Parents want to give their kids the best of everything, and clothing is no exception. While many parents start with basics that are affordable, they also want to make sure their children are dressed in clothes made from natural fibers. This presents a challenge: it can be difficult to find organic kids clothes at reasonable prices. Luckily, there are plenty of options available, as long as you know where to look.
Patagonia has been a leader in environmentally conscious and socially responsible business practices since it was founded over 40 years ago. From healthy, organic clothing made of recycled or sustainable materials, Patagonia is a great place to start shopping for your kids. They also offer a line of fair-trade clothing that’s designed by artisans in Asia and Africa and made with high-quality organic fabrics.
While other stores specialize in only a few types of clothing, GAP carries both men’s and women’s apparel. GAP also offers children’s clothing that can be mixed and matched with their parents’ outfits. At GAP, you can find organic cotton clothes for infants, toddlers and young kids. Just search online or head over to your nearest store to see what they have in stock. If there are no items that fit your needs, place an order on their website and they will ship it out as soon as possible.
Amazon carries a huge selection of organic kids clothes, from stylish button-down shirts for your little man and dresses for your girl (there’s even a section devoted just to eco-friendly shoes). The clothes come in all sizes, from infant to teen. Some items are even eligible for free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.
Etsy is a popular online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods. While there aren’t a ton of shops dedicated specifically to kids, you can find high-quality and often organic clothing, toys and other products for babies, toddlers and tweens here. Plus, Etsy is an excellent place to browse for creative products that pique your interest but don’t fit within your budget.
One of my favorite places to find cheap, used clothing is eBay. There are hundreds of people selling their old children’s clothes on eBay, and with a little searching, you can find them at even lower prices than consignment shops. Just be sure that you’re buying from someone reputable, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Thrift stores offer more than just great bargains; they also help keep perfectly usable items out of landfills. I love shopping for kids’ clothes at thrift stores because they often have really unique finds, like vintage baby outfits or handmade quilts.