The Konfidence team are celebrating after its eco-friendly Splashy™ Swim Nappy was named as the winner of not one but TWO awards at the 2022 Organic Baby Awards, including Gold for Best Swim Nappy and Silver for Best Eco-Friendly Innovation.
This year, the Organic Baby awards celebrated environmentally-friendly baby brands in over 100 categories, from baby wipes to wooden toys and weaning foods, which were all judged fairly and transparently by real parents.
One of these categories is Baby Changing and Skincare, from which Konfidence scooped two awards – Gold for Best Swim Nappy and Silver for Best Eco-Friendly Innovation for the Splashy™ Swim Nappy, which is uniquely constructed using Konfidence’s own e-Flex™ material as an eco-friendly and innovative alternative to neoprene.
Traditionally, baby swimwear products like swim nappies and baby wetsuits have been made from neoprene, but it is an oil based, non-recyclable material. Konfidence are leading the way by being the first baby swimwear manufacturer to find and create an eco-alternative material with e-Flex™, and move away from ‘old-fashioned’ neoprene in their baby swimwear designs.
e-Flex™, which combines nylon, soft-plush polyester and recycled plastic, replicates many of the characteristics of neoprene; and is lighter, more flexible, has a lovely soft plush lining for comfort, and offers all the same 50+ UV sun protection properties on covered areas.
Based in Cornwall, Andrew Regan, the founder of Konfidence and the creator of the Splashy™ swimming range, said: “Being the first manufacturer to move our swim nappy cover – the Splashy™ Swim Nappy - away from conventional neoprene was a big step, but the response from our customers and swim school partners has been amazing.
To now have our Splashy™ Swim Nappy recognised by the Organic Baby Awards as the Best ‘eco’ Swim Nappy and praised by parents for its eco-friendly innovation is a huge milestone. We are very proud, and this recognition spurs our ambitions to keep innovating and leading the way in British-designed sustainable swimwear for babies and children.”
Key facts about the Splashy™ Swim Nappy:
♻️ When combined with Konfidence’s reusable AquaNappy, it is the most eco-friendly swim-school approved double nappy system.
💷 It is priced the same, if not less, than similar quality neoprene products.
🐬 Available in a cute range of colourful, child-friendly sea creature character designs - who welcome all efforts that can help reduce the use of plastics!
♻️ Presented in recyclable cardboard packaging.
🌏 It is the only baby swimming nappy that is manufactured in collaboration with the STA - a national governing body for swimming and world leaders in the teaching of baby swimming.
🛒 John Lewis was the first high-street retailer to stock Splashy™ in its stores and online.