Where Are Bambino Mio Nappies Made?
All Bambino Mio nappies are made in China. Bambino Mio is a UK company, based in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, UK. This is where their head office and warehouses are but all nappies are made in China.
Bambino Mio is a company started by Guy Schanschieff and his wife Jo. Whilst backpacking abroad they came up with the idea for a business for cloth nappies after meeting an American couple who were offering this service in America. THey came back to England and initially bought a nappy laundry company, called Cedar Nappy Service. They soon moved from this model to one which made and sold the cloth nappies, rather than offering a laundry service and in 1997 their Bambino Mio brand was born.
Bambino Mio were one of the first reusable nappy companies in the UK. Well, modern nappy companies as terry nappies have been around for a very long time. Magnus and Fiona Smyth from Tots Bots were contemporaries of Bambino Mio, starting at about the same time.
Guy Schanshieff is the managing director and initially his wife Jo came up with the nappy designs. In the early days he used his children as models for all the photoshoots.
Bambino Mio has moved away from just doing cloth nappies. They do a wide range of nappy accessories including buckets, nappy bags, swim nappies and even washing powder. Most of the products are sold using the Mio tag.
Bambino Mio products can be bought online, from stores like Baba Me. They are also sold in supermarkets and are available in over 50 countries worldwide.
Bambino Mio have grown to be one of the most successful reusable nappy companies in Europe. There are a few US companies which still dominate the US market but generally in Europe, especially the UK, Bambino would be one of the best known.
Their fortunes really changed when they moved from the basic prefold system and embraced truly modern cloth nappies like the all in ones.
Guy was awarded an MBE for his services to business in the Queens New Year’s honours list in 2011. He was also the chairperson of the Nappy Alliance. A band of reusable nappy manufacturers and retailers in the UK. The idea of the nappy alliance was to club together to help promote the usage of cloth nappies in the UK.
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