What’s on in Hackney


London Borough of Hackney has joined the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme to offer parents an incentive to use real nappies.  Parents living in Hackney can claim a free £54.15 voucher towards the initial cost.  You can use the voucher to buy nappies from participating businesses across London, or to get started with the  Nappy Ever After laundry service.

Around 6% of waste in Hackney comes from disposable nappies. This is equivalent to the weight of nearly 456 double decker buses each year!  Reusable nappies can make an important contribution to waste reduction in the London Borough of Hackney.

All nappuccinos are at Hackney Central Library on the 4th or last Friday of the month during term time – 10.30 am to 12 noon.   You can apply for a voucher in person on the day, please make sure you bring along supporting documents.

Upcoming Nappy Events

You can attend events happening in other borough too!

Real Nappy Week 2018
Apr 23 @ 12:00 am – Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm

It’s Real Nappy Week 2018! Let’s #MakeClothMainstream #RNW2018

Every year in April, the reusable nappy industry celebrates Real Nappy Week. This year it will be happen across the UK from Monday 23rd April to Sunday 29th April 2018. It’s all about raising awareness of the benefits reusable nappies has on:

  • Our environment – by using reusable nappies, parents will reduce 8 million single-use plastic nappies ending up in landfill and incineration a day in England.
  • Your pocket – save up to £1,000 by switching to reusable nappies.
  • Your baby – breathable soft natural fabrics, which are comfortable and gentle on your baby’s skin.

Take a friend along to a local real nappy demo (nappuccino) or real nappy event; volunteer with a cloth nappy library or network; share stories and pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of why you made the switch to reusable nappies. The more parents hear about modern reusable nappies, the more likely we’ll #MakeClothMainstream.

This Real Nappy Week we’ll be relaunching our #SwitchForSix campaign. #SwitchForSix encourages parents to make a step to giving reusable nappies a go in their nappy routine for six weeks. Parents will learn what is needed to get started, how to use, wash and dry real nappies. We’re asking parents to register now to start at the same time as other parents on Monday 23rd April 2018.

Real Nappies for London provides up-to-date impartial information about reusable nappies. Working alongside local authorites we help parents try reusable nappies by offering a financial incentive. Find out more about our London real nappy vouchers, and get started with using reusable nappies today!

Drop-in Demo @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

More a warehouse than a shop Nappy Ever After is open every Tuesday 2pm – 6pm and runs Saturday nappy workshops once a month.  Please book in advance for the Saturday workshops.

Real Nappy Meet and Give & Take @ The Roundchapel, Old School Rooms, E5 0PU
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have real nappies, baby clothes and/or maternity wear you no longer use and would like to donate? Pass on your pre-loved items at Hackney Real Nappy Networks Give and Take Event. The event is free and no need to bring to take.

Real Nappies for London Breakfast Briefing @ Camden Town Hall, WC1H 9JE
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

This briefing will look at incentive schemes, such as RNfL, and how they can play a vital role in helping to achieve Local Authority waste reduction targets, develop environmental and social values, which can be mutually beneficial to borough residents and Local Authorities.

You will have a unique opportunity to discuss the latest academic research findings (published) from Real Nappies for London, as well as hearing from guest speakers including Charles Warner (researcher, University of Northampton), Local Green Points and UK cloth nappy manufacturer Bambino Mio, on issues such as waste prevention, cost savings, social cohesion and stimulating the market for real nappy usage.

…for more information: www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/breakfast-briefing. Please register your attendance via Eventbrite

Couchorama: The Diaper Dilemma – WEN Film Screening @ Close-up Cinema
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In France, 2.5 billion of used diapers must be disposed ever year. An example of the cost to the environment and to families for having a child. Is the change from disposable back to reusable cloth diapers a return to the past or a wise choice in sustainable habits? What are other countries doing about this problem? Drawing on interviews with researchers, industrialists, consumers and feminists, the film seeks to answer questions about an emancipatory product of today’s consumer culture.

WEN Film Club present Couchorama – The Diaper Dilemma. Tickets: General Admission £10, Concessions £7 and Members £5. Booking essentail via Eventbrite




Are you a member of Hackney’s Recycling Rewards scheme? If so, you can gain a huge 2,000 points for using Real Nappies. To gain points or to join the scheme contact: info@localgreenpoints.com or 0207 326 5055 (Mon –  Fri, 9am – 5.30pm). Fore more information on the scheme visit: hackney.gov.uk/recycling-rewards

Local Real Nappy Advisors

Hackney Real Nappy Network

The Hackney Real Nappy Network is a group of real nappy users who offer free advice, based on their own experience. They hold real nappy demonstrations at antenatal classes in Homerton Hospital, and attend many events across Hackney to show people how easy real nappies are to use.

Washable Nappy Company

The Washable Nappy Company attends the Hackney Real Nappy Network’s nappuccinos at Hackney Central Library.  They provide a pop-up shop where you can purchase real nappies or redeem your real nappy voucher.  Impartial advice is provided on all the different types of real nappies.

Nappy Ever After

Nappy Ever After hold drop-in demo’s every Tuesday from 2pm till 6pm and once a month Saturday demo’s (booking advisable) at their shop located at 81 Murrary Grove, London N1 7QJ.  You’ll be given impartial advice on all the different types of real nappies available as well as having the opportunity to redeem your real nappy voucher.   Nappy Ever After also offers parents living in North London with a cloth nappy laundry service.  Please contact them for further information.

 East London Sling Library

The East London Sling Library is a not-for-profit volunteer run facility, collecting and offering for hire many different types of baby carrier to parents and expectant parents.   They offer advice and support you to use the carriers comfortably and safely. At each session experienced babywearers attend to help ensure you and your little one are comfy and safe.   Advice is free and hires cost between £5 and £10 for 2 weeks hire.   The money they charge for hires goes directly back into the library to get more carriers in order to help more people!

Where: Farmilo Road, Walthamstow, E17 8JP
When: Every Friday – 10.30am –  12.30am
Contact: To book your appointment –   info@eastlondonslings.co.uk  |   www.northlondonslings.co.uk/eastlondonslings


Contact Info

London Borough of Hackney

Waste & Recycling Team
020 8356 6688

Washable Nappy Company

Juliet Wickham
01424 434 580
07833 927 210

Nappy Ever After

Claim your real nappy voucher