Organic clothing wasn’t very popular till a few years ago. I remember discovering it just about 4 years ago and I was a bit taken aback when I saw the price tags. I came home and did my research on what it was all about and I went back convinced that the price did not matter, but the quality of the products did. Since Children’s Day is just a few days away, I thought I should have a couple of posts dedicated to the kids. So here is the first one in the series of the kiddie posts. This one is for all moms to be and the moms out there, if you have to choose organic wear for your little ones, this post should give information on the brands that make organic clothing for kids.
Before I introduce you to the brands, a short info on what organic clothing is all about.
Organic clothing is made from materials raised in on in or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards.Organic clothing may be composed of cotton, jute, silk, ramie, or wool. Retailers charge more for organic clothing because the source of the clothing’s fibre are free from herbicides, pesticides, or genetically modified seeds.
What are the benefits of organic clothing?
- Authentic organic fabrics and clothing can help the environment in a number of ways, such as:
- Use of pesticides and herbicides are not required
- Pesticide or herbicide residues are not entered accidentally into the environment
- Humans and animals are not exposed to pesticides or herbicides
- When the fabric is discarded, pesticides and herbicides are not returned to the earth in landfill, or enter into recycling process.
(source – wiki)
Brands that make organic clothing for kids in India
Awesome and Organic, gets the brand name Awerganic! I discovered this brand in BabyOye. They have a fashionable and trendy collection tees, tops, inner-wear and winter-wear. They also have organic bamboo towels that are a must buy if you have a new born baby or kids at home. They have clothes for kids up to 8 years old, which means I have a brand to turn to for the next three years for my boys! However I found the navigation a bit cumbersome, I was keen to check the jackets they had displayed on the main banner on the homepage, but the link was not active and nor could I find the item anywhere. You can browse their range of clothes here.
This is another brand that caters for a larger audience than just babies and kids. They have a limited range of clothing for babies, boys and girls. I loved the jackets for boys and I wished choosing the items was customer friendly. I wanted to see the colour variations in a tee, but the colour variations did not show up. I like the options that they have for men and women far more trendy and smart. I am in love with the yoga pants that look awesome to lounge around in. Browse their range here.
I have already reviewed this brand on my blog earlier. They have an array of designs for kids, women and men as well. They have a very limited collection of clothes for boys and girls, but the quality is worth the price. I am yet to try their collared tees! Urrvi also takes customised orders, so if you are looking to create something unique, your search ends here. If you know more about what goes into their range of organic clothing, then click here.
I got to know about this brand in an old interview I was reading online. Niño Bambino is doing its bit for the planet by making all its clothes from 100% Organic Cotton. These super soft organic fabrics and energising colours, comfortable shapes that aren’t too tight or too loose for all our garments bring out the best in the baby. This brand is strictly for babies and they have a wide range of products ranging from body suits, mittens, capes, tees, blankets and cardigans to name a few. I hope that they start a range for kids too. I love the various vibrant colours they have used in their range of clothing.
Koonik has a limited variety of clothes restricted to rompers, pyjamas and tees. Some of the tees are available for kids up to 10 years old. They also have a range of wooden and stuffed toys, the latter ones remind me of the ones that a friend picked up for my boys from Ikea. I wish the site was a bit organized in displaying the SKU’s and also the picture quality was better. Also there should have been a select age option upfront that would give the shopper an idea if the size they are looking for is available or not.
I loved the design of the website and the design of the tees, but they have nothing for kids :(. Why am I still mentioning them here is so that they read my post and start making something for the kids too! They have a range of printed as well as plain tees and I quite like the printed ones. Will pick up one for myself soon! Read about their story here and check the store here.
Most of the brands have affordable clothing, they are not highly priced. I find them if not cheaper, at par with the prices of Mother Care. I am hoping to see more varieties in organic clothing for kids soon. The market is still fairly new and not many people believe in the organic and green living concept as yet.
Have I missed out a brand? If yes, let me know!