7 Awesome Non-Toxic Kids Clothing Brands

If you weren’t already aware, a lot of the clothes you buy for your kids are toxic. The problem is, the big retailers don’t seem to care. Studies have found children’s clothing made in China to contain things like lead, formaldehyde, and phthalates; and the big children’s retailers like Disney, GAP, and H&M have been tested to show many of their clothes contain the same toxins (with clothing manufactured all around the world). Then there’s the widespread use of chemical flame retardants in children’s products, which include much of children’s clothing. Scary stuff.

Check out the full study done by Greenpeace about the hazardous chemicals in your kid’s clothes.

So where can you buy clothes that aren’t chalk full of toxic chemicals? Here’s a list of the best sites I’ve found that sell non-toxic, chemical free children’s clothing. I’m only listing brands here that are fully transparent about what their clothes are made of, where they’re made, how they’re made, and are dedicated to providing toxin-free, sustainable clothing for our little ones. Organic made clothes must be backed up with a certification from The USDA National Organic ProgramThe Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), or The Organic Trade Association (OTA). In other words, I’m being very picky with what gets included on this list; and rightfully so, since we’re talking about our kids.

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Sckoonsckoon-kids-clothes

Children’s clothes, diapers, and toys; newborn to 4yrs (Most fits 0-6 months)

Prices: Very well priced
Headquarters: USA
Ships to: Worldwide; Cheaper shipping to USA & Canada

Fabrics: 100% organic cotton, GOTS certified
Made In: Egypt, India and Japan
Fair-trade: Yes
Uses flame-retardants: No (Confirmed via email)

Their collection is a decent size, and the clothes themselves are really cute. Just check out these cute pants!

Under The NileUnder-The-Nile-baby-clothes

Children’s clothing, toys, and accessories; newborn to 6 years old

Prices: Very well priced
Headquarters: USA
Ships to: USA (Including Alaska & Hawaii)

Fabrics: 100% organic cotton, GOTS certified
Made In: Egypt
Fair-trade: Yes
Uses flame-retardants: No

Aside from them not shipping outside the USA, I love this company. I have the pajamas shown here, and they’re fantastic.

ParadeParade-organics-baby-clothes

Clothing and toys for children newborn to 3+

Prices: Priced for quality, and well worth it
Headquarters: Canada
Ships to: Worldwide

Fabrics:  100% GOTS certified organic cotton
Made In: India
Fair-trade: Yes
Uses flame-retardants: No (Confirmed via email)

Most of the baby clothes I buy come from these guys; and the quality is top-notch. After dozens and dozens of washes, they still look great. And the designs are super cute.

Vonbonvonbon-organic-clothes

Organic clothes and accessories for kids newborn to 3+

Prices: Above average
Headquarters: Canada
Ships to: Worldwide

Fabrics: Rayon from organic bamboo and GOTS certified organic cotton
Made In: Canada
Fair-trade: N/A
Uses flame-retardants: No (Confirmed via email)

These clothes are beautiful, and they have a nice variety of product. The prices are a bit more expensive than other sites, but are absolutely worth it to be made in Canada!

PactPact-baby-clothes-organic

Organic, ethically produced clothes for babies & toddlers (newborn to 18 months)

Prices: Well priced
Headquarters: USA
Ships to: USA (International Shipping is Temporarily Unavailable)

Fabrics: GOTS certified organic cotton; some elastane
Made In: India
Fair-trade: Yes (Certified)
Uses flame-retardants: No (Confirmed via email) 

The selection is very basic, but there are a lot of colour/print options for each item, and they are really committed to ethical practices and sustainable materials.

Finn and EmmaFinn-and-emma-clothes

Organic cotton clothes, toys, and accessories for kids 0 to 4 years old

Prices: Well priced
Headquarters: USA
Ships to: Worldwide

Fabrics: GOTS certified organic cotton
Made In: India & Peru
Fair-trade: Yes
Uses flame-retardants: No

The clothes and toys are really stylish and cute and I love how accessible all their information is.

Sweet Peanutsweet-peanut-clothes

Clothes and accessories for kids ages 0 to 5+

Prices: Above average
Headquarters: Canada
Ships to: Worldwide

Fabrics: GOTS certified organic cotton
Made In: India
Fair-trade: Not indicated (GOTS guarantees fair working conditions & fair wages for workers)
Uses flame-retardants: No

I have a few of the newborn pajamas, and they’re great, and they hold up to a lot of abuse. I really like how dedicated they are to steering clear of chemical flame retardants.

Feedback

Do you know any other amazing non-toxic online kids retailers? Let me know in the comments. I’d also love to hear if you’ve previously bought anything from the brands here, and what you thought of the quality, shipping, customer service, etc.

Sources
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1465738-made-in-china-clothing-for-kids-could-contain-toxic-chemicals/
http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/publications/reports/toxics/2014/little-story-monsters-closet/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/213262-safety-issues-in-childrens-clothing/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/06/toxic-flame-retardants-children-products_n_1324412.html

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Sarah Soper

Registered Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for healthy food, sustainability, fitness, and non-toxic living.

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