Organic Baby Clothing

Top 10 Reasons We Love Eco-Friendly Bamboo Baby Clothes

Cute baby in eco-friendly Estella Bamboo Layette One-Piece

We’ve decided to play Letterman and hold a countdown for the Top 10 Reasons We Love The Eco-Friendly Estella Bamboo Layette Collection of baby clothes. Drumroll, please:

10. Soft as a baby’s behind. The Bamboo Layette collection is not only super soft, but silky smooth, making it perfect for babies’ sensitive and delicate skin. EverydayHealth.com goes as far as saying that bamboo’s luxurious texture is “comparable to that of silk.

9. Born in the U.S.A. Our bamboo line is made entirely in the U.S.A. From the design process to the fabric, each piece is hand-crafted right here in the U.S.

8. Responsible baby. Bamboo is not only a completely eco-friendly, renewable resource, but it’s biodegradable and can be grown with very little impact on the environment. According to the LA Times, unlike conventional cotton, “bamboo grows quickly without requiring chemicals or pesticides.”

7. Breathe easy, baby. Aah, now your baby can breathe easier than in those synthetic fabrics. Bamboo is porous so it’s extremely breathable and comfortable against the skin.

6. Cool & hot baby. Bamboo is thermodynamic, highly moisture absorbent, and protects against the sun’s harmful UV rays — so it keeps your baby cool as a cucumber in hot weather and warm as a pickle in cold weather.

5. Stylish baby. Our Bamboo Layette line is available in pastels and neutrals, which go well with polka dots, florals, and whatever other fun things your kids’ wardrobe has.  So play stylist with your baby by mixing and matching Bamboo basics with brighter pieces. For a baby girl, you can pair Bamboo leggings with a baby girl dress. For a baby boy, you can pair a Bamboo long-sleeved T-shirt with baby boy pants. The basics are also perfect for layering and use as pajamas.

4. Happy mommy. Because bamboo fabrics have antibacterial, anti-fungal, and deodorizing properties, mommy won’t have to wash them as often.  And when the baby spits up, it will be a little less stinky.

3. Healthy baby. Bamboo is hypoallergenic. Its organic and natural properties make it non-irritating, and thus perfect for a baby’s sensitive skin.

2. Comfy baby.The Bamboo Layette Collection goes perfectly with our soft, plush Larucci blankets, made in Italy with faux fur and suede.

And the number-one reason we love the Bamboo collection…

1. Rich mommy. Save money by buying any two Estella Bamboo Layette Collection pieces at regular price and automatically getting 50% off any Jellycat Stuffed Animal or Estella Knit Toy from now until Feb. 28, 2011.

We could go on and on about why we love Bamboo, but we’d love for you to find out for yourself!

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Don’t Forget Your Sweater!

yhst-87491494023326_2124_157240351It was so easy to lose it – your favorite sweater was now gone.  You had it in your fingers.  It was in your grasp but a few moments ago and then POOF!  It was gone. Even though it was over 20 years ago, you still remember like it was yesterday.  Your Nana asked you one early fall morning what your favorite colors were and you precociously answered, “Why, it’s black and gray!”  No sooner had you spoken than your Nana presented you with a surprisingly modern black and gray striped cardigan.  Who knew Nana was so cool?  It was your go to fall item for the next two years.  Then one day, a ride at the local carnival’s Tilt-o-Whirl claimed your beloved sweater.  Spun out of your life and flung into a crowd, your favorite sweater was gone but not forgotten.

Who knew it would be deliciously reincarnated in IMPS & ELFS Organic Striped Baby Sweater? Perfect for baby and perfectly adorable!  The second you saw this good looking sweater, it all came back to you.  Your Nana, would love it!  Made with a comfy cotton blend, this IMPS & ELFS Striped Baby Sweater features Always modern stripes, in an edgy black and gray combination, long sleeves for those breezy fall nights, side buttons for easy in and out and a rolled waist line for ease of movement and ease of style.

Nana-approved, this cozy little number is destined to become your little boy’s favorite.

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MorMor at Estella Featured in DailyCandy!

mormor cable-knit cardigan girlsMorMor, the Denmark-based company founded and run by grandmas, has taken the States by storm! The beautifully handcrafted baby clothing, kids clothing and accessories have been recently featured in Daily Candy, a newsletter and shopping guide that gives you the scoop on the hottest new trends. Here’s what they say about MorMor at Estella:

“It used to be that grandmas passed their time in rockers knitting sweaters and caps for their sweet, precious grandchildren.

But these days you’re more likely to find a granny rocking out than rocking back and forth.

Thankfully, there’s Mormor, a line of knitwear lovingly handmade by a team of Danish grandmas (the youngest of whom is 68 years old).

The cable cardigans, vests, leg warmers, and pants are made of organic alpaca, wool, and cotton and come in subtle colors like rose, aubergine, and gray.

Even the simple wooden button accents scream “grandma made me.”

While grandma is screaming for one more song.”

Read the full article here.

View Estella’s entire collection of MorMor here and more organic baby clothing here.

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Salvor Fauna; Unique Kid’s Clothes with an Organic Flair

Salvor Fauna Organic Gorilla TeeOrganic clothing benefits the earth by leaving a small ecological footprint and preserves the earth for generations of species to come. That’s why Salvor’s Fauna line, a gorgeous collection of hand silk-screened animals on organic cottons, makes so much sense. Eclectic and Unique, Salvor Fauna’s t-shirts, onesies, wall prints and pillows make great baby gifts.

Making the choice to go organic is easy. The hard part? Choosing which animal you want to wear! (Click on picture to view item)

salvor fauna organic onesie squirrelsalvor fauna fawn kids tshirtsalvor fauna pico pillow elephant organic cotton

Complete collection here…

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