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Diane MacEachern

Professional Eco Expert

Girl Toddler Dresses

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If you have babies or toddlers, you may be among the millions of parents who have become eager to dress their kids in organic clothes. Though your options aren’t great, they are expanding. Demand for kids’ attire made without fire retardants, insecticides, formaldehyde, polyvinyl chloride, and other chemicals is rising, and many designers are racing to meet demand. When you shop for kid-friendly fashion, where should you begin?

Girls’ clothes made from organic or recycled fibers run the gamut from fancy frills to sportswear. The following designs made it onto the “best of the best” list thanks to their affordability, versatility, and availability.

Best Organic Girls Dresses Toddlers by Diane MacEachern

The Best You Can Get

  • Green Edge Kids

    Diane says: This company makes it easy to “shop with a conscience,” and choose not only certified organic clothing but fashions made according to fair trade principles as well. Need to dress up? Delight your girl with the deep pink Twirls and Twigs tiered dress that layers bamboo, organic cotton, lycra, and recycled lace. Want something more casual? Choose the Kate Quinn certified fair trade, certified organic cotton jersey tank dress. It features the same great styling of the pocket skirt, but the simplicity of a dress. Available in spring shades of green derived from low impact dyes.

  • Hanna’s Dream

    Diane says: Organic, colorgrown cotton means these cute sleeveless and long-sleeved dresses come in greens, browns, and natural. Match with leggings, pants, or shorts underneath for great playground flexibility. Organic poplin dresses, skirts, and blouses offer other endearing options. Wide variety of toddler sizes available.

  • Go Natural Baby

    Diane says: Go Natural Baby offers sizes from three months to five years old. The Zah Collection™ is always 100% certified organic cotton made according to Fair Trade principles and colored with low impact dyes. If you want more than dresses, browse the site for pants and long-sleeved tees as well. Another benefit: each year, a portion of the company’s profits are given to the people that work in the factory, fields, and/or the school in the village with the clothes are made.

  • Lapsaky

    Diane says: These adorable dresses are made from color-grown cotton and low-impact dyes. Dress for the seasons: the sleeveless Little Critters dress made from jersey and Swiss embroidery will keep your “Miss” cool in summer. When the cool weather of the holidays arrives, turn to the smocked vintage-style organic cotton dress, trimmed with beautiful organic cotton lace. Sizes range from 2T – 8.

  • Fig Organic Kids Fashion

    Diane says: If Julia Roberts can dress her daughter Hazel in these clothes, you can bet they’re “eco” as well as chic. In addition to babydoll-style dresses, take a look at skirts, tops, leggings, and T-shirts in a variety of toddler sizes.

You will be happy with any of these

  • Kid Bean

    Diane says: Kid Bean carries organic hemp and cotton infant and children’s clothes up to size 12, as well as recycled and eco-friendly fleece outwear, shirts, and more. The precious Safari dress is made from 100% colorgrown organic cotton in a soft cord of alternating vanilla and chocolate colors. The buttons are hand carved wood leaves and the lace is constructed in the intricate European way, but it too is 100% organic cotton. Made in the USA from US-grown organic cotton.

  • Garden Kids Natural Clothing for Children

    Diane says: The organic cotton rib dresses in this cute collection come with matching capris. Choose the pink/lavender/natural stripe for a “girly” look, or the green and white stripe for a more earthy feel. A full-skirted blue and yellow striped tank dress could make for perfect beachwear. Sizes range from 3 mos. to 5 yrs.

  • Hanna Andersson

    Diane says: This Portland, OR-based baby and kids’ clothing manufacturer tests over 50% of its fashions to ensure that they’re free of at least one hundred harmful chemicals. Look for the organic cotton T-shirts, long johns, underwear, and camisoles. An added benefit: a portion of every Hanna purchase goes to help children in need.

  • Bossy Baby

    Diane says: These one of a kind dresses are fashioned from vintage pillowcases, some dating as far as the 1900s. The dresses tie at the shoulders for easy-on and easy-off. Each one is embellished with vintage lace and ribbons; many are embroidered. Size 12-18 mos.

  • Round Belly Eco-Sprout Cotton Dress

    Diane says: Lively prints brighten up the organic cotton dresses you’ll find at Round Belly. The elastic neck should make it easy to pull over your child’s head. Sizes range from 3 mos. to 3T; designs come with bloomers if your child is 12 mos. or younger.

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