It's never too late to start shopping with a conscience. So we've found all the best stores in Singapore where you can shop eco-friendly fashion for kids.
We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again: going green is the best thing we can do for Mother 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, check out these sustainable clothes made ethically and from organic cotton so you (and the kids) can stay eco-friendly and fashionable. Don’t forget to also donate old clothes when the kids have grown out of them!
Where to buy sustainable clothing for kids in Singapore
1. 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? The company truly believes in using only choice fabrics to create safe and comfortable products that children will want to wear daily and can last for generations. Yep, you can let your kids rest easy knowing Le Petit Society is doing their bit for the environment.
Le Petit Society, stores in The Paragon and Downtown Gallery
2. Sea Apple
Did you know this local independent kidswear label got its name from the sea apple tree, one of the most common trees in Singapore? And to think we couldn’t love the name even more. Sea Apple’s extensive organic clothes collections feature simple, fun prints that can dress kids from as young as six months all the way to 10 years old. Looking for additional items to add to your cart? Take a look at the baby gifts and toys that they have to offer too.
Sea Apple, United Square, 101 Thomson Road #01-68, Singapore 307591
3. Esse for Pepi
Esse is always about sustainable fashion (which we love), so we are pleased that the brand has finally launched for Pepi, its kidswear collection! The unisex pieces come in a gender neutral colour palette and functional designs, which means both boys and girls can wear them seamlessly. Did we mention sustainability? The Esse for Pepi collection can be easily passed on once your kids can no longer fit in them.
Esse for Pepi, showroom in East Coast
4. Hunter + Boo
Founded by sisters Beth and Sarah Medley, Hunter + Boo (pictured up top) 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, online only
5. The Extra Smile
Ethical brand The Extra Smile seems to have it all – tunics, jumpsuits, even face masks. Items may be on the pricier side but we think it’s a good long-term investment, in exchange for saving the planet. Sustainable fashion for the win! There’s also a ‘Pre-Loved’ section on the website if you’re also into secondhand shopping. We also appreciate how the brand makes the effort to communicate with its audience through community blogs.
The Extra Smile, ships to Singapore
6. Kalila Organics
Kalila, which means ‘dearly loved’ in Arabic is a lovable organic childrenswear brand we can’t get enough of. Fully GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, Kalila produces body wraps, playsuits, singlets and bandanas in cute patterns perfect for a day out at the beach or just chilling at home.
Kalila Organics, online and also stocked in Suntec City Mall, Thomson Medical Centre, and Oxley Bizhub
Their tagline reads: “We believe in saving the world one garment at a time… fashionably!” Cute! Baebeeboo’s all about creating comfortable yet stylish resort wear and accessories that are perfect for the next vacation (or staycation, since borders are still closed). Each garment is painstakingly hand-sewn by women in India, and a portion of the profits made from their collections is donated to a charity supporting underprivileged children. BBB, you’re amazing.
BaeBeeBoo, online and also stocked in Lilliewoods @ Great World
Frugi was founded on a basis of being as ethically and environmentally responsible as possible; a sustainable fashion brand true and true. Kudos! All items are manufactured in India, Sri Lanka, Turkey, China and Portugal using organic cotton, which means you can be assured that the clothes are super soft and kinder to the skin. We are so in love with the reversible outfits: perfect for accidental and unexpected spills! Plus, the nifty adjustable button-up straps and waistbands will ensure that your kids can continue wearing the clothes as they grow.
Frugi, ships to Singapore
9. Le Conte Bear
This baby apparel boutique stocks eco-friendly brands that align with its mission of sustainable fashion. Its clothing selections are super adorbs, coming in pastel colours and whimsical prints. Don’t forget to get a matching hat to tie in the look together!
Le Conte Bear, online only
10. Happy Monkey
Happy Monkey aims to be a one-stop shopping destination for parents by carrying brands that make organic, eco-friendly clothing. Super soft, hypoallergenic, and toxin-free? Check, check, and triple check! Kiddos will surely remain comfortable with the pieces the multi-label webstore stocks. Sensitive skin who?
Happy Monkey, online only
We love the bright colours and bold prints that OliveAnkara uses for its products, which Ify (the fab founder) described as merging African fabrics with Italian fashion designs. The brand also tries to be as zero waste as possible, so expect each piece to come in limited quantities. Its kidswear line features tunics, rompers, shirts and shorts that will definitely make your child stand out, even in the most crowded of places!
OliveAnkara, 79 Chay Yan Street #01-02 (opposite Plain Vanilla), Singapore 160079
Vastra, which means clothes in Sanskrit, is made from organic cotton and uses dye from natural elements as well as do not feature clothing labels, so you can be sure that your child remains comfortable and free from harmful substances. The timeless pieces the brand offers are ‘season proof’, which is sustainable AND will make it easy to mix and match.
Vastra, online only
Now this is something unique: RAPH&REMY’s offerings are made out of bamboo! Why bamboo? The end result is a luxurious fabric that is as soft as cashmere and will not cause allergic reactions – perfect for newborns. The gift sets and bundles have been lovingly curated so you can give them to expecting parents, or even get one for yourself. Love!
RAPH&REMY, online and also stocked in Great World & Tanglin Mall, Tangs Plaza Orchard, and Raffles Hospital
14. Little Suite
Little Suite was founded when mumpreneur Lyn, who was expecting at that time, went in search of organic and natural products. According to Lyn, the brand carries items that she would personally use on her child. Little Suite also stocks essentials like such as baby loungers and natural pacifiers, even feeding and support pillows. In short: everything that you need, and more!
Little Suite, online and also stocked in Takashimaya Shopping Centre
You’ll be pleased to know that MUJI’s clothing (especially the kidswear) 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.
MUJI, locations throughout Singapore
This homegrown brand is all about sustainable fashion for kids. It does that via collaborative consumption, which in turn aims to significantly slow down fast fashion. How? When your child has outgrown a Nimbu piece, you can exchange it for the next size up with a discount to boot! This policy is dependant on the condition of the outfit being returned as well as a percentage of the current outfit.
Nimbu, online only
Love shopping for cute clothes for the kids? Check out our fave online stores for the snazziest dresses, tees, onesies and more that deliver straight to your doorstep!