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If, like me, you have a child whose skin is sensitive (or if, like me, you have sensitive skin yourself) you will know that the type of clothing worn can make a big difference to how comfortable their skin is. Maybe your child has eczema, psoriasis or is prone to allergies.
Man-made fibres can make them sore and itchy, while natural fibres keeps them cooler and can reduce the itchiness enormously.
The online shops that that I've listed here come into two categories. The first is a general listing of clothing retailers who have a large number of products which are 100% cotton. The second section is a list of specialist eczema and allergy clothing retailers.
I recommend that you always check individual item descriptions of products from any retailers. You always need to confirm that they are 100% cotton and that the fabric has not undergone any treatments which may cause skin to react.
Frugi is all about scrummy, organic cotton clothes for Babies, Kids and Mums. They have great quality clothing which are manufactured ethically and responsibly. They have clothes for babies and kids up to 10 years, organic cotton soft toys, 100% organic cotton bedding, and frump-free breastfeeding wear for mums.
The White Company The majority of The White Company's clothes, PJs and bedding are pure cotton. Particularly strong on girly ginghams and delicate embroideries, they supply great quailty products in (mainly) white with dashes of classic red and blue. They have clothes for babies and kids up to 12 years.
Toby Tiger Bold, sustainable and timeless, the Toby Tiger philosophy is for kids to be dressed in colourful, instantly recognisable prints and motifs, using organic cotton which is made from the softest organic cotton and is certified by GOTS and The Soil Association. Toby Tiger use AZO free dyes that are kind to the earth and your little ones' skin. Their clothing range goes from newborn up to 6 years with clothes, sleepwear and accessories.
Boden's children's range have some items which are 100% cotton, but I recommend checking individual items as fibre content varies.
Natural Collection have Fairtrade and organic clothing for babies and children much of which is 100% cotton or 100% bamboo. Ages up to 6 years including 100% pure organic cotton school uniform.
Plain Lazy & Lazy Baby Unique, dynamic and cheeky designs, created exclusively for those who like to see the funny side and take things a little more slowly - with stylish t-shirts in 100% Cotton or Bamboo. 100% cotton t-shirts for babies up to 24 months with humourous baby related logos which will make you smile and kids T-shirts up to 12 years with fun logos, plus fun duvet sets.
Ethical Superstore stock cotton clothing from ethical brands including Pachamama, Little Green Radicals, Traidcraft, Living Crafts and Frugi. Mostly for babies and younger children.
John Lewis carry a small range of 100% organic cotton clothing for babies from newborn to 2 years old. As well as their own brand goods they have clothing from Frugi and Serendipity.
Green Nippers are an organic, ethical and eczema friendly baby and children's clothing label, inspired by all things green. They have a collection of organic baby loungewear and accessories which has been created using 100% organic cotton, nickel free fastenings, and natural and organic dyes that have a low-impact on the environment. Plus childrens underwear and pyjamas in organic cotton, all for kids aged up to 5 years.
People Tree was one of the the pioneers of Fair Trade and sustainable fashion with women's and men's clothes that teens will love.
The Eden Project The online shop for the popular eco-attraction in Cornwall has cool cotton T-Shirts for kids and adults with bright colours and cool designs.
Amazon.co.uk Organic cotton products for kids of all ages from a huge variety of retailers. Always check individual product descriptions to confirm cotton content and organic status.
Piccalilly Baby and child clothing, bibs and sleepwear up to 10 years old in organic cotton. Their prints are all quite gorgeous. They also stock organic cotton muslin swaddles.
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Pigeon Organic make gorgeous organic clothing for babies and children up to 5 years old. They have a capsule range which is made in the UK, while the rest of there adorable clothing is organic 100% cotton.
Greenfibres Organic fibre clothes in fun designs for kids and fashionable styles for adults. Items in silk, linen and hemp as well as organic wool.
Cotton Comfort eczema-friendly clothes for men, women, babies and children, underwear, gloves, toys, sleepwear, school uniform and bedding.
Dermasilk 100% Silk clothing for babies, children and adults with eczema, including pyjamas, bodysuits, underwear gloves and hats. The DermaSilk® range uses a medical grade silk to create a breathable, 'second skin' fabric with an antimicrobial shield.
Snugglepaws 100% cotton Sleep-Suits with fully enclosed mittens for itchy babies and toddlers made from certified Okeo-tex cotton.
The Healthy House Cotton underwear, gloves and bedding along with lots of products for all sorts of allergy sufferers. Specially-designed sleepwear and underwear for skin conditions help to protect your irritated skin from scratching and can help both you and your child have a better night's sleep. They aslo stock school uniform material.
Allergy Best Buys Sleepsuits, mittened sleepwear and dustmite free toys. Plus socks, pyjamas, masks and bedding for allergy sufferers.
About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.
Updated 20th January 2017