When I began to care, to really care where clothing comes from and how it was made, was when I was pregnant with my second child, Søren. It was different for me at that point. I thought more about the fabrics that would touch his tiny body and if they contained chemicals or bad juju of any sort and strived to buy only baby and kids clothing that makes me feel good about shopping, that made me feel good to have those near my baby.
Needless to say my thoughts on feel good clothing have since expanded to include my wardrobe, and dressing my older son as well. It’s a process, a particularly long process, but along the way I’ve discovered so many small and heartfelt feel good brands for baby & kids made by small companies and makers all over the world and today I’d love to share my favorites with you.
Big Stuffed in Paris, France
Big Stuffed was conceived sort of by chance, following the birth of my baby niece. As a welcome-to-the-world gift, I made her a big white octopus that was more than 3 feet long from head to tentacle! A short while later, I made another as a gift for my good friend’s new baby boy. From there, the word spread very quickly, and Big Stuffed was born.
Everlane Mini in San Francisco, California
Based in San Francisco, Everlane is all about radical transparency. For each of the items they sell, you are able to trace them back to their conception. Each of their items is so well-thought out that they will stand the test of time in your closet. Their kids line is a beautiful reflection of the adults.
Goat Milk NYC
Born in Barcelona, based in Brooklyn, New York, Goat Milk NYC offers a pared down selection of beautifully crafted, classic baby and kids basics. Made of 100% organic prewashed cotton and produced with a resolute commitment to fair trade and the environment.
Lem Lem Kids
Founded by Liya Kebede, Lem Lem is a clothing & home accessories brand that is hand made from natural cotton in Ethiopia. LemLem prides itself on it’s ability to empower local artisans to continue their craft while creating something that is modern and wearable. Their kids line is a beautiful easy cool representation of their adult line, but in smaller(cuter) sizes.
Neve | Hawk in San Anselmo, California
Featured above. I met Kris through a mom’s group, but had heard of her brand before. I love that her clothing is different and durable enough for my kids to go wild without added worry for me. She also hosts workshops in her flagship store.
Mini Rodini in Sweden
Mini Rodini is a Swedish children’s wear brand that was founded in 2006 by illustrator Cassandra Rhodin as a tribute to all children, their imagination and sense that everything is possible. Mini Rodini takes children seriously with playfulness, meaning it is important that children too have clothes that match their own personality, mood and creativity.
Oeuf NYC, in New York, New York
One of my very favorites, they make
Iglo + Indi in Iceland
I discovered this brand during our trip to Iceland, in the gift shop at the Blue Lagoon no less, haha. I’ve fallen in love with their clean and whimsical prints, and use of organic materials. Søren chose the pink puffin pants as his souvenir for the trip.
Of One Sea in Hawaii
Founded by a fellow blogger, Of One Sea is a unity-inspired surf and lifestyle brand based on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawai’i.
Rylee & Cru in California
A children’s line founded by illustrator Kelli Murray and inspired by her own little ones. Rylee and Cru merges art and imagination, offering unique and artistic clothing for the modern child.
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Do you know of any feel good baby & kids goodies I should know about? I’d love to hear!