A GLASGOW firm which makes eco-friendly nappies has collapsed with the loss of 47 jobs.

TotsBots, which was set up by Fiona and Magnus Smyth after the birth of their daughter in 2001, has gone into liquidation.

Blair Nimmo and Alistair McAlinden, of Interpath Advisory, have been appointed joint provisional liquidators.

Mr McAlinden said it was “incredibly disappointing” the award-winning company was unable to continue trading.

The Smyths started the business after spotting a gap in the market for a UK-made reusable cloth nappy. In 2015, a five-figure funding package from UK Steel Enterprise helped TotsBots expand its East End factory.

Their revolutionary designs, which are sold in high street stores, used recycled plastic bottles and eco-friendly bamboo fabrics.

Earlier this year, TotsBots, through its NORA range of reusable period products such as pads and pants, secured a contract with Glasgow City Council to supply all pupils in the region with reusable period wear starter kits.  

A council spokesperson confirmed the contract for the starter packs was a “one-off” and the closure of TotsBots would not affect the delivery of free period products in schools and other venues across the city.