The Green Layette
Gone are the days of dull neutrals and rough fibers in organic layette-wear; these eco-friendly brands make it easy to go green without compromising on comfort or style.
Photo Credit: Kee-Ka Organics
Born in Brooklyn, Kee-Ka Organics works with Fair Wage and Fair Trade suppliers to create super-soft, 100% organic cotton threads for the littles. Their dyes are low-impact, too, though you’d never guess it from the clothes’ bright, vibrant colors and super-cute designs.
Photo Credit: Oeuf
Created by a French/American husband-and-wife team, Oeuf‘s focus is on practical, yet stylish modern clothing. Their new layette collection, “Welcome,” features a subtle bunny face design that won’t go out of style from one baby to the next. Made from soft, organic, unbleached pima cotton, these clothes are also as gentle on baby’s skin as they are on the planet.
Photo Credit: Growing Up Wild
Growing Up Wild
Based on designs she created for her two boys, Growing Up Wild‘s Kelly Engel makes the cutest, greenest baby shoes, well, maybe ever. Made from organic cotton with eco-felt soles for non-walkers, and vegan-friendly microsuede soles for the six-months-and-up set, Engel’s shoes feature colorful fabric themes that reflect her love of nature and her belief that children should be encouraged to enjoy the great outdoors.
Photo Credit: Mabo
Made in the USA in small quantities and from natural fibers, Mabo‘s baby and children’s clothes are simple, classy and cute. (You can’t go wrong with that combination.)
Photo Credit: Boogaloo Bubbywear
Chemical, pesticide and sweatshop-free, Boogaloo Bubbywear‘s items are, as its Etsy shop owner Karen Clemson says, “ethically produced and creatively fulfilling.” We love their simple lines and unique, whimsical designs. (Hipster babies, these threads are for you!)
Photo Credit: Kushies
The Canadian cloth diaper brand Kushies has branched out, producing everything from educational toys to multiple lines of gorgeous organic baby and children’s clothing. These items, from their It’s My Planet2 line organic layette line, are just “2″ cool!
Photo Credit: DwellStudio
DwellStudio‘s Organic Layette collection is characterized by the kind of bold design, contemporary patterns and bright colors the brand is known for. Just try not to fall in love with every one of their items. Just try.
Photo Credit: Simply Boco
Wondering what baby should wear in her birth announcement photo? Look no further: WAHM-owned Etsy shop Simply Boco creates one-of-a-kind, personalized layette lines, printed with your baby’s name and your choice of designs. (You can also choose from the shop’s wide selection of non-personalized – but still hand-designed – items, as well.)
Photo Credit: Frugi
Frugi‘s another brand that’s taken their Earth-friendly ethics to new heights, producing organic baby, children’s and nursing-wear in environmentally and socially sustainable ways. And the clothes? Ultra-adorbs.
Photo Credit: Under The Nile
Under The Nile
Under The Nile‘s been in the green baby biz since 1988. Their clothes, which are produced without pesticides or chemicals from start to finish, are soft and beautiful, and their purchase supports sustainable industry, education and health care in the communities in which they’re made. That’s some good karma, baby.
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