Are you waiting for the baby to arrive but you feel a little anxious to wonder if you have everything prepared? Are you preparing the shopping list for new baby clothes but you don’t know where to start? Bringing your new baby home is an exciting but terrifying experience. Without a doubt, it will be an unforgettable moment that you will cherish forever. But first of all, we need to make sure that everything on our shopping list is checked, including the clothes. Fortunately for you, we have searched high and low to make your job easier. Below is a list of the best baby clothes and brands, as well as some tips for going home with a newborn baby.
Jazzy Organics’ passion for supporting the development of happy and healthy babies is evident through its collection of 100% cotton GOTS certified baby clothes and products. We cannot overcome super soft (and super cute) blankets for babies. In addition to the considerations of business on our planet, it supports fair trade and helps global producers to adopt better trading conditions and sustainable production models.
Touched By Nature
If you are looking for an adorable and affordable organic garment for your child, Touched By Nature is a wonderful brand. Offering a wide selection of playful patterns and animal prints, we particularly like socks and soft accessories. Available online at certain retailers to facilitate purchases.
Finn + Emma
Finn + Emma thinks that you created your toddler organically, so why add chemicals now? Adorably elegant jumpsuits, classic pajama sets and whimsical rattles are all made from 100% organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes and all-natural wood. The brand is also committed to providing jobs focused on social and economic independence, especially for women around the world. We love the knitting and crochet “buddies” that are sure to spark your little one’s imagination!
It’s encouraging to see a big brand like H&M doing as much as possible to become completely sustainable and ethical in the near future. Although its sustainability commitment applies to all of H&M clothing, which is to be 100 per cent renewable, with fair working practices and using sustainably sourced materials by 2030, as well as eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from its production process by 2040, currently its Conscious Kids collection is leading the way. All of it is made from sustainable materials including ones that are recycled, organic or certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your little one is wearing something that has been made with the environment in mind.
Zara is another big brand working hard to make its processes and therefore clothing more sustainable. Initiatives such as Clothing Collect, which encourages you to recycle old clothes in store, and ensuring all cardboard packaging is FSC-certified start to reduce Zara’s environmental impact. But its wider aim is to use more sustainable raw materials, organic cotton and recycled fabrics in production, as well as respecting workers’ rights, safety and the working environment. Its Join Life range incorporates all of this by picking out the best sustainable pieces, including a great line for kids.
Piupia is a small, family-run business founded in London where the focus is on the quality of materials used and how they are sourced. The Autumn/Winter collection is made from cotton and wool. And the organic cotton is GOTS-certified, while the whole production chain and the wool used is Oeko-Tex 100 certified, so there’s a strict set of ethical and environmental guidelines in place. No chemical nasties are used to dye or print clothing and the buttons are ecological (made from cotton fibres). The production process all happens within 30km too, cutting down its environmental impact further.
Another brand encouraging you to pass on its clothing is Brighton-based childrenswear retailer The Bonnie Mob. From T-shirts and trousers to babygrows and blankets, it caters for children up to seven years old with its long-lasting and robust pieces. Buying fabric from source rather than relying on third parties, The Bonnie Mob ensures its 100 per cent organic cotton and clothes are made ethically and sustainably, having gained Oeko-Tex and GOTS certification.