Little Green Geek Blog
After nearly 8 years in retail, I have decided to focus my attention on my ‘other life’ at South London Sling Library; as a result, I’m closing Little Green Geek. I want to thank you for your support over the years. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many lovely families & helping you all take steps to live “a more sustainable family life”.
I will continue to run occasional, probably monthly, Nappucino’s so, you can continue to send your friends in my direction for Reusable Nappy Information but, when my current stock is sold, I will not restock. I will happily recommend other eco focused businesses, who can be relied upon.
Get 40% off EVERYTHING!
While stocks last, you can get 40% off everything with the code ‘Goodbye’. We still have nappies, waterproof covers, wet bags, organic cotton clothes, reusable drinks bottles & food storage, reusable menstrual prosucts & much, much more!
With Real Nappy Week (24th-30th April) just around the corner, we’ve teamed up with Tommy & Lottie to offer you a wonderful prize!
The prize is a lovely Rumparooz Pocket Nappy in Clyde (Fox) print, with a matching changing mat, plus a lovely Tommy & Lottie ethically traded T-Shirt, with Fantastic Fox print (screen printed in the UK) & Harem Leggings with the Tommy & Lottie logo embroidered on the back. Tommy & Lottie Harem Leggings fit beautifully over reusable nappies!
You can enter from 24th-29th of April & the winner will be announced on the 30th of April 2017. Winner will be announced on our Facebook Page & contacted via e-mail.
If you’d like to find out more about reusable nappies during Real Nappy Week, come along to one of our Nappy Sessions.
Nappy Info Session – 27th April 2017, 12.30-2.30pm
The Reusable Nappy Information Session is aimed at those who would like to find out more about reusable nappies. How they work, how to choose, how to use them & how to wash them. It will give you a chance to look at the nappies in more detail & discuss their pro’s & con’s with Sarah, our resident Nappy Geek, & find out which one’s you may like to try on your baby. For those just dipping their toes into the world of Real Nappies.
Nappy Troubleshooting Session – 24th April 2017, 12.30-2.30pm
This session is aimed at those who already have some reusable nappies & either just need more info about what they have, or need some help to get them working properly. This is a slightly smaller session than the Nappy Advice Session, so that we can take the time to help you to put your nappies on your baby (or a doll if your baby hasn’t arrived, or simply isn’t keen) & get them fitting, & comfortable. We recommend bringing your clean, dry, nappies with you, so that we can help you.
Both sessions can be booked here. If these dates don’t suit you, have a look at the subsequent dates – these two are simply the dates that coincide with Real Nappy Week.
Did you know that arrangements for refuse collection in Lewisham are changing? From July 2017, anyone living in a house, or a house conversion, will be given a small food waste bin, to go alongside your wheelie bins, & a small ‘kitchen caddy’ for food waste. The food waste bin will be collected weekly, along with your regular recycling. Black bins will move to fortnightly collections.
Here at Little Green Geek HQ we’re really excited by these changes. We’re always looking for ways to reduce our waste and to recycle as much of our waste as we can.
Currently, up to 38% of waste in black bins, is food waste. By making use of your ‘regular’ recycling bin, composting*, or using a brown garden waste bin, just 11% of waste will need to be disposed of in your black bin. Putting these changes in place will help Lewisham borough save up to £500,000 and move towards Government targets of recycling 50% of waste, nationally, by 2020. (*If you live in Lewisham & haven’t been to one of the Councils Composting Workshops, you really should go, they’re fantastic! I went 3-4yrs ago & it was really interesting!)
If you have a child in nappies and don’t want those nappies sitting in your wheelie bin for 2 weeks at a time, you may wish to consider reusable nappies and wipes. Reusable nappies can be more reliable than disposables and considerably cheaper over the long term, not to mention the reduction in waste production.
If you feel overwhelmed by the choice of nappies, consider booking into one of our Reusable Nappy Information Sessions. We look at the different types of nappies and how they work, their pro’s and cons, and can help you work out which type might work best for you and your baby. We will also discuss how to wash and care for your nappies. If you already have some reusable nappies and, for any reason at all, have struggled with them, or don’t really understand how to use them, then you might find our Nappy Troubleshooting Session helpful.
If you would like help to reduce your waste further, take a look at our reusable snack bags, sandwich wrappers, or reusable food wrap, which can replace sandwich bags and cling film. We also have reusable drinks bottle which means no more throwing away plastic bottles that can eventually end up in the oceans. We also have a selection of reusable sanitary products, which we are happy to talk to you about, either at a Nappy Information Session or at another time, if it’s easier for you.
Have a look at our available dates and book in, or get in touch, if you’d like to arrange an alternative date. See you soon!
Hello, hello, hello! I hope you had lovely Christmas and New Year Celebrations, I know we certainly did. We spent lots of time with friends and family – all very good for the soul. I’m now trying to get back into our normal routine. Hubby goes back to work tomorrow and the kids are back at School on Wednesday.
The thought of “getting back to normal” can leave you feeling a little flat, can’t it? So, as a method to try & combat that, I’m offering a little treat to all my lovely customers. Use the code ‘happynewyear‘ to get 20% off*. We’ve still got a few gorgeous, wildlife themed, long sleeved tee’s from Tommy & Lottie – made from 100% ethically produced cotton, and designed and screen printed in the UK. They go beautifully with the Harem Trousers, also from Tommy & Lottie, and if you want to gift them to someone special, add a matching Top Knot Hat!
Have you peeked at the amazing pieces we have from Little Green Radicals yet? The Moon Dust Rainbow Jeans are stunning and SO soft! They are almost as amazing as the Waterfall Rainbow Pointelle Tee, which is also available in Moon Dust (grey) & Cloud Pink (pink)!
We also have some stunning things from Toby Tiger. This Dino Applique Tee has a wraparound Dinosaur! SO cute! It is 100% orgainic cotton, and gorgeously soft!
If you’re not after clothing, then pick up some of our lovely Organic Skincare, or a Stainless Steel Drinks bottle, or Snack Container. Perfect for going back to Work and School. The 500ml OneGreenBottle is our most popular size, and there are a variety of lids available, so do give me a shout if you need any help finding your perfect combination. The Nesting Trio from U Konserve are fantastic. The smallest one is perfect for taking a dip to work (with your crudités in the medium or large one), or for a snack for the kids. The large one will even manage a small portion of pasta – perfect for lunches.
So, make sure you take advantage of the code ‘happynewyear’, for your 20% off* & do sign up to our mailing list for more info, news, reviews & more discount codes. Have a WONDERFUL January!
(*Excludes Reusable Nappies & Accessories. Discount code vaild until 31st January 2017.)
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a precious little someone, come & have a look at some of our favourite things!
If you’re looking for the ultimate icon of Britishness – then look no further! Tommy & Lottie have produced the most amazing long sleeved t-shirts! There’s something so totally British about the Fox, Badger & Hedgehog designs – they’re stunning! The cotton is ethically sourced & the t-shirts are then designed & screen printed in the UK. Pair them with Tommy & Lottie’s Harem Trousers (sized to fit over reusable or single use nappies) & you’ve got the perfect outfit!
Little Green Radicals have made some gorgeous pieces this year! Their organic cotton sleep suits are SO soft; I wish they made them in adult sizes! The Hush-A-Bye Birdy & Sir Freddie Fox Babygro’s are amazing! They’re soft, organic & ethically sourced. They’re also sized to fit over both reusable & disposable nappies.
For bigger babies (up to 6yrs old – they’re always your baby no matter how grown up they are, aren’t they?), have you seen the Rainbow Pointelle Tee’s? They’re available in 3 colours, Moon Dust, Cloud Pink & the gorgeous Waterfall! Such lovely sophisticated colours, perfect for sophisticated souls, & yet tough enough to survive the merriest Christmas & much, much more!
If you’re looking for a gift for a bright & funky Little One – have a look at some of our favourites from Toby Tiger! Their organic cotton applique sleepsuits are just amazing! My favourite is the Spider one – you must check out the web on the back! Oh my word!!! SO cute! AND……… it’s also available in t-shirt form for older kids!
And finally, the reversible trousers & dungarees from Toby Tiger are wonderful. The reversible trousers are soft, double layered, organic cotton jersey & the dungarees have adjustable straps & poppers for easy nappy changes!
Those are just a few of our favourites! Come & have a look, to see what else we’ve got! And don’t hesitate to get in touch, if you have any questions!
If you’d like to have a closer look at any of our products before buying them you can often catch us at local Baby Fairs, Markets or Table Sales. We’re going to be at the Mum2Mum Market in Dulwich, on 5th November. The Market is being held at Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE21 8QR, at 1-3pm. We will have a variety of our Toby Tiger, Little Green Radicals & Tommie & Lottie clothing, organic skincare & other items but, if there is something in particular, or a specific size, you would like to see, then please get in touch to let us know & we’ll make sure we bring it along!
We’re also going to be at The Festive Bazaar at New Eltham Library (Southwood Road, SE9 3QT), 26th November, 1-4pm. Again, if there’s something in particular you’d like us to bring, please let us know!
We also run Nappuccino’s (Nappy Chat over tea/coffee & chocolate biscuits), twice a month, in Hither Green. Coming to a Nappuccino gives you the opportunity to look at a variety of reusable nappies & talk about their pro’s & cons with Sarah, our resident Nappy Geek. The sessions are free, with no obligation to buy but, must be pre-booked, as space is at a premium. The booking page is here. At a Nappuccino you will also have the opportunity to see any of the products on our website, do please just ask.
We will post more dates for opportunities to catch up with us, as we go into next year!
We hope to see you soon!
Sarah & the Geek’s.
Welcome to our brand spanking new website! Designed & built by the lovely women of Moo Web Design! Andrea & Katy have been so kind & patient with me – I really would have been lost without them! They’ve not once said ” told you so” when I’ve asked them to change something & then, just days later, admitted it was better the way they’d done it, & ask them to put it back the way it was before! :blush: If you’re ever in the market for a website, I can wholeheartedly recommend them!
Here, at our shiny new website, Little Green Geek is finally bringing together our favourite organic & ethical children’ clothes, organic skincare, reusable feeding & teething items, reusable sanitary wear & all our reusable nappies & accessories from our original website (nappygeek.co.uk). It’s really exciting to finally have all our favourite products for a sustainable lifestyle, all in one place!
Have a look around the site & let us know what you think?! I just know you’re going to love it as much as I do!!