The cost of taking care of a baby is not cheap, including in matters of clothing. Many parents think that babies grow up unusually fast, so the size of their clothes often changes. Many parents are forced to frequently buy new clothes for their little ones.
Not only that. Many experts argue that the environmental costs of procuring the new clothes, including the various accessories, are enormous. Not surprisingly, the clothing industry is often accused of being one of the world’s biggest waste contributors.
A British company called Bundlee is trying to solve the problem. They offer renting services and not selling baby clothes. Eve Kekeh, founder of Bundlee, explains how new parents take advantage of this service.
“Parents can choose from two types of services we offer: capsules or specials. For the first, we offer a collection of quality clothing to choose from for their little ones. For the second, customers are given priority to choose clothes from well-known brands. Customers only need to take it and then return it. We will professionally clean and sanitize it for the next rental process, “he explained.
About 1,000 people have become subscribers to Bundlee, which was founded in 2018. Capsule subscribers are charged $31 per month, while specials are $51 per month. According to Bundlee, parents can save up to 75 percent of their baby’s clothing needs by becoming their customer.
The presence of this small company reflects a trend that is currently developing in the UK, or even in the world. When faced with a choice situation, many people are now considering the environmental impact of their actions. At least that’s reflected in the exhibition at the London Baby Show, which takes place in March 2022.
Reusable cleaner or reusable wipes now more and more popular. Cheeky Wipes, the British company that sells such products, said they had been selling their products for more than a decade but had only recently encountered increased demand.
Jo Van Huet, one of its managers said, “In the last two years, we have seen a huge increase in sales. People like the environmental aspect of sustainability. They don’t have to waste money on products that end up increasing landfills. In the last five years alone, we know we have eliminated the need for more than 80 million cleaning products needed to care for babies.”
Reusable baby diapers are also increasingly in demand. Nappy Dent, one of the well-known diaper brands, is now even working with a number of small business units to develop reusable diapers with cute and interesting motifs. Diapers can be washed just like normal clothes in the washing machine. [ab/ka]