Cozy Organic Winter Clothing For Your Kids: 5 Items We Love
It's not easy finding kids clothing that is organic, chic, and warm, but the five items here -- sweaters, hats, mittens, and more -- will keep the little ones toasty no matter how low the temperature drops.
Plus, you can rest assured that sustainable farming techniques were employed -- keeping the pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers, and more out of the soil and away from your child's skin.
1. Worthy Goods Trapper HatGetting your little one to cover his ears (or hers) during marathon snowball fights or sledding sessions isn't always easy -- but with the trapper caps from Worthy Goods, you can skip the constant pulling.
The hats are lined with organic sherpa or fleece and come sized to fit everyone from newborns to adults; the outer is cozy unused vintage wool sourced from thrift shops. (Worthy Goods Little Trapper Hat, $36)
2. Kate Quinn Organics Striped Sweater DressKate Quinn Organics/Screen capture
Sweater dresses are comfy, casual, and easy to slip on for any occasion, which is why they're so popular with adults -- and is also why this striped sweater dress for girls from Kate Quinn Organics will be a key part of your little one's wardrobe.
The long sleeved, tie-waist dress is made from 100 percent organic cotton; the matching leggings are sold separately. (Kate Quinn Organics Striped Sweater Dress, $58)
3. Stella McCartney Kids Bugsy JumperStella McCartney Kids /Screen capture
The 2010 launch of the Stella McCartney Kids collection meant that toddlers, boys, and girls could add the same environmentally responsible, ethical pieces to their wardrobe that their moms had already gotten hooked on.
The collection is full of coats, sweaters, pants, and other cozy cold-weather gear, but this boys Bugsy sweater is especially cute: The bright yellow and navy blue stripes, done in 95 percent organic cotton mixed with 5 percent cashmere, are cheery and colorful (plus the shirt is machine washable). (Stella McCartney Kids Bugsy Jumper, $62)
4. Hanna Andersson PajamasHanna Anderson/Screen capture
Chilly winter nights call for warm pajamas, and the collection of organic cotton long johns from Hanna Andersson lets you outfit your entire family -- from mom and dad on down -- in coordinating patterns, like these red and green stripes, left (for those that dare).
Don't want to be so matchy-matchy? The fun kids' and baby patterns also show off cosmopolitan pastel dots (shown right), skiing cats, dashing reindeer, dancing cows, and other season-inspired prints. (Hanna Andersson Organic Cotton Long Johns, from $26)
5. Hessnatur Virgin Wool Fleece MittensHessnatur/Screen capture
The kid-size mittens come in a rich navy, bright cherry, or striking pink unbleached wool, and the company promises they are "impervious to anything they get into or on it," which should be a relief to parents tired of replacing cheaper gloves and mittens after just one season. (Hessnatur also offers coordinating hats, jackets, and vests for kids.) (Hessnatur Virgin Wool Fleece Mittens, $20)