What are the exact sizes?
We have three sizes:
0-6 months fits a foot length of up to 9.5cm. The equivalent is an infant UK size 2 or EU size 17.
4-12 months fits a foot length of up to 10.5cm. The equivalent is an infant UK size 3.5 or EU size 18.
9-16 months fits a foot length of up to 11.5cm. The equivalent is an infant UK size 4.5 or EU size 20.
Why are the booties so expensive?
When comparing the price of Bambooties with the price of other baby booties, it is easy to see why £20 seems expensive.
I'm trying my best to do things the right way. And, sadly, it turns out that doing things the right way is more expensive.
Bambooties are made by a team of amazing seamstresses in India who are paid properly and enjoy their work. The fabrics we use are 100% sustainably sourced reclaimed cotton and our packaging is made of recycled materials.
We also give 10% of our profits to charity. So when you buy Bambooties we donate care packages to vulnerable new mums. We do this by donating to a charity called ActionAid. ActionAid provide disadvantaged women and girls with the most important necessities in life. They empower them with the information and resources they need to create the future they want.
Retail is such a tough industry. There are so many companies who use underpaid or underaged workers. They often use poor quality fabrics, sourced from unethical suppliers, so they can undercut their competitors and offer a cheaper product. Bambooties is not one of those companies.
I haven't found the perfect balance between price, quality and sustainability yet, but the goal is there. I hope these booties can help to create awareness around the hidden problems in retail, while offering a product people can feel good about buying. And we're already helping to empower women to get the freedom they deserve, so it feels like we're on the right path.
With the seamstresses I work with and the women we support via ActionAid, we've created a circular community of women supporting women. Buying a pair of Bambooties doesn't just mean you've bought a gift for a special baby in your life, it means you've offered a helping hand to women in need and you've become part of our circular community.
Where are Bambooties made?
We wanted to find a manufacturer that was treating it's employees well and using only ethically sourced fabrics.
After months of emails, calls and video tours with multiple companies, we were delighted to find the perfect manufacturer in Delhi, India. They are specialists in hand made baby clothing. They're a small team of ten. We haven't yet met in person, but we were introduced by a friend who lives in Delhi and knows them well. We spoke at length and had a video tour around their creative studio. Their sewing machines are shiny, they have good working conditions and they all get paid properly. They use only 100% cotton, which is ethically sourced from a local fabric manufacturer in Noida.
So, every time you buy a pair of Bambooties, you can feel proud that you're helping a group of talented people to continue doing work they enjoy.
When will my Bambooties be delivered?
If you live in the UK, your order will arrive within 3 working days of the order date if sent by Royal Mail signed for, or within a week if sent by standard post. If you live anywhere else in the EU, your order should arrive within two weeks of the order date. If you live outside of the EU, you may need to be more patient as we're relying on postal services which are outside of our control. But you should receive your order within a month.
How much is delivery?
Delivery to the UK is FREE! Royal Mail Standard Second Class delivery costs £3.20, but we have factored this into the price of the booties. If you'd like the booties to be sent Signed For this will cost £1.95.
For delivery within the EU, you have the choice of Standard Shipping at £2.95 or Tracked and Signed For at £5.95. Standard Shipping to anywhere outside the EU is £9.95.
What do I do if my booties do not arrive?
If you sent your order by signed for post and it doesn't arrive, we can either give you a refund or send you a new pair. If you sent your order by standard shipping, we're afraid we cannot guarantee delivery or take responsibility if the parcel gets lost.
Can I return the booties?
We can accept returns if they don't fit and you need to exchange them for a different size. We can also accept returns if the booties are faulty. If you receive a faulty pair of booties, please email us using the contact page.
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Any other questions?
Please email us using the contact page.