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There are lots of good reasons for buying organic baby clothes and organic children's clothing. You may find that when you become a parent you become much more aware of the environment. You want to give your child clothing that is ethically produced and made from materials that are grown in a planet friendly way.
If your child has any skin problems they may also find that they need to wear 100% cotton clothing for eczema, psoriasis or sensitive skin and organic clothing can give you the softness that your child needs.
Here are 10 of the best places to find eco-friendly, ethical, organic and fairtrade clothing for your baby, children and the whole family. There are even a couple of kids organic clothing retailers - Ethical Superstore and By Nature - where you can buy organic school uniform too.
Frugi are one of the biggest names in organic eco-friendly clothing for kids in the UK., with a collection of fabulous prints for boys and girls, great design, vibrant colours and their own unique cute Frugi character.
Whether it’s paddling in the sea, splashing through muddy puddles or playing in the park, Frugi's clothes are designed to be long lasting and durable in a range that goes up to 10 years old.
They also have organic cotton baby bedding as well as children's duvet sets and organic cotton toys that are kind to the most sensitive skin.
Pigeon Organics focus on organic baby clothes and childrens clothing up to 5 years old. If you prefer calmer colours in soft greys, blues, greens and pastels with a dash of classic nautical stripes, this is the place for you.
Many of Pigeon Organics ranges are made in the UK too.
Ethical Superstore has a fabulous collection of the top UK organic clothing brands for kids including Frugi, Pigeon Organics, Sense Organics and Kite, with extensive ranges for boys and girls up to the age of 11. A great place to get all your kids clothes all in one place.
Plus they also have 100% organic cotton school uniform too.
They also stock all the major fairtrade and eco brands including Cafedirect, Traidcraft, Green & Blacks, Divine and Ecover so you can stock up on chocolate, environmentally friendly washing products and eco nappies while you are there.
The Eden Project have a lovely selection of fun, colourful and beautiful 100% organic cotton products in their online shop for kids. The range includes bodysuits for babies, t-shirts, hoodies and tops.
notonthehighstreet.com are know for their eclectic selection of cool and quirky clothing, jewellery and home accessories that cannot be found anywhere else, and the childrens clothing is no different, with a desparatly cute collection of organic clothing from lesser-known UK brands.
You will find organic washable nappies, clothes and sleepwear as well as baby toiletries. All the items are from creative, imaginative, high quality small businesses, all for sale in one place.
By Nature have organic clothing for children perfect for eco kids from 3 to 14 years old as well as a selection of organic baby clothes.
They carry ranges for both boys and girls from eco labels Kite Kids, Red Urchin, Ava & Luc, Peau Ethique, Living Crafts and Quick Brown Fox of Dulwich, as well as organic school uniform.
John Lewis may not be the obvious go-to place for organic childrens and baby clothing but thay have a really good choice of well-known eco brands (Frugi, Cowshed, Little Green Sheep) along with their own John Lewis brand organic baby clothes and cot bedding.
Founded in 1998 by best selling author and designer Zoe Mellor, Toby Tiger make the most adorable baby clothing with bold prints, cute characters and bright colours.
Everything is organic and they also have a gorgeous line in home accessories, aimed I think at children's bedrooms, but those cushions would be most welcome in my living room....
Piccalilly are a British baby and kidswear brand designing organic baby clothes and organic children’s clothes from newborn up to 10 years old. They are also the leading UK company to develop muslin swaddling blankets and they manufacture all their organic clothing to the highest ethical standards.
Check out their personalised tops, which you can have embroidered with your child's name.
Polarn O Pyret's ethos is to make clothes that are meant to be handed down – from sister to brother or neighbour to neighbour. So as well as good quality basics such as leggings and classic stripey tops, they also have gorgeous funky prints which will be loved by boys and girls alike.
Around 40% of their items are made from organic materials
The Scandanavian based company also believe in making good quality, fun but functional outdoor clothing so this is the place to go for waterproof coats in funky colours.
funky little people are another Scandanavian based website selling a whole range of Scandanavian brands in the UK. They have delightful organic childrens clothes from Duns, Eklund, JNY and Fred's World with items up to 14 years old. Amongst the jolly prints and cheerful designs are some lovely Moomin items and organic tea towels and home accessories.
Here are a few more of a our favourite places to find sustainable, organic, fairtrade and eco friendly products for babies and children.
Natural baby products from brands including Naty by Nature, Weleda, Earth Friendly Baby, Burts Bees and Bentley. Products chosen are specially formulated for babies and their delicate, sensitive skin, avoiding petroleum based and chemical ingredients in favour of natural botanical based ingredients.
Eco and skin friendly products for babies and children including additive free toothpaste, sun cream and baby salve.
Over 1000 natural and organic items and approaching 100 brands, including organic cotton fair trade clothes, caressing bamboo nappies and towels, cardboard teepees and rockets to play in, natural toiletries to cleanse and moisturise, organic moses baskets and soft bedlinen and blankets. 2.5 pence of every pound you spend is donated to one of five charities that we support.
Organic clothing for kids as well as washable nappies and toiletries for mother and baby. They are the UK's leading non-food ecological retailer and are proud to be the official catalogue for Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Trees for Life, Out of This World, The Vegetarian Society, Compassion in World Farming and the World Society for the Protection of Animals.
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