This page highlights some of my go-to places for ethical parenting supplies. Hand-me-downs and charity shops are the best! However, sometimes you’ll find yourself in need of something new. Here are some of my favourite online shops. Shops marked with an asterisk are affiliate links so you will also be supporting The Green Shopper*
Oxfam Online* have a Kids section which includes new clothes and second-hand. It’s a great place to check for toys, dolls, games and puzzles too.
Babipur are my go-to website for ethical baby and kids stuff. They sell pretty much everything you will need, from maternity clothes and baby-grows through to to cloth nappies and changing mats. They also have a good range of slings in lots of different styles, as well as bibs, bottles, lunchboxes and homewares.
Frugi* have a beautiful range of organic cotton baby and children’s clothing, as well as maternity wear and children’s bedding. Their signature styles are bright colours, eye-catching prints and applique animals. I love their colourful swimwear which is made from Oeko-Tex approved fabrics and recycled polyester.
Cambridge Baby are my favourite place to go for socks, slippers, thermals and hats. This small friendly company have a wide range of high quality woollens, organic cotton basics, silk blends and more. Not just for babies – they cover children, teens and adults too.
Kite Clothing* have baby and child ranges in cute prints and bright rainbow colours. This Dorset based company use organic cotton, recycled polyester and all fabrics are GOTS OEKO-TEX certified
Toby Tiger* have loads of bright and colourful organic kids clothes. When I lived in Brighton I loved popping into their North Laine shop to buy dribble bibs and baby blankets as gifts.
Polarn O Pyret* are a Swedish brand who make good quality warm and waterproof PFC-free outdoor clothes for kids. Warning: they’re quite pricey… but they do have a free repair service in case any zips or poppers break. We have been lucky to get hand-me-downs from my Swedish sister-in-law, and now try and track down second-hand POP when we need the next size up! They also make kids clothes and are famous for their organic cotton striped PJs.
Myriad Natural Toys and Crafts website is a treasure trove of gorgeous wooden toys, Steiner-inspired art supplies, Waldorf dolls, seasonal and outdoor crafts, pentatonic musical instruments, non-competitive board games and more. Their ‘home’ section includes amazing fire bowls, beeswax candles, Iris Hantverk brushes, beechwood baby bowls and maplewood spoons. Their printed catalogue is gorgeous. This is my go-to place for stocking-fillers and special baby gifts.
Vivo Barefoot* have a range of barefoot toddler and children’s shoes including options that are vegan and made with recycled and bio-based materials. They also have a scheme for reconditioned shoes called Revivo.
Little Green Radicals have 100% organic and Fairtrade certified cotton clothes for ages 0-8 in tasteful prints and stylish colours. They also have a range of plastic-free kids skincare including a nappy balm and a chest rub.
&Keep* have a great ‘plastic-free parenting’ selection, including reusable bottles, lunchboxes and wraps, plastic-free plasters, dental care, hairbrushes, sun cream. They’ve got it all covered!
Piccalilly are great for fair trade and organic cotton muslins, swaddles, baby & kids clothes and more – they even have a range made from upcycled cotton! “Piccalilly are a British baby and kidswear brand designing organic baby clothes and organic children’s clothes from Newborn up to 10 years. We’re the leading UK company to develop muslin swaddling blankets and we manufacture all our organic clothing to the highest ethical standards.”
*To give you a rough idea of the tiny amounts of money involved, The Green Shopper made around £28 from affiliate marketing in 2020 – not quite enough to cover my web hosting!