Golly, you sure have a lot of neat stuff, but what about you? What’s your story?
We’re parents with assorted backgrounds in radio, television, film, web design and business and a bent to create a tradition of respect for the environment that we can pass on to our children.
There’s some pretty scary stuff out there from pharmaceuticals in your drinking water to carcinogens in your shampoo, but you won’t find any of that here. No ma’am. What you will find are safe, non-toxic toys made from sustainable materials as well as clothing, toys, bedding and bath items made from organically grown cotton.
Rest easy knowing that the toy train your baby gnaws on like a little red squirrel isn’t going to harm him, unless he hits himself (or you) in the [insert name of body part here] with it. Yikes! It’s made of wood after all.
One more thing we can feel good about, the people who make these toys and clothes are treated like, well, people.
What’s so special about organic cotton?
Organic cotton…it’s good for your baby, it’s good for the planet and it’s good for you. Here are a few reasons why:
Organic farming prohibits the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO). The use of GMO's is a contentious and divisive issue. It's definitely a topic that's worth delving into deeper.You can find out more at the Organic Consumers Association website.
Organic farming relies on crop rotation to strengthen the soil. The soil is able to retain water more efficiently due to increased organic matter. This healthy soil not only allows farmers to produce hardier crops but it also creates a balance between pests and their natural predators. No icky pesticides needed, which is a good thing because nine of the most commonly used pesticides in conventional cotton farming are highly toxic; five are probable carcinogens.
Oh yeah, cotton isn’t just for clothing. Cottonseed is used in processed foods and as livestock feed. And you thought those nasty chemicals were only on your clothes. Mmm, could I get that popcorn with extra butter and more pesticide residue please?
Choosing to buy products made from organic cotton and other sustainable materials is a choice that benefits all. Buying organic cotton means we reduce the number of chemicals (specifically pesticides and fertilizers) released into the environment. These chemicals can be found on the fibers of the clothes we wear, in the water we drink, in the food we eat, and in the air we breathe. They’re harmful to the farmers who use them and to the people and wildlife that live near and far.
Do you mean to tell me that buying an organic cotton onesie from you will change all of this?
Certainly not, shopping will not save the planet. But thoughtful purchases can make a difference. The greater the demand from consumers for products made of organically grown cotton, the greater the shift will be toward organic farming, making organic the new conventional.