps don’t have the negative impact on the planet that fast fashion has. One way to do this is to look for smaller retailers, smaller garment makers and perhaps even handmade clothing.  I believe that smaller brands can better control the waste they produce and in particular working in small batches creates far less waste than working in larger quantities.  In the summer of last year, I moved away from making to order to...

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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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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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