Staff Guide | Updated January 2016
Organic Baby Clothing
Parents are gravitating towards organic baby clothing to limit the exposure that their little ones get to toxic chemicals that are used in the making of everyday fabrics. Non-organic baby clothing is often made from synthetic fibers manufactured with petrochemicals, acrylic (polycrylonitriles), PVC, and esters that are linked to health variety of health problems.
The trend of organic baby clothes is part of a larger trend towards organic clothing, as more people become aware of the significant effects that the textile industry has on our environment. Today nearly 20% of all water pollution occurs through the making of non-organic clothing.
As we began to explore the world of baby organics, we were happily surprised to find a wide range of options across every price point. These 18 organic baby clothing brands are leading the way to a new era of clean starts and healthier babies. If your favorite brand isn’t present here, feel free to share it with the community in the comments below.
Best For | Non-GMO Organic Cotton Socks, Tights & Basics
Products | Apparel, Bibs, Beanies
Price Range | $8-$19
PACT apparel knows the dangers of environmental toxins, sweatshops, child labor, and debt slaveries in the clothing industry. Their mission is to create ultra-comfy and stylish cotton apparel and accessories that don’t hurt people - all products are ethically made by workers being paid living wages, and are held to the highest environmental and social standards. There are products for moms, dads, and babies alike, perfect for the globally minded parent!
Kate Quinn Organics
Best For | Fair-Trade, Certified Organic Products
Products | Apparel, Bedding, Accessories, Gifts
Price Range | $22-48
Kate Quinn Organics is committed not only to mom and baby, but also to the environment and the earth through their Fair Trade and certified organic products. Their clean lines, fresh look, and beautiful textures make each and every outfit perfect for a mini-fashionista. All aspects of their products are GOTS-certified cotton and dyes with low environmental impact - what more could you ask for?
Best For | Hand-Knit Artisan Made Toys
Products | One-Pieces, Pajamas, Toys, Play Gyms
Price Range | $14-$32
Finn&Emma believes you made your little one organically, so why add chemicals now? Their adorably stylish bodysuits, classic pajama sets, and whimsical rattles are all made with 100% organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes, and all natural wood in Fair Trade settings. We love their commitment to providing jobs that focus on social and economic independence, especially for women, in countries like Peru and India.
Best For | Organic Baby Blankets
Products | Rompers, Blankets, Bibs, Hats
Price Range | $18-$50
Penguin Organics’ passion for supporting the development of happy, healthy babies is evident through their 100% GOTS certified cotton baby clothes and products. We can’t get over their super-soft, super-cute and colorful blankets for babes. In addition to the company’s mindful considerations of our planet, they support Fair Trade to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability.
Best For | Fair-Trade Lifestyle Items
Products | Slippers, Apparel, Swaddle, Toys
Price Range | $15-$45
Mini Mioche is your one-stop shop for all your fair-trade needs, from fashionable harem pants and peplum tops for your baby, to baby jelly and creams for mom. We especially love that every piece created by Mini Mioche is designed and made locally in Canada, with stunning neutral non-toxic dyes and super soft organic cotton. You never knew you needed an eco-friendly organic cotton romper before now.
From Babies With Love
Best For | Apparel That Gives Back
Products | Dresses, Muslins, One-Pieces
Price Range | $18-$50 USD or £12-30 GBP
From Babies With Love is an apparel and accessory social enterprise based out of the UK. We love that all proceeds benefit children around the world in need of families through SOS Children, from Mita in Bangladesh, to baby Fabio in Brazil. They feature fun multi-color and patterned products, ranging from tier-ruffled dresses to soft, cozy blankets.
Under The Nile
Best For | Organic Egyptian Cotton
Products | Dresses, Blankets, Shirts
Price Range | $5-$26
Under the Nile grew from one mom’s mission to find the best cotton for her baby, without chemicals or pesticides. They now source 100% handpicked organic Egyptian cotton for all of their products; our personal favorite are the pastel-colored booties and gorgeous cable-knit cardigans. We most admire their commitment to make ethical shopping practical and affordable.
Best For | Award-Winning Organics
Products | Homewares, Apparel, Bedding
Price Range | $10-$30
Award-winning Frugi in the UK creates apparel, bedding, and homeware. From bump to breastfeeding, we love that their products are made for mother and child. For over 10 years, they have prided themselves on sustainable, ethical, organic products that are snuggly, lively, and super colorful. The Frugi team also donates proceeds each year to support children in India - look good, do good, feel good - what’s not to love?
Best For | Cozy Sleepwear
Products | Pajamas, Socks, Bibs, Hats
Price Range | $5-$40
Hanna Anderson features an exclusive line of stylish organic clothing, ranging from outfits perfect for your favorite little superhero, to floral themed pajamas. Their 100% organic pima cotton makes all of their clothes breathable, relaxed, and incredibly comfy. You’ll want to snuggle with your little ones all night in this super-huggable sleepwear!
Polarn O. Pyret
Best For | Chic & Colorful Bodysuits
Products | Leggings, Diaper Covers, Pajamas
Price Range | $10-$42
If you love bright colors, Swedish-inspired prints, and simple designs, Polarn O. Pyret is for you. They have a wide array of eco-friendly apparel that are extra soft, easy for changing, and provide a touch of flair with their Signature Stripes collection. As the first Swedish childrenswear brand to become GOTS-certified, we are thrilled to include them in this feature!
The Spunky Stork
Best For | Statement Pieces
Products | T-Shirts, Coveralls, Onesies
Price Range | $22-$45
The Spunky Stork is a one-of-a-kind social enterprise that’s print to order for every single piece! They use a manual screen printing press for each design on their bodysuits, t-shirts, and coveralls. Their quirky and clever items are perfect for babies with an attitude - from their “As Seen On Ultrasound” onesie to their “Cuddle O’Clock” bodysuit! Most of all, the Spunky Stork prides themselves on their 100% GOTS certified cotton from India, where their factory reinvests all profits back into the community.
Sprout San Francisco
Best For | A Healthy, Natural Home
Products | Sweaters, Special Occasions, Furniture, Bath & Home Goods
Price Range | $20-$160
Sprout San Francisco is not only an apparel and lifestyle business, but also an educator to parents about keeping babies healthy. Their website features up-to-date news, research, and articles about the importance of natural organic products, including bedding and cleaning products. We love their colorful style, and all of their apparel is chic, comfortable, and made start to finish in the USA.
Best For | Keeping Those Little Legs Comfy and Cozy
Products | Bodywear, Legwarmers, Socks
Price Range | $10-$20
BabyLegs brought you the original baby legwarmers, and have now expanded to adorable socks, tights, and bodywear! Keep your baby’s legs warm and comfortable with their cute and contemporary pieces, all made with latex-free organic cotton. What we most love is their seasonal pieces that come with Insect Shield for the summer seasons and WinterWarmers for the cold, making BabyLegs a staple for your baby’s closet.
Little Green Radicals
Best For | Organic Fashion for Free-Range Children
Products | Apparel, Skincare, Knitwear
Price Range | $10-$50
For some of the most fashionable Fair Trade and organic apparel, Little Green Radicals is ideal. Their Fair-Trade farms are sourced out of India, and consumers can read about every step of the production process on their website. Little Green Radicals’ items range from bright patterned dresses, to an all-natural skincare line, to super-snuggly coats, ensuring your baby is comfortable inside and out.
Best For | Staple Pieces
Products | Apparel, Hats
Price Range | $10-$14
Ethical purchases have never been easier: sweatshop-free Colored Organics can be found at your local Target! Designed in the US, made in India, and worn all over the world, their GOTS-certified Fair Trade pieces are sure to become staples in your wardrobe. We love the simplicity, bold colors, and quality of Colored Organics, and their yoga pants and pullovers are perfect for layering your baby’s look.
Best For | Organic Cotton Pajamas the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Products | Pajama Sets, Bath & Body, Hair Bands
Price Range | $20-$42
Piggy Pajamas offers pajamas the entire family can wear. Featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things, these pajamas are the kind you can lounge, eat, and sleep in, made with super-soft organic cotton. Their sweet, simple patterned pieces are the ideal mix of comfort, style, and sustainability - perfect for the socially-minded family.
Best For | Affordable, Quality Organic Pieces
Products | Sleepwear, Sweaters, Dresses, Bibs
Price Range | $5-$44
Funkoos is the affordable, quality apparel business you’ll be telling everyone about. Since the summer of 2008, their mission has been to manufacture clothes in a Fair-Trade work environment, create only organic clothing, and donate some of their proceeds to charitable causes - a true social enterprise. Their adorable pieces for both boys and girls are stylish, incredibly detailed, and perfectly soft for baby skin.