Because we love textiles almost as much as we love babies, we make sure to source only the best, most ethical and natural fabrics for our nappies.
We’re absolutely delighted to be the first reusable nappy company in the world to make 100% of our waterproof fabric from plastic bottle waste. Repurposing plastic that was destined for landfill means TotsBots are the most eco-friendly nappy you can find!
We make our cloth nappies and accessories from several fabrics, each with their own unique properties. Read on for the techy part…
Bamboo Fibre: Slim-fitting, silky-soft and super-absorbent
Our bamboo fibre is almost as soft and as gorgeously squishy as a newborn baby’s bum. This material is one of a new breed of ‘green’ man-made cellulose fibres. Like classic viscose, the cross-section of bamboo fibre is covered in tiny micro-holes giving it superior absorption and breathability to cotton. Growing without the need for agrochemicals and with a very short growth cycle, bamboo fibre is a sustainable resource. It's processed within strict environmental guidelines according to ISO 9000 and 14000.
Microfibre: Quick-drying and stay-soft
This extra layer lives under the core to speed up the drying times of your nappies. And it’s seriously helpful for the days when it’s too wet to dry them on the line.
A purely synthetic material, microfibre terry has one of the highest liquid retention capacities around. Super-fine strands of polyester provide an 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 banishing the need for tumble-drying.
100% Recycled PUL: Polyurethanelaminate or ‘The Waterproof Bit’
Our waterproof fabric is as good as it gets, and it's specially developed for TotsBots. We’re the first reusable nappy company in the world to make 100% of our waterproof fabric from plastic bottles. This super-soft polyester yarn is derived from plastic bottle waste, knitted to our specification and then coated with a state-of-the-art waterproof membrane. The resulting cloth is super soft and stretchy, really durable and even better for the environment. It's just perfect for making nappies and wraps and saving plastic from landfill.
Minkee: Super-soft and fast-drying
Our absorbent minkee is made from a highly specialised, super-fine micro-polyester yarn — and it’s as snuggable as the name suggest. This yarn is significantly thinner than standard microfibre with a much higher number of individual fibres. The resulting fabric has a greater surface area for liquids to cling to, making it super absorbent. Minkee also retains its super-soft nature no matter how hard your water is. It’s stain-resistant, dries incredibly quickly and is just perfect for our Happy Mats!