When shopping for our little ones, be them babies, boys, or girls, we always want the best quality – in addition to being cute, of course! These companies, most of which are founded by moms just like us, set out to not only ensure high quality and cuteness, but also that their pieces were ethically made and non-toxic. Sounds, like a no-brainer, right? We’ve talked a bit about why this is important here and here, but sustainability and factory work environments are major issues in the fashion industry. So, we want to support the change-makers out there. If you’re curious where to shop for ethical clothes for kids and babies, these are the boutiques and brands where you should start…
Made from buttery-soft organic cotton, Finn + Emma offers easy and comfortable pieces for your babes. But more importantly, they ensure the clothing is 100% organic, non-toxic, made with eco-friendly dyes, and lead/nickel free snaps, ethically made in India, and G.O.T.S. certified. Which, if you aren’t familiar is the world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria. And we like our clothes, and especially those for our kiddos, with standards.
Practical, playful, and purposeful describes the garments the mom behind Harbour set out to-and did- create. This coastal inspired kidswear line is ethically made in the U.S. with the finest organic materials. Plus, through each Harbour purchase, the brand contributes $1 to the love and encouragement of foster children in the U.S.
Founded by illustrator and doting mama, Kelli Murray, this brand couldn’t be more perfect for all the trendy littles running around. Her designs are beautiful, but more-so, they are each hand dyed in the U.S.A. so there’s no need to sacrifice style for something good. Pssst.. they also carry women’s clothing 🙃.
This brand makes more than just kids clothes, so you can get all your family’s ethical pieces in one place! Go Gently Nation describes themselves as committed to using only organic and sustainable fabrics, recycled paper hang tags, certified water-based inks, low impact dyes, recycled fabric remnants and even more eco-business practices. That, along with their dedication to producing 100% of their products in a kind and ethical manner in Los Angeles, CA, is why we love them. Plus, we would wear this sweatshirt dress every day. Wouldn’t you?!
This online boutique is home to dozens of small producers and independent designers who create stylish and unique apparel. Kodomo prides themselves on “slow fashion” and hand-selects brands that adhere to ethical business and manufacturing practices as well as sustainable and organic efforts. So you can trust that while shopping all the cute clothes on their site, you’re getting high quality, ethical clothes for your kids. They’ve done the research for you!