Good for baby and the planet! Check out these adorable little clothes made from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, bamboo, soy and recycled cashmere.
If you were shopping for green baby clothes a few years ago, your options were pretty much limited to beige onesies, each made with a small amount of organic cotton. Nowadays, eco-friendly options are much easier to find and much more fun to buy, available in a variety of colorful prints and colors, as well as being made with a wide array of sustainable materials and practices. Here’s a few of our favorite eco-friendly baby lines.
Founded by New York City residents Nancy and Peter Possenti, Positively Organic’s clothing is made with organic cotton and sweatshop-free manufacturing. The clothes feature fun graphics, colors that pop and hip designs. Onesies like this one also come in natural, green, raspberry and blue. (Orange duck, $26, 3-18 mos, Positively Organic)
The Little Seed
Former Punky Brewster actress Soleil Moon Frye co-founded The Little Seed as a one-stop shop of eco-friendly goodies. The comfy basics are colorful, bright and made with 100% organic cotton. The Little Seed for Target line is available for a limited time, while the signature collection can be purchased year-round. (Light orange l/s shirt, $26, Tree Hugging green pants, $26, Sunshine Yellow burp cloth, $14, The Little Seed)
Soybean protein fiber is the main ingredient in this simply adorable line of baby layette clothing. Known for its renewable and biodegradable properties, soybean is said to be smoother than cashmere. With a wide array of blankets, onesies, hats, bibs and outerwear — there is something cute and cuddly for every eco-conscious baby. (Pink footie, $23, 0-12 months, Baby Soy)
Combine baby togs with cartoon-like graphics, bright colors and organic cotton — and you’ve got a total win-win. Made by a sweatshop-free manufacturer in India, the onesies and tees raise cultural awareness too, with phrases like “Guacamole was invented by the Aztecs in Mexico!” (Tandoori and Guacamole onesies, $32, 3-12 months, Wondertoast)
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kee-Ka makes children’s clothes that “look and feel good.” The line is made with 100% certified organic cotton, low-impact dyes and comes packaged in recycled craft board. Shop for fair-trade onesies, bibs, blankets, towels, socks and more. (Pink/vanilla kimono onesie, $14, bib, $9, and socks, $9, 0-12 months, Kee Ka for Diapers.com)
Sckoon’s line of certified organic cotton goodies ranges from the whimsical (Ha-Ha Collection, shown, left) to the classic (Zen & Kabuki). The Japanese-inspired designs all hail from fair-trade and fair-wage factories in Asia. (Baby Ha Ha Tee & Pants set in red + yellow, $40, newborn-4T, Sckoon)
Happy Green Bee
Feeling like stripes or just plain green? This reversible hoodie is made without chemical bleaches or finishers. Instead, it uses 100% organic cotton and nontoxic dyes. Happy Green Bee’s line of tops, bottoms and dresses prides itself on being both safe and sustainable. (Bean hoodie, $32, newborn-4T, Happy Green Bee)
Cate and Levi
Canadian owner (and dad) Josh Title created this line of green goodies to be beautifully crafted and environmentally responsible. The low-carbon result is a sweet array of toys, decor and organic cotton clothes, all made with locally-sourced supplies. (Sheep l/s shirt, $32, 3-24 mos, CateandLevi)