I remember the first days of organic cotton clothing. How I longed for that soft breathable fabric but it was priced far to high and required far too much attention and care (shrinkage was usually the biggest problem). I would never add it to my wardrobe, let alone for my children. I am thrilled to say those days are definitely over. Little Little Organics has developed a line I am so excited about.
I put Baby E in the Placid Blue Organic Stripe Pajama Set the minute I opened the package (yes I know you are suppose to wash clothing first but it was a chilly Alberta morning and it was so soft and cuddly looking and really it is our fifth child, I am surprise I even got him dressed). Well it just so happens that Big Fluffy Orange Cat (yes that is his name) was on the prowl that morning and not even a minute after getting it on he got his claw stuck in the sleeve. Baby E was fine but I was terrified that there would be irreversible damage as usually happens when he gets his claws into something. I felt like I had won the lottery when I examined the hole. No run, no fraying just a tiny tiny hole that you could barely notice. That I might add held up to multiple washing even in my not so new machine. Talk about well made! The stitching was beautiful, the fabric was softer after every wash with no fading or shrinkage.
The next day we got dressed in the Placid Blue Stripe Famous Hooded Romper. This one is my favourite, so super cute! I find both outfits wearable for pj’s as well as out and about. Very simple, elegant and easy to wash and wear (read no wrinkles).
I have always wanted to buy organic clothing because to me there is far too much chemical use these days in everything. Here are some facts from the company’s website:
* Organic cotton is pure, natural and more breathable for baby’s delicate skin. Here are the top reasons why more moms choose organic cotton clothing for their babies.
* Super soft & breathable. Organic cotton is super soft and comfortable to wear next to the skin. It is a kind of natural fibres that breathes and conducts of heat. It can draw heat away from your skin to keep you cool, and it helps remove body moisture by absorbing it away from the skin.
* No chemicals. Organic Cotton grown and processed without toxic chemicals. It is free from formaldehyde, pesticides, synthetic poisons, which is the chemical commonly used in the garment manufacturing industry. The dyeing process uses metal-free or vegetable dyes. Accessories such as buttons and zippers are made from organically friendly elements and nickel-free metals. So the textile made by organic cotton is hypoallergenic and does not irritate sensitive skin or cause allergies.
* More practical. Organic cotton is not only softer on your baby’s skin but also stronger and durable. It is 30% stronger when wet and will withstand repeated washings. So it is more economical in the long run.
* Good for earth. Organic Cotton grown in fields which have been free of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers for at least 3 years. Farmers only use natural fertilizers such as compost and manure to build healthy soil and plants through crop rotation. Pest-eating insects are used to naturally control crop damage, weeds are removed with hoes, tractors and manually.
* Good for us. We buy organic cotton clothes to maintain the long term health of mother nature, human beings and animals.
Beansprout.ca is a kid’s clothing site that features quality children’s wear and accessories. It’s an independently owned small Canadian online store that operates out of Toronto. The owner, Trish Haddad, is passionate about bright colourful clothing for children and personally chooses each piece based on its style, quality, wear-ability and price. I love that beansprout.ca carries Little Little Organics and was happy to have been introduced to this fantastic brand.
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