What does it mean to be an ethical clothing brand?
For a clothing brand to be considered “ethical,” the requirements can vary quite a bit. The most widely accepted definition covers such issues as working conditions, exploitation, fair trade, sustainable production, the environment, and animal welfare. For this reason, I have to be clear that there are many popular brands out there that are certainly not unethical in any way. For example, I was really happy to learn that one of my favorite kids brands, OshKosh is quite committed to following ethical standards of production and promote that throughout their culture. There are many others you may know about, but I wanted to bring to light some of the brands that you may have never heard of. These are just 8 ethical clothing brands I’ve recently become familiar with, but please feel free to share more if you know of any and I’ll be glad to add them to this list!
9 Ethical clothing brands for kids
This brand is dubbed, “The little brand with a big heart,” which I’ve found to be quite accurate. Their clothes are made with high quality materials using best sustainable practices, both baby-friendly and earth friendly. Plus, their super soft, stylish, and affordable designs make it among the best honest choices to make in ethical clothing for babies.
This is another affordable child brand that uses 100% organic cotton. In addition to being a safer option for babies being devoid of all harsh chemicals, metals and dyes; this also provides safer work environments for farmers who are are thus not exposed carcinogenic pesticides. Additionally, they pride themselves on the fact that they adhere to and promote fair working conditions in the factories that manufacture their goods, including living wages, safe facilities, and no child labor.
Brooklyn-based creative Stefanie Lynn founded this brand. Each garment is made using the certified organic cotton that builds simple, affordable and adorable clothes for kids.
This LA Based ethical clothing brand makes kids and adults clothes using organic and long-lasting fabrics, water-based inks and the recycled fabric remains.
This brand is designed in the USA, made in India and pride themselves on being Fair Trade Certified. They provide organic clothes for kids and other sweatshop-free basics at an affordable price.
6- Beru kids
This LA based ethical clothing brand manufactures organic fabrics that are sourced locally supporting the LA garment district and the local economy.
7- Nature baby
Melbourne based Nature Baby encourages customers to treat the products in an eco-friendly way. The brand makes simple, beautiful designs and chemical free fabric that makes it friendly to the environment.
This one of the most ethical clothing brands for kids that brings about uniqueness and usually functional and hardwearing. It’s also affordable and made from environmentally friendly cotton where each garment is handmade in Sydney.