Organic Cotton

Ethical Fashion: Baby

Posted by Penny on May 11, 2013
Babies, Fashion, Organic Cotton / 3 Comments

I tend to think it’s easier to buy ethically for babies and kids than for adults, mainly because there are just so many organic kids brands around, and the price per item can often be a lot more comparable to other brands. So, lucky babies! Organic is often said to be better for babies skin, which might be true, however it’s also better for our earth. Organic & fair trade products mean in general the workers have better conditions, and of course handmade is amazing too as we can support local artists and designers! Here are some of my favourite baby pieces.

1. Long Sleeve Bodysuit: Birds in Trees by Sapling. A little family run Australian business, Sapling produces certified organic cuteness for babies. Read our interview with Sapling here.

2. Stripe Hoodie and Play Pant Marle by Broken Tricycle. Practical but super cute clothes for babies and toddlers, PLUS certified organic.

3. Long Sleeve Bodysuit in Atlas Print by Nature Baby. This New Zealand based company have a massive range and have been making organic baby clothing for 15 years – I think their newest range of prints are just fantastic.

4. Organic Penguin Bib by Down Home Amy. Handmade, hand printed, organic and adorable.

5. Handmade Unisex Cotton Spot Sweater by Fable Baby. You may have seen Fable around the design market scene – their baby clothes are so gorgeous you’ll want a grown up version of everything, plus it’s all handmade in Australia and mostly organic.

 

6. Knot Hat – Mushroom by Duns. Duns baby and kids clothes are organic but still have these amazingly vibrant colours – completely Swedish-cool.

7. Green Splotch Bodysuit by Baobab. These guys have some of the most timeless but still on-trend baby and kids styles around, with some great organic unisex clothing for bubs that’s not just lemon yellow!

8. Lap Tee – Construction Red by Winter Water Factory. My only problem with Winter Water Factory is that their baby prints are so amazing the clothes always sell out far too quick. Seriously, go check out the baby romper section and be amazed. Organic and made in the USA.

9. Organic Bodysuit – Bears by Sture & Lisa. More Swedish-cool! Bright, awesome and lots of great unisex in organic cotton again.

10. Juicy Fresh Vinyl Toddler Bloomers by The Smallest Tribe. Handmade from organic cotton, love these colours. Plus, The Smallest Tribe has one of the most positive, kid-empowering messages ever.

 

Let me know if I’ve missed your favourite ethically made baby brand? Penny

Etsy Wishlist: Tea Party

Posted by Penny on April 22, 2013
Handmade, Organic Cotton, Recycled Paper, Vintage, Wish List / No Comments

Did you see that MONA (Tasmania’s amazing art gallery / museum) is opening a Red Queen themed exhibition soon? I might just have to go down there again! It made me think of tea parties, and then after several hours of poking around on Etsy and the internet in general I have some fun tea party finds. Etsy is one of my favourite places to shop online because it literally has everything.

1. Vintage 1950s SWIRL wrap dress from BessGeorgette – for wearing to the tea party! Buying vintage is great because you’ll be wearing something nobody else will, and you don’t need to worry about your hard earned cash supporting a company who uses sweatshops.
2. Vintage baby blue imperial 70 typewriter from epochco – for writing invitations or just adding to the awesomeness of your home.
3. Screen Printed Organic Cotton Bicycle Cloth Napkins by ohlittlerabbit – recycled paper napkins are usually pretty ugly, but cloth napkins are the best. Use them over & over!
4. Card – You’re Seriously the Best by HappyDappyBits – for inviting friends to your tea party, or thanking them for attending.
5. Vereco: blue cup/saucers, set of six from ThatRetroPiece – for sipping soy chai, or maybe a hot chocolate.

P.S. I think at the tea party we would eat this cake (love me some raw food desserts) and listen to some Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. xx

Uimi: Organic Cotton Blankets

Posted by Penny on March 22, 2013
Australian Design, Kids, Natural Fibers, Organic Cotton / No Comments

Uimi Organic Cotton Blanket – Indiana in Navy

It’s getting cold in Melbourne! Time for hugs, hot chocolate, and blankets. Lucky Uimi have (literally) got us covered for gorgeous blankets and scarves!

Uimi Merino Wool scarves – L. Polly in Raspberry, R. Harvey in Black/Snow.

Uimi products are all made in Melbourne using Merino wool for their winter range and organic cotton for their summer range. They’re an amazing company, I love the way that their continued growth has resulted in some beautiful new patterns and colour combinations. You’re going to love them!

Uimi kids blanket in Merino Wool – Polly in Jade.

You can purchase Uimi blankets online and in retail stores from one of their stockists.

PS. Uimi are running a bit of a competition, closing March 31st. Check it out! Follow my blog with Bloglovin