14 Organic baby clothing made in Canada

Are you pregnant and looking for eco-friendly and sustainable baby garments?

Are you worried because of toxic chemicals that can get through to your baby’s skin?

Does your little angel have skin conditions or bad health?

Or do you just want the best for your children and planet earth? 

Here is a list of amazing Canadian clothing brands.

Organic baby clothing

Nudnik

Alexandra and Lindsay Lorusso have worked in the waste management industry with their father, co-owner of Wasteco, for more than two decades. 

During that time the twin sisters have witnessed the massive waste of clothing and understood its potential. After all like they believe waste is one of the largest resources. Lindsay gave birth to her first child and this is how they came up with the idea for Nudnik.

Even if they use clothing waste, from pre-consumer and offcut fabrics, Alexandra and Lindsay only pick natural organic fibers. Consequently, all garments are biodegradable, breathable, free from toxic chemicals.

Their clothing line is gender-free, colourful and playful. 

Not only the clothing is eco-friendly but the packaging is too. The bags used are compostable and the mailers are made from compostable recycled kraft paper.

Sapling child

Sapling child has been created in Australia in 2013 but is now based in Canada. Peta and Charlie Stinson wanted 100% organic cotton baby clothes. 

They came up with the idea in 2011, following the diagnosis of meningitis in one of their sons. They were recommended to purchase organic clothing for him since the pesticides, insecticides, and dyes used in conventional cotton might have harmed his developing body by entering through his thin skin and his already suffering lungs.

For Peta and Charlie quality and every detail of garments matter. The fabric is made from 100% organic cotton, just as the dye.

If they chose to make their own apparel is because they were unable to find truly eco-friendly and luxurious baby garments. Most organic brands use 100% organic cotton but not organic dye. In addition, the design and colours used are very limited, just earthy tones.

Spaling child targets parents who are style-conscious. 

Every smallest detail is considered, actually, the stitching used is the same as high-end activewear, even the tag is free from any itching.

They work with organic farms that respect not only the environment but the well-being of their farmers too. The cotton is knitted in certified organic factories that are free from toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

Organic baby clothing

Loulou Lollipop

This brand has been created also by twin sisters, Eleanor and Angel in 2015.

It all started when Eleanor’s own baby was teething. “I was looking for a solution,” she said. “I couldn’t find anything on the market that really spoke to me.” Now their Canadian baby brand is sold in 37 countries, thanks to their whimsical design. 

They have started with silicone teethers and now offer clothing, hats, muslin blankets… All are ASTM, CPSC and CPSIA compliant.

The garments are made from sustainable Tencel Lyocell and organic cotton.

Mini Mioche

Alyssa Kerbel after the birth of her daughter Emerson in 2008, was looking for gender-neutral clothes but had a hard time to find it. So she decided to make her own clothing company.

“The concept of Mini Mioche was born after realizing that there was a gap in the market for simple, timeless, well-made children’s basics,” she said.

“Simple, gender-neutral clothing for kids can help foster inclusivity by allowing them to focus on other forms of self-expression and by providing them the opportunity to create their own identity from a young age without necessarily being defined by what they wear or boy/girl labels,” Kerbel said.

Her brand is really appreciated by LGBTQ+ parents and parents who don’t want to follow the norms set by society.

They make the garments with premium organic Fabrics, GOTS organic cotton. And it’s knit ethically in Toronto. This also applied to the dye used: non-toxic and low impact on the natural resources.

All the process of clothing is made in Toronto.

They don’t use plastic bags to ship their clothes. Everything from hangtags to postcards, shopping bags and mailers are made with recycled matter and can also be recycled.

1% of the sales are donated to organizations, initiatives that help children.

Parade

Bern Tierney and Laura Sage launched one of the first baby collections in North America in 2004 that was made entirely of GOTS-certified organic cotton.

The Certification of Parade’s textiles GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is the leading global standard for the processing of organic textiles. It involves a social criterion that ensures employees are treated fairly and is extremely tough to attain.

“People can feel the love. The fact that we are a little hole in the wall appeals to them. Unlike most stores, we are selling products designed by us; we are not just a conduit. So they can feel the passion for our product and its meaning directly.” said Tierney.

Bern Tierney and Laura Sage visit twice a year the factory in India to guarantee the quality of the products and ensure the employees work in good conditions. 

“Processed cotton is a horrible polluter, and we thankfully have no part in this,” says Tierney. “As far as the baby is concerned, organic cotton is much softer on delicate newborn skin and is particularly preferential for babies with skin conditions. Baby’s skin should be covered in purity, not industrial chemicals.”

On the Parade site, you will be able to find almost all that you need for your baby. And if you live in Vancouver you can directly buy in their shop.

Pure colour baby

Lindsay Down, the founder, began making baby accessories and apparel in 2012 after seeing a lack of trendy and comfortable garments for her kid. 

Thanks to her background as an interior designer and colour consulting, she decided to create unique and vibrant designs that were both functional and long-lasting.

The fabric used is certified organic and manufactured with non-toxic inks and dyes.

What I love about this brand it’s that Lindsay has created her brand with the grow-with-me-philosophy.

It means that the clothes have adjustable features, like fold-down cuffs. It makes the clothes very long-lasting and helps you to save money. Your baby will be able to wear the same garments even if she/he grows up fast. 

“We love making high-quality, stylish baby clothes using organic materials and a grow-with-me philosophy.”

Mini cycle

Jad Robitaille, founder and owner, first bachelor of commerce at McGill University,  felt the need to focus on the welfare of the society and environment. 

She has completed a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Queen’s University, and became a teacher. 

“The aspect of my life that was the hardest for me to achieve sustainability in was the clothes I put on my children. This is when the idea of Mini-Cycle came to life in order to put a stop to fast fashion and offer financial and efficient tools to families to do so.”

Jad has studied circular economy and decided to create her own business. 

You buy clothing new or gently used from 0 to 10 years old and they will buy the clothes back once its don’t fit anymore.

All the new items are durable and sustainable to guarantee longevity.

The objective is for each item to return at least 4-5 times in order to offset their ecological impact (according to a study, every time a piece of clothes is used for 9 months, it decreases its environmental footprint by 25%).

Organic baby clothing

Here is a list of additional Canadian organic brands:

Hop & Moo 

Beluga Baby

Jax and Lennon Clothing Co

The urban nursery 

Little thunder

Lemon butter babies

Blara Organic house

Giving birth can be terrifying. So many things can cross your mind, so help yourselves, ease your mind. By buying organic baby clothing you will be sure to not harm your little angels. In addition, you will offer them a better future.

“I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle” Vincent Van Gogh

About the author: Marianne Fornieles, born in France and lives on Vancouver Island, British Colombia. She is a student in Digital Marketing. She is passionate about the environment, travels and photography. You can see what’s she’s up to on Instagram @marianne_frnls/

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