If you’re looking for sustainable kids’ clothes that will stand the test of time, here’s the only list you’ll need. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite brands for Earth Day – these are labels passionate about where they source and make their clothing and their impact on the environment. Of course, preloved clothing is also an excellent sustainable option.
BeeBooBuzzBasics needn’t be boring – BeeBooBuzz‘s rainbow palette is testament to that with vests, tops, leggings, dungarees and tees in myriad shades. Everything is organic and dyed and manufactured in the UK.
The Bonnie MobWith the motto ‘Buy once, Buy well, Pass it on’, The Bonnie Mob’s childrenswear is made to last – many of Kitty’s clothes have since been passed on to younger cousins and are still going strong. All the yarns are Oeko-Tex, GOTS certified and dyes are toxin free, plus packaging and labels are recyclable or biodegradable.
The Bright CompanyThe BG kids’ absolute favourite pyjamas are made by Sussex-based The Bright Company, with the whole range of sleepwear and loungewear made from super-soft GOTS-certified organic cotton and meeting Oeko-Tex standard 100 guidelines with no chemical dyes.
From Babies With LoveDeliciously cute babywear that’s not only 100% nasties-free organic cotton but gives back – every penny of From Babies with Love profit goes to help orphaned and abandoned children around the world.
FrugiCornish label Frugi boasts a huge variety of organic cotton clothes to keep your kids covered from birth and beyond. That’s not to mention the range of clothes for mums that’ll keep you looking great from bump to breastfeeding. Recycling plays a large part in production – outerwear is made from recycled plastic bottles.
Jake+MayaSustainable. Ethical. Cool. Those three words sum up Jake + Maya Kids perfectly. They’re leading the way in zero waste too – their cutting techniques reduce fabric waste from the standard 30% to only 1-2%. We love the innovative size extension and mending service to extend the life of garments.
Emma Bunton’s ethical children’s brand Kit & Kin offers organic cotton babywear alongside its biodegradable wipes, plant-based nappies and natural skincare products.
One of the first brands in the UK to get Fairtrade certification for cotton, Little Green Radicals have always been organic, since they launched their colourful kidswear collection back in 2005. Again, items are adjustable, extending their life.
Newly launched, MAI (Making Animals Important) has great credentials – not only using GOTS-approved suppliers and plastic-free packaging, but donating 5% of profits to Fauna and Flora International to help endangered species and to WeForest to plant new trees.
MoriKind to the planet and gentle on the skin is the mantra behind purveyors of the softest organic babywear, Mori, who blend organic cotton and highly sustainable bamboo for their signature fabric with no harmful chemicals.
Organic ZooAnother Brighton brand leading the way in the sustainable childrenswear market, Organic Zoo offers 100% organic clothing and a commitment to reducing waste that includes uncoated recycled paper tags.
The award-winning eco label uses organic cotton from a project to support farmers in India to become more sustainable. They also have an upcycled range using offcuts from the main collection.
Home to that elusive beast, sustainable and attractive children’s outerwear, Toastie makes coats from recycled and recyclable materials, using innovation to reduce waste, such as creating a filling for Puffa jackets from corn.
Organic clothing used to be associated with beige and muted tones. Not at Brighton-based Toby Tiger! They’ve been leading the way in quirky and colourful organic childrenswear for over 20 years!
TootsaAnother of our long-time organic faves is sadly currently not available to buy. You can donate to this GoFundMe, so Kate can get Tootsa up and running again – she already has over 50% of her target. A great excuse for me to post this hilarious photo of Alfie and Kitty in their Tootsa sweatshirts.
Eco-friendly, ultra-performing cloth nappies made from one of the most sustainable plants, bamboo. Great products with fabulous designs.