Where to Find Organic Baby Clothing
Organic cotton is much better for the planet, as it protects our water supplies and also is healthier for wildlife and the farmers, who don’t have to wear protective clothing in warm weather. It lasts longer (as the chemicals have not been destroyed by fibres) and therefore costs less long-term. It can safely be laundered without depositing microplastics into the machine (that go into the sea). And at end of life, it safely biodegrades back to the earth. Organic cotton is also usually better for children with eczema, as there is less chance of them getting itches from the chemicals in standard cotton.
Always remove hats and warm clothing when entering higher temperatures like indoors or cars, even if it means waking your baby (NHS advice to help prevent crib death).
- Frugi (Cornwall) offers beautiful organic cotton clothing for babies, made ethically in India. All sent in biodegradable packaging, made from potatoes!
- From Babies with Love gives all profits to charities that help other babies. The range includes lovely organic baby shawls and gift sets.
Where to Rent Organic Baby Clothing
If you are on a budget, many companies rent out baby clothes, which you then just return (they make allowances for tears and stains). You can save up to 75% of the carbon and water of buying new, get unlimited swaps and stain insurance: try The Little Loop.
Where to Donate Used Baby Clothing
If you have lots of nice children’s clothing but no more children and would like to pass them on, Stripey Stork (Surrey) has a useful list of banks nationwide where you can donate them.
Note there are many items they can’t accept for safety reasons, the site has full details.