The concept of renting clothes is growing in popularity – instead of buying new, you can feel good knowing you’re doing your bit to help protect the planet. And, while you might have heard of fashion rental sites for adults’ occasion wear like Hurr and Rotaro, have you heard of renting baby clothes? Here, we pick out the top baby clothing rental services to have on your radar.
With the fashion industry the world’s second biggest polluter – and babies growing so fast that they may only get a few wears out of an item before they’ve outgrown it – renting is a sustainable, planet-friendly solution for your little one.
Last week on Dragons’ Den, kids’ clothing rental company Little Loop receive incredible comments from the Dragons about sustainability and how the sustainable subscription business model may even upend the traditional fast fashion businesses. And, it’s now easier than ever for parents to be sustainable by renting their baby’s clothes.
The Best Baby Clothes Rental Services
Renting baby clothes can also save you money, offering the best brands for a fraction of the retail price. Hygiene is also a top priority, with professional clean, quality control and sanitising of all items.
But how do you go about renting baby clothes? We’ve unearthed all the best services out there for you to join the rental revolution.
Borro makes eco-parenting easy. With clothes from as little as £1 a month you can rent all your favourite organic brands like Mori, Kite, Little Green Radicals and Newbie. With no minimum order, whether you just need a snowsuit for a few months or a complete capsule wardrobe, renting is as easy as buying – but without the price tag!
When your baby outgrows the clothes, just return for free and order again. And, with stain insurance included, you have complete peace of mind.
The Little Loop (as seen on Dragon’s Den)
Little Loop‘s ‘shared wardrobe for kids” ethos is to rent ethical, fun clothes for your children, and help create a world without clothing waste.
Offering handpicked, ethical brands, the founder of Little Loop made Dragon’s Den history by asking for investment from two of the Dragons, saying she launched the platform “as a sustainable response to the nature of the children’s clothing market”.
With some exciting new Scandi brands you might not have heard of like Småfolk, Geggamoja, Paapii and Müsli, 9plus1 allows you to rent these stylish clothing items by signing up to a subscription for either £39.99 a month for 10 items or £44.99 a month for 15 items.
This family business aims to reduce waste by renting clothes from newborn baby to age six. Stocking ethical brands like Frugi and Piccalilly, Graceful Changes offer a choice of plans that can see you pick between five to 25 items per month. You can swap every three months – and enjoy free delivery for your first bundle.
We love Bundlee as it allows you to pick from two different set subscription plans – £24 or £39 a month for 15 items. The £24 a month capsule subscription offers a curated wardrobe of Bundlee original clothes; choose from unisex, girl or boy.
The pricier £39 a month option allows you to choose from brands like Mini Rodini, Soft Gallery and Hatley. Swap anytime and free returns.
As new parents, choosing seven sizes in just two years for your baby takes time and money, with new items all too often kept in the wardrobe or barely worn. Lullaloop’s thoughtfully designed, durable, and most importantly, flexible, rental subscription will keep pace with each baby’s unique growing needs, offering a curated edit of go-to wardrobe staples for everyday life and special occasions.
Subscribe for as little as £13 per week, for 60 unique outfits, sending the outgrown items back to Lullaloop via pick up or drop off points – any preloved items are professionally cleaned and sanitised. Plus, each Lullaloop customer not only supports the environment but also their charity partner, Malaria Consortium, providing preventive malaria medication.
If you’re looking for designer clothes to rent for a short time, My Wardrobe HQ is the place to go. With brands like Burberry, Dior and Gucci Kids available to rent for just a few pounds a day, you can kit out your baby head to toe in designer gear.
The only downside is there’s not a huge amount of choice for babies, so keep your eyes peeled for new items hitting the site.
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