The Oppi Way
We only use materials that are kind to people and the environment, for today, and for tomorrow. Most Oppi products are 100% cotton. When we find beautiful wool or responsibly produced bamboo fabrics, we use these too.
We use natural fibres, because we believe they’re better next to babies skin. They breathe. They wick. They naturally cool and insulate.
- Certified GOTS Organic fabrics
- Certified Fairtrade & fairly-traded fabrics
- High quality, upcycled fabric
Fun in giving
Oppi supports Tutela Africa as they are pioneer family-based fostercare in Mozambique.
It was while visiting some beautiful yet poverty stricken communities Mozambique in 2007 that I first whispered the cry:
"If there is anything I could do to help these people, I want to find a way to do it."
ur first venture in 2013 was to provide new shoes through the sales of Oppi baby shoes using the 1 for 1 model. However it was during this giving trip that I realised the children didn't need yet another handout. There was a bigger need: for safe homes, a secure family environment and education. Given such opportunities these children would be much more likely to able to provide for themselves as they grow up.
So in 2014 Oppi decided to partner with the charity Tutela Africa. Tutela are pioneering the little known concept of fostercare in Mozambique. We love the passion and tenacity of the founders Jonny and Becky Wakely. More than that we love how the whole team support local Mozambican parents discover that they already have what it takes to be wonderful parents.
10% of the sale price of every Oppi item sold is donated to Tutela Africa.
Every product is handmade with care, because it’s about beautiful details, even when they are hidden.
All Oppi babywear and Oppi gifts have an element of the inside which peeps out. Just as a little baby’s personality peeps out as they grow. This also means various products, including Oppi shoes, are reversible.
“I thoroughly enjoy designing and making unique babywear. I see it as a way of celebrating children’s individual personalities.
Each item is stitched by me in my studio in Bath, England. I like to take care to finish the details of every items beautifully. ”
— Jane Trentham
We appreciate the benefits of being a small business:
- Handmade clothing takes longer to make, but it is made with absolute care.
- Product runs are shorter, but result in uniqueness and high quality.
- Raw materials can cost more, but we can find out where they come from.
- There's no big distribution centre: we'd rather hand-wrap every purchase beautifully.