When it comes to finding sustainable staples for your little one, fabrics free from chemicals and harmful dyes are important. Organic cotton is natural, safe, non-toxic, low-allergenic and super soft making it gentle on your baby’s skin and even gentler on the environment. And with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, you’ll have peace of mind knowing the end-to-end supply chain is accredited, covering both environmental and social standards. These Australian and New Zealand brands are producing super cute pieces for your little one in quality organic cotton.
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Brisbane-based brand Little Elinor makes adorable pieces with plant dyed organic cotton – achieved through a 100% chemical free dyeing process. The brand’s fabrics are GOTS certified and its sewing factory has achieved Sedex accreditation – providing guarantees of the fair and safe treatment of workers. Little Elinor works with an ethical supply chain in Tirupur, India to produce its garments. My favourite bit? The plant dyes provide beautiful pastel colours in shades of pink, purple, blue green and yellow.
Fibre for Good works with 13th-generation farmers in Northern China to produce a truly organic product from seed to shirt. With full supply chain transparency from growing, picking, spinning and sewing, the brand’s products are 100% chemical-free organic natural colour cotton, free from chemicals and synthetic dyes that wreak havoc on our planet. Shop for beautiful organic baby wear, towels and swaddles.
New Zealand-based brand Nature Baby offers organic, natural and chemical-free staples for your little one. The brand’s clothing is made of GOTS-certified organic cotton and merino, without the use of harmful chemicals, leaving nothing on your baby’s skin except pure goodness. Nature Baby’s range includes casual wear and staples for 0-4 and bedding as well.
Low tox baby brand u&me was created as a solution for Australian families seeking allergy and eczema-friendly clothing and baby essentials. The brand works with high quality natural cotton that is non-toxic, completely unbleached and elastane free, knitted in Melbourne. The Australian made range features an organic cotton rib, signature pointelle cotton range and terry towelling washers. Shop for cute, quality, low tox essentials for your little one.
Aster & Oak is a Western Australia based children’s clothing label that offers a unique range of certified organic clothing. The brand is an advocate for fair trade and is committed to ensuring its baby and children’s clothing are genuine fair trade products. As such, Aster & Oak says the brand only partners with organisations that provide fair and safe working conditions meaning that their workers can care for themselves, their families, and their communities. The garments are made with GOTS Certified 100% organic cotton, and dyed with GOTS certified vegetable dyes or non-toxic synthetic dyes. Learn more about Aster & Oak here.
Brisbane-based basics brand Mosov makes organic clothes for the ethically conscious. Each piece is designed and made locally in Australia with GOTS-certified organic cotton. Mosov says that its “organic luxe basics are designed with the mindfulness to be timeless and versatile for everyday wear.” The Mosov mini range includes cute tops, bottoms, shoes and bonnets in sizes 000-2. With designs for men, women and children, the whole family can appreciate these soft organic threads.
Kit & Cradle is an Australian made baby lifestyle brand that uses only sustainable organic cotton. This family business is based in Adelaide and creates baby clothes full of fun patterns and designs. All of the designs are hand-drawn by the Kit & Cradle team, then printed in Melbourne using environmentally friendly inks, and the garments are sewn in an ethically accredited factory in Sydney. Kit & Cradle’s cotton is certified organic, manufactured in Australia and grown in India. Shop for garments such as bodysuits, bloomers, bibs, knot headbands and blankets. Sizing runs from newborn to 1 year.
Wilson and Frenchy are an Australian baby and kids brand, loved across the world for its subtle colour palette, hand-drawn illustrations, playful graphics, natural and organic fabrics and custom designs. The brand’s 100% organic cotton sleepwear is made and certified by GOTS-certified fair traders in India. The garments are made from all-natural fabrics such as bamboo, cotton and wool. Shop for inclusive sizes starting at premmie 00000.
Independent Australian label Sorella Organics makes sweet staples for babies. The brand produces its garments using GOTS & OEKO-TEX certified organic and Fair Trade cotton ensuring each piece is kind on the skin, kind to the environment, and kind to the farmers growing the cotton. Sorella Organic’s best seller is its organic cotton baby swaddles – made in a generous 120cm square to last your baby for longer. The collections are all ethically made in Australia and Fiji.
Gold Coast-based baby brand Kippins started off with baby comforters when the founder was unable to source a natural fibre baby comforter to help her little one self settle through the night. She has since added a range of GOTS-certified organic cotton staples to the mix including sleepwear, swaddles and baby bedding in cute, Australiana inspired prints. Shop for sleepwear, rompers, bodysuits and more.
Purebaby has all your essentials sorted – from premmie through to toddler. The brand exclusively uses GOTS-certified organic cotton for its range which is soft, strong and resilient, allowing delicate young skin to breathe naturally. It is grown without harmful chemicals, using methods and materials that have a low environmental impact. Shop Purebaby for super cute staples and fun prints across casual wear, sleepwear and bedding.
G’Day Baby & Kids focuses on making the comfiest kids clothes right here in Australia. The label believes comfort is key for kids skin, and as such its fabrics are made from non-toxic, organic and biodegradable materials ethically sourced from Australian fabric producers. The G’Day Baby & Kids range features fun colours and prints free of harmful chemicals. Shop for sizes 0000 (newborn) up to 14 years in a range of styles and designs that you and your baby will love.
Embrace the circular economy and help reduce waste with Conscious Koala. A subscription babywear service, Conscious Koala offers organic cotton garments on a rental subscription. Choose your Conscious Koala clothing bundle in bub’s size and for $49 per month, you’ll receive 14 items of ethically made, organic cotton clothing, sent directly to your door. Once received, you can return your outgrown clothes in the pre-paid returns satchel provided. The future is circular, baby!