As a lot of you probably know already, my 4-year-old daughter Anya recently started primary school. We have been on the hunt for a sturdy, warm and waterproof jacket for the school runs. We live roughly a mile away, so as you can imagine trekking that distance in the North Yorkshire weather at this time of year can be none too pleasant. As her school also runs Forest School once a week we needed to get some waterproof trousers to protect her school uniform from getting muddy.
I try to live as much of a zero waste, eco-friendly, and sustainable life as possible but finding products that can perform well, are affordable, and care for the environment can be notoriously difficult. I usually look for companies that upcycle or recycle but also take part in charity work or a giving back initiative. After a little bit of Googling, I came across the amazing Muddy Puddles. I was so happy to hear that all of their products are made from recycled fabrics and are sustainably sourced and produced. Muddy Puddles hold an IS2009 certification which basically means that the staff in their factories are looked after to a high standard and production is always practised to the highest level of safety. What really drew me to them though, is that they support a few charities and any faulty garments that are still in a wearable condition are donated to refugees which really warmed my heart.
After contacting them directly they were really wonderful and sent us out their Ecosplash Jacket and Trousers right away. Naturally, we wanted to get in a little woodland photoshoot so off we went!
To find out what Anya and I thought of the Muddy Puddles EcoSplash range check out my review over on their Muddy Days blog.