Awards & Partnerships
Spotty Otter & UK National Parks
As a company besotted with the great outdoors, Spotty Otter loves the UK’s 15 National Parks. So we’re proud to donate 15% of all profits from our Forest clothing and footwear ranges to the UK National Parks Foundation, dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Parks, and running programmes and activities to help people and communities discover and enjoy them.
Spotty Otter & UK Wild Otter Trust
Spotty Otter have partnered up with the UK Wild Otter Trust, offering you the opportunity to adopt an Otter with each Adventure item you purchase.
The UK Wild Otter Trust is a charity dedicated to promoting a positive understanding of otter conservation, and raising awareness of the species through education, involvement, and engagement. They are often called upon to help with orphaned, injured and rescued otter cubs that have been found alone and in need of care.
When you purchase from our Adventure range, you’ll adopt one of 6 adorable otters, you’ll get a certificate and information sheet as well as a picture of your Otter plus 5% of all Adventure sales will go straight to supporting the rehabilitation of rescued otters.
Spotty Otter & The Peak District Foundation
We love the great outdoors; we love the National Park that’s right on the doorstep of Spotty Otter HQ. In addition to our partnership with the UK National Parks, we’re proud to donate 15% of all sales from our Spotty Otter Nature Club Boxes to the Peak District Foundation’s Ambassador Schools programme. These, plus £2,000 of nature club goodies we’re sending, will help teachers and pupils access the countryside as part of primary school education.
Spotty Otter & thelittleloop
We’re proudly partnering with innovative clothing swap company thelittleloop, whose inspiring founder, Charlotte Morley, not only wowed on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, but broke investment records for a pitch!
Her innovative clothes ‘rental’ scheme makes dressing fast-growing kids environmentally friendly, inexpensive, and hassle free. For an affordable fee, parents pick a clothing rental package with (the Otterly brilliant bonus) unlimited swaps built in- saving up to 2/3 on the cost of buying new across the year.
Spotty Otter x Bogs
Otters are well known for their teamwork, and at Spotty Otter we are proud to have teamed up with leading footwear specialists Bogs, whose fun, funky, sustainable and stylish kids’ boots are renowned for providing comfort and protection from rain, snow, and anything Mother Nature throws at them. Our exclusive red or blue Spotty Otter x Baby Bogs machine-washable waterproof boots have an easy on-off back opening and pull on handles. They are lightweight and flexible, with a plush lining to keep toes warm and dry all day long.
KitUp x Spotty Otter
We know how fast kids grow and how Spotty Otter clothing is built to last. Wondering what to do when your little one's outgrown their favourite Spotty Otter pieces? Well, we’ve got just the solution for you!
We've formed a fantastic partnership with KitUp, which earns you money by renting out your long-lasting Spotty Otter clothing. Not only does this increase the sharing economy, but it also reduces the waste caused by unused clothes and equipment! A win-win for you and our planet, right?
We're thrilled to team up with KitUp, and we're proud to support their vision of reducing waste while creating a sustainable future.
We think you know by now that we value the ever honest feedback and opinions of the children in our Spotty Otter cub community the most (followed by happy parents!). But we’re proud to have received commendations and awards, including:
Loved by Parents Awards, 4x winners:
· Platinum: Independent retailer of the year 2021
· Gold: Best Online Retailer of the year 2021
· Gold: Best Toddler Footwear Brand 2021
· Gold: Best Children’s Footwear Brand 2021
Junior Design Awards
· Bronze: Best Children’s Activewear Collection 2019
Spotty Otter In The Media
Our Spotty Otter Forest Leader fleece lined wellies were selected in Countryfile Magazine’s Best Children’s Wellies for Winter 21-22, and chosen for their ‘Best Kids’ Gifts’, reviewed as:
“These sturdy, fleece-lined wellies stand the test of time when it comes to waterproofing, durability and comfort for kids. They come in a range of bright colours, complete with fleece lining, and a drawstring rain guard to keep puddle-splash and torrential downpours firmly locked out. Reflective strips are useful for walking along roads, and a thick base offer extra padding from cold and wet surfaces. My seven-year-old son found these wellies so warm and comfortable that he wore them as slippers around the house for the first week of ownership!”
Reviewed by Snow Magazine, our Spotty Otter Explorer Waterproof Down Parka scored a perfect 10/10 in all categories (Quality, Comfort, Value, Performance & Overall), with comments:
“It’s difficult to imagine a more comfortable, fully featured kids’ winter coat than this, with sumptuous warmth and comfort. What’s more, it comes in four boy and girl-friendly colours. Quite simply, it is impossible to fault.”
For unmatched durability and protection, we use top of the range Ottertex® ripstop, waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric due to its extremely light weight design, brawn-like strength, soft-touch flexibility, and ultimate waterproof-iness. Our Techno Otters rigorously select Active Performance fabric in a variety of thicknesses and finishes (with waterproofing up to >15,000mm) depending on the specific requirements of each garment and the rigours we expect them to be put to!
We’ve also been “Playing Nicely” with the organisations who set the highest rated independent standards for sustainability and safety, including:
Bluesign®: an independent sustainability standard that stands for innovative, resource conserving and environmentally friendly production with uncompromising functionality and quality. Whatever colour Spotty Otter product you choose, it’s green at heart!
One of the world's highest fabric safety standards, the coveted OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 label gives you the confidence that our PU Forest kids waterproof jackets, dungarees and puddle suits have been tested for harmful substances, and approved 100% harmless for human (and otter!) health. No nasties here!