The range of organic children's clothes and toys is becoming increasingly popular. If you're not sure what you're getting for your money and how organic clothes and toys affect our children and the environment, here's some information for the conscious parent. On this page you will also find examples of retailers where you can find lots of lovely soft organic baby clothes.

If you want to know more about organic children's clothing and where to buy it, read on below.

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Advantages of organic cotton

Organic cotton is produced without the use of dangerous chemicals and pesticides. This means that the finished product contain very little harmful substances. This is particularly beneficial in children's clothing, as children are the most sensitive to chemicals and other substances that can be absorbed into the skin. Chemicals in clothing are released when the child sweats and wears the clothes. If you do not buy organic clothing, it is not dangerous for you or your children as end users, but it is recommended that you always wash the clothes before use, as the chemicals are then released.

In addition, organic production is much less environmentally damaging, as less greenhouse gas is emitted in production.

If you're thinking of buying more organic, there's no need to throw away all the clothes you have that aren't organic. To start with, you can buy organic underwear and tights that fit close to your body. Chemistry etc. Are gradually being washed out of conventional cotton, so in fact you can also buy second-hand to avoid all these unwanted substances.

Did you know that...

As much as 16 % of the world's insecticide consumption and 10 % of the world's pesticide consumption is used in the production of conventional cotton.

As much as 94% less greenhouse gas is emitted in the production of organic cotton compared to conventional cotton.

Source: the Danish Society for Nature Conservation

Organic clothing for children and babies can now be found in many retailers. You'll probably soon find that some organic clothes cost almost the same as all other clothes, while other organic baby clothes are a bit more expensive. This is because some of the clothes are certified with, for example, the GOTS label.

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What Organic Cotton and GOTS mean

This label guarantees that the cotton itself is grown organically, but entire manufacturing process must meet strict social and environmental requirements. If the clothes are simply labelled "organic cotton", this means that the cotton field is organically grown, but here you need to read the shop's guidelines to find out their environmental policy on the whole manufacturing process.

Many clothes are also labelled Oeko-Tex. This does not mean that it is organic, but the clothes are tested free of all harmful substances and potentially harmful substances. It is therefore a good label to look for when shopping for children's clothes. You can find organic clothes at Rene-Naturprodukter and at The Swan Shop .

Organic baby clothes & children's clothing

Here we have collected examples of delicious organic clothes for babies and children

Lovely and soft nightdress from Joha in organic cotton

100% organic cotton suit for 199 kr. at Joha

Organic sleepwear is a great idea, as it is often directly against the skin and the child wears it for many hours. This lovely nightdress from Joha can be used both as nightwear or as "cosy" clothes. Because it is organic, it is softer than you think. The suit has smart turn-ups at the sleeves and feet, which make it last longer.

Long-sleeved shirt with buttons in the neck

Practical basic blouse in delicious organic cotton for 149 kr.

A great basic blouse for both boys and girls. There are buttons at the neck, which look decorative but also make it easier to take the blouse off and on. The blouse has ribbing at the bottom and in the sleeves, which gives it a good fit and makes it easier to keep its shape after washing. This blouse is sold at Ugleunger, where you will find a large selection of Joha clothing in particular, much of it organic baby clothing.

Organic wool suit for baby - very soft merino wool

Wool suit in KbT certified organic and untreated wool

The KbT certification guarantees that the animals live under organic conditions. In addition, the wool is untreated, which means that it has not undergone the chemical process that, for example, superwash wool does. It is not a cheap wool suit for baby, as it costs 699 DKK, but on the other hand it is the right choice if you value organic and environmentally friendly clothing.

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What you should know about organic cotton

In the cultivation of organic cotton no pesticides may be used, which is a big advantage especially if it is organic clothing for children. Children have thinner skin than adults, and are therefore more susceptible to chemicals and other undesirables than adults are.

There is almost nothing negative to say about organic cotton over conventional, both when we talk about health and the environment. The only downside must be that it's a bit more expensive. But as the range increases, fortunately prices are also falling. Cotton is generally an inexpensive material, and you can find fairly cheap organic cotton at many different retailers, including Ugleunger or Kids-World.

What you should know about organic wool

If you are looking for organic wool, you can also look for untreated wool. In principle, all wool is treated, as it needs to be treated before it can be made into yarn or clothing. Organic or untreated wool has not undergone the so-called superwash treatments, where the wool undergoes a strong chemical process and is then coated with plastic or resin so it does not scratch. Unfortunately, this treatment also causes the wool to lose some of its natural properties, and so the superwash treatment is very damaging to the environment.

Why organic clothes and toys are so popular

Ecology has enjoyed a huge boom in recent years, not only in food and nutrition, but particularly in products such as toys and clothing for children and babies.

When shopping organic, there are many brands to keep track of, and therefore we have written briefly about the different brands that are about organic or about clothing in general.

GOTS certification and what it means

If the products are GOTS certified, workers are required to have decent conditions, including access to a clean toilet and a weekly day off. Forced labour and child labour are also prohibited if the product is to be GOTS certified. When you buy organic cotton, you get a product free of chemicals and pesticides. But organic cotton also makes a big difference to the field workers who spend long hours every day in the cotton fields. Often they live close to the field, growing their own crops in the soil. An organic cotton field is free of harmful chemicals, so workers are not exposed to them on a daily basis.

  • No pesticides are used in the cultivation of organic cotton
  • Energy and water consumption are significantly lower than for conventional cotton.
  • Organic cotton production emits up to 94 % less greenhouse gas (!) than conventional cotton
  • All chemicals must meet strict toxicity and biodegradability requirements
  • The workers live and work in much better conditions (they are not exposed to pesticides
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Source: GOTS official site

Oeko-Tex certification and what it means

Although it sounds like it, the Oeko-Tex label is not a guarantee that the product is organic. On the other hand, the product has been given this label because it has been tested free of all substances and chemicals that are harmful, or suspected of being harmful. Oeko-tex is particularly important when it comes to rainwear and outerwear, for example, where there have unfortunately been examples in the past of clothing containing substances that are not very suitable for wearing near the body.

Source: the official Oeko-Tex site


In addition, there is also a lot of cotton on the market called "organic cotton", which is sold at a very low price. This cotton is grown on organic cotton fields, but there is no guarantee for the rest of the production process. Here you need to read the environmental policy of each retailer, where you can find their attitude to the environment and how their manufacturing processes are.