The Best Sustainable Kids Clothing Brands in 2021

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Sustainable Brands for Kids (+Affordable Clothing)

Are you looking for ethical children’s clothing that won’t break the bank? We’ve compiled a list of organic childrenswear brands with excellent quality at accessible price points because we know kids grow too fast to be spending lots of money! Some of the brands may be a little higher in price, but well worth it. Also, make sure to keep your eyes open for their yearly sales!

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As a mother myself, spending more than $30 on a t-shirt is something I don’t want to make a habit of doing when my son is growing like a weed. However, if I am purchasing a new garment for him (we are 80% secondhand), I do want to at least pay a fair price and stay away from Target’s adorable kids section and their $5 tees.

As a reference point, I’ve indicated the price of a t-shirt for all of these brands to make it easier for you parents.

If over $15 is too much for you to spend on a new t-shirt, I would highly suggest signing up for the brand’s newsletters. This way, you can out when they are having sales!

As always, these brands listed here use ethical business practices within their supply chain, and eco-friendly materials to care for the planet and your child’s health.

What types of eco-friendly fabrics should we choose for our kids?

Organic cotton is one of my favorites when shopping for my toddler. He likes to be comfortable, and nothing wears and washes better than cotton. We choose organic over conventional for many reasons and you can learn about them in this post here. Of course, any natural fiber made without toxic dyes should be safe and healthy for your kids!

p.s. While there are a handful more of organic children’s brands, I can’t find enough information on their manufacturing and some have mark downs lower than $10, which makes me rather suspicious. If you are wanting to responsibly pay those prices, your best bet is second-hand shopping. I love shopping for Elliott at Once Upon a Child. I can purchase t-shirts for $2.99 and pants for $5.99. While it’s hard to go in with something specific in mind (I feel like you never find it when you do, hah), it really is one of the best ways to shop for kids. BUT, I think supporting small sustainable fashion brands is wonderful for the industry, and these 11 kid brands are a great start for that!

Our Top Picks for Sustainable Kid’s Clothing brands:

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1) Borobabi

Boys & Girls, Newborn to 6 Years

T-Shirt | From $2.99

The worst part about buying kids clothing is how fast they grow out of them! That’s why I love Borobabi’s model. They curate several pieces of (sustainable) clothing for your little one, & you get to decide which you want to buy, rent, or return. Borobabi’s curation services comes with a special touch because it’s done by a team of real mom stylists all based across the U.S! You can read more about Borobabi here.

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2) Mini + Meep

Boys & Girls (& Adults!) Ages 0+

T-Shirt | $34.99

From where & how the cotton is grown, to the people who sew the products, the team at Mini + Meep has gone above & beyond to support fair labor & ethical practices, protect the planet through local, sustainable manufacturing & give back to children in need. All of the artwork on their super cute tees are hand-painted by the founder & inspired by her journey through parenthood. Plus, for every order placed, they donate a meal to a child in need.

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3) Mightly

Boys & Girls Ages 2-12

T-Shirt | $29.95 (for a 2-pack)

Mightly’s collection of tees, leggings, dresses, hoodies, and pajamas are Fair Trade certified in India and made out out of GOTS organic cotton and non-toxic, kid-safe dyes. They have super cute designs (many of which are gender neutral) that are created by Lili Arnold, an artist and designer based in Santa Cruz, California.

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4) Firebird Kids

Boys, Girls, & Gender-Neutral, Ages 2-13

T-Shirt | $46

Firebird Kids is a zero-waste brand that produces super cute (and durable!) organic kids’ clothes in small batches in New York and Los Angeles.

They also have a really great Pass It On platform, which allows you to buy and sell gently used Firebird pieces at reduced prices after your child grows out of them and earn credit toward your next purchase.

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5) Hanna Andersson

Boys & Girls Ages 0-14

T-Shirt | on sale $12+

Hanna Andersson has a really wide variety of clothing children, from newborn all the way up to size 14. They have character clothing and PJs, from Disney princesses to Marvel superheroes, which of course the kids love. Started in Portland back in 1983, Hanna Andersson was perhaps the first sustainability-focused kids’ brand. Made from natural materials like organic cotton, their clothing is made to wear and wash over and over then hand down.

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6) Pact

Boys & Girls Ages 0-12

T-Shirt | on sale $8+

PACT started out with just underwear, but has since expanded their collection to include a wide range of basic apparel for the whole family. Everything is made out of certified GOTS organic cotton in Fair Trade USA certified factories, dyed with non-toxic chemicals, & packaged in recycled/compostable materials. They have carbon offset shipping & a donation program to circulate your used clothes.

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7) Ten Little

Boys & Girls Sizes 4-13

Shoes | $39+

I won’t spend more than $45 on shoes for Elliott. I think a lot of people might look at that as a high number, but I buy him a pair he can wear everyday - not one for every outfit. We love his Ten Littles! The 100% cotton lining is combined with a vegan leather upper which is PVC & phthalate-free. The outsoles are made with natural rubber from the milk of the Hevea tree & the insoles include recycled rubber. Also, they are pediatrician approved!

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8) The Good Tee

Boys & Girls Ages 0-14

T-Shirt | $22

This is a relatively new brand that is about as transparent as they come. I actually did my first True Cost Series featuring their tee, which shows you exactly why a fair trade organic tee costs more than the average conventional cotton tee. Besides their adult t-shirt line, they have a few adorable onesies and t-shirts for your little ones. I personally love their tees so I know these must be great, too!

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9) Warp + Weft

Boys & Girls Ages 2-14

Pants |on sale $16+

Looking for some jeans for your kiddos?

Here’s the place!! Their jeans are affordable for the entire family. You can find plain denim, colored denim, shorts and skirts. Elliott and I both have a pair of their denim pants, and love them! Warp & Weft is a family-owned company that has been in the denim business for three decades - so they know their jeans

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10) TenTree

Boys & Girls Ages 1-5

T-Shirt | $20

Tentree’s “earth-first” apparel is made ethically out of eco-conscious fabrics like organic cotton, recycled polyester, TENCEL, and hemp. We love their adult collection on Sustainably Chic, and think their kiddo collection is too cute.

For every purchase, 10 trees are planted - hence the name :D

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11) Mini MATE

Girls Ages 0-7

T-Shirt | $32

Mate the Label is a women-owned brand that makes clothes with organic materials and non-toxic dyes. The brand creates various styles of shorts, in different fabrics, and they’re all comfortable and lightweight.

They’ve recently come out with their collection Mini MATE to dress your little mini mes!

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