Encourage your child to discover the delights of splashing around in the rain with the Muddy Puddles EcoLight Puddle Suit. Zip them up, match them with a pair of wellies, and your kid will be all set for the most wonderful outdoor adventure. Waterproof and breathable, the EcoLight protects against the wind and the rain while letting excess heat escape through micropores. There’s more smart design too with elasticated cuffs and hood, plus fully taped seams which keep out those pesky dribbles of water. And at the end of the day, the extra-long zip allows you to peel off the puddle suit easily without getting everything else wet. A chemical-free waterproof coating is combined with recycled polyester for a puddle suit that’s machine washable, making it easy to plan for more rainy adventures day after day!
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The Muddy Puddles Kids EcoLight Puddle Suit - Green Rainbow has the following sustainability attributes...
Products using natural fibres can range from cotton to wool to hemp and silk - but by being naturally made, they will also naturally biodegrade at their end of lifecycle. Even if you have a natural fibre product, it can probably still be recycled or repurposed before being disposed of. However, if it truly has reached the end of its use, natural fibres need air to biodegrade so please don't dispose of them in landfill.
Fluorinated DWR finishes make clothing waterproof by repelling water droplets. ‘PFCs’ is the broad term for all fluorocarbon chemicals, of which PFOS and PFOA are sub-groups. Different chemicals in this family have a varying number of carbon atoms, so C6 has six carbon atoms and C8 has eight. While the outdoor industry has moved away from C8 (or 'long chain') PFCs, C6 (short chain) PFCs are currently unbeatable in their waterproofing performance. They're considered less harmful to the environment than C8, but they have not been proven to be safe. PFCs are known as forever chemicals; once created they will never break down and are harmful to people and the planet. To read more about the chemistry related to PFCs, head here.
PFC-Free DWR uses alternative, biodegradable technologies that repels water from the surface of a fabric - such as Fjallraven's Greenland Wax. PFC-Free DWR coatings are water resistant enough for most daily activities, so if you don’t need a highly technical waterproof, consider a PFC-Free garment instead.
By recycling fabrics, we are not only stopping extra waste heading to landfill but also reducing the need for virgin fabrics to be created. Recycled fabrics can be anything from recycled polyester to recycled cotton and where recycled cotton is used, it's often offcuts from factory floors that would otherwise end up in landfill.
|Muddy Puddles Size Guide|
|AGE||2-3 yrs||3-4 yrs||4-5 yrs||5-6 yrs||6-7 yrs||7-8 yrs||9-10 yrs||11-12 yrs|
|Weight (LB)||up to 14 lb||up to 18 lb||up to 24 lb||up to 27 lb|
|Weight (KG)||up to 6.5kg||up to 8kg||up to 11kg||up to 12.5kg|
|*Note that sizes are generous, order true to size or small if in between sizes|