The Eco-Disposable Nappy + Wipe(s) Brand, Mama Bamboo, – Has Launched A Crowdfunding Campaign With Triodos Bank

Environmentally-friendly nappy and wipe(s) brand, Mama Bamboo, – is seeking to raise £540,000 through an investment crowdfunding campaign recently launched on Triodos Bank’s crowdfunding platform.

Mama Bamboo is the FIRST EVER UK nappy and wipe company to achieve accreditation as a B-Corp. The brand was also given the highest rating by Ethical Consumer magazine of any disposable nappy brand.

The crowdfunding campaign will enable Mama Bamboo to reach new markets, develop a subscription sales app, and create a wider range of complementary new products. The minimum crowdfunding pledge is £60, and investors may be able to take advantage of the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)’s tax-relief benefits.

Dan Hird, the Head of Corporate Finance at Triodos Bank UK said: “Mama Bamboo is leading the way in providing new parents with 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/our environmental values.” 

Laura Crawford, the Founder of Mama Bamboo said: “We are excited to launch our first crowdfunding round with Triodos Bank UK, given that they only choose to work with businesses who 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 they’re one of the worst forms of single use plastic around.”

She added: “My aim is to show that you can run a profitable business, and still maintain the highest sustainability standards across all areas.”

Normal single-use nappies and wipes are made using crude oil and petrochemicals, and they generate a huge amount of plastic waste, with around 3 billion plastic disposable nappies and 11 billion plastic wet wipes thrown away each year in the UK. The solution comes with Mama Bamboo’s nappies, which are made with 100% sustainable bamboo fibre, compostable liners and chlorine-free pulp, and their baby wipes are made using 100% compostable bamboo fibre, too.

Mama Bamboo was the first UK company to sell nappies that are made from sustainably grown, harvested bamboo, and compostable liners: they’re the only company globally to sell nappies with fully compostable linings and packaging. So it comes with no surprise that the Ethical Consumer gave its ‘best’ rating for environmental reporting, supply chain management and non-toxic chemical usage.

The brand is also registered by the Vegan Society and NatureWatch UK as ‘animal cruelty-free’ as well, alongside winning several prestigious consumer awards, including: the Made for Mums gold award for ‘Best Eco Nappy,’ the silver award for ‘Best Baby Wipe,’ and the Mother + Baby gold award for ‘Best Performance Nappy Range,’ – beating Pampers and all competing supermarket ranges when it came to absorption, fit and comfort.

Having two young children of her own, Laura Crawford, (a.k.a. Mama Bamboo) decided not to return to her previous role as a Management Consultant, but instead, she developed and promoted her own brand of greener, healthier nappies and wipes.

As well as securing B Corp accreditation at the start of 2021, Mama Bamboo has now achieved Summit status with certification company Sustainable X, meaning it has set significant targets and ambitions, as well as integrating sustainability into everything it does. In addition, Mama Bamboo also runs the #nappyrevolution campaign online, and is working with the UCL to address the waste management of compostable bio-plastics across the UK.

To find out more about Mama Bamboo, head over to: www.mamabamboo.com

And to learn more about Triodos Bank, head over to: triodoscrowdfunding.co.uk