Top 12 Eco-Conscious Clothing Cos For Kids
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Children come into this world pure and natural--shouldn't they stay that way as long as possible? The following designers think so and have created absolutely adorable organic clothing lines for babies and children that are as gentle on their skin as they are on the environment...because you are never too young to set a good example!
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Does your little angel rule the roost? Dress her in a vintage collection dress from Bossy Baby. Made from vintage linens and embellished with vintage lace and ribbons, your little boss will look deceptively sweet. Check out all the collections for newborns to preschoolers at www.bossybaby.com and at select boutiques across the country.
Fig Kids Eco Friendly Clothes
If it's good enough for Julia Robert's daughter Hazel (pictured near left), it's good enough for us. Fig carries adorable clothes for newborns to size 8 and yes, young Hazel is apparently a fan. So were we when we saw the whimsical "Rock, Paper, Scissors" graphic tee (far left), made from 95% organic cotton and 5% lycra. Fig is available at several boutiques and online at www.figkids.com.apricot
Happy Green Bee
Infants and toddlers are irresistible in striped pants, tops and dresses from Happy Green Bee. Each piece is made from 100% organic cotton and the cardigans feature recycled buttons. We love the blueberry/sky color combo. Purchase yours at www.happygreenbee.com.
Kate Quinn Organics
Kate Quinn Organics specializes in outfitting children from size 0 to 4T in organic clothing made up of simple styles and colors. We are crazy about the super soft infant saques that make changing a baby in the middle of the night a breeze...so warm and cozy you will wish they came in adult sizes. Visit the company's new Seattle showroom or go to www.katequinnorganics.com to order yours.
Organic cotton jumpers from Kiwi Industries with their simple pullover design make dressing your little one a cinch. Ranging from size 0 to 8, the jumpers are from the new Lotus and Vine collection and are available at specialty boutiques and at www.kiwiindustries.com.
Lapsaky Naturally Colored Jungle TeesLapsaky
The organic cotton clothing from Lapsaky is unusual in that it is not dyed, but actually grown in green, brown and other natural shades. The collection ranges from newborn to size 8 and includes some of the cutest tees we've ever seen. We are especially wild about the jungle animal tee shirt selection. Order online at www.lapsaky.com.
The rugged organic twill Boy's Jeep Coat from Look Organics is one of the cutest things we've seen for little boys. Come to think of it--there isn't too much at Look Organics that we don't adore. Striped tees and cargo pants for boys and graphic t-shirt dresses for girls are functional and fashionable. Look for yourself at select Whole Foods stores or at www.lookorganics.com.
Organic Merino Wool is the backbone of the Nui Organics heirloom quality
collection for infants up to 24 months.
The non-scratchy New Zealand wool
wears like cotton and is snuggly soft to your little one's sensitive skin. We like the felted button up jacket and pants with blanket stitching. Available at www.nuiorganics.com.apricot
The collection from Sprout was recently seen sprouting up on "The View" and with good reason. It is made from bamboo, soy, organic cotton and kira, a fabric made from corn. What really makes it cool (besides the fabrics) is the designs are created by a children's illustrator. Check out the footed long sleeved surf baby onesie--awesome dude! Available in size 0 to 24 months. www.sproutkidsclothing.com.
Made from 100 percent organic cotton, The White Pebble offers mostly baby clothing with a couple of toddler tees thrown in for good measure. Our favorite items are the super soft Pink Crane Kimono top and pants. Not only do we love the design, but we also love the idea that folding 1,000 paper cranes will make your wishes come true. Check out these and other precious creations at www.thewhitepebble.com.apricot
Ugly Fish Organics
With a motto of "all great people start small," Ugly Fish Organics caters to kids without "dumbing it down." Their organic pima cotton tee shirts feature hip and clever graphics with positive messages and are available in sizes ranging from 2T to 7. We like the musical instruments tee with the words "strum something" on the back. See how cute ugly can be at www.uglyfishorganics.com and select boutiques.
From newborns up to girls' size 14, this playful clothing line has it all going on. Each garment comes with a hang tag that can be planted to produce your very own wildflowers. Speaking of wildflowers, check out the "What's Your Wish" tunic, featuring dandelion fluff blowing in the breeze. Made from 95% organic cotton with 5% spandex for Visionary Eco Friendly Faux Leather Charm Necklace/Braceletshape, this versatile piece can be worn alone or over jeans or leggings. We also love the Visionary necklace/bracelet, which is a double strand of cruelty free faux leather with loads of charms and an amulet containing a blank scroll to write your wish on! Get yours at www.visionaryboutique.com or at the new Visionary Boutique in West Hollywood, California.
Two More to Note:
Green Edge Kids Eco Friendly Clothes for Kids
Greenedgekids.com is an online retailer that is an excellent resource for all things organic and kid-friendly. In fact, you'll find many of the designers we've talked about here and lots more! www.greenedgekids.com
Cabana Life Sun Protective Clothing for Kids
The wellness of our children is incredibly important and, while this clothing line isn't made of eco friendly materials, it's all about protecting them from the harmful rays of the sun. The "beach club chic" clothes have 50+UV protection through patented High IQ Sun Protection. The cotton collection includes hats, cover-ups, tunics, shirts and pants for boys and girls and has a celebrity following that includes Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marcia Gay Harden and Lisa Kudrow. www.cabanalife.com