I've come to the conclusion that part of the reason we have such a love affair with nappies from the other side of the world is language. There's a link on here for European nappies, but most of the European nappy sites, if you go direct to them, are in a foreign language, so we don't know about them. It's easy to find out about American, Canadian and Australian nappies, because we know what words to look for on Google or whatever, but it seems there are lots of European ones which are just as good, but not imported thousands of miles, so more environmentally friendly.
Then there's also the VAT problem, as VAT is charged on nappies in lots of other countries in Europe, but we are exempt, so the prices on the foreign web sites look really expensive. If we buy from them direct fro Europe, we can't claim it back, because of the EEC rules, but if they're imported by someone who is VAT registered, they don't have to pay, so if we buy from them, neither do we.
I really believe we should be thinking about environmental damage done by shipping nappies thousands of miles. I know some people don't buy cloth for environmental reasons, but whatever the breason, there are lots of lovely European nappies (and of course better still UK ones)
If you speak any European language, try searching for sites by using a foreign language, and you come up with all sorts.
Has anyone tried any European made nappies which aren't generally known about, and what did you think of them?
I quote from the link "Think about Nappy Miles" . It's a good one!
Sorry! That was a bit of an epistle, but I just thought I'd get it off my chest!!