All Frugi clothes are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and Soil Association certified. Farming organic cotton supports sustainable agriculture and doesn’t use poisonous pesticides, so it’s better for the planet.
TotsBots source their materials as locally as possible, with many coming from inside the UK, and are committed to recycling and using reusable or biodegradable packaging.
1% of the company’s yearly turnover is donated to sustainability initiatives through ‘1% For The Planet’ – currently the charities supported are The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, The Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
In addition to this, every year Frugi warehouse clearance sales are used to raise money for the Navbharat Orphanage in Mumbai, India. Donations have so far been used to pay for school fees, transportation, school uniforms, books, shoes and school bags for the children.
GOTS and the Soil Association both require that manufacturers also meet a minimum set of social as well as environmental criteria, but Frugi also make sure that all of the factories used in their supply chain have the SA8000 certification (which means that they are an Ethically Correct Certified Company). This certification goes further than the requirements for GOTS and Soil Association certification, meaning that they can be sure that the basic human rights of workers as laid out by UN are protected – they don’t use child labour, all workers have rights, work in safe environment, and are guaranteed minimum wages. On top of this, manufacturers must commit to supplying all workers and their families with health insurance.
TotsBots are committed to keeping their manufacturing within the UK and providing work and training opportunities in Glasgow as a response to factory closures, and they source all of their materials ethically.