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Yummy Bums’ happy nappies for East Lancashire tots
A REUSABLE nappy company has won a prestigious national environmental award.
Yummy Bums a social enterprise run by Sarah Parry, from Barrow, has been recognised by the Green Apple Awards, which celebrates companies that exercise excellent environmental practice.
The mum-of-two, who lives in Cockerill Terrace, designs colourful, cotton nappies as a stylish alternative to disposables, which take around 500 years to disintegrate.
The 35-year-old said it was great to have been recognised for her green efforts.
She said: “I am delighted, the fact we have won out of 500 companies is just fantastic and it means we can apply for other awards as well now.”
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 are judged by the Environment Agency and other independent bodies.
Yummy Bums was also the winner of the best recycling category at the Lancashire Green Awards last year, automatically making it eligible for this national prize.
Sarah, who also runs a side saddle company, set up Yummy Bums, which has also been featured in Vogue magazine, after being made redundant from her job as a clothing designer.
She said: “I do this because I am passionate about what I do, it is hard work, but it is worth it. It is a voluntary thing, I don’t make anything out of it, but any money the company does make I put into printing leaflets and going to fayres.”
As a result of its success Yummy Bums has been invited to have a paper published in The Green Book, a leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others can follow the company’s example and learn from its experience.
It will also be considered to represent their country in the European Business Awards for the Environment.