We often get the question:
How can I be ethical and sustainable when my kid is growing like a weed?
We totally get it.
It’s hard to buy for tiny people who grow bigger and taller with every season (or sometimes it seems every day!). We love to see our kids growing big and strong, but sometimes we are stumped with how to provide.
Here’s what we suggest:
Buy items with room to grow. Make sure the t shirts have a little extra length or the bottoms have a little extra room. Buy up a size or select sizes that have a range (e.g. 2-3T).
Own rather than consume. This may look different depending on your family. Maybe it is saving hand-me-downs from sibling to sibling or giving a load of clothes to a neighbor that has similarly aged kids. Maybe you find a family in need at your local shelter. Whatever way you choose, make sure the clothes aren’t discarded unless they are worn to rags and always think twice before donating first.
Buy thoughtfully. Higher quality items actually have a lower cost per wear over time. Think through what your little ones will be wearing for that season and try to avoid buying items that are only for one-time use.
We want to help you in anyway we can and we believe it starts with education. If you are intentional with your buying habits and do your research, you’re already being sustainable and showing that you care about the lifecycle of your family's’ clothing.