We are very pleased to have recently started selling children’s t-shirts following requests from parents. We have sourced a supplier based in Christchurch, Dorset, called Taylor Made Designs. We are working with Taylor Made Designs as they offer a wide range of products delivered without any plastic bags, and they encourage suppliers to use less packaging too, which is something we are very passionate about.
Taylor Made Designs are also encouraging customers not to buy fleeces and opt for soft shell jackets as a more sustainable choice encouraging less impact on the environment.
We recently purchased soft shell jackets for all our staff at Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training Team instead of a fleece, which is what we would have bought previously.
“Many of our clothes contain plastics like polyester, nylon, acrylic and polyamide. In fact, most new fabrics are made of plastic – up to 64% of them. The thing is, every time we wash these materials they shed millions of plastic microfibers. Threads so small they can drain out of our washing machines and pass straight through wastewater treatment plants into the sea” – Friends of the Earth. Wherever possible we will only purchase 100% cotton t-shirts.
We are currently looking at additional items to include in our range including aluminium water bottles and sweatshirts. We have received some lovely feedback from parents including “Hugely impressed by the t-shirts, washing up really well” and “Absolutely love the tops, gives my daughter a sense of belonging! She always loves being the “same” as Mummy!”
We have added some photographs of the t-shirts to our shop on our website along with our wet bags and bamboo toothbrushes. For more information, please click here. https://www.topsdaynurseries.co.uk/about-tops/shop/