Shop your favorite sustainable children’s brands all in one place.
- Young Eden is a brand new online store specializing in sustainable children’s apparel (aka slow fashion).
- Unlike traditional children’s apparel retailers, Young Eden exclusively sells baby and toddler clothing made from the industry gold standard, GOTS certified organic cotton, as well as other eco-friendly materials.
- The store offers consumers sustainable kids’ apparel made by a wide variety of clothing manufacturers and independent designers, all in one place.
- Founded by two moms who want to give families more choice of safe, natural, and environmentally-friendly options of clothing for their babies and toddlers.
- The (fast) fashion industry is broken, producing somewhere between 4 and 8.6 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions with increasing reports of toxic chemicals being prevalent in children’s textiles.
- Slow fashion reduces the environmental impact of fashion by promoting the use of sustainable materials and processes, reducing waste, and supporting local production.
We’re really proud to introduce our new online store, Young Eden, a one stop shop for sustainable children's fashion! Starting today we are offering a wide variety of your favorite sustainable apparel for babies and toddlers created by established brands and independent designers alike, all in one place.
Explore thoughtfully curated collections of stylish and adorable eco-friendly kids clothes from brands including Burt's Bees Baby, Colored Organics, Mightly, Norsu Organic, SIIX Collection, Under the Nile, Wee Gallery, and many more.
We are simplifying the process for families to find the most natural, ethically sourced clothes for their little ones that they can feel good about buying--we only sell clothes made from GOTS certified organic cotton or other planet-friendly materials. Young Eden also offers sustainable, planet-friendly packaging to ship everything you buy.
“We’re excited to introduce Young Eden for families everywhere as a new and modern alternative to harmful fast fashion retailers. Now you can simplify shopping your favorite planet-friendly baby and toddler brands all in one place--explore stylish and adorable clothes you can actually feel good about buying,” said Jessica Cooper, Founder and CEO at Young Eden.
Fast, Cheap Fashion Comes at a High Price to Our Planet
In the last few years, environmental and social justice advocates have made strides building awareness about the enormous impact that the fashion industry–including apparel, footwear, accessories, hair and makeup sectors– has on our planet.
Leading global management firm McKinsey published a 2020 report about fast fashion’s impact on climate change, reporting that the sector contributed as much as 4 percent (or 2.1 billion metric tons) of global green-house gas emissions in 2018. The United Nations reported the industry contributed an even higher percent of about 10%.
More recently, Bloomberg published an editorial feature, How Fast, Cheap Fashion is Polluting the Planet, that details the different ways fashion is harming the ecosystem. From garment production sourced from dirty fossil fuels like coal and crude oil, to supply chain transportation emissions, chemicals dyes added to fabrics that harm our skin and contaminate our groundwater, and high volumes of water consumption.
These pollutants not only cause harm to our environment. Consider that every piece of clothing that we put on our children can pose a potential health risk if and when toxic chemicals are absorbed into their skin or accidentally ingested.
Health Risks of Toxic Chemicals in Our Children’s Clothes
"If you’ve ever looked at the nutrition label on the food you buy, then you understand the importance of also knowing how and where your children’s clothes are sourced before you let it touch their skin," continued Cooper.
According to a 2022 report by the Environment Working Group, babies and kids are especially vulnerable to the toxic effects of “forever chemicals” known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs)–high levels of which appeared in the organization’s tests of popular baby textile products including onesies, swimwear, hats, raincoats, shoes, and more from brands like Old Navy, Carter’s, Cat and Jack, Disney, and others. In 2018, Harvard’s School of Public Health cited associated health effects of PFAs ranging across cancer, liver damage, decreased fertility, and increased risk of asthma and thyroid disease.
Fashion FWD, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the need for nontoxic apparel also warns consumers to stay away from textile chemicals including phthalates, APEOS, and PFAs, writing on its website, “Phthalates are endocrine disruptors and these chemicals have been linked to ADHD, asthma, diabetes, and breast cancer, along with a number of reproductive issues. However, phthalates pose the greatest risk to children who may put their contaminated clothing in their mouths.”
How Slow Fashion Can Help Our Planet & Our Children
If you’re not familiar, the slow fashion movement aims to solve our worldwide problem of overproduction and overconsumption, while also offering reassurance about the safety of our children when they wear clothes that are free of harmful chemicals, dyes, and irritants.
It’s time to change how you shop for your kids’ clothes–make buying safe and sustainable apparel a priority to raise a healthy little while also helping us leave behind a healthier planet for future generations.