I think that out of all things baby and toddler, what I’m asked about most is clothes. I’m always more than happy to share our favorite brands. So today, I want to introduce you to one of our current favorites – Finn and Emma. Not only does Finn and Emma have a great selection of organic clothing for babies and kids, but they also have some cute fair trade toy options. More on that below.
But first, I want to talk about these clothes.
All the clothes from Finn and Emma are sustainably made with G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton and non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes. Which means that not only are they super soft and comfortable, but they’re safe for even the tiniest of littles. Both of my boys have sensitive skin. Their skin can sometimes get irritated from certain rough fibers or from chemicals used to make them. Choosing organic clothing is not only the gentler, healthier choice, but it’s also better for the environment too.
There’s a wide range of choices, from pants to rompers to bodysuits for babies. The clothes from Finn and Emma are what I’d consider heirloom quality. They have classic profiles that won’t go out of style. The prints are fun while keeping with Finn and Emma’s brand of simplicity.
We have a matching pajama set (for Liam) and bodysuit (for Caleb) in the elephant print. These pieces are so buttery soft. And I was surprised that even though they’re so soft, they seem durable enough for more than just sleeping. Like running around the house or jumping on the bed.
Caleb’s bodysuit has lead and nickel-free snaps with coconut inserts. They’re pretty sturdy without being too difficult to snap and unsnap together. I also love that the sizing in this bodysuit is pretty generous. So there’s plenty of room for growth or you can easily fit a cute cloth diaper bum. We cloth diapered with Liam and it was always hard to find pants and bodysuits that fit him. I often found that I had to size up on bodysuits specifically because of the diaper. But with these bodysuits from Finn and Emma, you shouldn’t have to do that as often.
Clothes aren’t the only things you can find at Finn and Emma. They also have a wide selection of toys. There’s everything from rattles to teethers to play gyms.
I got Caleb this giraffe rattle and I’m surprised at how much he loves it already. Because it’s a knitted rattle, I think Caleb really likes the texture of the toy. And the rattle isn’t too loud but enough to get his attention.
This rattle is hand knit from a women’s collective in Peru. It’s made from organic yarn, wool stuffing, and a phthalate-free rattle. And since the clothes and toys at Finn and Emma are fair trade items, I know that the person who made this toy is paid a fair wage and has a safe work environment.
You can purchase Finn and Emma products directly from their website. However, you can also find them from a number of department stores, independent children’s boutiques and a handful of international retailers. For instance, I really had my eye on one of their play gyms. But when I was ready to order, they didn’t have what I wanted in stock. I was able to find and order it through Amazon instead.
The play gyms from Finn and Emma are made from 100% birch wood and finished with non-toxic stains and lacquers. They’re all adjustable to two different heights. So you can change the height as your baby grows. Even at 3.5 years old, Liam is having fun with this play gym. I love that it gives Caleb a safe space to play since all the toys are made for little ones his age. But Liam’s able to interact with Caleb while he’s using the play gym. I see the beginnings of them being able to play together as they get older and I’m just loving it.
All the play gyms come with four toys (two wooden ones and two knit dolls). The wooden toys are made from untreated Indian hardwood that’s been rubbed with vegetable seed wax. The knit dolls are made like the rattle above – phthalate-free rattles and hand knit with organic cotton. You can remove the toys and use them away from your play gym too, like in the car or on the stroller. You can also purchase additional play gym buddies and change them out to give your baby a little variety.
Go here to find a list of nearby stores where you can purchase Finn and Emma. Just know that a lot of times, these stores don’t carry the full line of products. So if you’re looking for something specific, you may need to put in some extra time to research where the item is available.
Do you know of other stylish and sustainable kids brands? Leave me a comment below or send me an e-mail and let me know! I’m always on the hunt for new shops to check out!
Disclosure: This post is part of a partnership with Finn and Emma. All words and opinions are completely my own.