There are endless options for cute baby clothes out there. If you want something sustainable, though, choose clothing from one of these eco-friendly brands.
Whether your motivation is cutting down on textile waste or wrapping your little tyke only in natural fibers, we’ve rounded up some the best organic, sustainable clothing brands for your child.
Boden stands behind its eco-friendly clothing and offers a lot of transparency on its practices on the website. The company also makes sure the work that goes into making its clothing is ethical and that products are responsibly sourced. Boden bases its program on the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code—an internationally recognized set of labor standards.
Fabrics are sustainably sourced, and most of the cotton is organic. The swimwear is made from ECONYL® regenerated fabric (recycled nylon from the ocean), and even the packaging for everything is made from recycled materials.
The products are also meant to last for years. There’s even space on each tag to write four different names, encouraging families to hand items down and reuse them. Of course, everything is also chic and cute.
Designed in the company’s London offices, Boden clothes come in the most adorably bright patterns and colors, like the Rainbow Stripe Pinafore.
Monica + Andy
The idea for Monica + Andy came from Monica, a new mom who wanted to dress her baby in only the safest clothes. Instead of looking for them, she created them!
According to its website, the brand uses “the softest, safest, GOTS-certified organic fabrics” for all of its clothing. Everything is also heirloom quality, which means it’s well-made, and won’t shrink or fade right away. The company also helps moms and moms-to-be find their voice and feel supported via a blog and classes at Guideshop locations.
The clothes are also really adorable with lots of snuggly basics, along with fun and limited-edition prints and designs. There are also plenty of gender-neutral colors. The kimono-style Lucky Romper is just one example. It has snaps that make it easy to change baby and a sweet deer pattern.
Finn + Emma
If you follow mom bloggers on Instagram, you’ve most definitely heard of Finn + Emma. It’s responsible for the chic, minimalist wood rocker every influencer seems to have. However, the company also makes really awesome sustainable clothes.
According to the brand’s site, Finn + Emma makes all of their clothes with 100 percent organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes. It also uses all-natural wood for its toys and nursery gear. Everything is produced in fair-trade settings, with a focus on social and economic independence for the locals.
We’re huge fans because the clothes are super-soft, but never fade, or start to feel thin or worn out. Finn + Emma is known for its tongue-in-cheek tees and onesies, brightly patterned rompers, and footies.
Burt’s Bees Baby
You probably already know that Burt’s Bees Baby makes a lot of great bath products, but it also makes adorable, long-lasting organic clothes. It’s all GOTS-certified, 100-percent organic cotton that’s been combed to remove any impurities or short, coarse fibers, which also makes everything incredibly soft.
The safe growing conditions for the cotton (which includes no harmful chemicals) make the small farms safer for both the planet and the people who live there.
Burt’s Bees Baby makes basics, like bottoms and onesies, but it’s really known for its pajamas, which are soft and cozy, with padded feet that are great for walking toddlers.
The Owls and Leaves Organic Baby Zip Front Loose Fit Pajamas are one example of their sweet patterns and pretty colors.
Baby Mori clothes are crafted from high-quality materials that have been sustainably sourced. Everything is made from the company’s signature fabric—organic cotton and bamboo, which is incredibly soft. It’s also really breathable and thermo-regulating, which means it helps keep baby at just the right temperature.
The manufacturing methods are also environmentally conscious. Baby Mori produces clothing in its own factories to ensure fair and safe working conditions, and it also recycles. There’s also a Kindness Project. This allows you to return used Mori products, which will then be passed down to Little Village, a London-based charity that helps families in need.
Baby Mori creates some of the best quality clothing you’ll ever put on your little one. Everything is soft, lasts forever, and never stretches out. Check out the great basics, footie pajamas, and adorable sets.
It’s also all great quality and meant to be worn and washed a lot. These pieces are also meant to be passed down to others—the brand’s tag has space for at least three names.
Made of soft, organic cotton, the clothing is also bright and colorful, like this Night Night Sleeper.
Mini + Meep
If you like shopping sustainably, while also supporting small businesses, get your baby clothes from Mini + Meep. This small, mom-owned, family-operated business makes high-quality products that are free of harmful chemicals, pesticides, or artificial dyes.
Everything is produced in environmentally, socially, and economically responsible ways. The organic, unbleached cotton is also grown in the U.S.
Plus, for every purchase, they donate a meal to a child in need.
If you’re looking for fancy little dresses and pants sets, Mini + Meep probably isn’t for you. If you just want some fun, adorable basics, though, it’s the perfect one-stop-shop. The artwork is mountain-inspired, and everything is so sweet, like this Homegrown with Love Tee.
For soft, eco-friendly basics, check out Mini Mioche. This brand’s fabrics are knitted locally in Toronto with premium, GOTS-certified organic cotton and bamboo. Everything is grown from non-genetically modified plants, without any synthetic agricultural chemicals.
Nontoxic, low-impact dyes from natural sources are used. The company also pays a fair living wage and ships everything using recycled materials.
The company also runs a year-round donation and upcycle program at its stores. You can bring in your gently used clothing and footwear, and they’ll donate it for you. You’ll also receive a discount on your in-store purchase.
Mini Mioche makes really beautiful, elevated basics, like this Hi Lo Swing Dress.
Clothing from L’oved Baby is made of 100 percent certified organic cotton. They also don’t contain toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nanoparticles, or GMOs. The company uses only safe dyes, and the trims and snaps don’t contain any PVC, nickel, or chrome.
The packaging also does not include PVC plastics, or any other harmful materials. L’oved Baby also offers safe working conditions and pays living wages with zero child labor.
There are tons of options, from cute beanies and pajamas, to fun tees. This Organic Footie in Beige Seas is perfect for the minimalist mama, who isn’t looking for bright colors.