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The Best Children's T-shirts for Sports

The Best Children's T-shirts for Sports

...topical steroid creams?! That doesn't sound right. But, when your child has eczema, topical steroids for treating skin irritation are just an extension of the equipment bag. Primarily polyester jerseys made with harmful chemicals and unbreathable fabric can exacerbate eczema. After a full game of running and sweating, skin is left itchy and downright uncomfortable. Well, that certainly takes the air out of the ball now doesn't it?
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Is Children's Clothing Disposable?

Is Children's Clothing Disposable?

Is children's clothing disposable? As any great entrepreneur does, I have spent many hours talking about my products to family, friends, coworkers, and basically anyone willing to listen. Why? Because I believe that sustainable skin-friendly clothing is the future of fashion, and I want to understand others' perspective too. We owe it to our children's health and the earth to make better choices when we shop. But much to my dismay, not everyone is onboard. In fact, I have discovered that while parents are willing to pay the big bucks for high-end and sustainably made adult clothing, children's clothing is viewed...

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Toxins in Children's Clothing, Polyester is Itchy

3 Toxins to Watch Out for in Children's Clothing

We established a while ago that clothing can irritate your skin. But, why? The answer is two-fold. The first part of the equation is that the majority of clothing contains polyester (i.e., plastic), which doesn't let skin breathe, and consequently results in sweating and skin irritation. The second part is the chemicals used to process and coat your clothes. And believe it or not, there are A LOT of chemicals in our clothes! What harmful chemicals are in clothing? Sadly, there are almost too many to cover. For sake of time, we'll focus on addressing the most common toxic chemicals found...

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Why I Launched a Children's Clothing Brand

Why I Launched a Children's Clothing Brand

What does your child do that really embarrasses you? What does your child do that is really embarrassing?  When my first child was getting ready to go to kindergarten, he would NOT wear underwear. I was horrified. What would the teacher and the other children think? Would they notice? Are underwear really that important? My mind raced on.  As it turns out, my son refused to get dressed for a reason. His clothing was irritating his skin because most underwear contained polyester and harmful dyes. No wonder he preferred commando. Rather than stew about my potential embarrassment and the morning get dressed...

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How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe for Kids

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe for Kids

Yes! Make mornings easier and hassle free. Narrow down options to reduce the likelihood of decision paralysis. A capsule wardrobe is not only easier to manage, but also less expensive to assemble and better for the environment. 

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Headed back to school? 5 Tips for an Earth Friendly School Year

Headed back to school? 5 Tips for an Earth Friendly School Year

Summer is coming to an end. Now is the time to start thinking about heading back to school. This year is the year to make a difference. Small changes in how you prepare can have a huge impact on the environment. Choose wisely and always remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle. 
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