Bambooty Insight

_MG_5830Bambooty nappies are a relative newcomer to the cloth nappy market in the UK but since there arrival they have taken the market by storm, thanks in no small part to their enthusiastic distributors Ailsa and Steve Vincent.

Bambooty nappies are beautifully constructed nappies made from the best materials that combine comfort, absorbency and easy care qualities with style and affordability. The “Easy”  luxury range are All-In-One nappies while the BASICS range is an economy 2 part system.

The Nappy Laundry Company are delighted to welcome Bambooty on board, stocking the gorgeous new prints in “The Easy” range.

With Bambooty en route to  the Granite City of Aberdeen for the Scottish Kids Show this weekend we thought it would be a great time to get to know more about the lady behind the brand in the UK – Ailsa Vincent.

Did you use cloth on your family?  Tell us about your cloth journey.

Yes… But there wasn’t much of  a choice in the 70s! However I was already environmentally aware and broke so cloth it was. Nowadays I know I would have ended up running a nappy library!  I have a grand daughter aged 18 months and I did all the nappy washing for 6 months to test the nappies and understand all the care issues. Our Grandson arrives in July so here we go again!

What led you to the Bambooty brand and what do you love about it?

The enthusiasm, ingenuity and professionalism of Amelia, the designer and MD of Bambooty. I first met her when she was a gap student and I was a teacher! It is a privilege to introduce new parents to these fabulous nappies knowing they will enjoy using them, how much money they will save and so reducing the unsustainable amount of rubbish disposable nappies create.

Bambooty have lots of gorgeous prints do you have a personal favourite?

Ooooh so difficult! Ladybird Garden, Safari and the new Fishies…but the Stripes range is just timeless!

What cloth nappy accessory would you not be without?

Anytime Anywhere Changing Mats roll-up-and-go but they are so much more! They drape beautifully so are perfect burp protectors, one side beautiful patterned PUL to protect Dad’s clothes yet super soft, absorbent bamboo velour for baby to snuggle against. I keep them around the house and one in the car so I can always reach one for changing, nappy free play, or even substitute umbrella!

You work as a husband and wife team, how do you manage to balance work and home life?

Two children, two jobs and major DIY projects have taught us to work as a team! Division of labour works for us. Steve is the packhorse – picking, packing, posting and lugging round exhibition stands. Our storeroom is a testament to his ingenuity and DIY skills! I do the customer service, quality control and tidying up! Work life balance? Interesting…sometimes, like Real Nappy Week, it is manic so we work 24/7. The rest of the time if it rains we work, if it is sunny we play in the garden. Current projects? Steve is building a Summer House out of pallets. I am a potter gardener….coiling big pots for the patio!

What is the best bit about your job?

Working with young parents as they pick their way through mountains of information, building their family lives, precious memories and traditions. My motto is “Keep it simple!”

You are coming to Aberdeen this weekend for the Scottish Kids Show.  Will you get a chance to see the city and if so what are you hoping to visit?

No surprise with a name like Ailsa! My family came from Galloway and I have never been so far north on the East Coast. So I am looking forward to enjoying the scenery on the journey, the old town of Aberdeen and we are staying with friends – so warm hospitality!

The Scottish Kids Show 2014 is being held at the AECC on 28-29 June.  Bambooty will have a stand so pop along and say hello!