Dunlop, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 21, 2009 -- More families are now leading greener lives to help with environmental issues. Playing their part by recycling, taking notice of their carbon footprints and buying environmentally-friendly goods. It is a great way to get the kids involved from an early age and teaching them how to 'respect' our Planet better and conditioning their actions for years to come.
However, leading an eco-friendly lifestyle can sometimes mean compromises and families might also think about the expense involved as well. This needn't be the case, especially when it comes to children's clothing.
There are a multitude of brands, today, that offer highly fashionable children's clothing ranges that tick all the requirements for greener clothing. From organic fabrics to energy consumption used to make the clothes to packaging, each stage of the process is geared towards a more greener environment than normal everyday kids clothing manufacturers.
It is not unusual that parents prefer their children to be wearing 'greener clothes', they are not your typical, regimented colours of blues or pinks, governed by so many supermarket chains and high street stores. Instead, greener, eco-friendly kids clothes have unique vibrant prints, ooze style and are made with responsible, careful manufacturing that put the inexpensive kids clothing garments found in supermarkets and discount chain stores to shame.
Julie Reid, owner of kids online boutique store, mashNgravy ( http://www.mashngravy.com ), said, â'At Mash n gravy we try to source responsibly produced children's clothing. Most labels, if not manufactured entirely from organic cotton or a bamboo/cotton mix, at least offer an organic capsule collection, thereby affording the consumer a choice. Our European brands adhere to the strict Oko-Tex standard 100 to ensure no content of harmful substances or chemicals and many can boast the Eu eco-label flower award guaranteeing the wellbeing and sustainability of the garment from the cotton's life in the field to the clothes on the shop floor. In order to stand by these principals, water based dyes and layering techniques are employed ensuring that the designs maintain their original bright colours wash after wash.â
"Sustainably produced children's clothing may appear a little more expensive but it's superior quality will ensure that sibling after sibling can benefit as well as reducing the impact on our planet and mums purse in the long run." Added Miss Reid.
Next time your out and about and are considering purchasing some new clothes for your children, consider the processes that went into making them and ask yourself, âIs buying this really going to help the Planet?â