Looking for organic baby clothes? Find out which brands are the best (and which ones are guilty of greenwashing), plus our favorite picks from each line.
Choosing organic baby clothing is a great choice! It’s better for the environment and organic clothing is free from harsh chemicals, unsafe dyes, and toxic flame retardants—chemicals that studies link to lower IQ and hyperactivity.
If you’re new to organic baby clothes, we created this guide with some of our favorites, plus tips on how to be sure your baby clothes are safe.
Be sure you’re really getting organic clothes…
Just because a package boasts the words “organic” doesn’t mean it actually is.
For example, a onesie labeled organic may only contain 10% organic fibers, while the rest is made of non-organic materials. Even popular companies like Gerber do this! (Gerber is also known for unfair and unsafe labor practices overseas. BOO!) (source)
Look for clothes that are both GOTS- and OEKO-TEX-certified.
Let’s breakdown these certifications…
- GOTS-certified: Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the strictest textile processing standard. In order to receive this certification, fabric must be free from toxic dyes and bleaches and the products must contain at least 70% organic fibers. Even the packaging must meet standards, such as being free from PVC. (source)
- OEKO-TEX: This is a global certification that means the fabric has been tested for toxic chemicals.
The Best Organic Baby Clothes
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This popular brand also makes great lip balms! A mom favorite, Burt’s Bees carry a full line of the essentials, including onesies, pajamas, blankets, swaddles, and layette sets. Their burp cloths are particularly awesome!
We like the Burt’s Bees clothing line, because the clothes are super soft, adorable and the company is upfront about their 100 percent organic, GOTS-certified fabrics. They even share their GOTS-certification registration number for accountability.
Price range: $11+
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