5 Of Our Favourite Canadian Sustainable Baby Brands

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If you are reading this website you probably already have some sense of organic food and the importance of reducing chemicals related to what we eat. But have you thought about the chemicals that go on your bodies (not just in)? And more importantly, what are you putting on your babies skin? 

More and more evidence is showing that buying organic clothing for you and especially your baby is probably a really good idea.

 In many cases, conventional clothing is made from synthetic fibers including PVC, esters, petrochemicals and in the case of kids PJ’s flame retardant chemicals, all of which has been linked to a number of alarming health-related issues.

It’s also important to mention that even natural fabrics can be coated with a concoction of toxic chemicals like:

Phthalates

Sulfonamides

Dioxin-producing bleach

Ammonia

Formaldehyde

Caustic soda

Sulfuric acid

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Halogens and bromines

PVC-based ink, azo-aniline, and petrochemical dyes

Urea resins

 

Now if you are buying baby or kids clothing and are not sure, you can always look at the label, here are some examples of words you may see (and you will want to avoid):

Antibacterial

Antimicrobial 

Moisture-wicking

Moth-repellant

Odor-resistant

Stain-proof 

Static-resistant

Wrinkle-free/Permanent press 

 

Your babies skin is super sensitive and studies have shown that some toxins are present in their clothes, can cause skin issues. Knowing all of this, we want to help you, we have rounded up our favourite Canadian sustainable baby brands.

 

Pure Colour Baby

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Their Mantra: We love making high-quality, stylish baby clothes using organic
materials and a grow-with-me philosophy. 

 Why We Love Them:  Every piece of clothing is designed and sewn in Kingston, Ontario. Their mission is to create high-quality, comfy fit clothing. All the fabrics they use are carefully sourced and are GOTS certified organic. We really love the fact that the clothing has a grow-with-me-philosophy, meaning many of the clothes are designed with adjustable features that extend the life of the garment.

 

Hop & Moo Productions

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Their Mantra:  We are professional artists, illustrators, and parents passionate about creating beautiful goods with our own two hands; goods our customers can feel great about. Many happy hours are spent in our studio creating each design and piece to spread our love for authentic artist-made clothing.

 

Why We Love ThemTheir blank garments are sweat-shop & child labour free and supplied by the fabulous company, Colored Organics. They ensure their Indian employees are paid proper livable wages, given health & social benefits while working in safe, clean and dynamic conditions. All while giving partial-proceeds back to each community it employs. Their designs are then thoughtfully illustrated, meticulously painted or hand carved onto these beautiful blanks in Fort Langley, British Columbia. They send them out to the world with love and our commitment to change the children’s wear marketplace, one thoughtfully made piece at a time. Thier designs are meticulously hand-carved into blocks and then carefully hand printed with non-toxic artist-grade inks onto our 100% Fair-Trade Certified, Organic cotton garments.

 

Nudnik

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Their Mantra:  We’re redefining the concept of “new.” This means we’re eager to challenge the harmful effects of fast fashion, and to examine sustainability from every angle, and beyond. All of our products are made fairly and ethically in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where we select fabrics by hand that were originally headed for the landfill and turn them into bright modern garments. Our vibrant colours and designs are informed by the latest research in child development. And we collaborate with local artists to create original prints.

 

Why We Love Them: The concept of upcycling clothing to make new items is a pretty forward-thinking, innovative way to approach children’s clothing. Since kids grow out of what they wear so fast, this is a good way to keep clothing out of the trash. They are reimagining sustainability and the concept of slow fashion.

 

Refluff
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Their Mantra: Our products are made from earth-friendly textiles sourced new, from bolt-ends, up-cycled, or made from recycled content. We search far and wide for modern textiles that support our sustainable requirements, are of premium quality, and are unique and fun.

Why We Love Them: They offer a range of modern sustainable products for the family made with style and longevity in mind. Refluff products are hand-made in small batches in their Toronto studio using ethical production standards and are quality tested for durability.

 

Ollie Jones Clothing

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Thier Mantra: Ollie Jones Clothing was born with a single thought in mind, comfort for kids. With the importance of using organic cotton and unique designs, all of our products are made in the studio, by us, we use organic cotton and other ethical materials.

Why We Love Them: They hand screen print their products with eco-friendly water-based soluble ink, they support Canadian – Made clothes by creating jobs locally and support Fashion programs in their community.

 

Do you have a favourite, sustainable Canadian baby or kids brand you want to share with us? Please share in the comments below.

 

Candice

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.

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