I’m a huge fan of organic cotton baby clothes. They feel softer than ordinary cotton and it’s nice to know there were no pesticides, harmful chemicals or nasty toxins used in the manufacturing process. Organic cotton is therefore kinder to my baby’s skin, longer lasting and more environmentally friendly. That’s why I always try to buy organic clothes for my little one, especially when it comes to things like his vests and night wear.
My go to for organic baby clothes are Little Green Radicals, Frugi and Tilly and Jasper (which also stocks both of the aforementioned brands). What I really love about these brands, is that they are socially and environmentally conscious in their production methods. Their clothes are also bright and colourful, fantastic quality and come with an affordable price tag.
Since becoming a parent, I have definitely started to think more about the world we live in, the impact we’re having on our planet and what we could do to help – whether it’s being kinder to the environment, or making more ethical consumer choices. Perhaps it’s a natural parental instinct because you want your children to grow up in a better world, for them to treat the world kindly, and for that cycle to continue. So in my small way of making a difference, I’ve started to source more eco-friendly, and in some cases, fair trade certified baby clothes for my son.
Here’s a short snippet from Little Green Radicals’ website:
Employee rights, fair wages and maternity leave – these are all things most people in first world countries completely take for granted (myself included). Therefore, the least we could do is spare a thought for those people and women who don’t have access to such basic living standards, and try where we can to make more conscious and ethical decisions when it comes to buying things for ourselves and our little ones.