What comes to mind when you first hear or read the word sustainable? Farmers' markets? Recycled and recyclable products? Solar panels? Perhaps maybe even cloth diapers or biodiesel vehicles? How about organic cotton clothing?
I was completely ecstatic when I made contact with The Little Seed from Los Angeles, California and received three simple, yet adorable pieces from their own clothing line. Little Peanut, as my baby boy is known in our home, has been dressed comfortably and oh-so-handsomely in a yellow Ant jumper, orange onesie, and green pants. All of these clothes are made from 100% raw cotton right here in the good ol' US of A - two very awesome reasons alone to purchase from The Little Seed.
This is The Little Seed promise, according to their website:
We believe that our planet's future is our children's future. By employing the lowest carbon footprint methods to manufacture our product we stand by that belief. Our garments are produced with low-impact dyes on raw/organic cotton, 100% made in the USA with love and care for the healthiest lifestyle possible for our families and yours... Because a little eco goes a long way!In past years, I have become more and more concerned and careful about the items that I purchase for my family, our home, and practically every aspect of our lives. I respect individuals and companies who make it a priority for their business to provide the public with goods that are safe and eco-conscious, at the same time still being what is known as fashionable or trendy.
I immediately fell in love with the bright colors of the clothes I received from The Little Seed. They are eye-catching and perfect for all seasons of the year. All three items are so soft and light-weight, providing comfort and room for a growing boy who is soon to become very mobile. The Ant jumper is by far one of my favorite clothes for Little Peanut to wear. It has received so many comments from people we know as well as from passersby. The lone Ant on the jumper goes to show you just how big of an impact the saying "less is more" carries from this one item. I have paired the orange onesie with jeans and shorts of different colors, each time looking as if they were sold together. And although it's been really hot here in the South, Little Peanut still wears the green pants. It's sheer material keeps him fresh-feeling without getting overheated. I love that the clothes are tagless - something that I wish more designers would consider for their clothes. It's great that there is nothing sticking out that would in any way disrupt the comfort of my son, whether he's napping, eating or playing. My only disappointment with the clothes is that since the fabric is so delicate, the snaps are prone to coming off easier. One of the snaps from the onesie tore off after one wash. I sewed it back on, but it came off again right after the next wash. I would definitely suggest hand washing and air drying to extend the color and wear of these clothes. Plus, it's better for the environment, too.
Okay, mid-review pop quiz: who is this 80's TV icon?
If you guessed Soleil Moon Frye, better known as Punky Brewster, you would be right! Can you believe that nearly three decades later, the child star who stole hearts on-screen with her spunky attitude towards life has become a beautiful wife, Mom of 2, published author, Twitter megastar with more than 1 million followers, and most awesomely in my book, co-founder of The Little Seed?!
Along with her friend and environmental activist, Paige Golberg, the dynamic duo opened up their boutique in 2008 in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Larchmont, offering eco-friendly clothes, books, and toys worldwide. Having children with sensitive skins and being concerned for their health, both Paige and Soleil made their personal issues relatable to other parents with the same situation. They wanted to offer clothes for little ones that is fashionable AND non-toxic, at the same time keeping the well-being of the planet in mind.
Their own organic line came to life in 2010 and quickly became recognized for being "Green in Every Color," evident in their brightly-colored dresses, burp cloths, swaddles, and more. Their clothes run in sizes 0-6 months up to 8 years, and you can't go wrong with picking one or two items to match any of your child's existing wardrobe. One shirt in a solid color of your choice can easily be paired with a girl's flowery skirt or shorts. Your little boy's jeans or pants can be joined with a hoodie or long-sleeve shirt, both silk screened with a white silhouette of our planet. You can also find other sustainable items from Green Toys, Seedling, and Topozoo on their website. And now until July 15, use the promo code GREENHOUSE15, and you can save 15% off your entire purchase on The Little Seed website.
You can find more information about Soleil, Paige, and The Little Seed shop on their blog, as well as like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
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