If you’re a mom, and chances are that if you’re reading this blog you are, and you dress your kids, whom every mom does, you probably want only the softest, safest materials sitting next to your children’s skin. Walk into any store and you can find hundreds of choices in kids’ clothes, from jumpers to jeans, sweatshirts to T-shirts; the choices are virtually endless. How do you choose?
Eco-friendly clothing is the latest trend in children’s fashion. While they may not be super easy to find in your local chain store, you can find tons of eco-friendly options online; especially great printed T-shirts. Here are some of the best eco-friendly lines of clothing by shop:
Soul Flower originated in 1999, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The shop has a cool, bohemian vibe that is evident in every piece of clothing they design. Not only do they design great Ts for kids, they also plant three trees for everyone one that is used to produce paper for their catalogs. Soul-Flower is also a contributor to: Camp Courageous, the Iowa Food Bank, Carbonfund.org and the Conservation Corps. Customer favorites include the Pick Flowers Organic Toddler T-shirt and the Tie Dye Guitar Youth Tee.
The store offers eco-friendly fashions for children that are almost 100 percent made in the USA. The company believes in supporting US employment and also in reducing environmental pollution due to manufacturing and shipping. One of the best things about the store is their price match guarantee: if you find a better online price for the same shirt, the store will match it for you. Favorite printed T-shirts on the site include the Eco Warrior Polo for boys and the Stars at Noon Tee for little girls.
All of Ecocentrik’s clothing is made under fair trade conditions and from sustainable materials. The company donates two percent of its sales, equally, to: the Animal Rescue Network, Young Adult Cancer Canada and Equiterre. By purchasing your kids’ clothes from this site, you’re not only ensuring they are wearing environmentally conscious clothing but helping these causes as well. Two popular printed Ts available at Ecocentrik are the Be the Change Organic Tee and the My Life is my Message Organic Tee.
This store prides itself in being earth-friendly, vegan and labor-friendly. The site is so much more than a great place to order printed Ts for your kids; an extensive FAQ, buyer’s guide and even a glossary will ensure that you know all there is to know about eco-friendly clothing and products. The company embraces the four Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle and recover. These environmentally conscious folks not only put out great products but a great web site, too! Popular offerings are Bee Happy organic cotton tee shirt and the Go Outside Kids organic cotton tee.
Lucy & Mei
Every printed tee sold by Lucy & Mei is offered only after passing the company’s standards for comfort, eco-friendliness and style. Their products are so cute you’ll wish they made mommy-sized tees! We love this store because they have chosen clothing options that are manufactured for children with tactile sensitivity: seams, tags and tight fitting clothing can prove bothersome to some children. You can be sure that your kids will be comfortable and stylish in anything you choose from the store. The Butterfly T-shirt is perfect for girls and we love the long sleeved Organic StarTee for boys.
If you’ve adopted a green lifestyle or you just want your children to wear clothing that is both comfortable and stylish, you can’t go wrong with a printed tee from one of these eco-friendly shops. Start browsing today and see what you can find for your wee one.
Sylvia Patterson is a marketing consultant for small businesses and she suggests that printed t shirts are one of the most cost effective ways to get your name out in front of the general public.