Buying organic cotton clothing for your own precious child or as a gift for someone else clearly demonstrates your concern for the health and wellbeing of both the child and the environment. Popular organic materials for making baby clothing are: organic cotton, soybean fiber, bamboo fiber, hemp or organic wool. Most organic cotton clothing is made from organic cotton. Any product sold in the United Kingdom labeled “certified organic”, must be produced without pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers or any other chemicals (cotton) or in accordance with federal standards for organic livestock production (wool). Conformance with these requirements must be certified by a third party.
Organic cotton clothing may be a bit more challenging to find than traditional baby clothes and a bit more expensive. Why bother? Most mothers, fathers and grandparents today did not have organic clothes when they were babies and they turned out fine. Well, times have changed. Because the insects that attack plants have become resistant to many traditional treatments, producers must use stronger chemicals and spray more often than in the past. Those chemicals can remain in the product or food supply after processing and manufacture potentially harming the baby’s delicate systems.
There are several quality sites that offer a wide selection of organic cotton clothing. Some sites have a few organic clothes while others, like Sage Creek Naturals and Baby Center Store, specialize in baby clothes and have hundreds of organic choices including the precious body suit from Sage Creek. A site that features stylish collections from name designers is Sckoon. Sckoon’s site organizes their organic cotton clothing by either style such as kimono, onesie, pants etc or by designer collections including an eastern influence called collection called “Japonesk” and “Zen & Kabuki”. On these sites, you will find certification of the organic properties of their baby clothing and many alternatives from which to choose.
One quality organic cotton clothing brand is Under-the-Nile, a California-based manufacturer of organic cotton clothes. This brand is carried by The Nurture Center, Earthy Birthy Mama, and Our Green House. Online shopping products are made from 100% handpicked organic cotton, without the use of pesticides or chemicals throughout the entire production process. Grown exclusively in Egypt, the products reflect the extremely soft and durable features that Egyptian cotton is known for. Under the Nile’s dyeing process uses metal-free or vegetable dyes. Accessories such as buttons and zippers are made from organically friendly elements such as wood, shell or nickel-free metals. Within the Online shopping lines of organic clothes, you will find undershirts, booted pants, body shirts, hats, Tees, and gowns.
A unique gift item is offered by Baby Gift Station – a full set of 100% pure organic clothing bunched together like a bouquet. What a great looking and useful present for the upcoming baby-shower.
Other sites that carry some very nice organic clothes for baby but may have a smaller selection include: Acadia Catalog with body socks and onesies, Essere Organics with their darling Sherpa sets to keep you baby warm and comfortable. Eve’s Best has a comfy organic baby gown in white. Gaiam offers a cute as can be organic baby romper set. Or you can check out the cute “wild thing” animal onesie from Uncommon Goods.