The UK’s first Fairtrade baby skincare range
Organic Monkey has been set up by two entrepreneurial mums, Heidi and Claudine who identified a gap in the market for a truly organic range of baby skin care products. They have incorporated the use of Fairtrade ingredients where possible, providing a better deal for producers in developing countries.
Since becoming mums, we have been more and more interested in what goes into baby products, especially for their skin. We like to see what ingredients are used, how they work and even their packaging. Becoming mums has made us more ethically and socially aware.
My eldest son Forrest was very sick when he was born, suffering from birth asphyxia. He spent the first 8 days of his life on the special care baby unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Whilst he made remarkable progress, his development needed to be carefully monitored to ensure that he reached all his important milestones. When my request to return to work on a part time basis was rejected, I decided this would be my opportunity to set up my own company whilst also spending quality time with my son.(Heidi Crawford, Managing Director).
“When Dylan was born he was inevitably born with eczema as both myself and my husband have it, so finding a baby skincare product that didn’t irritate his skin was very important right from the beginning. After reading many of the labels on the everyday brands on the high street I was both worried and disappointed at how hard it was to find both organic and ‘free from’ products for babies. Surely it should be easier to look after your baby’s skin? So, together with Heidi, we have created a very special range of products for babies with sensitive skin like Dylan’s”, (Claudine Sinnett, Creative Director).
Ingredients are at the heart of our products.
It was important to us that we sourced both organic and Fairtrade ingredients to guarantee the purest, best quality products for the newest and most sensitive of skins, whilst also having a respect for nature and respectful partnerships with the farmers that produce the raw ingredients and throughout the supply chain.
We’ve put our gorgeous skincare range on the internet to make life as easy as possible for busy mums (is there any other kind of mum?). You can shop while breastfeeding, at 3am or in your pyjamas, whatever is convenient for you. Our website is designed to be simple and easy to use with free UK delivery on all purchases over £40.