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Doing Veganuary? Try Vegan Baby Clothes This New Year

By Kelly Ekardt 2 years ago 1981 Views No comments

Whether you have or haven’t heard of Veganuary already, there are so many good ways to give both that, and vegan baby clothes, a try in 2017.

In an effort to raise awareness about the ethical and sustainable reasons for veganism, Veganuary is a yearly event where people pledge to go vegan for the month. It’s had a reasonable amount of success and publicity, too.

A survey by Veganuary 6 months on says that around fifty percent of participants are still vegan, and a further fifty percent of those have influenced others to go vegan since. Not everyone has accepted their vegan fate peacefully, with one particular writer complaining that he’s now firmly vegan, but he would rather go back to blissful ignorance. If you have decided to take the Veganuary pledge, or even if you just want to make a few small lifestyle changes, then here are some great reasons to add vegan baby clothes to your infant’s wardrobe.

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Organic Cotton Baby Clothing is Eco-Friendly, and Baby Friendly

Cotton growing accounts for a huge amount of the world’s pesticide use, and if you wouldn’t spray your baby with pesticides, then why spray your baby’s clothing with it? Vegan baby clothing means no nasties at any stage of the production process, from growing the organic cotton for baby clothing to using organic and skin-safe dyes when the fabric is coloured.

This leaves the fabric wonderfully soft and strokable, perfect to dress your baby in, after you use our range of vegan skin creams on them. With no chemicals weakening the integrity of the fabric, the material will also last much longer, meaning you’ll get many more washes out of your organic cotton baby clothing before it wears thin.

Vegan Baby Clothes Avoid Harming Others to Dress Your Child

Veganism isn’t just a diet, it’s way of life that tries to cause as little harm as possible. This means that the production of organic cotton baby clothing isn’t just about how the fabric is grown. Our clothing is certified Fairtrade, organic, and vegan, meaning that we keep our watchful eye on its production from seed to seam.

At Sense Organics, we create our clothing with as much social sense as we do ethical sense. We work with the Bridge School sector of the CRC, in particular the SAVE organisation in Tiruppur, as this is right at the heart of our main manufacturing hub. Bridge Schools help children who have been rescued, many from textile factories, back into education to help them lead successful lives. Bridge Schools promote a child-labour free society, in the hope that one day everyone can share our ethics. After all, why harm someone else’s baby, be it human or animal, just to dress your own?

Bring a More Peaceful Life to Your Household

When a lot of people think of veganism, they think about the diet and then stop there. However, if they apply that same thinking to clothing, then leather and fur are obvious no-nos. Still, wool is often forgotten about. After all, wool has long been considered to be a natural fibre, the production of which causes no more damage to the animal than shaving your beard or getting a haircut.

Unfortunately, with modern wool-production methods, this is no longer true. Without going into too many of the gory details (click on the link for more information), selective breeding has caused some sheep to have wrinkled skin which causes more nicks, cuts, and consequently infections. To stop infections damaging the wool, farmers have developed “mulesing” an incredibly cruel practice which in itself causes infections. Thanks to mass farming, the process of shearing itself has become damaging and barbaric.

Luckily, we live in an age where organic cotton is easily accessible, and is much softer on your baby’s skin than wool would be. Adopting a vegan lifestyle, and starting with your baby’s clothes, can lead you down a far more peaceful and planet friendly path this 2017.


Start your Veganuary pledge today by browsing our gorgeous line of vegan baby clothes made from 100% organic cotton.