TotsBots Reusable Nappies: Made in UK, so what?

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Seamstress sewing a reusable nappy in the TotsBots UK factory

As parents, we all want the best for our children, and that includes a safe and healthy planet for them to live in. With so many brands claiming to be eco-friendly and sustainable these days, it can be tough to know which ones truly walk the talk. ‘Designed in UK’ or “UK based company” doesn’t quite cut it, does it? At TotsBots, we believe that actions speak louder than words and UK manufacturing is at the core of what we do, from reducing air miles and continually working towards ways to reduce our production carbon footprint, to keeping skills alive in the UK. We share why it is important to us, and ultimately to our customers.  

Less Air Miles & Lower Carbon Footprint 

In addition to being an eco-friendly product by nature, choosing UK made reusable nappies helps you go that extra mile for the planet, literally, in the reduction of air miles. Here at TotsBots we import fabric rolls instead of boxes of plastic wrapped finished goods. This minimizes transport volumes (less fresh air in the boxes) and maximises shipping efficiencies which result in fewer transport emissions. Also buying nappies in the country of manufacture means less miles to the end customer, further contributing to a lower carbon footprint.

Total Visibility  

At TotsBots, you can be confident in knowing who made your product, where the materials came from, and under what working conditions they are made. This level of transparency is essential for those of us who want to know as much as possible about what impacts their purchases have on the world around us, and on the people who make them. We have machinists who have been with us from the very beginning, from wee Liz on the EasyFit line to Leeta in overlocking, we really know who makes your reusable nappies, so you don’t have to worry about it. 

Quality that lasts

Another benefit of choosing TotsBots reusable nappies is the level of quality that comes with being made in the UK. We design and make the nappies inhouse; this gives us total control over the production process ensuring our strict quality control standards are met and continually adhered to. By putting quality at the top of our list, you can be confident your reusable nappies will last.  

Contribute to local economy  

Buying UK made reusable nappies isn't just good for the environment, but it's also an excellent way to support the UK economy. When you support UK-made products, you are helping to provide employment opportunities for local workers.  

Keeping the skills alive in the UK 

We have been making nappies in Scotland for over 20 years, and pride ourselves on our commitment to keeping traditional textile skills alive. By supporting TotsBots, you are supporting a brand that values craftsmanship, quality, and the environment. We care about the planet, we care about our quality, and we care about our people, it’s a simple as that. Clearly our customers care too with many of TotsBots customers stating that being made in the UK was a big motivator in choosing the brand. Scottish resident, Emma Massie, from our Behind The Seams Facebook community, expresses her pride in buying the TotsBots brand because they are handmade and local. She commented: 

“TotsBots being UK made brings me a big sense of pride to buy them and wear them on my babies. I try to shop locally and from independent businesses as often as I can, and I love the locality of TotsBots and that it is a family business. The nappies are also beautifully made and with gorgeous patterns so it’s an easy decision.” 

By choosing TotsBots reusable nappies, you're not only choosing a top-quality product that is eco-friendly and made in the UK, but also supporting local industry, traditional craftsmanship, and ethical business practices. We take pride in our commitment to sustainability and transparency, and we believe that actions speak louder than words.

By supporting TotsBots, you are supporting a healthier planet and a brighter future for generations to come.  

Shop TotsBots reusable nappies here

Seamstress sewing a reusable nappy in the TotsBots UK factory