Environmentally and ethically sound and best for baby!

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Why Organic Cotton?

Visit our blog here for an explanation of GOTS certification and why organic cotton is best.

    What is Demeter Certification?

    It is an international standard for Biodynamic farming.  Demeter certifies that products have been produced without synthetic fertilisers or chemical plant protection agents (ie. pesticides) while specific measures to protect and help make the soil and environment healthier are required. Processing must not involve any artificial additives ('chemicals') and there are strict labeling regulations. The use of the brand is strictly regulated. A comprehensive verification process ensures strict compliance with the standard.

    What are your clothes made of?

    Buttons and zippers - made from organically friendly materials such as wood, shell or nickel-free metal.

    Brushback - 100% organic cotton combed on one side to make it a bit fluffy – very high quality sweatshirt material! 

    Cambric -  a lighter woven 100% organic cotton. Perfect for summer dresses and tops. 

    Cord - 100% organic cord fabric is deliciously squidgy  

    Organic Cotton elastane - Frugi add 5% elastane to leggings and 8% elastane with 2% polyamide to tights. This small amount of elastane is spun inside the cotton fibre (the elastane doesn’t touch the skin) to improve the stretch and recovery, so no baggy knees! 

    All pure and natural

    Flannel - a woven organic cotton that has been double brushed back and front making it soft to touch both on the inside and out. Perfect for snuggly pjs!

    Interlock - gives Frugi tops and tees their legendary sumptuousness! It is double knitted organic cotton which makes it a heavier weight fabric – it’s thick, stretchy and bouncy

    Knitwear - all Frugi knitwear is organic cotton, sometimes they add a bit of elastane to help it keep its shape... but no sheep are involved!!!

    Loopback - a heavier weight organic cotton fabric perfect for jogger bottoms, on the reverse side it has loops, making it very breathable.

    Peached wash - the fabric is washed in a special finish that smooths the top layer of fibres and makes it feel just like a peach!!!

    Ripstop - used in organic cotton trousers. It is a specially woven construction with extra threads to make it really hard wearing and durable. 

    Single Jersey - a single knit organic fabric, a little lighter than interlock. It’s perfect for the more delicate garments to achieve pretty gathering and layering styles. Great for light weight tees!

    Snuggle fleece - 100% Organic Cotton fleecy piled fur, a bit like a teddy bear. 

    Twill - a woven organic cotton fabric that is very durable and has the same construction as denim, making it ideal for adventurous little ones!

    Poplin - a lightweight but strong woven organic cotton fabric, perfect for party dress and cool shorts. 

    A little note about prints & dyes...All prints and dyes adhere to the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), meaning no nasty toxic chemicals are used, only metal-free or vegetable dyes.

    What are your toys made of?

    All of our toys are handcrafted, made from and stuffed with organic cotton.

    Most conventional toys are stuffed with fluff that may cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems in babies.

    How should I clean one of your toys?

    It should be machine washed and tumble dried thoroughly. If a toy is immersed in water and hung to dry the organic cotton inside may remain wet, allowing mould to grow.

    Putting a bath towel in the dryer with the toy, the toy will dry much faster.

    Some larger toys are marked "spot clean" on the tag and website description. These cannot be machine washed. Do not immerse the toy in water - just wipe away the dirty mark with a damp cloth 

    How should I clean organic clothes?

    Baby clothes on washing lineThe same as any other clothes. The only difference is that they will last for many more washes as they have been less processed than conventional cotton.

     To best protect bub and the environment use a detergent that is made of natural ingredients and free of chlorine, phosphates, phenols or dyes. 

    Washing at low temperatures (30 degrees celcius or less) is always best for the environment, your power bill and to protect fabrics.