Children's ethical clothing brands from Australia and beyond.

Ethical and sustainable children’s clothing brands in Australia and beyond.

Ethical and sustainable children’s clothing brands in Australia and beyond.

Written by Lola Asaadi.

Ethical and sustainable children’s clothing brands in Australia and beyond.


Thanks to their quintessentially cutesy colours, playful patterns and miniature designs, we are often easily entranced by children’s clothing. However, one Greenpeace study “has found a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children’s clothing and footwear across a number of major clothing brands, including fast fashion, sportswear and luxury brands.” With this, we’ve put together a list of children’s ethical fashion labels in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Asia and the United States that are sustainably producing kids’ fashion without the use of harmful chemicals.


Amber Days

Amber Days
Amber Days

Location | Australia

Amber Days is an Australian ethical fashion label “for sustainability, positive environmental impact, slow fashion, women, and adventurous, free-spirited little ones.” Amber Days’ range of ethical kids clothing, from the crop tops and bike shorts to the overalls and onesies, are artworks in themselves, and each displays exquisite patterns brought to life by Aboriginal artists. What’s more is all of the sustainable kids garments are hand-made in India under strict fair trade conditions, are crafted from GOTS certified organic cotton and/or linen, and are dyed using non-toxic dyes.


Shop Amber Days’ ethically-made children’s garments (and take 10% off with code, EME10).



Beebee + Bongo

Location | Singapore

Okay, okay, so this one isn’t a children’s apparel brand, but we couldn’t not put Beebee+Bongo into this list! Beebee+Bongo is a company crafting eco-friendly children’s toys from high quality, safe materials. What’s more is Beebee+Bongo is a social enterprise that provides fair employment for women (and sometimes men) in Cambodia, which means that each and every beautiful toy sold makes a positive difference. With toys for play and sleep, as well as sleepy hats for the babies, Beebee+Bongo has a toy to go with every piece of sustainable children’s clothing.


Shop Beebee+Bongo’s hand-made children’s toys (and take 20% off with code, ETHICALBB).



Boody

Location | Australia

Boody’s brilliant bamboo baby clothes. Say that five times fast. “Born in Australia and now loved worldwide”, Boody is redefining what it means to do comfort well, as the products under the Boody name have all been created with ethics, sustainability, and quality in mind – including, of course, Boody’s range of children’s ethical fashion. With onesies, tops, beanies, booties, shorts, socks and bodysuits, all crafted from EcoCert certified bamboo, Boody has got your children’s sustainable wardrobe covered.


Shop Boody’s sustainably-made baby clothes (and take 15% off with code, ETHICAL15).



Chromosome Apparel

Location | Canada

Chromosome Apparel is a Canada-based ethical fashion company for everybody, including ethical-fashion-forward kids. Chromosome Apparel has 100% cotton hoodies, sweatshirts and tees on offer, and each has been designed with a focus on functionality and inclusion In their words, they are using “style as a means to unearth the beauty of real human beings – in all our variations – as we remove outdated stigmas attached to disability, mental health, addictions, size & gender,” and their range of inclusive ethical kids clothing is a testament to this.


Shop Chromosome Apparel’s kids ethical fashion.



Esse

Location | New Zealand

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’d know that New Zealand-based ethical fashion brand Esse has got exquisite sustainably-made women’s fashion downpat. However, what you might not know is that Esse has expanded their collection to include a range of kids’ ethical fashion, too. With different dresses and shirts to choose from (and some you can even match with Esse’s adult-sized versions), your little one will be the most sustainably chic child at daycare.


Shop Esse’s ethically-made kids clothes (and take 10% off your first order with code, EME10).



Little Emperor

Location | Australia

Little Emperor is a Sydney-based children’s fashion label, and was one of the first sustainable children’s clothing brands made available on our brand directory. Not only is Little Emperor providing sustainably-minded little ones with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton tees and dresses, but they’re also ensuring a safe and fair environment for their workers, minimal wastage and packaging, and that they do good with their profits. We love you, Little Emperor!


Shop Little Emperor’s sustainable children’s clothes (and take 15% off with code, EME15).



MASINI

Location | Australia

MASINI is an Australia-based ethical loungewear, streetwear and bedding brand creating timeless and versatile styles in vibrant prints and colours, and this is also true for their ethically-made children’s clothes. Crafted from 100% linen or 100% cotton, MASINI’s range of adorable children’s sets are as cute as they are comfortable, and are sure to please even the fussiest little fashion-forward dresser.


Shop MASINI’s range of ethically-made kids clothes (and take 10% off with code, EME10).



Organic Nights

Location | Australia

Some chemicals found in clothing made from synthetic materials can be detrimental to our health, and Organic Nights – an Australian children’s ethical fashion label – is well aware of this. Using 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and avoiding nasty chemicals, Organic Nights is providing conscious consumers with an extensive range of beautiful ethically-made children’s garments, including pants and sleepsuits for babies to pyjamas and clothing sets for kids. 


Shop Organic Nights’ range of kids ethical clothing (and take 10% off with code, EME10%OFF).

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