St Albans Eco-friendly nappy brand turns to the crowd

Alfie Brown

A St Albans-based environmentally friendly nappy brand has launched a crowdfunding campaign.

Mama Bamboo is seeking to raised £540,000 on the Triodos Crowdfunding platform to support its reach in new markets and develop a subscription service.

The business sells nappies that are made from sustainably grown and harvested bamboo and compostable liners. 

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Founder Laura Crawford said: “We are excited to launch our first funding round with Triodos Bank UK, given they only choose to work with businesses that have a positive social or environmental impact. 

“I launched Mama Bamboo in 2018 with an ambition to disrupt the market. For 60 years disposable nappies and wet wipes have been damaging the environment and are one of the worst forms of single use plastic. In the last three years, we have grown fast and quickly established a loyal customer base. My aim is to show that you can run a profitable business and still maintain the highest sustainability standards across all aspects of your business. That ethos runs across everything that we do as an organisation.”

Dan Hird, head of corporate finance at Triodos Bank UK, added: “Mama Bamboo is leading the way in offering new parents a range of disposable nappies that don’t cost the earth. At Triodos, we know how passionate an increasing number of people are about making sustainable shopping choices, so we’re incredibly supportive of Mama Bamboo’s plans to give consumers more options of baby care products that are in line with their environmental values.”

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