about organic cotton
The clothes sold by My Little Green Wardrobe are mostly made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, which is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for fabrics made from organic fibres, eg. cotton or wool.
It sets high-level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic chemical fertilisers and synthetic pesticides, which is damaging for the environment, local wildlife, as well as farm workers.
It requires less water and energy to be grown and no synthetic dyes are used on the cotton during processing. Not only is this better for the environment but ultimately it is kinder to children’s skin.
Research also suggests that organic cotton is softer and more durable than conventional cotton, meaning the garments will last longer, which we are sure all parents will appreciate!
Find out more about the differences between organic and conventional cotton here.
Launched in June 2021, the website showcases a beautiful range of practical, hardwearing, soft, washable, and, of course, sustainable children’s wear and accessories that include brands like Hunter & Boo, Kite, Müsli and even Muddy Puddles waterproof puddle suits.
Each of the sustainable, independent brands have been vetted before they are put on the site to ensure they follow the highest ethical standards and social criteria. Not only are they kind to the planet, but also to the people who make the garments.
Coming just after the petrochemical industry, the fashion industry is known as the second most polluting industry in the world. When you consider that children can easily go through ten different clothing sizes before the age of five years old, you can see how choosing organic clothing can make a huge impact globally.
Thankfully, My Little Green Wardrobe has done all of the hard work in sourcing sustainable and ethical brands, so there is now one less thing to worry about for any parent who is concerned about their family’s impact on the environment.
SHOP YOUR VALUES
What’s more, you can shop according to the values most important to you. My Little Green Wardrobe has devised a system of ethical factors and assigned them to the corresponding brands and articles of clothing.
For example, clothing that is made from organic cotton or recycled plastic is awarded a planet symbol; items that are produced under improved conditions for farm labourers and garment workers are given the people symbol; those that comply with vegan standards show this symbol, and so on.