Because we love textiles almost as much as we love babies. Oeko-tex 100 certification is your guarantee that no harmful chemicals have been used in the TotsBots production process. We are the only nappy company in the world to have our whole range of nappies Oeko-tex certified. This is something we are very proud of. We make our cloth nappies from several fabrics, each with its own unique properties. Read on if you want a bit more information on the fabrics:
Minkee – Supersoft and fast drying
Our absorbent minkee is made from a highly specialised, super fine micro polyester yarn. This yarn is significantly thinner than standard microfibre yet it has a much higher number of filaments – individual fibres. The resulting fabric has a much higher surface area for liquid to cling to making it super absorbent. The fabric is incredibly soft and retains this softness no matter how hard your water is. It is stain resistant and dries incredibly quicky. Just perfect for making nappies with!
Bamboo fibre – Slim fit and silky soft
One of a new breed of ‘green’ man made cellulose fibres. Similar to classic viscose, the cross section of bamboo fibre is covered in tiny micro holes giving superior absorption and breathability to cotton. It is also incredibly soft with a feeling akin to cashmere/silk. Bamboo is a highly sustainable resource, which grows without the need for agrochemicals and has a very short growth cycle. The processing is done within strict environmental guidelines according to ISO 9000 & 14000.
Microfibre – Quick dry, stay soft
A purely synthetic material, microfibre terry has one of the highest liquid retention capacities around. Superfine strands of polyester provide a much increased surface area to attract water molecules. Due to the unique way in which it absorbs, microfibre dries incredibly quickly. It also stays completely soft even after washing in hard water. The resulting nappy greatly reduces energy use in the home by negating the need for tumble-drying.
PUL – Polyurethanelaminate- The Waterproof Bit
Our waterproof fabric is as good as it gets. Supersoft polyester yarn is knitted to our specification and is then coated with a state of the art waterproof membrane. The resulting cloth is super soft, super stretchy and really durable. Just perfect for making nappies and wraps.
Brushed anti-wick Polyester
Used in our Easyfit and Teenyfit nappies this is really clever cloth. It provides a barrier between the absorbent core of the nappies and the outside world preventing any wetness leaking at the legs and waist. As long as the nappy isn’t sodden of course. Nothing will hold in wetness in this instance. It stays dry next to baby’s skin and also resists staining. As with all Tots textiles it’s supersoft.
Binky – Thirsty but fast drying
Our Binky fabric strikes the perfect balance between absorbency rate, absorbent capacity and drying time. This up-to-the-minute
fabric knit has two sides: one side is made of a lush 50/50 cotton and bamboo blend, and the other made up of 100% micro polyester with a silky velour finish. The natural bamboo/cotton blend on the surface gives more fullness to the pile and improves the wet tensile strength making it our most absorbent, state of the art nappy fabric yet!