Noopii® is a wholly-owned New Zealand FernMark accredited company, our manufacturer is based in Auckland and our nappies are initially being assembled in PRC (The people’s republic of China) until such time as our nappy manufacturing factory can be built right here in New Zealand. We will keep you posted on developments.
All Noopii® products are designed in New Zealand and they also contain New Zealand Manuka Hydrosol to ensure our products are safe and naturally antibacterial.
Do Noopii® nappies contain SAP ?
Yes, Noopii® nappies contain SAP. All nappies contain SAP, even those who claim to be ‘organic’, ‘biodegradable’, ‘vegetarian’ ‘vegan’ or ‘compostable’.
SAP (super absorbent polymer) is an absorbent material which has been used for more than 20 years and a component that all nappies have in common. SAP is used to absorb liquid and remarkably it has the ability to absorb up to 150 times its weight in water. SAP ensures our nappies have up to 12 hours of leak protection so that your little one stays dry and comfortable throughout the night.
SAP is not toxic and does not irritate the skin. The SAP we use has gone undergone rigorous compliance regulation testing to ensure it is safe and effective.
Noopii® is a solution-based innovative company and we are constantly searching for better more sustainable materials, when we find an effective and highly absorbent bio-SAP you can be sure we will use it.
What ingredients are in Noopii® nappies ?
Our outer cotton blend backsheet is made from 50% renewable and sustainable materials ensuring our nappies are super soft, comfortable, breathable and hypoallergenic. Our nappies contain responsible forestry wood pulp, New Zealand Manuka Hydrosol and spandex elastic for the leg cuffs and the waistband. Our top sheet is a non woven plant based fabric which is made from 50% sustainable and renewable materials.
Our nappies are made from 50% renewable and sustainable materials, our packaging is made from sustainable paper, overall our products with the cardboard cartons they come in bring our overall sustainability to 85%. As technology improves we aim to make the sustainability percentage of our products even higher.
All our materials are highly regulated and undergo the strictest quality control and safety assurance testing.
What is the sustainability of your nappies, pants and packaging?
All Noopii® nappies are themselves made from 50% sustainable and renewable plant based materials, our packaging is made from renewable coated paper (nappy packaging needs to be dust proof and keep the products free from moisture and other environmental hazards) which means our paper packaging is coated with a thin PLA film, corn starch and conventional plastic so that the film does not disintegrate if it comes in contact with atmospheric moisture. Together our nappies with the paper packaging are made from more than 70% sustainable and renewable plant based materials. Our nappies, pants, packaging and freight cartons altogether are 85% sustainable. Our paper packaging can safely be burnt as rubbish if you use an incinerator or popped into your yellow recycling plastic/paper waste bin for roadside collection.
How do you ensure Noopii® nappies and pants are the most sustainable disposable nappy currently available?
Noopii® nappies and pants are 50% sustainable (a fact that we are extremely proud of achieving) meaning they are higher than the world’s leading eco nappy brands, all of which have less than 40%. It has been proven that any higher percentage in sustainability severely impacts performance, breathability, softness and comfort. We are not willing to sacrifice these important features.
As nappy specialists, we have spent several years working with materials engineers to develop and test new sustainable formulations, therefore we know that Noopii® nappies achieve one of the highest ratings in the world. The primary reason for this is that technology does not yet allow for anything greater than 50% at this point in time without significantly compromising performance, quality and comfort. While our experts in the field have identified potentially more sustainable materials, they sadly fail when it comes to performance and comfort. If there were more sustainable products or better performing eco materials, then we would be using them. We will always strive to improve our products as the technology adapts and becomes available to us.
Our current products are only the start, we have entered the market with high-performance levels in mind at an affordable price. Our focus is on superior performance, comfort, softness, breathability and premium quality.
If Noopii® nappies and pants are made with plant-based materials, why don’t they say ‘biodegradable’ or ‘compostable’ on them?
There is still considerable misunderstanding and confusion regarding sustainability and biodegradability. Sustainability considers the entire material sourcing, manufacturing and packaging process while the other tends to focus on the product or certain components only in order to validate ‘greenwashing’ claims and avoid scrutiny for the vast amount of plastic packaging that ends up in landfills around the world every year. For any material to biodegrade or compost it requires oxygen, light and heat, therefore this process is impossible to achieve in landfills - even a newspaper won’t biodegrade in landfill. Composting too has an array of problems as nappies should not be composted at home as they contain faeces which is serious and dangerous hazardous to human health. Composting also requires oxygen and very high heat (55 degrees celsius or higher) which is only achievable in a specialist commercial composting facilities. These facilities only accept certified waste from partnered companies and are not available for household rubbish (ie nappies) collections across New Zealand or Australia.
What about the inks you use in the nappy patterns and packaging?
All our inks are certified non-toxic and food-safe, better for our world and safer for your baby.
Are your products dermatologically tested ?
Yes, our nappies have been tested by Dermatest, a world leading research Institute in Germany specialising in skin patch testing. Noopii® nappies have received the highest test result possible, certified with Excellence. All our products are tested to be safe for even the most sensitive delicate skin. You can find and view our certification here: Dermatest
Do Noopii nappies contain lotions or perfumes ?
No, we do not use any cosmetic ingredients in our nappies.
Do you test your products on animals?
We guarantee to never test on animals. Ever! Here at Noopii®, our mission is to make a positive difference to parents and baby’s around the world. We are also passionate supporters of native species recovery programmes and help fund the 1 million trees planting campaign through our One pack, One Tree initiative.
Can I buy Noopii® nappies online?
Yes, we send Noopii® nappies all across New Zealand. We strive to use renewable and sustainable materials wherever we can, so we have partnered with our friends at The Better Packaging Company and use their fabulous compostable bags to ship our fantastic products. Smart solutions for you and our world, together we really can make a difference.
Who takes the wonderful photos of the bubs in Noopii® nappies?