Sunday, 10 July 2011

Why we love Frugi!

As a Frugi Crusader coming to the end of her term in office, I thought it was about time that I jotted down how I came across Frugi and why, 2 years later, I still love them!
Before having Harry (now 3 and a half), I knew that I felt very strongly about using cloth nappies. For me it was all about his comfort, then the environment, then the cost. I just couldn't bear the thought of him having his soft little bottom wrapped in plastic all day. I also didn't think I would sleep at night knowing how many disposable nappies I would have sent to the land fill sites. So an easy decision.
Harry was a big 'un, weighing in at 9lbs 8 ozs and coupled with his lovely, big, cloth nappied bottom, we had a bit of a nightmare getting clothes to fit. Baby gowns were always a couple of sizes too big with the sleeves rolled up, trousers never fitted. He ended up in tracksuit bottoms the whole time (which was fine by me as they were comfy), but they weren't exactly very funky! There are also surprisingly few soft baby trousers on the high street.

It wasn't until he had just turned 1 that I found Frugi online. Finally someone who catered for big bums! We started off with their Eco denim trousers which were gorgeously soft and had oodles of room for him to toddle about fact we ordered a second pair and lived in them day in, day out. Despite all this wear (from a very active boy!) they stayed in great condition and I actually got quite a lot of money back when I sold them online.
So we were hooked! I love the quality (we have still not managed to wear any of their clothes out!) and to this day I love the fact that Frugi know they are making clothes for babies and children...not mini adults! The ranges are fun and bright, but most importantly to me, they are completely age appropriate. We have had snuggle fleeces the last 2 years and they are in constant use from September to Easter and I am yet to see a 'coat' that invites more muddy play in the wild. Now I know how good the quality is, I tend to buy a core wardrobe that Harry can get lots of wear from, rather than having lots of cheaper items that might sit in his drawers not getting used.

And as for being a Crusader? Great fun! It is been fantastic to be a little part of the team and get to know Frugi and their ethics even more. Frugi really care about the big things in life, such as the planet, their producers, and their customers. They work extremely hard to keep clothing our youngsters fun and fair. I am certainly going to miss our little missions and all the talk of cake, but at least the Autumn/Winter range will be out soon, and I have no doubt that it will be a fab as ever! We love you Frugi!

Amy & Harry xx

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