Progress is continuing apace at our new offices and warehouse, in Helston. We all can’t wait to see the shelves loaded up with gorgeous Frugi organic cotton baby and kids clothes.
Is Helston ready for us? We’re going to have a little Frugi shop, on the ground floor, so people can pop along and buy baby clothes and meet the team.
Helston is not exactly a mecca for baby clothes – there’s a Tesco’s, but that’s not exactly selling organic cotton clothes. So, the shop is going to be quite important for us and it’ll be great to have a little more space to display things better.
Will probably be doing our next sample sale from the new build. Not sure when, but we’ll let everyone know as soon as we do.
Yep, we’re talking about cloth nappies again! It’s a good topic for us, and we can waffle on about it for hours… They’re cute, they’re fluffy, they’re eco-friendly, and they’re economical too. That’s why we love them.
We’ve found a few good websites full of information about all the different types of cloth nappies out there: poppered nappies, pre-folds, pocket nappies, fitted…. the list goes on and the jargon is endless. So, here’s one such website, a good ol’ blog that’ll help make sense of some of the cloth nappy labyrinth – http://www.babiesnappies.co.uk has loads of helpful hints and generally makes things a little bit clearer on the eco-front.
We’re starting a section on the Frugi website for all Lucy’s Rants – she always has something to say about all things eco (in fact, she generally has something to say on anything and trying to get a word in is pretty impossible!) but in her cloth nappies vs disposable nappies rant you’ll find plenty of facts and figures that’ll make the decision of whether to go down the cloth or disposable nappy route a bit easier!
If you’re already a cloth nappy addict, let us know your favourites…
When Lucy first had the idea to start a company selling clothes that would fit over cloth nappies, I must admit that I was a little dubious. I would go so far as to say that, right at the very start, I humoured her somewhat saying things like, “Yes darling, that’s a great idea. You carry on reading all the cloth nappy forums and making postings and do your research and then we’ll talk”. Well, my bluff was called a bit wasn’t it?
Being a bloke, clothes to me are a bit more function than form. Late nights talking cloth nappies, baby clothes, fat bums, gussets etc were not really my ‘bag’…man. Then we started talking land fill and how cloth nappies are better than disposables and the environmental implications and I began to have the seeds of interest. (Just the seeds you realise, not the whole Jack and the Beanstalk).
We’d been using cloth nappies with Tom, but I’d never really dug into the depths of the rationale behind it. I did the whole path of least resistance thing and just nodded my head, as I still do, to every suggestion Lucy makes (getting into a debate with her about anything is sure to end in humiliating defeat as annoyingly she’s mostly right…grrrrr!). But it made sense, and cloth nappies are apparently quite cool amongst the 30 – something modern man (as I think I am? – Ok don’t laugh). However, it did take me a while to get into the tonging skiddy nappies into the washing machine ritual. The phrase “Like #### to a blanket” never seemed more appropriate. And we coined the phrase “Ro Ro” for one of those more solid presents that skip merrily from the nappy down the loo, without any bowl scraping flushing action involved. (Those that use cloth nappies will know exactly what I mean).
So, what am I saying here? Well, cloth nappies are close to our hearts – metaphorically. Cut4Cloth was started to solve a problem and it will remain an integral part of what Frugi is all about. After all, I owe a great deal to cloth nappies. Without them I wouldn’t be sitting here blogging away to who knows who, discussing poo, the environment and my place in the marital hierarchy.
Yes, cloth nappies have indeed made my life complete 😉