Charities we've supported
Giving back is in our DNA - right from the start, we wanted to show the world that you can create a great brand whilst upholding strong ethical and environmental values. And our Little Clothes BIG Change charity work is incredibly important to everyone here at Frugi. We are proud of alot of things we’ve achieved, but we are probably the proudest of the
we’ve donated so far to charities helping the environment and children around the world. That amount of money has made a BIG DIFFERENCE , and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our customers – Thank you!
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE WAYS THAT YOU HAVE HELPED US MAKE A DIFFERENCE…
Embracing Giving Back: Our Commitment
For us, volunteering isn’t just a checkbox, it’s an integral part of who we are. We believe in fostering a culture of empathy, compassion, and action. By immersing ourselves in volunteer work, we not only contribute positively to society but also learn, grow, and bring that positive energy back into our designs and workplace. Every year, our team members are encouraged to take volunteer days to support causes close to their hearts.
Design Inspiration through Volunteering
Creativity knows no bounds, and our design team finds inspiration in the act of giving. As part of their seasonal inspiration journey, our talented designers regularly engage in volunteering activities. Whether it's spending time at local sanctuaries, nurturing gardens, or collaborating with communities, these experiences enrich their creativity and directly influence our vibrant designs.
With a shared love for the planet, we teamed up with the world’s largest educational programme, Eco-Schools, to help engage and empower children and young people to change our world for the better!
In 2020, we funded 150 Green Flags for schools that became certified Eco-Schools that year. And together we created the Eco-Schools 10 Topic Challenge to help positively engage children, especially during lockdowns that year. Then, in 2021, we funded training for 500 teachers to become Eco-Coordinators with Eco-Schools – making the training completely free during the academic year 2021-22.
The Learning About Forests programme, or LEAF, encourages children and young people to connect with nature through learning. Whether counting acorns in a maths lesson or playing music in a forest environment, it helps to increase the number of hours children spend in nature.
In 2021, we funded the first-ever LEAF programme in England, working with schools to reconnect children with nature. To launch this exciting programme, we created the Tree-mendous Tasks for kids to get outside and start learning in nature. From building your own make-believe birds’ nest to giving your favourite tree a name – ours are named Tree-vor and Ed-wood!
Plant 1 is a certified Community Interest Company committed to channelling every penny donated directly into planting trees for the greater good. Their dedication lies in preserving native habitats, reflected in meticulous site assessments before planting trees back into our natural environment."
ADOPT A DOLPHIN
In celebration of World Oceans Day in 2022, we adopted Rainbow the Dolphin and her calf through the Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity, helping to support their efforts in protecting marine wildlife. The WDC is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins.
In March 2022, we donated £20,000 to Save the Children to help support those in unimaginable situations and crises. Save the Children is an international charity helping children all around the world to get the future that they deserve. We also sent a large donation of clothing supplies, including Frugi fleeces, waterproof outerwear, TotsBots reusable nappies and Bloom & Nora reusable period pads, to those in need in Ukraine.
Some much-needed rest for families, Helen & Douglas House’s Supportive Stays project allows terminally ill children to receive the medical care and treatment they need as well as providing a break for parents to spend time with any siblings or together.
ONLINE BABY & PREGNANCY SUPPORT GROUPS
Informal, friendly and inclusive sessions that offer support for parents of babies up to 18 months of age and expectant parents looking forward to welcoming their new baby. With your amazing help, we were able to support three of Down’s Syndrome Association’s courses throughout 2022.
VIRTUAL COOKING CLUB
A cookery school and community kitchen based in Bristol, Square Food Foundation offers free, face-to-face cookery classes and courses, and their Virtual Cooking Club delivers DIY meal kits to local children and families who might struggle to access in person services and activities.
FEEDING FAMILIES & BABIES
Sitting between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Polbeth Community Hub is an incredible community shop and fridge that are doing amazing things to help tackle hunger poverty within their community. We supported them in autumn 2021 with their continuing efforts to help families with young children.
An environmental education charity operating across the north of Scotland, Wild Things aim to create mutually beneficial relationships between communities and the natural world. Thanks to you, our amazing customers, we were able to support this wonderful charity.
BOXES OF HOPE
A national children's charity, Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) has helped 10,000 UK children since 1999, facing some of the toughest starts in life – by offering them hope and a future. In December 2020, we supported this charity with their Boxes of Hope campaign.
ONLINE SUPPORT SERVICE
Based in Redruth, Cornwall, WILD Young Parents has been working with young parents since 1992, to help families achieve a happy, healthy and safe lifestyle. Our donation in 2020 helped to fund their staff to keep continue online support to families during the coronavirus pandemic.
LUNCHBOX @ FACES
Family and Children's Early-help Services (FACES) exists to support children and their parents when times are tough. Established since 1986, they are one of a kind, independent and rooted in their local diverse communities. During the coronavirus pandemic, we supported FACES with their food takeaway service.
SCHOOL OF CONFIDENCE
In September 2020 we supported Kinship Care, an award-winning charity in Northern Ireland that helps to support children who cannot be cared for by their own parents to live safely and securely within their own families and communities.
The Springhead Trust owns and manages an environmental education and arts centre located in Fontmell Magna, north Dorset. Their main charitable activity is hosting day and residential visits for groups of school children from Dorset and the wider area.
SUPPORTING KIMBU NURSERY
With Chance for Childhood, we supported the Kinbu Nursery in Accra, providing 170 vulnerable children under 6 years old with a safe, loving haven, away from the dangers of the streets where life is unsanitary, dangerous and short.
TEACHING CPR SKILLS TO CHILDREN
Little Life Savers teach CPR skills to children aged 9+ for free in schools, clubs and societies. We supported Little Life Savers on their mission to put CPR on the UK school curriculum by equipping new groups with hi-tech equipment and training.
LIVING SEAS PROJECT
Frugi donated over £230,000 to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust helping to fund their Living Seas marine conservation programme and dolphin conservation projects. Protecting our marine mammals and beautiful coastline!
SUPPORTING CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN MALAWI
Pump Aid support children and families in Malawi by working on a variety of programmes that provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene in rural and urban areas. With the support of Frugi they have been able to help two communities in Malawi.
‘HOME FROM HOME’ PROGRAMME
We supported The Sick Children’s Trust’s ‘Home from Home’ programme; providing free accommodation for families of sick children who are having treatment in hospital.
HELPING FUND THE THERAPY TEAM
Anna’s Hope is the leading children's brain tumour charity in the East Of England. Our donations have contributed to the funding of the Anna’s Hope Therapy Team.
WE HAVE ALSO HELPED
OUR ORPHANAGE IN INDIA
At the Umbergaon Orphanage in India, one amazing lady called Stella looks after 37 children and adults. She makes it possible for them to go to school and then college, giving them a brighter future and life chances that they deserve.
The orphanage has no state support whatsoever so relies on donations like ours.