Attitudes are changing and people are starting to make changes to their lifestyles to help live a greener way of life in order to make the planet healthier. So much so, searches for “how to be more sustainable” have doubled in the last year, along with searches for ‘plastic recycling’ increasing by 55%, it is clear that the nation is moving in the right direction.
This is music to Natural Baby Shower’s green ears! We made it our mission from the very beginning to help make this planet greener by offering families eco and sustainable baby products. It’s our aim to help you bring up a baby with a carbon footprint as small as their own tiny feet and help you feel confident about the purchasing decisions you make for your family. We are so proud of the brands we support whose core mission mirrors our values, and also those brands who are taking those extra steps to help provide customers with sustainable and eco options.
We go on the hunt for the safest, most stylish, sustainable baby and parenting products on the planet, so you don’t have to. Natural Baby Shower love to champion those brands who work ethically, with environmentally friendly processes and organic materials.
This Recycle Week in partnership with recyclenow.com we are celebrating everything to do with recycling. To help you make a difference and get involved in the recycling movement we have decided to highlight some of our amazing brands and products that use recycled materials in their products to help customers make greener sustainable choices for their family.
Keep reading to find out our top products made from recycled products.
Joolz Classic Blue Fabric
Everything Joolz does is focused around being as kind to the planet as possible by ensuring production, their HQ and materials used in the products are all as eco as possible. Joolz are passionate about creating the best products while keeping you, your baby and the environment in mind.
Joolz strongly believe the world needs to move towards a healthy and more sustainable way of living, and that corporations and business have both the ability and responsibility to lead the way. It is with this belief Joolz make it their aim to put the well-being of our planet earth and the beautiful life it supports at the very core of everything they do. With initiatives like the Joolz birth forest where they plant a tree for every pushchair sold to their reusable packaging, they are always thinking of the planet.
This year they went a step further and introduced a pushchair fabric made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. Their Classic Blue fabric means parents can help make green choices for their family and help move towards a more sustainable way of living with ease. The Joolz Classic Blue is available in Joolz Hub, Day3 and Geo2.
Frugi Backpack and Lunch Box
Frugi is another brand where from the very beginning their brand has been built around the owners passion for the planet and every decision is made with the environment at it’s heart. They have made it their mission to make sure they have great ethics and help give back to the planet. They only use organic cotton grown by farmers that they trust and are always looking for new ways to innovate.
Frugi recently also took on the mission to help address the huge issue of plastic pollution on our planet. They have worked closely with their suppliers and product design team to turn old plastic into something new and fantastic. From this their brand new range of school essential lunch boxes and kids backpacks were born!
The brand new Frugi adventure backpack's are the perfect stylish answer to help reduce the amount of plastic pollution and waste entering back into the planet by putting unwanted plastic to good use and giving it a second life! Frugi use recycled plastic bottles to make these back packs, to be precise it takes 7 plastic bottles to make one Frugi adventure backpack. They also introduced matching lunchboxes made in the same process from the same materials.
Since their first pushchair launch in 1999, Bugaboo have been at the front of innovation for over 20 years. They are dedicated to bringing only the best travel solutions for families through innovative and forward thinking design. The team at Bugaboo work to constantly improve parents life through clever pushchair and travel products, but they also want to help the planet through clever processes and eco initiatives.
Bugaboo have always built products that are meant to stand the test of time so parents can enjoy and love their products for years to come and hopefully for a second or third child. Bugaboo builds it's integral elements, such as the chassis, to be durable and long-lasting. Spare parts and fabrics are also readily available meaning you can refresh your pushchair at any time - great if you’re handing down generations or passing to another family member. Efforts like this help to reduce the amount of waste being thrown away and reduce the environmental impact Bugaboo’s products have on the planet as they are built to last.
However, not many people know that a lot of Bugaboo’s fabrics on their strollers are also made from recycled materials, recycled PET bottles to be precise. For example, the core colour range for the Bugaboo Fox fabrics are made from 92 recycled bottles, and the brand new premium soft pink and grey mélange sun canopies on the brand new Bugaboo Ant are made from recycled materials.
It is hard not to fall in love with Liewood. Their whole range is gorgeous with interior accessories, kids essentials and toys, you will struggle to pick just 1 favourite product. But it’s not just their designs we love, we also love their dedication to producing only eco products made from organic or recycled materials.
The list goes on and on for this brand of the products they produce that are made from recycled materials. It took us a while, but we have managed to whittle our favourites down to a top 3 to show you the best examples of products using recycled materials. Liewood have a huge range of feeding and baby essentials, their Maddox Multi Plate, Aura Cat Placemat and Gemma Teether are all made from PBA free recycled silicone. Plus they also have some lovely products made from recycled polyester such as, the Merle Cap Bib and Saxo Mini Backpacks. And so much more! The list goes on and on.
Liewood are the perfect brand to get those baby essentials that are designed to look lovely but are also made from sustainable and recycled materials. Win Win!
Babymel 2019 eco collection
Every parent knows a changing bag is a parenting essential and most wouldn’t dare leave the house without their changing bag to put all those baby essenials in for the day ahead. But have you ever thought that it’s also important to consider what is on the outside of the bag, as well as what goes in the inside. Babymel thought of this and recently introduced a whole changing bag collection made entirely from recycled plastic bottles and vegan leather to help offer parents such an essentials as a changing bag with the planet in mind.
As if reusable nappies couldn’t get any eco-friendly, TotsBots just took the eco-scale up a notch! They recently announced that they are the first company in the world to make reusable nappies out of plastic bottles. This amazing initiative is starting on Totsbots waterproof fabrics which from now on will all be made from re-purposed plastic waste that was destined to end up in landfill. That means on average 2 bottles diverted from landfill with every TotsBots nappy. The new nappies will be easily identifiable with a little recycled nappy logo showing how many bottles per garment have been diverted from landfill.
The waterproof outer fabric (the essential part that keeps all the wetness in) was previously knitted using virgin polyester yarn, but will now be made from supersoft recycled polyester yarn derived from plastic bottle waste. The new fabric was specially developed for us and it is Oekotex 100 (class 1) certified. This means that there are no harmful chemicals or residues present and is the highest safety certification for garments worn by babies next to their sensitive skin.
BeSafe iZi Flex Fix i-Size Car Seat - Blue Legacy
The highest standard of safety combined with helping to save the planet, this one has both in spades! This innovative BeSafe car seat has all the safety features BeSafe are known for, but with the added touch of using recycled materials. This booster seat fully complies with the brand new safety standards that protects your child with safety features that even go beyond what is required by law.
But that's not all. The blue fabric of the Blue Legacy is made from recycled plastic bottles. This eco-friendly polyester has the same soft touch and feel as non-recycled fibres offering children the same comfort. With the purchase of the Blue Legacy seat you play your part in helping to clean up the oceans by helping BeSafe in their amazing initiative partnering with The Waste Free Oceans Foundation. Plus, it's a limited edition so get yours whilst you can!
Reduce, reuse and recycle our packaging
Here at Natural Baby Shower, it’s not just eco and sustainable products that we focus on, we also make sure that we operate in the most eco-friendly way to help the planet as best we can. From reducing the use of paper with innovative technology developments in store, online and in our head office, we also avoid using single use plastics and we implement energy saving and waste reducing practices in our warehouse. But we don’t just stop there, Natural Baby Shower make it a huge priority to make sure all our packaging is sustainable and take big steps in ensuring it is recyclable where possible.
Click here to find out more about the steps we take as a brand to make sure we operate in a planet friendly way, but also the steps we have taken to ensure our packaging creates as little waste as possible. Plus, fun and creative ways you can have a little family fun with any leftover this Recycle Now's Recycle Week.
We are so proud to support all of these amazing brands and will continue to work closely with all of our brands to help them carry on making these massive steps to be kinder to the planet. With brands such as this helping to make it easier to buy eco-friendly parenting alternatives, making the planet a better place to live is in our hands and together we can help make a massive difference!