3 Organic, Baby- and Kid-Friendly Clothing Brands
Have you ever thought about what you’re really putting on your baby? I’m not just talking about lotions, salves and balms. The clothes you choose for your little one — especially when he’s a newborn — should be of the highest quality. When they’re young, it’s best to clothe babies in soft, breathable cotton. It’s the kindest fabric, and the best for baby’s skin.
But while cotton may be common, you have to know where it’s coming from. After all, The facts about cotton are shocking these days. With the garment industry being one of the top users of chemical pesticides (many of which are the most toxic of the carcinogens), it can be pretty scary not knowing where your kids’ clothing comes from, or how it’s made.
The good news is that there are now more and more organic and fair trade brands that carry baby apparel. These companies have taken great care to ensure that the raw materials and natural fibers used in the production of these clothes are sustainably sourced. These brands have also become more accessible, thanks to the Internet and the advent of online shops. We’ve selected some popular and affordable organic brands here in Manila, which you might consider next time you’re shopping for your little one.
1. Green Sproutlets
Green Sproutlets is a U.S. –made brand of eco-friendly and organic clothing for babies and young children. Designed and developed by a mom, Green Sproutlets clothes feature an adorable collection of baby and toddler clothes and accessories. The line uses low-impact dyes and water-based ink, making them hypoallergenic and safe for children with sensitive skin. They are also made using natural and sustainable fibers, such as certified bamboo, organic cotton, soy and hemp.
Kimono bodysuits (onesies) with Beanie are made of 70% viscose from bamboo, and 30% organic cotton. These are suitable for newborns and infants.
Older kids, on the other hand, will enjoy wearing the long-sleeved tees and pants, which come in hip designs and colors: pink polka dots and blue polka dots.
The Green Sproutlets line also carries accessories such as the reversible hooded blanket and the bib and burp pad. These are perfect as baby shower gifts for new moms!
Green Sproutlets is available in Manila from the following authorized online resellers:
2. Kee-Ka Organics
Kee Ka Organics are made from 100% organic cotton sourced from fair-trade cooperatives in India and Turkey. Originating from New York, the brand features a growing range of lifestyle for babies and kids, all made from the purest organic cotton, and using only natural, vegan and low-impact dyes.
Kee-Ka Organics has a cult following among eco-conscious parents! They are one of the most well-known brands out there, especially after having been featured on popular TV shows such as Sex and the City, and are a favorite go-to brand for many of Hollywood’s “green” parents.
Best of all, when you buy Kee-Ka products, you help: a portion of the sales go back to its charitable initiatives, one being the renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In fact, Kee-Ka and St. Jude’s are collaborating on a collection of infant and toddler clothes featuring the artwork of young patients with terminal illnesses such as cancer.
Naturecolored provides infant clothing, accessories, bedding sets and toys made from organically grown, and naturally colored cotton. The clothes are totally free from fabric dyes, making them completely safe for babies’ sensitive skin.
The cotton is sourced from clean, 100% organic growers, meaning that they are free from chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers. As a result, all of Naturecolored’s clothes and infant products are static-free and irritant-free.
Naturecolored carries a complete line of baby clothes, toys, bedding sets and accessories, all made from natural cotton material. They are divided into two categories: organic cotton and natural colored cotton.
Each category features basics such as onesies (bodysuits), long johns, shirts and tie sides. The only difference between the two is that the natural colored cotton line is 100% dye-free. (The organic cotton collection features colored clothing that uses low-impact, hypoallergenic dyes.)
Kee-Ka Organics and Naturecolored apparel are available in Manila at Numa Eco Baby Store. For the full line of products, visit Numa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.293867464000157.78821.155871804466391&type=3
August 15, 2012 by Guest Writer