Pandas, space adventures, finches, stars and rainbows, the new Frugi collection has it all!

Frugi are an ethical brand with great heart -they are leaders in ethical and sustainable fashion, setting incredible values and standards including fabric, manufacture and the sustainability by design of the clothing!  We have been privileged to exclusively interview Frugi founder Lucy Jewson to talk ethical fashion earlier this year.

Click here to read exclusive interview with Frugi founder Lucy Jewson

Their ethical and sustainable standards are exemplary, with a new collection launching it is the perfect time to try out some of their fun clothing………..

Well it all starts with the packaging…..

………..the packaging is completely recyclable, and beautiful.  Giving a teaser for what might be inside!

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Just unwrapping the parcel is a treat!  The clothes being delivered in a gorgeous rainbow box, who doesn’t love a beautiful parcel to open!

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Blossom Dress

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I am very lucky to be testing out the brand new Blossom Dress from the Frugi Bloom collection! I was terribly excited to review this because TINY PANDAS!!! (cue undignified squealing from me).

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The Blossom dress is long sleeved, so it’s fabulous for the imminent cooler weather.  It features a round neck and a gathered a-line skirt. Nursing access is via a lifted panel and an under layer with access holes. Oh and how could I forget IT’S GOT POCKETS! Lovely front ones.

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Pockets!

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The fabric is gorgeously soft – 95% soft organic cotton and a bit of elastane for stretch.  It’s quite a cosy warm fabric – definitely not a summer weight dress!

The detail in the print is incredible – there’s the aforementioned tiny pandas, which are delightfully cheeky, little pink flowers and assorted greenery. The colours are lush, a lovely mix of greens. 

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It’s beautifully made, like all Frugi items I’ve owned, it’s well designed and sturdily stitched. 

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This dress is intended to be for bump and beyond, so it’s suitable for maternity and afterwards for nursing.  I’m breastfeeding my toddler and trying to conceive number two, so intending to use for both!  I think this dress would be amazing as standard maternity attire, for those nursing through pregnancy and for breastfeeding afterwards!  I may have tried this on with a cushion underneath just to check (am I clucky much?!  All in the name of research right?!) and can confirm it fits a sizeable bump, and in my usual case a sizeable cake tum!  As a non-maternity dress the fit is loose/generous and you could size down.  If you are intending for dual use during pregnancy and afterwards I’d probably go with your usual size.  I tried it on with a thick elastic brown belt and a thin black belt and I did prefer the fit!

It functions perfectly as a breastfeeding dress. The top panel lifts up, there’s an under layer with holes extending from the armpits. You can pull the top panel right down over the breast if you prefer a discreet feed. I was unable to do this as my toddler likes ALL THE BOOB out, thank you very much.

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Although not currently tandem feeding, my wee boy tantrums if he doesn’t have access to both boobs (see pic as he manages to keep feeding and uncover me whilst having a strop!), and I can confirm it’s easy to have both breasts out, the fabric gathers easily in the middle and gives some coverage!

There’s twinning opportunities for those of you so inclined – the matching Lulu Jumper dress is available in ages 2-10. I’d love this print in dungarees for my little fella but I guess ALL my outfits can’t be matchy matchy!

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I love this dress for the daytime, I wore it with trainers and leggings, but it looks brilliant with black tights and boots as well!  It’s super comfy, fab for running around after littles and will be cosy autumn/winter wear.  The quirky print is loads of fun, I love an interesting pattern to make me feel more funky and less frumpy!  I definitely recommend this dress, it’s a quality item, I feel positively adorable in it and it’s a pleasure to wear and breastfeed in!

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Tricia Top-Space Blue

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Space Blue Breton Stripes, lets banish to the far end of the galaxy the whole stripe thing!  The whole thing about new mums being expected to wear stripes is the exact reason why they choose not to!  But what’s wrong with them?! Nothing- these little space blue stripes are absolute little stars!  

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I am going to keep on with the space theme so you might want to just go with it…… Let’s start with the Milky Way to the all important golden planets….  This top isn’t a lift the flap design so there is no flap sitting across the boob area, there is no hint at all that this is a nursing top.  The nursing access is very discrete, under the striped fabric is a white inner top with holes for popping your boobs out.  

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The inner top goes fully round both the front and back, this has been cleverly designed as it means that when you lift the outer stripes layer you don’t get a cold exposed back!  The fabric has a great stretch which is perfect to ensure a great fit whether you have little mercury sized boobs or are more a Saturn type size.  This top would be super easy for tandem feeding too without flashing the whole galaxy.

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The organic cotton jersey fabric feels the most incredibly and gorgeously soft material, the organic quality fabric really does shows.  Both the striped and under layer feel absolutely amazing, the organic fabric really is special.

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The fabric also contains elastase so has a lovely stretch to it, great for moving layers and fitting wonderfully varied boob sizes!  The top is extremely well made and detailed, it feels like a dream on!  

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The fit of the top I would say is true to size with a great relaxed fit.  Love the little dropped shoulder detail-cosmic!  The length is spot on to give a casual look without being too long and not zooming up when you are chasing your little spacemen.

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The space blue stripes look fab with shorts and sandals when orbiting a bit closer to the sun and equally at home with jeans and boots in the chillier regions of the galaxy!

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The top also looks awesome with dungarees and pinafores- a breastfeeding staple!

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This top is just supremely soft and comfy, breastfeeding is a cinch and I know that it is one of those tops that will get me to the moon and back, again and again and again….. exactly the ethos of Frugi!  

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Delphine Tie Dress

Inspired by the colourful finches found on the Galapagos Islands, this dress has a clever mock-layered panel underneath with hidden side openings for comfortable feeding.  Designed for bump to breastfeeding.  Twinning cord items available for the children too!

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Sireli Smock Dress

This new Sireli Smock Dress is inspired by the brave and brilliant adventurers that landed on the moon in 1969! The dress has a space blue striped top panel can be lifted up to reveal a hidden vest underneath, with low armholes for discreet and easy feeding! The floaty A-line skirt features a fun and colourful Space Voyage print.

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Liliana Top

The new Liliana Top has a sweet Finch embroidery at the bottom that adds a fun flash of Frugi colour! With a clever double layer, this top has an integrated vest underneath with low armholes for easier breastfeeding, simply lift the top layer up.

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Liliana Top

The new Liliana Top has a sweet Finch embroidery at the bottom that adds a fun flash of Frugi colour! With a clever double layer, this top has an integrated vest underneath with low armholes for easier breastfeeding, simply lift the top layer up.

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Emily Jumper

The Emily jumper is available in two brand new designs-stars and rainbow stripe!  This long-sleeved knitted jumper features a fab open back that comfortably allows for baby bumps and makes for easier feedings. Layer over Frugi Saffron Vests.

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Erica Swoop Top

This Erica Swoop Top can simply be moved to each side to reveal the cleverly integrated vest underneath with low armholes, perfect for easier feedings while keeping your tummy covered!

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Saffron Vest Top

The new Saffron Vest has a panel on the front which can be lifted to reveal the hidden side openings underneath, this top is ideal for comfortable feeding.  Tinning options available! Also available in Space Blue.

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