Sustainable Network Collaborates with Triodos Bank

03 Apr 2023

Sustainable Network, a global funding and innovation platform that focuses on funding and developing sustainable companies operating on a triple-bottom-line model, is working with Triodos Bank, a leading sustainable European bank that is committed to making money work for positive change and to creating a society that protects and promotes quality of life and human dignity for all.

This collaboration sees us working together on a crowdfunding campaign for a sustainable baby brand called Mama Bamboo.  Mama Bamboo has developed a range of nappies and baby wipes that are made from organically and sustainably grown bamboo, compostable liners and packaging, and are free from harmful chemicals. Conventional disposable nappies contain plastic and can take around 500 years to degrade in landfill. Mama Bamboo nappies can biodegrade by over 60% within three months and 80% within two years.

The founder, Laura Crawford, established Mama Bamboo in 2018 after having her second child and being dissatisfied with the disposable nappies available on the market due to their impact on the planet and on babies’ skin. Since its inception in 2018, Mama Bamboo has achieved significant organic sales growth – income for the year ending 31 July 2022 was £1.036 million representing growth of 24% on the previous year. Mama Bamboo was the first UK nappy and wipe brand to be B-Corp certified and has been voted “Best for the World – Environment” by B-Corp for the last two consecutive years, meaning it is one of the top 5% of all B-Corps globally for environmental impact.

The company is looking to raise £600K to expand its product line and reach a wider audience. The partnership between Sustainable Network and Triodos Bank will enable them to pool their resources and expertise to help Mama Bamboo achieve their fundraising goals and promote their products to a wider audience.

This joint approach with Triodos Bank highlights the importance of collaboration in helping impact-led organisations meet their fundraising ambitions; both parties are united in working solely with organisations that have a positive impact on people and the planet. If successful, it is envisaged that the collaboration could be the catalyst for supporting more impact organisations in this way.