Snuggly PJ’s Carrot Top by New Jammies

Green Rating - 2 stars in 2 criteria (Chemicals and Health, Social and Ethical)Snuggly PJ's Carrot Top by New Jammies

Brand: New Jammies

Attributes: Organic

Description: New Jammies Snuggly PJ’s Carrot Top is a healthy and comfortable wear for babies of 12-18 months old. With its bright and unique carrot patterns, this pajamas will bring a smile to your loved one.

Made of 100% organic cotton.

New Jammies, based in New Jersey, offers high quality products for babies and children. Their clothing range is made of organic cotton and hopes to give the healthiest choice for kids.

New Jammies products are distributed by Tinydipity, and you can buy the product by visiting their online store.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 2 stars based on 3 points in the following 2 criteria (updated on 10 August 2012):

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

New Jammies Snuggly PJs are made of 100% organic cotton.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The company reduces the amount of chemicals used in their products by using organic cotton.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

Besides having their products made from organic cotton, New Jammies also supports non-profit organizations which have goals of improving children’s lives. They also donate pajamas for children and charitable events.

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Short Sleeved Jade Toucan Romper by Green Baby

Brand: Green Baby

Attributes: Fair Trade, Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: Green Baby Short Sleeved Jade Toucan Romper is perfect for babies of 12-18 months old as a playsuit or a comfortable daily wear.

Fair trade and made in India from 100% organic cotton, this product is also machine washable. The cotton is certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Green Baby is a leading baby company in the UK that is exclusively focused on producing organic cotton baby clothing and handmade skincare range that is eco-friendly and ethical.

Green Baby products are distributed by Tinydipity, and you can buy the products by visiting their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 14 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 28 July 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

The company is certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which is recognised as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres, and defines environmental criteria along the supply chain and social criteria as well.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Green Baby has an organic certification from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), and one of the requirement is to have a written environmental policy. The company is also committed to producing products in an eco-friendly and ethically responsible manner.

GOTS is the worldwide textile processing standard for organic fibres, which also includes ecological and social criteria.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The company minimises the impact at the manufacturing stage by using only environmentally friendly processes. The clothes are free from harmful heavy metals, and the card used in their packaging, hangers, and delivery boxes are also recycled.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

Green Baby won the Prima Baby 2010 award for the second year running as the best eco range.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Green Baby is certified by the GOTS. To get this certification, one of the requirements is to have data on energy consumption per kg of textile output.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

To be certified by the GOTS, one of the requirements is to have target goals and procedures to reduce energy consumption per kg of textile output.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Yes. To get the GOTS certification, Green Baby is required to have data on energy consumption and target goals and procedures to reduce the consumption per kg of textile output.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

As Green Baby is GOTS certified, it is required to have monitor its waste and discharges and implement procedures to minimise waste and discharges.

Green Baby uses recycled cards in their packaging, hangers, and delivery boxes.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

As Green Baby is GOTS certified, it is required to have data on water consumption and to have target goals and procedures to reduce water consumption per kg of textile output.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is made of 100% organic cotton. As required by GOTS, the processing and manufacturing of the product is not allowed to include any harmful inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, and genetically modified organisms.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

Yes. The product is certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

GOTS is the worldwide textile processing standard for organic fibres, which also includes ecological and social criteria.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Yes. As required by GOTS, the processing and manufacturing of the product must not include any harmful inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, and genetically modified organisms.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

Besides its commitment on sustainability, Green Baby also supports fair trade since 1999 in producing their organic cotton in South India. Fair trade is a social movement to help better trading conditions for producers in developing countries, as well as promoting sustainability.

They are also in partner with Panchachuli UK in producing their cashmere blankets. Panchachuli UK is an ethical company that promotes women’s empowerment and enterprise in a rural area of the Himalayas

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

Green Baby is certified by the GOTS and one of the social criteria is to have no recruitment of child labour  and no discrimination practised within the company.

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White Shorts with Black Ribbon Belt by Bamboo Baby

Brand: Bamboo Baby

Attributes: Non-ToxicOrganic

Description: Bamboo Baby’s white shorts with black ribbon belt is made from organic bamboo.

This piece is for girls aged 4-5 years and is 104cm to 110cm long.

Bamboo Baby in the UK offers a wide range of high quality designer baby clothes and kids clothing, made from organic bamboo and organic cotton.

Bamboo Baby products are distributed by Eccogekko. You can buy from their online store.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 4 stars based on 8  points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 4 May 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company is committed to sustainability and ensures that their fabrics, which include bamboo and cotton, are ethically and organically produced. They also use minimal recycled and biodegradable packaging and using 100% renewable energy in the office.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The company uses 100% renewable energy in their office.

Energy and Climate Change

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

The company uses 100% renewable energy in their office.

Materials and Waste

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The product is made from bamboo, one of the worlds fastest growing plants, and is grown without pesticides or fertilisers.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company uses minimal recycled and biodegradable packaging.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

The product is made from organic bamboo, and the bamboo yarn is Oeko-Tex 100 certified, which limits the use of chemicals.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The company works with manufacturers which are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. These certifications limit the use of chemicals.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company donates a percentage of their turnover to charity – usually an environmental or children’s charity.

The company also works with manufacturers certified to the Social Accountability 8000 Standard for managing human rights in the workplace and ensures that workers are getting a fair deal, and the FLO-CERT certification which ensures that traders pay the Fairtrade Premium to producers.

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Little Dancer Tee by Hatchling

Brand: Hatchling

Attributes: Non-ToxicOrganic

Description: Hatchling’s Little Dancer Tee is made from 100% organic Supima cotton and uses azo free dyes and non-toxic environmentally safe inks.

This particular piece is for girls and comes in three different sizes, for age 2-3, 4-5 and 6-7 years old.

Hatchling provides eco-friendly children clothing made in the US, using 100% organic Supima cotton, azo free dyes, and non-toxic environmentally safe inks. All their T-shirts have bold and quirky designs.

Hatchling products are distributed by Eccogekko. You can buy from their online store.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 2 stars based on 3  points in the following 2 criteria (updated on 1 May 2012):

Materials and Waste

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The cotton used for the product is organic and grown in a sustainable manner to minimise impact on the environment by using less water, land and energy.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

The product uses natural organic cotton with azo free dyes and non-toxic environmentally safe inks.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The company uses organic cotton for its clothing.

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Sleeveless Bodysuit with Colourful Edge by Canboli

Brand: Canboli

Attributes: Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: Canboli’s Sleeveless Bodysuit with Colourful Edge is made from 100% Turkish organic cotton. The organic cotton is certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

This particular piece is unisex and comes in five different colours; Brown, Fuchsia, Lime, Orange and Turquoise, for babies 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-12 months.

Canboli is a brand of Orimpex B.V., a company in the Netherlands, which carries 100% organic, bright-coloured, high-end baby clothes.

Canboli products are distributed by Eccogekko. You can buy from their online store.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 12 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 26 Apr 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

The company is certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which is recognised as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres, and defines environmental criteria along the supply chain and social criteria as well.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have a written environmental policy.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have data on energy consumption, target goals and procedures to reduce energy consumption per kg of textile output.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have data on energy consumption, target goals and procedures to reduce energy consumption per kg of textile output.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have data on energy consumption, target goals and procedures to reduce energy consumption per kg of textile output.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have procedures to minimise waste and discharges.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have target goals and procedures to reduce water consumption per kg of textile output.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

Based on the GOTS criteria for fibre production, a textile product carrying the GOTS label grade ‘organic’ must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic fibres.

The GOTS criteria for processing and manufacturing also includes the prohibition of critical inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, and genetically modified organisms.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The company is certified organic according to the GOTS.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Based on the GOTS criteria, all chemical inputs must be evaluated and meet basic requirements on toxicity and biodegradability/eliminability.

The GOTS criteria for processing and manufacturing also includes the prohibition of critical inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, and genetically modified organisms.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

In the GOTS, one of the social criteria is to have a policy for social accountability to ensure that the social criteria can be met.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

In the GOTS, the social criteria includes child labour must not be used, and no discrimination is practised.

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Farmyard Sleepsuit by Green Baby

Brand: Green Baby

Attributes: Fair Trade, Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: Green Baby’s Farmyard Sleepsuit is made from 100% organic cotton and uses nickel free poppers. This particular range is made on a fair trade project in India.

The organic cotton is certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The dyes used does not include harmful substances.

This particular piece is unisex and sizes are available for babies 3-6 months and 6-12 months.

Green Baby is a leading baby company in the UK that is exclusively focused on producing organic cotton baby clothing and handmade skincare range that is eco-friendly and ethical.

Green Baby products are distributed by Eccogekko. You can buy from their online store.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 14 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 26 Apr 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

The company is certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which is recognised as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres, and defines environmental criteria along the supply chain and social criteria as well.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have a written environmental policy.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The company minimises the impact at the manufacturing stage by using only environmentally friendly processes. The dyes used are free from harmful heavy metals. The card used in the packaging, hangers, and delivery boxes is recycled, and their clothing is delivered in reusable bags.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

The company won the 2009 and 2010 Best Children’s Eco Range at the Prima Baby Fashion Awards.

Prima Baby Fashion Awards is an annual competition organised by Prima Baby magazine, Britain’s fastest growing pregnancy and baby magazine.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have data on energy consumption, target goals and procedures to reduce energy consumption per kg of textile output.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have data on energy consumption, target goals and procedures to reduce energy consumption per kg of textile output.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have data on energy consumption, target goals and procedures to reduce energy consumption per kg of textile output.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have procedures to minimise waste and discharges.

The company also minimises waste as the card they use in their packaging, hangers, and delivery boxes is recycled, and clothing is delivered in reusable bags.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

In the GOTS, one of the environmental criteria is to have target goals and procedures to reduce water consumption per kg of textile output.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

Based on the GOTS criteria for fibre production, a textile product carrying the GOTS label grade ‘organic’ must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic fibres.

The GOTS criteria for processing and manufacturing also includes the prohibition of critical inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, and genetically modified organisms.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The company is certified organic according to the GOTS.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Based on the GOTS criteria, all chemical inputs must be evaluated and meet basic requirements on toxicity and biodegradability/eliminability.

The GOTS criteria for processing and manufacturing also includes the prohibition of critical inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, and genetically modified organisms.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

In the GOTS, one of the social criteria is to have a policy for social accountability to ensure that the social criteria can be met.

The company is also supporting fair trade since 1999, meaning that everyone in the supply chain, from the cotton farmers to the pattern cutters and everyone in between can bank on the fact that the company will support them, that they will be paid a fair wage, enjoy tea breaks, proper sanitation and work in pleasant and clean environments. It also means that the company pay them the kind of prices for their products that enable them to plan for their families and future.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

In the GOTS, the social criteria includes child labour must not be used, and no discrimination is practised.

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