ARKET has just dropped a new sustainable collection for babies and newborns, and we LOVE IT!
Like many parents today, we can often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about making the right decisions in order to live more sustainably. It can be difficult to fully grasp the entire meaning of today’s buzzword, ‘sustainable’, with many of us wondering what we can do to make for a better life for ourselves and our children. After all, the choices we make today will have a lasting impact on them, their children, their children’s children and so on.
With fast fashion being the second most polluting industry in the world, it seems logical to start with thinking about the choices we’re making when it comes to buying clothes. Luckily for us, a whole host of clothing brands are beginning to put sustainability first, making it easier than ever to buy organic baby clothes.
Choose sustainable clothing for kids
Opting for sustainable clothing will help reduce the impact that fast fashion has on the environment, including the harmful production process, the carbon footprint of sourcing cheap clothing from overseas and the often unethical working conditions imposed on factory employees.
ARKET’s baby & newborn collection
What we love about ARKET, is that the baby clothing brand thoroughly understands that kids’ clothes need to be not only sustainable but durable too. In response, they have innovatively designed a collection that is not only comfortable but so long-lasting that it can be passed on to friends and families when outgrown.
From dresses and dungarees to bodysuits and overalls, this collection has been sourced and made carefully and responsibly to ensure they are offering a beautiful, sustainable clothing collection for babies.
If you’re looking to make the switch to more organic kids clothes, look no further. Here’s a rundown of some of our favourite items from ARKET’s new sustainable collection.
Denim Jacket – £39
Nothing says spring like a cute, blue denim jacket. The weather might still be chilly, but soon you’ll be swapping your child’s puffy coat to a lighter fit jacket, so why not try this one?
When it comes to denim jackets, especially for your child, you want it to be comfy, warm and non-restrictive.
Made from 93% organic cotton, this denim jacket has the perfect mix of practicality and cosiness, making it the perfect jacket for any occasion.
We love its straight cut style and think the two patch pockets at the front complete the piece perfectly. If you’re looking for a denim jacket that ticks all the boxes, then this is the one for you.
There’s nothing quite as light and edgy than a utility jacket. This blue and white, box cut jacket will leave your child feeling so trendy they will never want to take it off.
Not only are we loving the sailor vibes of this jacket but it’s also soft and so easy to wear. Throw this jacket on with a pair of their favourite jeans and trainers and you’re ready to go. The snap buttons make it super practical and easy for them to take on and off without the hassle of any dodgy zips.
Made from 100% organic cotton and cut from a hickory striped twilled fabric, this jacket is a must buy if you’re looking to extend your sustainable kids’ collection.
Embroidered Sweatshirt – £19
Every child needs a classic sweatshirt, it’s a wardrobe essential. Whether it’s for lounging around the house or a friend’s birthday party, a sweatshirt is a staple piece that will be sure to keep your child feeling happy and comfy all day long.
This sweatshirt comes in beige and dark blue and is crafted from ultra-soft organic cotton with a French terry underside. What we love most about this sweatshirt is the all-over robot embroidered pattern – a great talking point for any child.
Finally, its crew-neck style, detailed ribbed trims and triangular insert below the neckline finish the piece perfectly, enhancing both its style and quality.
Sailor Sweatshirt – £17
Let’s talk about stripes. They never go out of fashion, making them a popular trend that you can’t seem to ignore. If you are yet to hop on the stripe craze, no need to worry, this year isn’t going to be any different. According to The List, stripes are set to be a popular fashion trend in 2020 and we can’t wait to see the latest designs.
Whether they’re horizontal or vertical, stripes are a great way to effortlessly spruce up any outfit. We love this sailor-inspired sweatshirt and think its classic colours will make a great addition to your child’s wardrobe – whether a boy or girl.
Its regular-fitted style with a slight v-neck makes it easy for them to take on and off, as well as its snug cotton fabric that feels soft and gentle on their skin.
If you’re looking to go all the way, why not purchase the matching trousers – hello sailor!
Sweatshirt Jacket – £17
Looking to add a little zest to your child’s wardrobe? Then look no further. This orange and blue sweatshirt jacket will be sure to help them stand out in the crowd and not out of your eyesight.
Not only is it bright and cheerful but versatile too. Choose to tuck them in by fastening the snap buttons or wear it open with a t-shirt underneath, the choice is yours.
It’s soft and lightweight and perfect for the playgrounds. Complete the look with the matching printed sweatpants trousers and watch them go.
If you’re looking to dress your mini-me in something sweet and comfortable, then this fine-knitted wrap cardigan should definitely be on your list.
Overloading your child’s wardrobe with cute little cardigans can be a common mistake for most parents. You end up with a wardrobe full of very similar-looking pieces with some that never end up being worn. Agreed?
Why not try something a little different this time? Not only does this cardigan have a wrap-over style, but a ribbed texture and buttons, making it stand out from the rest.
Choose from this beautiful dark terracotta or off-white – or both!
Hickory Dungaree – £19
The only thing better than a pair of dungarees is a pair of organic cotton corduroy dungarees. Don’t you agree?
The dungarees come in three fabulous designs (stripes, polka dots and block green) all of which will make a lovely addition to your tiny tot’s wardrobe.
Like most of this collection, these dungarees are cool and stylish as well as being very practical and easy to slip on and off thanks to the snap front buttons. How can you not be tempted?
Striped Poplin Dress – £25
Help your child to feel pretty in pink with this beautiful, striped poplin dress. Just like stripes, poplin will be making a return in 2020 making it a must-have in their wardrobe this year.
Although this dress might look cute and girly, the bold striped pattern will be sure to turn heads with your child looking the best dressed in the room.
Not only is the poplin design stylish but it also makes for an airy fit, perfect for the warmer weather. However, if they are looking to wear this dress in the colder seasons, simply finish the look with a pair of sheer white tights and you’ll be ready to go.
Crew-Neck T-Shirt – £5
No matter how old or young you are, your wardrobe is never complete without a staple plain tee. As you probably know, a classic short-sleeve t-shirt will soon become your child’s most loved item that can be worn with just about everything.
This t-shirt has been cut from soft single jersey fabric and been made to ensure that it’s durable and long-lasting, no matter how many times it is worn.
Choose from either grey melange or white and dress it up with a pair of jeans or even the hickory dungarees or dress.
Printed Bodysuit – £10
Looking for a super-soft interlock jersey made of 100% organic cotton? Here we have a beautiful, long-sleeve style bodysuit made perfectly for any growing child. It has a simple snap button on the left-hand shoulder and crotch for easy dressing whether you’re out and about or at home.
We love the design of the bodysuit and think it’s a great piece that can be stylishly worn all year round.
Hooded Overall – £19
Looking to give your kid the comfiest night’s sleep ever? This hooded overall, made from the best organic cotton, will no doubt become your child’s favourite piece that they’ll never want to take off.
The overall comes in a wide range of crazy and cool designs, from polka dots to animal print, but we particularly love this eye-popping orange with the white daisy flowers
To make it that extra bit cosy, the overall features a hoodie and full-length zip. This makes it super easy for them to slip on and off whenever they like.
All-in-One Pyjama – £17
We all know how much time our kids will end up spending in their all-in-one pyjamas, don’t we? Whether they’re sleeping or excitedly crawling around the house, it’s important the fabric is soft and stretchy.
This all-in-one pyjama piece is extra soft and has plenty of wiggle room for them to do all the exploring they like. Not only that, but its cuffs on the arms and legs mean no messy sleeves at breakfast or lunch – making is a surefire winner!
Jersey Leggings – £7
Everybody needs a trusty pair of leggings in their wardrobe, especially your little one. Soft against the skin and easy to slip on and off, these jersey leggings are offered in a variety of patterns and perfect for mixing and matching with other pieces.
Cut from a soft interlock jersey made from 100% organic cotton and a comfortable elastic waistband, we reckon that after purchasing these leggings you’ll not have to worry about buying another pair.
Pima Cotton Leggings – £19
As well as the jersey leggings, the Pima cotton leggings are another amazing piece you’ve just got to treat your child to. If you are searching for something delicate on the skin and wearable all year round, these are definitely worth a try.
Pair these leggings with the matching Pima cotton jumper to create the most adorable co-ord outfit. We guarantee that you will love it just as much as us.
Rib Knit Baby Beanie – £10
What better way to finish off this blog, and your babies outfit than with this soft and chunky baby beanie.
It’s available in the colours blue, orange, purple and black and made to match any outfit of your choice.
We think just imagining how cute they’ll look in this super-cool hat is a good enough reason to buy it. Nevermind the fact it’s made from pure, soft cotton that will protect their ears from the coldest of weather. It’s a no brainer to us.
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