Fairtrade Fortnight: 5 cool ethical toddler t-shirts
Yay – spring has sprung and to celebrate here are a few bright and breezy t-shirts I discovered over at Not on the High Street. Just as we grown-up ladies can never have too many shoes or bags (true fact), little ones can never have too many tees. Alfie has just reached the stage where he likes to choose his own, so a funky dinosaur or cool pirate print goes a long way. All these lovelies are ethically produced, so your conscience is clear. This Lookoutscout! squirrel t-shirt (above) is fabulous on so many levels. Ethically produced and organic? Check. Timeless navy and white Breton stripe? Check. On-trend woodland animal? Check. Educational? (Surprisingly) check – each comes with a label printed with wildlife facts. All for mere £13.50 a pop – I can see these becoming a wardrobe staple. *places bulk order*
I love Kushdi For Kids‘ organic cotton appliqued numbers, particularly this cheeky monkey, £16, rendered in African-print fabric and felt, and the vibrant, non-scary skull and crossbones.
Little Bird‘s ‘To The Zoo’ range features retro animal characters printed with fair-trade inks onto organic cotton. Choose from tiger, lion or panda in a rainbow of colours, £12.50 each - you could even snap up a matching mini tote for £11.50.
I know one small boisterous boy who would adore this stag beetle top by Littlechook, £17, as it fits right in with his current obsession with all things creepy crawly (I’m sensing that as a mum of a boy I’m going to have to get over my bug horror). Made in the UK from hand-printed organic cotton with flocked applique, and available in long or short-sleeved styles in a number of hues.
Finally, this hand-pulled screen-printed tee by Jane De Bono is one for super-glamorous young ladies. Loving the kaleidoscope of colours and the incredibly detailed feathers. Bound to become a favourite. There’s also a similarly gorgeous elephant design for the less flamboyant toddler.