Back to School: Sustainable Clothing

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Here we go… finally part 2 to my back to school posts. I apologize for the delay. Things have been busy and crazy to say the least with a cross-country move and two vacations in 3 weeks. We finally got all of our furniture and boxes back into our house in Houston. Boy does it feel good to be home and settled! We broke up our time in Houston during the month of August with two trips to California: one to Lake Tahoe with the kids and one to Los Angeles just me and my husband. David didn’t start work until September so we took advantage of his rare time off and escaped the Houston heat while we could.

School has finally started for all of our Kids. I am so looking forward to the fall and the fun festivities (and clothing styles) that accompany it.

WHAT YOU BUY MATTERS The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world. It uses more water than any other, apart from agriculture, and is responsible for the unfair working conditions of millions of people. With that knowledge, what I look for in sustainable clothing brands are organic materials (nothing plastic-based), ethical production and superior quality. When shopping, I try and first find things second hand via Facebook groups, Poshmark, or local resell shops. I have also found some super cute brands that prioritize sustainability. Take a look at some of my favorite sustainable children’s clothing lines!

Art & Eden

Art & Eden clothing is made with sustainable fabrics - organic cotton and up-cycled or recycled polyester that is certified by Global Organic Textile Standard. They use low impact dyes and recycled, up-cycled or biodegradable packaging. They strive for a cradle to cradle operation, where what they make can be re-used, recycled or can decompose. Read more about their sustainability here

Soor Ploom

Soory Ploom consciously makes an effort to reduce their ecological footprint in everything they do. Their fabrics are dyed using low-impact dyes. Their garments come bulk packaged from their factories. Shipping materials are 100% paper and recyclable, they also recycle their unused fabric scraps with FabScrap. They strive to cultivate an appreciate for quality over quantity, live in a world where less is more, and teach our children that slow fashion is more sustainable.

Bobo Choses

Bobo Choses believes that at a time when environmental protection is no longer an option, but rather the key to our future, sharing this commitment with our children becomes an obligation. They are a Spanish brand that replaces conventional materials with sustainable ones like organic cotton and recycled polyester… plus its super cute!! Read more about their sustainability here

Mini Rodini

Mini Rodini is born and raised with the vision to make clothes that children love to wear, without compromising social and environmental aspects of the production. Mini Rodini carries one of the most sustainable ranges on the market – their collections include over 99 % products made from sustainable materials like organic cotton, recycled polyester, and Modal®. They also have a selection of upcycled products where they reuse leftover fabric from earlier collections. Read more about their sustainability here

Thanks for checking this out! I am excited for Fall and hopefully some cooler weather soon!

Amy


Other Sustainable Stores & Sites I Love

Mabo

Misha & Puff

Millk

Patagonia

Vivo Barefoot