The new micro tribes: is your family an Instagram sensation or an eco example to us all?

family micro tribes

Modern families fall into distinct camps, says Victoria Moss. Which is yours?

No plastic please, we’re vegan

Who: Slightly wan-looking children dressed in earthy-toned knitted Caramel bloomers found through a Facebook ‘sell or swap’ group.

Mother undertook a Babywearing course (how to use a sling) while on maternity leave and now spends her time volunteering at the local nappy library, campaigning against the environmental catastrophe of wet wipes. Breastfeeds her six-year-old on demand.

Children call parents by their actual names (Dave and Lish, née Elizabeth) and attend Into the Woods nursery, where they spend all day outside, in all weathers.

family micro tribes
No plastic please, we’re vegan CREDIT: JESSICA SINGH