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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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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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