Sign in

Please enter your email below and we will send you a new password.

Sign in with

Other Login

Blog

  1. 6 steps to a plastic-free dining room

    Bisphenol A is a common plastic chemical that children ingest through food. Crushed tomatoes, canned corn and caviar are some examples of metal containing chemicals. Even in fish, meat and other food there are often chemicals that spread with the help of plastic items. Oil cloths may be made from PVC and contain harmful substanc:es that soften the fabric. lf the floor in the school kitchen and dining room are made of PVC, substances accumulate in dust and can be inhaled or swallowed.

    Avoid PVC-packaged food

    Use cast-iron skillet and utensils of wood or stainless steel for cooking

    Avoid storing hot food in plastic containers - more chemicals are released by heat.

    Serve food and beverages on porcelain, stainless steel and glass.

    Avoid canned foods from metal.

    Clean and ventilate the dining room regularly.

    Read more »
  2. Our eco-friendly clothing line

    When we decided to extend our product range with children's clothes we also decided not to take any shortcuts. Being an environmentally conscious company it was a natural decision to use only 100% certified organic cotton that confirm to the world's toughest eco-lobeling "Good Environmentol Choice". But being eco-friendly was not enough; our clothes are of course also practical, comfortable and very appealing.

    100% Certified Organic Cotton

    Prewashed and Non-shrinkable fobrics

    Swedish Design

    European Production

    Good Environmental Choice

    GM-free

    Fabric made in Sweden

    Read more »
  3. Eco-friendly products in the baby room


    Most children spend a lot of time in their room - during play and when they sleep. Besides that children are sucking and biting on toys and other things in the home there are also secreted chemi­cals from toys and gadgets that the child is get­ ting through air and dust. Soft plastic figures often contain PVC and can leach substances that make plastics soft.

    Some­times there are heavy metals such as lead in toys mode of PVC plastic and electric toys. The plastic casing of video games and stereos can contain flame retardants. Old appliances may contain the mast dangerous varieties. Lead can be found in the soldering inside the electronic gadgets and wires are often softened with harm­ful phthalates.

    What you can do:

    Buy eco-labelled toys, furniture and electronics when you can.

    Recycle discarded electronics such as cell phones instead of letting your child play with them.

    Have separate playrooms and bedrooms if possible. Keep toy boxes in another room.

    Avoid electronics in the children's room.

    Ventilate and clean regularly.

    Read more »
  4. 5 steps to an eco-friendly baby shower

    Baby shower

    Are you planning on hosting a more environmental friendly baby shower? Sometimes it can be a bit tricky to know where to start. That’s why we have gathered all our favourite ideas in one post to help you. What’s better than welcoming future babies with a cleaner planet and brighter future? Together we can all make a difference. In this way you can spread the word about green living and celebrate life in a safe, clean and healthy way.

    1. Start with a unique invite

    The most environmental friendly way to send out invites is probably to do it digitally through, for example, email. It is an easy and affective way to spread the word and keep track of all replies. Check out Evite to make the invites more special. However, some want physical invites. Then a seeded card might be right for you. It is a great way to reduce paper waste. When the card is planted it composts leaving only wild flowers and soil. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Your guests will also be able to keep a nice memory.

    2. Give eco gifts

    In the invite, encourage the guests to wrap their presents in recyclable paper, newspaper or baby blankets. Also, inspire them to buy more green baby products like for example organic clothing or wood toys.

    3. Decorate more environmental friendly

    Let’s skip all those plastic decorations that just end up on the landfill not doing much good. Instead, use real flowers to decorate with. A baby shower is a celebration of life so what’s a better way to symbolise that than with real flowers?

    The centrepiece of the baby shower is of course the nappy cake with Eco by Naty nappies. Since we make the most environmental friendly disposable nappies on the market it is the obvious choice if you want to focus on an environmental friendly baby shower.

    These nappies are the best choice for the coming baby since they are free from toxins, allergy friendly and better for mother nature. Another tip is to use organic baby clothes, that are gifts to the expected baby, as a décor.

    4. Cook delicious fresh food

    First of all, skip the plastic tableware. Instead, use your nicest china or environmental friendly alternatives to disposable cutlery. Also, when making the delicious food, keep these simple rules in mind:

    • Buy as much organic food as possible
    • Buy in season fruits and vegetables
    • Serve less meat, cheese and milk
    • If possible, eat more food raw to save energy
    • Eat locally produced
    • Buy food with as little packaging possible

    5. Make memories

    To get a good and fun atmosphere some activities are always appreciated by the guests. If the expecting parents have a garden a tree could be planted in the baby’s honour. What a great way to make an impact.

    The nappy cake guessing game is also a hit.

    How many nappies is the cake constructed with?

    What baby items are hidden inside?

    What nappy brand is cake made with?

    Another fun game is to ask all the guests to bring a baby photo of themselves. Then all the photos are placed on a board, the fridge or table for the guests to match the right baby photo with the right guest. In the end ask all guests to share their most memorable story from their own childhood. This will unquestionably make people at the baby shower shed a few tears of joy and make your eco baby shower memorable.


    Read more at:

    http://www.growinstyle.com/shop/custom.aspx?recid=5

    http://www.parents.com/baby/shower/themes/earth-mama-have-a-green-baby-shower/

    http://www.justmommies.com/pregnancy/third-trimester/eco-friendly-baby-shower-ideas

    http://www.greenchildmagazine.com/eco-friendly-baby-shower/ 

    Read more »
  5. Your Family, Nappies and the Environment

    Where does all the nappies go?

    Did you know that 6 percent of all the total waste on landfills comes from nappies? 6 percent!

    One baby contributes to as much as one tonne of nappies per year. The scary part is that no one knows how long it takes for the nappies to decompose, but it is estimated to take about 250-500 years.

    Do you really want to be part of this terribly stinky garbage collection? On top of that, the ingredients in conventional disposable nappies could harm humans, animals and nature. Some examples are plastic, which ends up in the oceans harming sea animals. Fossil fuels causing environmental change and dioxins, which are linked to causing cancer.

    Disposable nappies are a parent's best friend but one of the Earth's worst enemies. 

    Is Eco by Naty the best choice for the environment?

    We aim to use renewable resources as often as possible while also focusing on performance. Today, Eco by Naty nappies is one of the most environmentally friendly disposable nappies option available on the market with 51% renewable materials. Our competitors in the “green” category of nappies only contain an average of around 30% renewable materials. 

    Eco by Naty believes in going green without giving up performance to simplify your life and minimize the impact on the environment and your family's health. We voluntarily undergo strict, rigorous environmental inspections of our products. Both Eco by Naty and our raw material suppliers have been independently tested and successfully complied with a number of strict conditions regarding the environmental impact of their production. Read more about our independent certifications here.

    For example, the conventional plastic outer sheet has been replaced with a biodegradable material made from maize starch and cellulose fibre, both biodegradable materials. Also, the chlorine free wood pulp is derived from sustainable forestry; where more trees are planted than felled. We also strive to always use natural material for all of our packaging and for our use of fuels. By investing a major part of our resources into Research & Development we continue to improve the materials we use.

    This is why Eco by Naty is the best alternative for conscious families and for mother nature.

    Read more »
  6. New SGS test for Naty diapers and response to the french article

    As we already communicated in our previous blog posts, we took actions to clarify the situation.

    On top of the previous tests performed by SGS (IAS accredited) in November 10th and February 8th, we have received one more from South Korea.

    The report dated February 21st revealed that the tested Naty diapers contain no Naphtaléne.

    Following our action points, we have questioned the test executed by "60 Millions magazine". We have asked "60 Million magazine" to clarify where they got the Naty diapers from and how many diapers were tested. We are now requesting "60 Millions magazine" to re-do the test.

    We will keep you updated as soon as we have more information. So far we have no answer from the magazine.

    Marlene Sandberg

    Naty AB CEO and Founder

     

    Read more »
  7. Update on Naty's response to the french article

    As we already communicated in our previous blog post, we took actions to clarify the situation.

    An independent authority SGS (IAS accredited) did a test and we received their report dated on Feb 8 regarding Naphtaléne.

    The report showed the tested Naty diapers contain NO Naphtaléne. SGS report ordered by the other Naty factory, Paksel in Nov 2016, showed also negative result on Naphtaléne

    Following our action points, we have questioned the test executed by 60 Millions magazine. We have asked 60 million to clarify where did they get Naty diapers from and how many diapers where tested. We are now requesting 60 Millions magazine to re-do the test. 

    We will keep you update as soon as we have more information. So far have we no answer from the magazine.

    Marlene Sandberg

    Naty AB CEO and Founder


    Attachment:

    Attachment 1

    Read more »
  8. Should I worry about this French article - Naty's response.

    At Naty, the health of the children comes first. Since 1994 Naty has been working hard to provide safe and environmentally friendly choice of diapers to parents around the world. We always follow our principles not to compromise on quality and we are the only brand who is openly declaring ingredients of our diapers. It came to our attention that our diapers along with other brands were tested and published in the French magazine. We take very seriously any comments about our products and we would like to address the situation here.

    Background

    On January 24th, «60 million consumers» magazine published the results of a test carried out on 12 brands of diapers. According to the article it was a question of verifying the presence in these layers of a dozen toxic substances "particularly liable to present a health risk for babies: allergens, endocrine disruptors, substances classified CMR is potentially carcinogenic". Naty’s diaper test results showed that no pesticide, no dioxin, no PAH, no allergen, no heavy metals, phenols or residual solvents have been found. Attention was directed to the trace amounts of a VOC or volatile organic compound: naphthalene, which was within acceptable values - 0.04 while the standard is 0.1. Even though the level of naphthalene was within standard values we were very surprised by this result given the fact that this substance can’t be in our diapers.

    Our Safety

    We confirm that naphthalene (in any form) does not enter into the composition of the layer nor in its manufacturing process. We bring the utmost care to the composition of the layers. We do not use any carcinogenic or mutagenic compounds in the manufacture of our layers and apply a precautionary principle to suspected toxic molecules. Naphthalene simply is not part of our products.

    As a part of a standard quality assurance process our products undergo a rigorous testing. According to tests performed on November 10th, 2016 by independent authorities (SGS, IAS accredited) where 0 naphthalene in the Naty diaper. (see Attachment 1).

    Our Action

    As a company we stand for our values and the safety of our products is our first priority. Our diapers don’t contain any harmful substance as was confirmed by SGS tests (see Attachment 1) and there is no naphthalene in our diapers, that’s why we are questioning the results of the «60 million consumers» magazine tests.

    1. 1. We have asked the magazine to clarify how did they perform the test and where did they get Naty diapers from.
    2. 2. We have requested tests to be performed by independent authorities 

    We are committed to provide safe and environmentally friendly solutions to the babies and families worldwide and we will continue quality testing by independent and respectful authorities.

    Marlene Sandberg
    Naty AB CEO and Founder



    Attachments: 

    Attachment 1

    Read more »
  9. What can you do to avoid plastic in the Dining room

     What can you do to avoid plastic in the Dining room.

    Bisphenol A is a common plastic chemical that children ingest through food. Crushed tomatoes, canned corn and caviar are some examples of metal containing chemical. Even in fish, meat and other food there are often chemicals that spread with the help of plastic items.

    Oil cloths may be of PVC and contain harmful substances that soften the fabric. If the floor in the school kitchen and dining room are made of PVC, substances accumulate in dust inhaled or swallowed.

    What You Can Do

    • Avoid PVC-packeged food.
    • Use cast iron skillet and utensils of wood or stainless steel for cooking
    • Avoid storing food in plastic containers – more chemicals are released by heat.
    • Serve food and beverages on porcelain, stainless steel and glass.
    • Avoid canned good from metal.
    • Clean ventilate the dining room regularly.
    Read more »
  10. 5 fruits you want to change to organic

    What does ordinary fruit from the grocery store actually contain? We have studied the NFA’s latest tests on non-organic fruit. The fruit came from orchards sprayed with pesticides. This primarily affects nature, animals and workers. However, residue is also left in the fruit you eat.

    Apple

    Shouldn’t the symbol of health – truly be fresh? We think so, but in 9 of 10 apples, pesticide residues were found. Some apples contained carbendazim, a substance suspected to be carcinogenic, endocrine disrupting and harming for the reproduction system. Unfortunately, you can’t wash this away, as there is in the whole fruit.

    Pear

    This children’s favorite contained residue of pesticides in 7 of 10 tests. Many countries have an excellent climate for organic pear cultivation. Yet are organic pears almost impossible to find in stores. Switch to organic – show pear farmers that demand exists!

    Citrus fruit

    Are you annoyed that organic citrus fruit can become moldy if you leave it for too long? It is because it is NOT treated with imazalil, a substance that prolongs the shelf life of the fruit. imazalil is suspected to be carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting.
    Almost all citrus fruit – 95 percent – contained residue of various pesticides. Most of it is in the skin, but also in the flesh.

    Grapes

    The cute little grapes are best at being the worst when it comes to most types of residues in the same sample. And guess what percentage of the grapes contained pesticide residues? 96 percent! And several of the pesticides are known to be harmful. Some can´t be washed away as they appear inside of the fruit. You can also find remains in raisins and wine.

    Banana

    Skip the nasty pesticide-bananas! They are really heavily sprayed and in 67 percent of the tests, residues were found. These pesticides are primarily a problem for the environment, farmers and their families. They are exposed to one of the world’s most dangerous pesticides, paraquat. It harms nature for a long time and exposed people can, in worst case, suffer from a lung collapse. The substance was banned in Sweden and the EU long ago, partly thanks to the SSNC’s work.
    Most tropical fruits, such as pineapple and mango, comes from the same heavily sprayed plantations.

    Any questions? Ok, we already have some answers.

     

    Does organic food contain residues?

    No. NFA did the same tests to samples of organic fruit. They made 62 tests, one of which showed traces of a substance used in protective pouches hung around the banana bunches. All the other 61 tests were free from pesticides.

    Aren’t the samples mostly below the limit of pesticides?

    True. Within the EU, there are limits on how much pesticide residue food may contain. Very few of the fruit samples are above this limit, but the mixture of many different substances can cause unknown health effects. EU maximum levels is made for one subject at a time, even though we are exposed to thousands of chemicals over a long period. The limit also does not take into account that hormone-disrupting effects can occur even at low doses.

    Why are the children most susceptible?

    Because children are not small adults. They are in a development where the body is more sensitive to chemicals. Children also eat more fruits relative to their body weight and thus higher exposure.

    Should I be afraid to eat non-organic fruit?

    No. No one should be afraid to eat fruit. It is healthy and environmentally smart. However, it is time to question how our food is produced and start making demands. Preschool can have organic fruit break. Politics can facilitate for organic farmers and consumers. Stores can advertise organic fruit better, instead of allowing them to mold in a dark corner. Unsprayed fruit should not rot away in our residential gardens.

    Change to organic fruit in favor of nature, animals and farmers. And if you want truly fresh fruit.

    Read more »
Page