Say hello to the latest fab addition to our Gift Department here at Shackletons Home & Garden, Clitheroe.  We’re proud to stock the organic children’s wear brand that goes by the name of Frugi.  It’s an unusual name; apparently it means fruits of the earth in Latin.

Frugi was born a decade ago by husband and wife Kurt and Lucy (and their first baby Tom). As new parents they were keen to use cloth nappies on Tom, but were struggling to find clothes that would fit over his delightful cloth covered derriere. And it was from that frustration that their bright idea was hatched – to design and create clothes by themselves, designed to fit over cloth nappies. (By the way, they also fit over normal nappies too).

They’ve experienced huge success, extending their offer to include up to 8 year olds too, and in 2008 launched their innovative Mother range – stylish dresses, tops and nightwear designed exclusively with breastfeeding mums.

Apart from Frugi clothes being very cool, cute and practical, being made from organic cotton means they are super soft and free from chemicals like chlorine bleach, formaldehyde or dangerous dyes - so less likely to trigger allergies and better for the environment too.

At Shackletons we’re stocking a selection of gorgeous Frugi styles for the 0-18 month age group. We’ve reversible pinafore dresses that are adorable (the advantage is that you can just reverse to the fresh side if any unexpected baby mess appears!), cardigans, rompers and baby grows for boys and girls. As well as bibs, hats, muslin cloths T-shirts and shorts.  They make ideal gifts for any new arrival, first birthday or just because you love them.