The ecofabulous Baby & Young Child Guide: Clothing
On the heels of our recent baby “care” guide comes a round-up of our favorite eco-friendly clothing for tiny tots. Beware, these picks can be dangerous – certain editors have come close to purchasing, even without an intended recipient in mind!
In the coming weeks, stay tuned for our final two baby guides – toys and gear. And in the meantime, leave a comment below if you have another favorite sustainable apparel line for little ones, we’d love to hear from you!
|Amber Hagen Organics:
Totally luxe, but also tough as nails, Amber Hagen’s organic line of organic kids clothing and blankets are often reversible – great for unexpected spills, plus you get twice the outfit for the same price ($28-$84).
|Kate Quinn Organics:
We love the mod patterns on Kate Quinn Organics line of infant and toddler apparel, like this cheery organic yellow sunsuit ($40) and the new collection of printed layettes.
Adorable screen-print graphics (using only low-impact dyes) by children’s illustrator Kelsey Pettit adorn these sweet organic styles with new images for each season. Note: We’ve found that the line runs a little small.
|Under the Nile:
Get your denim fix with Under the Nile’s Unisex Jeans ($34) or Baby Cargo Shorts ($30), both made from 100% organic Egyptian cotton.
Still our favorite shop to get organic cotton pajamas (there are always fab seasonal picks!), Hanna Andersson’s Oeko-Tex certified numbers come with a front zip and protective inside flap and top tab so there’s nothing to bother newborn’s skin ($25).
|Sarah Waldo Organics:
We love the simple details used in Sarah Waldo’s organic clothing for children. Tiny bows, slight ruching, or a trimming in silk. This criss-cross lulu baby bubble has us wishing she designed for big kids too ($68).
|Robeez Eco Collection:
We can’t promise the adorable Robeez Eco Collection will slow your toddler down, but we can assure you that little feet will be well housed in the sustainable shoes. With materials like organic canvas, recycled leather and naturally tanned leather, as well as water-soluble inks, this line will get your young off on the right foot ($20-$30).
|Tookee Organic Cotton Sleep Sack:
Made from organic cotton and hemp (a plant that doesn’t require pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers, and is naturally resistant to mold and UV light), these double-layered blanket alternatives are designed to allow your bundle of joy’s skin to breathe while providing insulation and absorbency ($59.99).
|Polarn O. Pyret Eco Collection:
Leave it to the Swedes to come up with the cutest eco-friendly mod styles we’ve seen in a while. Full of bright, bold patterns, the ECO collection from Polarn O. Pyret is made of 100% independently certified organic cotton.
|Hessnatur Baby Line:
Like mother like daughter, like father like son. Hessnatur is one brand that got it right – creating a full line of adult apparel, as well as a robust organic kids and baby line. We’re particular fans of the tiny organic cotton floral dress ($35) and the organic owl vest ($35).
|Method Laundry Detergent:
The first detergent to be Cradle-to-Cradle certified, this plant-based formula packs a powerful, concentrated punch. Added bonus? The pump means you only need one hand to operate, so you can keep juggling life’s other needs (50 loads for $15.49).
|Fat Tie Shirts:
Whether striking a business deal in the sandbox or minding his manners at the “grown-up event” he’s been dragged to, your little man will look sharp, and stay comfy, in one of Fat Tie’s hip organic cotton t-shirt & necktie combos ($37).
With a line like “fun, fair, organic” it’s hard to go wrong with any of the eco kids clothing from Speesees. Bright colors and fun graphics, like the prance kimono shown here ($20) in organic cotton, plus our all-time favorite organic cotton lamb jacket ($36) – great year round, but does double duty at Halloween and Easter!