Origany Certified Organic
Baby & Toddler Clothing
Lavender Frill “Baby Doll” Dress
We all know by now why eating organic foods are better, but do you know about the benefits of organic clothing? Did you even realize that Organic clothing was an option? And who is Origany?
Well, Origany is a company that prides itself as one that is focusing on environmentally conscious clothing and accessories made from organic cotton and other eco-friendly materials. We call it “Clothing Made Organic by Nature.”
As Origany explains, “over the past decade, you may have heard some of the reports citing conventional cotton farming as one of agriculture’s most environmentally destructive activities. The simple act of growing and harvesting the one pound of cotton fiber needed to make a T-shirt takes an enormous toll on the air, water, and soil, not to mention the health, of people living and working in the country where cotton is grown. In fact, cotton crops are the second largest user of agricultural pesticides in the world (coffee is the first and tobacco the third). 25% of the world’s insecticides and more than 10% of the world’s pesticides are used on cotton, with 50 million pounds applied yearly in the United States. It takes a third of a pound of pesticides to produce enough cotton for a single item of clothing. The worst part that not all of those pesticides stay on the cotton fields. It is estimated that only 25% of pesticides sprayed from a crop duster actually hit the crop. The remainder drifts for miles and lands on other food crops, residential areas and water sources. These pesticides are harmful. Four of the top nine pesticides used on cotton, (cyanide, dicofol, naled, propargite) are classified by the EPA as cancer-causing chemicals. Organically grown cotton eliminates these harmful chemicals and is certified by independent third parties and some state agencies to ensure that no synthetic substances were used in the cultivation and harvesting of the fibers. Cotton grown on land free of chemicals for three years is certified as organic.”
Origany sells both baby (0-24 months) and toddler (2t-4T) clothing that is made made from certified organic cotton or baby alpaca combined with certified organic cotton. Additionally, their colored apparel is made with “low-impact eco-friendly dyes that minimizes the environmental impact.”
You know you can feel good about putting your child in Origany clothing given the materials used and care that has gone into being a green/organic company, but does that mean you’re sacrificing quality? What impact does that have on the feel of the material and the way it hold up? Well, Origany sent me the Lavender Frill “Baby Doll” Dress in 2T for my daughter. It arrived quickly and felt incredibly soft when I first opened the package. You can immediately see the details that went into making this darling “baby doll” dress from the four tiers of frill and three different shades of purple.
I washed and dried the dress before my daughter wore it, and I am happy to report it retained that incredibly soft feel that it had when it first arrived. The colors on the dress, which as I stated are three different shades of purple, also remained as they did before washing/drying. There was no running, and there was only a small amount of shrinking. Given the material, I think that is to be expected however, and I would just suggest if your child is “between” sizes, go for the larger size to allow for any slight shrinking.
My daughter, although only 18 months old, has an eye for all things fabulous and frilly. She was delighted to put on the dress and parade around in it. Since the temperatures have been frigid here, I paired it with some stockings and her Ugg-style boots. As long as she doesn’t hit a huge growth spurt, this light weight dress will make a great transitional piece to Spring as well. It has also been washed and worn several times with no signs of wear and/or tear, and will be a great piece to pass down to another little girl.