“You’ve grown so fast!”
It’s one of the most frequently uttered phrases around any given child, and while it’s meant with the best intentions, it also has a slightly concerning connotation for parents.
Because as a child grows, so does their wardrobe.
It’s a tale as old as time. Babies are born, they grow out of their rompers. Toddlers grow older, they grow out of their boots, jumpers and joggers. Kids grow older, they grow out of their tees, shorts and dresses in what feels like the blink of an eye.
That’s why it might seem a little confronting when one considers the amount of waste we, as a collective society are adding when factoring in the amount of clothing a child might go through between the ages of zero to 18.
Of course, hand-me-downs are the best route to take when it comes to raising kids – wool jumpers and waterproof jackets will never go amiss when passed from one child, or one generation to the next.
But not everyone has access to such a second-hand inventory, especially first time parents who are dressing their own baby for the very first time.
But if you’re in a position to buy new, sustainable children’s clothing brands are the way to go. Lucky for us here in Australia, we have a number of eco-friendly labels ready and waiting to dress our kids, the next kids and the next kids from there as we start our own hand-me-downs.
Keep scrolling for the best sustainable kids clothing brands in Australia.
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UK brand Boden (which ships to Australia) has sustainability and durability front of mind for each and every one of their children’s clothing items – designed to be handed-down, their products are largely derived from sustainable viscose, cotton and nylon fibres.
Kit & Cradle
Kit & Cradle is an Australian lifestyle baby brand focused on ethical practices, Australian manufacturing, sustainability and care for people and the environment.
Lilly + Sid
Thanks to its collaboration with Best&Less, award-winning UK organic children’s clothing brand Lilly + Sid’s super soft, 100 per cent organic cotton range of childrenswear is now available to shop in Australia.
Sweet dreams await with Bhumi’s buttery soft smooth PJs that are made from 100 per cent certified organic cotton – ethically made in Fairtrade factories.
While it is a little on the pricier side, FARFETCH has a range of clothing picks under its ‘The Conscious Edit For Kids’ category, featuring earth-friendly brands like Stella McCartney, Mini Rodini and Bobo Choses.