It's so simple to find regular old stylish clothing online or in stores. However, finding organic children's clothing can be a challenge especially if you're unsure of what to look for. In this post, we'll be explaining some characteristics of organic children's clothing that you can use to buy safe, quality clothing for your children.
Organic Clothing Characteristics Every Buyer Should Know About
- The composition of the product. Organic clothing providers or vendors should disclose what material their products are made of. In general, the type of materials you should be looking for include (organic cotton, organic wool, organic bamboo, organic linen (flax), viscose, or pre-loved clothing.
- Look for symbols that truly identify organic production markers. For example, so major symbols you can look for include: Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) symbol, the Soil Association symbol or the Organic Exchange symbol.
- Items carrying the GOTS or Soil Associations symbols also indicate that the product has processed organically which is also something to keep in mind.
- The following chemicals are not included in any stage of the production cycle :
- organotins chlorine bleach
- endocrine disruptors
- chlorinated plastics (i.e. PVC)
- brominated and chlorinated flame retardants
- complexing agents and surfactants (i.e. NPEs)
- plasticizers (i.e. PAH, phthalates, Bisphenol A)
- per- and polyfluorinated compounds (i.e. PFOA)
- heavy metals: antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, cobalt, copper, chromium, iron, lead, manganese, nickel, mercury, selenium, silver, zinc, tin
- azo colorants
- The price of the product. Organic clothing is often more costly than cheaper apparel primarily because it also requires a commitment from the supply chain. Meaning the full cycle of production is dedicated to creating products that are advantageous to the environment.
Brands selling organic clothing for children
Now that you know some of the characteristics of organic clothing. Let's explore some brands and shops that sell organic children's clothing.
Skin & Bliss
Skin and Bliss is a small brand located in the United Kingdom. It makes all sorts of baby products that are organic. The brand has stylish organic clothing that matches recent trends. The site sells products like organic cotton lunch bags, organic socks, bucket hats, and much more.
Urban Baby Co
The Urban baby is a brand that is located in the United States. This brand provides a range of organic apparel for babies as well accessories including headbands, cards, and other interesting ethical consumer goods. One of my favorite pieces are the bamboo carriers are swaddles (awesome for new moms).
This brand is located in Canada and provide organic clothing for babies and children. This brand also provides us with a vast range of products that include rompers, tops, bottoms, and accessories. The interesting thing about Mini Mioche is that the company focuses on selling "the basics". Making it a great place to start if you are just beginning your organic clothing journey.
The Bonnie Mob
This company is located in Canada and is one of the region's most popular organic brands. It is known for exciting color combinations and the concept of 'buying once, buying well, and passing it on'. If you have a growing family this shop might be a great options for you.
Little Green Radicals
This is an American brand that claims to make organic clothes for children. They provide the clothes at lower prices than its competitors. Their age bracket for the children's clothes is 3-8 years.
The Organic Project
Yes, shameless plug but honestly who can blame up. We love organic clothing just as much as these fabulous brands. The Organic Project showcases uniquely stylish organic clothing inspired by our travels around the world. Our collections are also largely themed around a Tropical-Urban Twist, well-made clothing, and stylish comfort.
Final Thoughts on Buying Organic Clothing For Kids
While style and comfort often guide our purchases today you have the opportunity to purchase with a purpose. When you buy organic clothing you are not only buying safe and ethical clothing for your children instead you are also supporting the communities that advocate for social responsibility and the environment at large. It's a consumer moment where everyone wins.