Living / 6 June, 2022 / Ellie Thompson
We’re all making better choices when it comes to our environment, and finding sustainable fashion for kids has never been easier. We’ve pulled together a bunch of our favourite brands making awesome sustainable fashion for kids. These guys are all on a mission to do things the right way. Saying goodbye to sweat shops and instead, sourcing organic fabrics and materials, and insisting on fair and ethical supply chains.
If you’re looking to shop for trendy, sustainable fashion for kids, 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.
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.
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 designs 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.
Not a plastic hanger in site, Frugi uses cardboard hangers throughout its supply chain and the clothes arrive packed in 100% GM free compostable corn starch bags.
When it comes to sustainable fashion for kids, there’s a lot to choose from.
Kite is passionate about protecting the planet, and sustainability within kids’ fashion has been at the heart of their production processes since they launched their first range back in 2007. All of their garments are made from organic cotton, recycled plastic bottles, or fabrics approved by OEKO-TEX.
They are proud to be certified by Control Union to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). GOTS is the leading organic textile standard and companies must meet strict environmental and social criteria to become certified. All the elements in their supply chain – ranging from the cotton grower to our embroiderers – have been successfully inspected to ensure they meet comprehensive organic and ethical standards.
Little Green Radicals are proud to have always produced organic and Fairtrade clothing. As a brand, they’re energised by a desire to improve on the collections they’re producing, the way they treat the people who make them, and their overall impact on the environment. Their ambition remains for Little Green Radicals to blaze a trail for an ethical fashion revolution.
Kidswear clothing brand MAI (Making Animals Important) offer ethical and organic clothing for children aged 0-8 years. Their collection of sustainable fashion for kids features unique endangered animal designs showcasing the Amur leopard, Asian elephants and the bumblebee. Each piece in the collection is made from the softest organic cotton with plastic-free tags and packaging.
The luxury range is exclusively available on the brand’s website MAI-clothing. The collection includes unisex rompers, t-shirts, sweats, leggings and dresses in on-trend soft greys, pinks and cream organic fabrics. Each item features hand-drawn prints to highlight the animal’s story.
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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 produces 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.
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 considers 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.
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
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 surroundings 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.
The 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.
The Social Club’s range of sustainable clothes are made from 100% organic and recycled materials, so you can shop to your heart’s content.
Their signature collection features the ultimate in happy icons, the Smiley! The Smiley is available on super-cool tees and sweaters for adults and kids from 3 years up, so there’s scope for matching, a concept we know our readers love. Oh, and it’s worth remembering that The Social Club always recommends oversizing when it comes to the kidswear, so if you have babas aged 18+ you’re in luck, a size 3-4 should fit perfectly.
Toastie Kids are a high-end British Eco Childrenswear brand specialising in outdoor products, designed specifically to allow children the freedom to explore and engage with the Natural World. Their ethos is to create a deeper connection between children and the environment, with a view to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in future generations coupled with a lifelong desire to nurture and protect our planet.
Toby Tiger is one of 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 kids’ fashion is both comfortable and stylish, with everyday staples and occasion pieces that will stun.
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