Monday, May 21, 2007

American baby

Over the weekend I was searching for a baby gift for friends and stumbled into an American Apparel shop. I knew a little bit about American Apparel – their products are made in America, they are based in downtown Los Angeles, they pay fair wages, the products are 100% cotton. So I bought a cute little onesie and moved on. But doing a little more research later turned up the fact they also have a line of organic baby clothes. I love this idea for a gift.

Ideas to try:
Order online a onesie for each day of the week and have them shipped to the lucky newborn without having to leave home.

Head over to Etsy and pick up a customized, and extremely cute, version. Here are some of my favorites:

Mind Alphabet, Turtle Onesie - Organic Cotton, Non-toxic Ink

Fox and Winston, Brian the Red Rooster

Rock Paper Scissors, rock star baby organic cotton onesie

1 comments:

Nicole, James' Mom said...

Love the green ideas. It's sometimes difficult to tow the line between being green and being a convenience-seeking mom. Thanks for the tips. One note about American Apparel. I am turned off by the company b/c of what I have read about the founder/president. It seems he thinks it's okay to use sex to promote, even among the teen set. I just don't agree so I reflect it by not patronizing it.

I had no idea until recently when I read about him and the company. But it is good they manufacture everything in the US. Hard to understand how they could keep the prices reasonable at all.