From organic cotton onesies to all natural baby tees, these toxin-free baby clothes will keep your child safe and comfy.
As the daddy of an off-the-wall 2-year old, I’ve seen a lot of clothes come and go. We’ve scooped up our fair share of second-hand kid’s clothes, but in an age of mud-flinging, potty-training, and laps full of spaghetti, some items are best purchased new.
When it comes to buying clothes that not only last, but are safe for little ones, a growing number of parents are making the switch to organic baby clothing. It’s not uncommon to feed your kids food made using all-natural ingredients, right? Well, organic cotton onesies, footies, mini-shirts and pants offer a lot of the same benefits.
As one of the most chemically-treated fabrics in the world, cotton can contain a range of pesticides, finishing compounds, or even synthetics which can irritate your baby’s delicate skin. In some cases, these toxins have even been linked to more significant illnesses.
Less chemicals are also better for workers and the environment. So by sticking with all-natural, you’ll get the added peace of mind that comes from knowing that your children will grow up on a healthier planet.
And if you’re thinking of cost (which, well, I always am), it’s worth keeping in mind that harsh chemical treatments applied to most clothing actually breaks down the fabric over time, so organic clothing will usually last longer. And that means less trips to the store.
If you’re as concerned with what’s on your baby’s body as what’s in it, these organic, sustainable, ethically-made baby clothing brands have exactly what you’re looking for.
Best Organic Clothing Brands for Newborns and Toddlers
1. Mini Mioche
Organic onesies, rompers, tops, dresses, pajamas, bibs, hats, clothes and shoes for kids 0 to 12—all ethically-made in Canada.
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Mini Mioche was founded by a former fashion industry executive who… surprise… had a baby. As she looked for baby clothes she thought there ought to be simpler, more comfortable baby clothing options in the world. And that there were definitely too few organic and ethically-made baby clothes options.
A decade later, Mini Mioche has become one of the world’s leaders in ethical and sustainable baby clothing production.
2. Mini + Meep
Snappies, t-shirts for toddlers (and mamas), and bibs
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Mini + Meep's locally-made, ridiculously cute “farm-to-fashion” approach incorporates ethics and sustainability into every aspect of their supply chain. And that supply chain is all in the U.S., so this is a great option for those who prefer not only organic and sustainable, but also like to buy Made in the U.S.A. products. All of those American workers are earning living wages.
Mini + Meep gives 10% of every purchase to UNICEF's Children's Rights & Emergency Relief Organization to help provide kids around the world with lifesaving essentials like clean water, critical vitamins + nutrients, and counseling.
So purchasing from Mini + Meep helps make a difference in the health and well-being of your child, as well as someone else’s.
3. Baby Hero
Onesies, footies, t-shirts, toys, accessories, and packaged gift sets
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Carrying a range of cute, colorful, cuddly clothes, Baby Hero is not only certified organic, its clothes are also made with fair trade certified cotton that ensures farmers and farm workers receive fair wages. Yup, no child labor. Plus, every Baby Hero garment purchased helps fund medical supplies for newborns and new moms in need.
Oh, and if you’re wondering where the clothes are produced, they’re made in a facility founded by Francisican Nuns that empowers over 400 women and disabled workers with good wages, housing, and community development projects like schools for the deaf and blind and clinics for those suffering from HIV, cancer, and leprosy.
4. Nui Organics
Organic wool and cotton thermal layers, sweaters, fleece tops, onesies, pants, pajamas, socks (for babies and for big kids)
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While most organic baby brands specialize in natural cotton clothing, Nui is u-nui-que (get it?). Nui’s specialty is organic merino wool, although they have cotton stuff, too. Merino wool is a long-lasting, warm-but-breathable, soft, non-itchy, moisture-wicking miracle fabric. Adults love it, but it’s especially good for keeping sensitive baby skin dry, comfortable, and rash-free.
Merino also needs fewer washes but can easily be machine-washed and tumble-dried, holding up for hundreds of washes and years of wear (which can mean a lot more hand-me-downing, saving money over time).
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Reformed Hollywood agent turned digital strategist who went on to nurse his karma in the world of philanthropy.