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Cotton is one of the most controversial crops in the world, yet it’s also one of the most widely available fabrics for children’s apparel. This leaves us wondering about (and wanting) to source organic cotton for our children’s clothes when affordable and available.

Free of harsh chemicals, waxes, and formaldehyde, organic cotton is softer and gentler on sensitive skin—which is ideal for toddlers and children. It requires fewer resources to produce and decomposes naturally in less time than its conventional counterparts.

Here are a few of our favorite children’s apparel brands boasting clean and organic cotton for the littlest members of your family. And don’t miss our guide to organic clothing for adults.

1. Pact

Best For | Organic cotton essentials
Size Range | 12M–10/12
Price | $15–$50

Pact’s mission is to make organic goods affordable—and that goes for its kids’ clothing, too. Made in a fair trade factory with 100 percent GOTS Certified organic cotton, Pact offers comfy classics like hoodies and pajamas alongside pieces with a bit of flair, like graphic tees, printed shorts, and striped dresses. And the pre-washed fabrics are shrink-resistant so you won’t have to worry about putting them through a cycle every time they get dirty—which, let’s be honest, will be pretty often. Plus, Pact offers bundles of basics, so you can save some money!

2. Mightly

Best For | Bright, colorful tops and bottoms
Size Range | 2T–14Y
Price | $28–$56

Mightly is a Fair Trade Certified brand making kids’ active wear from GOTS certified organic cotton. Their bright, playful tops and bottoms are as durable as they are fun, with designs from independent artists in addition to their classic patterns and colorful solids. The women-owned company was created by moms with experience in the apparel industry who wanted to make comfortable, organic clothes that could withstand a full day of play with active kids. That sounds like a winner to us!

3. Crann Organic

Best For | Natural fiber essentials
Size Range | 4–10
Price | $16–$38

If you’ve ever had a child refuse to get dressed because their clothes were uncomfortable, Crann Organic knows exactly what that’s like—and the brand is here with a solution. Instead of using synthetic materials and traditional processes that cause irritation to sensitive skin, Crann uses only natural and skin-friendly fabrics for all its clothing. This family-owned company makes high-quality basics (think leggings, boxer briefs, and sweatshirts) for your little ones with eco-friendly and sustainable practices. The natural, nontoxic fibers are biodegradable too, and ethically manufactured, a real bonus! These breathable, gentle, and durable clothes are up for all the tough work of everyday play—until your kid’s next growth spurt. 😉

4. Burt’s Bees Baby

Best For | Matching pajamas
Size Range | 2T–14Y
Price | $15–$30

Readily available online and through third-party retailers, Burt’s Bees Baby’s toddler and kids collection is full of boldly printed pajamas that are made from 100 percent GOTS Certified organic cotton. Don’t be fooled by the name: sizes range from newborn to 14, and they even offer select collections for the whole family! The pieces are soft, durable, and breathable, so you can rest assured—literally—that your child is getting a good night’s rest and that their apparel will last, well, until they grow out of it.

5. Mini Mioche

Best For | Timeless staples
Size Range | 0M–12Y
Price | $16-$35

For your mini-me, it’s hard to find another organic brand as mindful as Mini Mioche. A Canadian company—the garments are designed and made locally in Toronto—the children’s collection is perfect for basics like tops and bottoms, but also rompers, onesies, and dresses. The company uses GOTS certified organic cotton and nontoxic & low-impact dyes; even its packaging is non-plastic and its marketing materials recycled. Mini Mioche also donates 1% of all sales to ongoing give-back programs that support children’s mental and physical well-being.

6. L’ovedbaby

Best For | Seasonal & themed collections
Size Range | 0M–10Y
Price | $9–$64

When a timeless, comfy wardrobe is in order, we’re looking to L’ovedbaby. We love this cozy collection of footies, rompers, bodysuits, and more. The pieces sport simple patterns and calming colors and are crafted without heavy metals, azo dyes, GMOs, and PVC plastics. Whether you opt for its terry cloth, muslin, or knit pointelle fabrics, they’re all ethically made in India from 100 percent organic cotton.

7. Le Petit Organic

Best For | Vintage-inspired clothing
Size Range | 12M-10Y
Price | $18–$130

Le Petit Organic was founded in 2013, with the goal of filling a void in the marketplace for unique but eco-friendly clothing. Now the New York-based retailer sells sustainable and handmade apparel and accessories for kids up to 10 years old. In addition to tops, bottoms, and swimwear, there’s an adorable collection of vintage-inspired socks and accessories. The private label Le Petit Elle has vintage-inspired dresses for little ones, made with natural materials and organic cotton for sensitive skin.


Best For | Sleepwear
Size Range | 0M–6Y
Price | $10–$300

MORI has a network of in-house & around-the-world sleep experts, so you can bet its pajamas are going to be perfect. Its signature blend of sustainably sourced bamboo & organic cotton wicks moisture and regulates temperature, so your little one get can a good night’s rest. In fact, the fabric is so soft, MORI says it has a gentle, calming effect. There are tops, bottoms, swimwear, and accessories available, too. And MORI encourages buyers to extend a piece’s lifecycle by passing the clothes on to a family who needs them.

9. MATE the Label

Best For | Sweats
Size Range | 12M-7Y
Price | $32-$58

We love MATE the Label for our own organic cotton sweats, so when we learned about their kid’s label, Mini MATE, we were IN! This LA-based brand creates stylish and sustainable loungewear using GOTS certified organic cotton and Tencel, and finishes off the looks with nontoxic, low-impact dyes in soothing hues. We can’t wait to outfit all the little ones in our lives in these cool, ethically made mini sweats!

10. Olen Organic

Best For | Gender-neutral clothing
Size Range | 3M–5T
Price | $20–$125

Though milled, cut, and sewn in Los Angeles, Olen Organic’s apparel pays homage to Scandinavian design. The modern and unisex essentials, from its bodysuits to its blankets, feature bold prints and are made from 100 percent organic cotton. The small-batch styles, produced by workers paid living wages, are meant to become hand-me-downs but can also be donated through Olen’s partnership with Give Back Box. Plus, a portion of every sale is donated to fighting for paid family leave in the United States.

11. Colored Organics

Best For | Organic cotton essentials
Size Range | 0M–12Y
Price | $12–$60

We love Colored Organics for its affordable, classic apparel. The tees, sweaters, and leggings come in earthy and neutral colors, and are made from 100 percent organic cotton. They’re colored with water-based dyes, too, so no chemical dyes will irritate sensitive skin. Every purchase from the collection helps a child in need, so if you’re looking for a brand that gives back, you’ve found it.