We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again: going green is the best thing we can do for this Earth. It may not be easy, but we can certainly play our part, from our clothing choices to our consumption of food. Switching to organic food isn’t just sustainable, it’s healthy too! And any leftovers can be put to use at food banks. But, back to the fun stuff: fashion. There are ways to shop for clothes responsibly, such as swapping instead of shopping. But if second-hand shopping just isn’t for you or there are some garments you can’t find, like cold-weather gear, there’s no reason to fret. Check out these clothes made ethically and from organic cotton so you (and the kids) can stay eco-friendly and fashionable. Another top tip: you can also donate old clothes when the kids have grown out of them and make that little bit go a long way.
We can’t get enough of Tinydipity’s collections. It stocks ethically-made European and Scandinavian designed clothes, as well as matching accessories and stunning home decor items. Quirky, fun and eco-friendly, this is one store you’ll be checking out again and again for more cool finds.
Hanz is dedicated to soft, comfy clothing that’s gentle on the skin as well as Mother Earth. Made from bamboo, these skin-safe threads are breathable, soft, hypoallergenic, anti-UV and best of all, environmentally friendly. Apart from its range of comfy and uniquely printed one piece jumpsuits, kimono-style wrap shirts, footed pants, dresses and skirts, Hanz even has even anti-mosquito shirts that’ll keep bugs off your little one’s back without the need for insect spray.
Kalila, which means ‘dearly loved’ is one lovable organic childrenswear brand. Fully GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, Kalila produces body wraps, playsuits, singlets and bandana in cute patterns perfect for a day out at the beach.
We love Matter and we’re thrilled there’s a selection of #mattermini garments made from offcuts for the little ones. That’s right, you can get matching outfits with your little one in the form of a dress, shorts or straight cut baby berms that leave more room for your kids to grow into them! Stitched in Singapore, these outfits are made from organic cotton and are comfy and fun, perfect for your little eco-warrior’s play dates.
Le Petit Society
You’ve heard us rave about Le Petit Society’s Shenton Way store with its cute and quirky geometrically patterned garments for kids up to 12 years old. But, did you know there’s also an organic selection of sleepwear and muslin swaddles? Yep, you can let your kids rest easy knowing they’re doing their bit for the environment.
Le Petit Society; www.lepetitsociety.com
Hunter + Boo
Founded by sisters Beth and Sarah Medley, Hunter + Boo is the modern, ethical kids wear you’ve been looking for. Made in Sri Lanka and designed in Singapore using 100% organic cotton, these clothes are eco-friendly, whether it’s a romper, jumpsuit or a plain ol’ tee. If that’s not enough, the skincare range is guaranteed to make your skin feel as soft as your clothes.
Hunter + Boo; www.hunterandboo.com
You’ll be pleased to know that MUJI’s clothing (especially the kids wear) isn’t just gender neutral, a large proportion of this no frills no fuss smart casual wear is made from organic cotton. From an organic cotton mix to 100% organic cotton, MUJI’s working towards clothes that don’t just value form and function but the environment too. Just another reason to love this one-stop shop.
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Westin has partnered up with Clean the World (the largest global recycler of hotel soaps and bottled amenities) for a new sustainability program that transforms its discarded Heavenly Bed linens into soft, comfy jammies that’ll be donated to kids in need. Not only do these PJs look adorable, they’re guaranteed to give any kid a good night’s sleep. Available in sizes 2 to 8, you can purchase a pair of these jammies for your own little one from the US Westin online store for US$25. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Delivering Good, a non-profit organization that works with at-risk children, families, and individuals.
Top image: Tinydipity.
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