Living / 6 June, 2022 / Ellie Thompson
Sustainable fashion creates longer-lasting clothes of a higher quality that are kinder to baby’s skin, the planet, and the workforces involved. Check out our alphabetical guide to the best sustainable fashion brands for babies and toddlers.
AnnaLiv’s Nordic-inspired organic baby clothes are breathable and kind to nature. The brand uses a lot of organic cotton, whether it be poplins, brushed, or woven with soft linens, as it’s the best fabric for the environment and for kids to wear. The designs are heavily inspired by Scandinavian nature telling a story in prints.
If you’re looking to shop for clothes from a completely sustainable baby brand, you can’t go wrong with Arket. Arket’s mission is to democratise quality and make sustainable design accessible to more people. With a circular approach and a high level of transparency evident throughout all of their processes, they’re on a mission to drive forward positive change in the fashion and design industry.
Bebekish offers high-quality, natural, organic, super-soft, anti-allergic, anti-bacterial infant clothes. All of their products are sourced and produced ethically at the best factories. They have OEKO-TEX Standard 100 & GOTS Certificate for their products.
Borne‘s unisex kids clothes are made for comfort and freedom in contemporary designs using 100% organic fabrics. All materials are 100% organic and GOTS certified and are ethically made in India. Dyes are Oeko-Tex certified, non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals. Borne’s packaging is bio-degradable.
Cashmirino is a family-owned, high-end children’s clothes label born in Italy and based in London. With strong ethical values and a loyal international customer base, the luxury children’s clothing brand is setting the bar high for designer slow fashion for kids. The Cashmirino team travel the globe to find the finest 100% natural fibres to create classic children’s clothes and outfits that can be worn over and again. This careful process takes better care of the environment and also the children that wear their clothes.
Cashmirino works closely with autonomous and highly skilled workers as well as their wider communities to produce classic and durable pieces that can be worn and passed down through generations.
Their classic luxe range of sustainable baby fashion is breathtakingly beautiful and perfect for any special occasion.
Finn + Emma use only the finest 100% organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes in the production of their clothing. On top of that, all Finn + Emma garments and accessories are produced in fair trade settings that focus on social and economic independence for local people, women especially, working to provide for their families in a safe and fair environment.
Every penny of profit from From Babies with Love’s unique, ethically sourced designs goes to orphaned and abandoned children around the world.
And in safe, happy places, vulnerable children can grow up in a loving family. They started this company to make a difference. And with every gift that you buy, you are too.
The market leaders in organic clothing for kids, we’re huge fans of Frugi’s 100% natural fashion for newborn, toddlers and children up to 10 years of age.
Frugi’s clever details promote sustainability by prolonging the lifespan of the clothes, such as extendable sleeves and trouser legs. The brand is famous for vibrant prints, fun appliqués, and for using sustainable fabrics such as GOTS certified organic cotton, recycled plastic for its outerwear and accessories, Tencel and a GOTS certified organic wool blend.
When it comes to sustainable fashion for babies and toddlers, there’s a lot to choose from.
H&M is a brand committed to sustainability. They’ve set themselves an ambitious goal: to be climate positive by 2040. This means they’ll remove more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than they create. They’re busy exploring new, more sustainable ways to make, transport and package their products. Their collection of sustainable baby clothes includes everyday staples that will last from sibling to sibling.
Kit and Kin are about both your little world and the big world we all share. Now more than ever, it’s crucial to ensure we’re doing what we can to preserve the planet’s natural resources and reduce our environmental impact.
That’s why they use eco-friendly materials and ingredients throughout their product ranges. From sustainable plant-based nappies and biodegradable wipes, to certified natural skincare and 100% organic cotton babywear, every Kit & Kin product is designed to be as kind on our planet as it is to baby’s delicate skin.
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From the beginning, their clothes have always been organic and Fairtrade. Little Green Radicals are energised by a desire to improve what they make, the way they treat the people who make it and their impact on the environment. Their ambition remains for Little Green Radicals to blaze a trail for an ethical fashion revolution.
Lunilou are carefully selected products for quality, purity and design using 100% organic cotton.
In March 2021 Mini A Ture became B Corporation (B Corp) certified as one of the first children’s clothing brands in the world. For B Corp companies, it is not just about being the best in the world. It is about being the best for the world.
Since MINI A TURE was founded in 2002, they have had ambitious dreams of creating something greater than a traditional children’s clothing brand. They believe producing garments for children should not just be about providing clothing for children. They want to inspire children to relish the great outdoors, encourage recycling and limit harmful excess production. To achieve this, they have always aspired to produce in the most responsibly and environmentally friendly way possible, having very clear requirements for our suppliers in relation to wages and working conditions.
Mini la Mode produce sustainable baby and children’s fashion made from the highest grade of hand-picked Peruvian Pima cotton available, 100% certified for its premium quality.
All of Mini la Mode’s items are lovingly hand-made by traditional artisans, detailed with smocking and embroideries immaculately hand stitched. Mini la Mode’s designs are modern-day heirlooms to pass down – beautiful things that will last through generations and the test of time, plus a fair bit of washing along the way!
Mini Rodini is born and raised with the vision to make clothes that children love to wear, without compromising social and environmental aspects of the production. This is the core of the Mini Rodini brand, and it affects every move we make.
As makers of ethical baby clothing, MORI is committed to being kind to the planet. Everything they create is thoughtfully considered and made with love. MORI uses the softest organic fabrics to craft exceptionally high-quality sustainable baby fashion are designed to last. These are truly beautiful items that can be worn and passed on again and again. MORI’s range uses only sustainably sourced fabrics and is manufactured in trusted factories.
As well as being kind to the planet, MORI’s fabrics are brilliantly gentle on a little one’s delicate skin.
My Little Green Wardrobe is an online brand on a mission to bring you children’s clothes and apparel sourced only from sustainable and ethical brands.
Each independent children’s brand has been hand-picked and vetted to ensure they follow the highest ethical standards and social criteria. Not only is the range at My Little Green Wardrobe kind to the planet, but also to the people who make the garments.
Sustainability is an aspect that Newbie always consider when creating a new range, and sourcing sustainable materials has been a key part of their game plan since the brand started in 2010.
Newbie plays an important role in the development of sustainable communities and their goal is to work for a sustainable supply chain. One part of that is to work closely with suppliers, promoting better working conditions for people working in the production of garments. Newbie work for continuous improvement through long-term partnership with suppliers and industry collaboration.
Made from 91% polyamide and 9% elastane it is Omibia’s new way of constructing fashion that does not rely on polyester or nylon. Once placed in soil Biosoul will completely biodegrade within five years, and outside of the soil this fabric remains stable and durable, standing against the test of time.
At Omibia they believe that this is the avant grade of where fashion should go. Sustainable fashion that will disappear into the earth without a trace. Rejecting landfills to support the environment, and respecting all life on the planet.
Swedish brand Polarn O. Pyret produces sustainable fashion for babies and children, with a wide range of unisex clothes perfect for a family that wants to future-proof.
Polarn O. Pyret is committed to continually improving its practices, teaming up with sustainable childrenswear rental service, thelittleloop, the UK’s first rental marketplace for sustainable kids’ clothes.
Pop My Way’s entire supply chain is fully GOTS-certified, so everything from energy and water use to hazardous chemicals /use of non-chemical dyes, to the social responsibility and wages the factory workers get paid is monitored and audited regularly
Pure Earth Collection is a multi-award-winning eco children’s brand founded by Emma Bianco. Pure Earth Collection’s ethos is that babies and children should be nurtured in a natural and non-toxic environment as much as is practical for modern-day life. Their website is full of brilliant solutions when it comes to bedding, nursery and toys, and they also have a small range of organic clothes for kids. We love these velour jackets.
Organic Velour Jacket, Grey
Organic Velour Jacket, Stripe
Roc + Rudi is on a musically themed mission to reimagine childrenswear with simple, playful, practical prints and clothes that kids can rock, roll and wriggle in! With exclusive patterns and unusual colours, their designs keep things playful while incorporating a little musical nostalgia to bring parents a little smile through those oh-so-tired eyes.
Roc + Rudi place the same value on ethics and sustainability as they do on gorgeous design which means their gender-neutral collection is ethically produced using super-soft Oeko-tex certified organic cotton and biodegradable packaging.
Smalls Merino is now certified ULTRAFINE by The Woolmark Company, having been tested against the strictest quality standards, measuring finer than 17.5 micron (a human hair is 60!). Smalls Merino also tested an impressive 99.5 percent for wool comfort on the skin. Research has shown that wearing ultra-fine Merino wool significantly improves the severity and symptoms of Eczema, debunking the myth that wool can be itchy on the skin.
Tao and Friends’ aim is to introduce a new brand to the fun world of children’s wear; by offering great quality, 100% organic GOTS certified cotton clothing which are cool, comfy and amusing.
The core value of Tao and Friends is not only to dress the children in their surrounding, but also to help children in need. This is why they give, a fixed amount of 1€ for each item sold to a charity precious to them. Their aim and hope is that by growing the brand they will be expanding their charity contributions.
The Bonniemob stock gorgeous eco-conscious, high-quality clothing for boys and girls. They have a huge range of unisex clothing in fun designs, organic cotton and super-soft knitwear, all designed to stand the test of childhood.
Bonniemob is a brand committed to sustainability, which they see as an ongoing process. They’re continually learning and adapting designs and processes to ensure they are always proud of the garments they produce.
Toby Tiger is the UK’s brightest organic childrenswear company, specialising in fun appliques and timeless designs that can be worn again and again.
Shopping with Toby Tiger means you’re supporting ethical working and doing your bit to protect the planet – whilst letting kids be kids in super fun, vibrant clothing.
Zara’s promise is for their clothes to be made from 100% sustainable fabrics by 2025. This will mean 80% of the energy consumed in Zara’s headquarters, factories and stores will be from renewable sources and its facilities will produce zero landfill waste. By 2023, they’ve promised that any viscose used will also be 100% sustainable.
Zara’s sustainable baby fashion is both comfortable and stylish, with everyday staples and occasion pieces that will stun.
Zipster’s babygrows are designed using 95% bamboo for undeniably soft clothes that are also kind to the planet. Zipster works hard to ensure the materials and methods they use are as kind to the planet as possible, and in a quest to create a more sustainable world for our children to grow up in, every Zipster product that is returned to us gets passed on to children’s charities. They believe in no landfill or necessary waste.
What we love most about this brand besides its eco-friendly appeal are the prints – they are just divine. Packaged beautifully, these babygrows would make a fabulous gift for an expectant mama.
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