The Search For Sustainable Baby Clothing
Shopping for baby clothes is fun: all the cute designs and adorable sizes make you excited to see the little one in the outfits that you picked. As we were conceiving, we fell into the rabbit hole of searching for quality clothes for our baby, scouring different brands all over the world for the right materials that are suitable for our newborn’s sensitive skin.
Being a parent means wanting the best for your baby, and that includes wanting them to have a better world in the future. As parents, we need to make sure that the planet they inherit is a healthy one, which means finding a more sustainable approach to things we do right now. By doing good for our environment now, we can possibly reverse the damage to the planet and create a better tomorrow for generations to come.
The Right Fabric
Choosing the right material for premium baby clothing is not easy! Despite the many options from different brands all over the world, nothing came close to the quality that we wanted. The right fabric has to be sensitive to the baby’s needs, meaning it should be able to handle frequent soiling and multiple washes and still keep the baby fresh and comfy. That the material needs to be sustainable as well added to the challenge. And then, we found bamboo lyocell.
Made from pure organic bamboo pulp that is crushed, washed and spun into yarn, bamboo lyocell is one of the most sustainable fabrics in the market to date. It’s the perfect material to use for baby clothes, especially because it is hypoallergenic, antibacterial and it naturally protects against harmful UV rays. Unlike other bamboo cotton variants such as bamboo viscose and bamboo rayon, bamboo lyocell is smooth and soft like silk, and equally as hardy too, which means it doesn’t degrade or fray even after several washes.
Aside from the benefits for your baby, bamboo lyocell also fits our number 1 criteria: that it has to be eco-friendly and sustainable. Bamboo is a famously renewable resource, but did you know that not all bamboo products are as eco-friendly as advertised?
While bamboo is a sustainable resource, other bamboo cotton products still produce waste in its production. Bamboo lyocell, on the other hand, undergoes production with 99% of the chemicals being reused, greatly decreasing its environmental impact. It’s also fully biodegradable, meaning that it avoids the problem that most fabrics face — decomposing textile is one of the biggest contributors of harmful methane emissions.
Finding the right material is only the first step. To do good by the environment, we should also be conscious of the things we already own and find ways to lessen our carbon footprint. Instead of throwing away outgrown baby clothes, we have partnered with Babes so our existing customers can donate old baby clothing in exchange for store credits on their next purchase.
Our $20/month subscription package that grants you great discounts and free deliveries which comes in sustainable packaging! As we strive to be eco-friendly in all aspects of our business, we made sure that even our poly mailers and packaging are 100% compostable. On top of that, we have partnered with Tree-Nation and pledged to plant a tree for every product purchased. In this way, we help ensure that our children have a healthy planet to inherit.
Becoming Better Parents
Little Lads and Lasses was founded with the sole purpose of making the highest quality baby clothes that our little one deserves. It’s surprising, but striving to build an eco-friendly business helped us become better parents, and better people in general. Wanting the best for the little ones also meant taking steps to take care of the environment they will grow up in, no matter how small that contribution may seem.
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