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To not really get Frugi clothes

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BibbityBobbityBoob Mon 12-Feb-18 14:05:58

Don't get me wrong they have some lovely clothes and nice prints, but they're just so expensive for what they are. I mean £21 for a single babygrow? Loads of my mum friends absolutely rave about them and fork out to dress their children exclusively in Frugi everything. Am I missing something?

allthegoodnameshadgone Mon 12-Feb-18 14:08:49

Never heard of them so I googled them. They are horrific and cheap looking. Ralph Lauren are
Much nicer

BoredOnMatLeave Mon 12-Feb-18 14:39:15

Is it because they are organic? I've got one fleece for my DD from there as it's super warm but I wouldn't dress her head to toe in it because it's so bloody bright

Luckystar1 Mon 12-Feb-18 14:43:04

My children both wear a lot of Frugi. I like it, they don’t care, I can afford it but I mostly buy in sales or second hand. They wear a lot of organic clothes. But I like the colours and I like the ethos.

I suspect you wouldn’t like how my children are dressed or the toys they play with. But then I have a hatred of Next clothes for children that is probably no understood or liked by many either.

Horses for courses I say

IdrisPtolemy Mon 12-Feb-18 14:44:02

They are made in this country and are ethical. They are also very good quality - this is what you are paying for (and why they are more than companies are not doing the above)

MyKingdomForBrie Mon 12-Feb-18 14:45:57

They aren’t ‘cheap looking’ at all in real life, the materials are lovely, they wear and wash brilliantly. My dd loves them because they’re bright coloured and very comfortable, and I’d far rather dress her in something ethically produced.

emsyj37 Mon 12-Feb-18 14:49:02

DS is wearing Frugi dungarees and striped vest today. It's the only Frugi outfit he has and I bought it for his birthday as a treat. I like the bright colours and patterns and the quality. I bought him a lot of baby clothes in the sale when he was little but it's harder to get bigger sizes in the sale.
I like clothes that aren't exclusively navy, grey or brown for my little boy. Hence liking Frugi.

wejammin Mon 12-Feb-18 14:50:37

We love Frugi, I can't afford new so I buy second hand and the quality and condition is fab. Also the baby stuff is cut bigger on the bum for cloth nappies.

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 12-Feb-18 14:51:43

Ralph Lauren and Frugi aren't exactly aiming at the same target market. I like the Frugi stuff, and I'd not put my children in most of the Ralph Lauren stuff even if I was given it for free. It's a totally different look/taste.

I also agree that it's good quality, the bits I had have lasted well from one child to the next.

DrawingLife Mon 12-Feb-18 14:53:36

I bought most of my DC's clothes second hand for the first four years, so learned quickly which brands hold up in terms of quality. Frugi stuff was always decent quality, not bobbled or washed out (though I'm not that crazy about the designs).
I think the price comes from their ethics policy and is pretty standard for organic/ eco brands. The one I don't get is Toby Tiger. The quality was horrendous, yet people wanted serious money even though it was always bobbly and wash worn!

liquidrevolution Mon 12-Feb-18 14:53:42

Not everyone wants to dress their DC in pink frills or brown liberty prints (girls) or sludge colours (boys).

I also buy in the sales though.

MrKaplansGlasses Mon 12-Feb-18 14:54:13

I quite like he patterns but I found they washed really badly compared to cheap supermarket stuff so we only ever had 2 or 3 things

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 12-Feb-18 14:54:33

I don’t really get Frugi. However I’m not a fan of that sort of print at all so I’m obviously not in their target market.

SuperLoudPoppingAction Mon 12-Feb-18 14:56:05

I used to buy from them - mainly in the sales.

Their clothes washed well and were hard-wearing.

More than I can say for Ralph Lauren.

And they fit well over cloth nappies. Very little else did.

JennyBlueWren Mon 12-Feb-18 14:56:37

I suppose if people can afford them and like them...

Personally I buy second hand clothing and try to spend no more than £1 an item. Exception being shoes which I buy new for £35 and shudder at the price of! I also buy second hand clothes for myself including shoes.

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Mon 12-Feb-18 14:59:21

I think it looks lovely, and if I could have afforded it when mine were little I would have bought from them.

As it was they lived in white babygros at about £6 for three grin

Anxiousally Mon 12-Feb-18 15:01:08

I love frugi and the little bird by jools stuff because of the lovely bright prints. I do agree the prices are ridiculous though!

custardcream1988 Mon 12-Feb-18 15:01:33

...*fork out to dress their children exclusively in Frugi everything.*

I bet hmm.

You are paying for the organic cotton. They wear and wash very well.

Frugi also do a great amount of work in raising awareness of sustainability and donation a percentage of their profits to charity.

You don't have to get it and you don't have to pay for it. Granted it's not affordable for everyone but I'd much rather my daughters had a few nice Frugi outfits to wear than hundreds of cheap clothes that shrink, fade, look tatty and and bobble after a few washes.

TheSconeOfStone Mon 12-Feb-18 15:05:34

I originally bought their stuff as they are cut for cloth nappies, only in the sales though. The cotton is really soft and they have lasted really well for both my kids. The clothes were well worth what I paid for them.

LakieLady Mon 12-Feb-18 15:05:36

I love Frugi and ordered 2 pairs of tights for DGD at the weekend.

I wanted to get her so much more - I love their stuff, but it is pricey for something that's outgrown in no time at all.

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Mon 12-Feb-18 15:06:01

I like the clothes a lot and I must say the bits we have had (mostly second hand) from there has been lovely. But the prices are ridiculously high imo. It's a shame.

Eeeeek2 Mon 12-Feb-18 15:06:03

I love it because it washes very well and the colours are fab, I don’t want to dress my son in sludge brown, grey or horrible slogans. He also has wears cloth nappies and Frugi original name was cut 4 cloth so are designed to have the room for cloth nappy, very hard to find styles on the high street that have the width.

MinorRSole Mon 12-Feb-18 15:06:45

I used frugi for ds as I used cloth nappies and he was a chunky boy anyway - really struggled with regular clothing from Tesco etc. I just got them off eBay although had to trawl through a lot to find something a bit 'calmer' and plainer. The quality was ok but the fit was superb

TipBoov Mon 12-Feb-18 15:08:20

I do like the Frugi colours and designs but it's ridiculously expensive considering the clothes fade really quickly and look embarrassingly tatty!

BeesAndChiscuits Mon 12-Feb-18 15:10:40

I used frugi when they were cut4cloth, as my dc wore cloth nappies. Their clothes lasted longer than anything and were still usable after 3 kids. We had some really nice pieces from them.

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