Living the Frugi dream

A big welcome to Abigail, who has relocated from Scotland to sunny Cornwall to ‘work’ here at Frugi towers. (Not that Scotland isn’t sunny you understand…)

Her job is to assist Lauren in the measuring, detailing and general getting things right that goes on to make Frugi clothes. As we grow as a company, it’s great to see talented people joining us and helping to make our organic cotton clothes even more special!

That’s the joy of Frugi. At every stage we’ve strived to be better, in everything we do. To listen and learn and to act upon what we hear. Of course, the old adage that you can’t please all of the people all of the time is true. We get conflicting emails and phone calls from customers all the time. Some say that we do too much of such and such, and then aother customer saying that we don’t do enough of it. But we try our best.

It’s an exciting, dynamic and brilliant time for us. And…it’s Christmas too!!!!  (A big Ho! Ho! Ho! from us all).

So, welcome Abigail. Our latest, “Brilliant” person. You’ll get to know us at the Christmas Party – baptism of fire!!

Marine Strandings Network annual get together

Hi All

A little update from the Cornwall Marine strandings network whom we help to support via our 1% for the planet membership

 “Keen volunteers from all over Cornwall gathered in Truro at the weekend (Saturday 5th December) for their sixth Marine Strandings Forum, organised by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network, and funded by Frugi’s 1% for the Planet scheme. Although the event was a social occasion, it also had a serious purpose.

The volunteers are at the forefront of scientific research into the deaths of marine animals and it’s thanks to their efforts on the front line that we can start to piece together information about what kills dolphins, seals, basking sharks and turtles in Cornish waters.

The Forum presentations covered a range of informative subjects including talks from veterinary investigation officer James Barnett on evidence of bottlenose dolphin interactions with other species, Rebecca Allen from the Cornwall Seal Group explained her work on the entanglement of grey seals, and Stephen Pikesley, an MSc student from University of Exeter Cornwall presented his findings on his analysis of sightings and strandings data held by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.  Jan Loveridge, Strandings Co-ordinator for the MSN described the notable findings from the last 12 months strandings in Cornwall, and Rob Deaville from the Institute of Zoology’s Cetacean Strandings Investigation Project gave an update on the national programme and how Cornwall’s data fits in.  He thanked the volunteers and the Trust for their hard work and described the Network as a role model for other organisations.

 One volunteer said, “Its fantastic being part of such a great team and feeling like you can put something back. Its great coming to this forum each year to find out what use the data we have all collected has been put to and to meet other like-minded people.  This year’s event was the best yet!”

An email from India

Hi All

We’ve just got this email from Henri, in India. She’s visiting our cotton growers and manufacturers.

During the trip they have popped in to the Orphanage that we are helping to support.

 We thought that we’d share it.

“Hello…

We’ve just literally come back in from the orphanage – it was amazing! we’re all really really proud to be involved even if it’s only in a small way…they’re such great kids, all learning english, going to school, and just so so sweet. Adam and the girls absolutely loved it – really inspiring, and i think we’re all a little bit overwhelmed really. wish you could have come along too…but i’m sure you’ll be over soon enough!
 
There were about 20 of them there, another 40 at school, college etc – two real tiny tots – a 2 and half year old boy (quite literally a quarter the size of sam) and a little 5 year old girl the same size cos she’s got growth problems – so cute though…was thinking we could smuggle them into our bags when we come home? And the older kids were really lovely, one going to college doing bio-technology bsc, another doing IT, and really good people – looking after all the younger ones etc.
H xx