My toddler wears 90% secondhand clothes, but when I do buy new, I aim to buy from ethical children’s clothing brands. These 10 boutique brands are some of my favorites, for heirloom pieces made from natural fabrics or simple basics made from 100% organic cotton.
At the core of each of these brands is a commitment to ethical practices and sustainable production, plus the added satisfaction of supporting small businesses. Whenever I find a new brand I love, I always make sure to sign up for their newsletters so I’m the first to know about sales and new products.
Beru Kids is manufactured in Los Angeles with almost 100% of fabrics also sourced in LA from deadstock fabrics. Beru Kids is committed to improving the local economy by providing living wages to all their employees. By keeping production local Beru Kids can ensure that they are an ethical children’s clothing brand. In addition to their new clothes, they also have a selection of reworked levis.
The Boy + Girl mission is to make clothes to live and grow in. All clothes are made in downtown Los Angeles with natural fabrics sourced from Japanese, European and American mills. Their products play tribute to a bygone tradition of local artisans while also working to limit environmental impact. I love their collection of unisex designs and comfy fabrics. They also have a men’s collection!
GOAT-MILK was born from desire to dress children in beautifully crafted, simple clothes, inspired by European classics. GOAT-MILK offers a pared-down collection of children’s underwear and basics that are made of 100% organic, pre-washed cotton and produced with a resolute commitment to quality, fair trade and the environment. They also make a men’s boxer brief.
Gray Label aims to have a positive impact on children’s lives and the world they live in. by producing ethical children’s clothing. All their garments are made in a GOTS certified factory in Portugal. From harvesting the raw material through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, GOTS provides a credible and ensured organic status. You can buy online at several US based stores including Noble Carriage and Smallable.
Made in Canada, Mini Moiche produces ethically made children’s clothing basics for sizes preemie to 8. Produced with organic cotton and featuring soft neutral colors, these are sure to become a staple in your child’s wardrobe. The company also gives back to charitable organizations. If I ever have a baby girl, I plan to only dress her solely in these.
Mini Rodini makes fun and bold clothes produced with organic cotton. Their designs are truly unique and I adore their home section as well. Mini Rodini pays every worker living wages and is committed to making their environmental impact as minimal as a possible. You can read more about their sustainability commitments on their website.
Oeuf’s company motto is “Be Good” and this motto guides all their decisions. Oeuf is committed to ethical business practices and sustainable production. Oeuf adheres to fair trade principles in all their production and their knitwear is handmade in Bolivia by a women’s collective. Make sure to check out their sale section for a good deal!
If you’re looking for organic cotton basics for your baby or toddler, Pact is the place. Their promise to is “do no harm,” All their clothes are made with 100% organic cotton in Fair Trade Certified factories. A truly ethical children’s clothing brand at an amazing price! Also, their underwear for women and men is simply the best.
Based in Spain, Tiny Cottons produces quality clothes that kids will absolutely love to wear. Seriously, we own a pair of their shorts and they are my toddler’s favorite. Pictured above! An eco-friendly company that produces in fair trade factories. You can buy online at several US based stores including Milk + Bots and Fawn Shoppe.
Based in Brooklyn, Winter Water Factory’s core values are promoting sustainability and manufacturing ethics, which begins with their raw materials. Every item is crafted from 100% organic cotton and is made in the USA – from the fabric to the final stitch. Winter Water Factory specializes in screen printing with fresh and bold prints on classic designs. And, if you’re fan of Hazel Village animals, check out their collaboration.
Did I miss your favorite ethical children’s clothing brand? Let me know in the comments below!