LittleLeaf is a family-run business based in Hampshire. With four children of our own, we know how important it is that the fabric you’re putting next to your baby’s skin – and your own – is the kindest and softest it can be.
As a family, we think we are fairly environmentally aware: we have a smallholding, grow as much organic veg as we can, keep chickens, have invested in “green” technology in our home, such as rainwater harvesting for our washing machine and for flushing loos, and diligently recycle as much as we can. So why hadn’t we heard about the benefits of organic cotton years ago? We realised that there must be lots of other people out there who didn’t know about it either and so decided to get involved in getting the word out about how much better organic cotton is for you, better for the workers who produce it, and better for the environment in general.
By buying organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), you are also helping to ensure that people involved in the growing of organic cotton and the making of our clothes are treated fairly through all the production stages, from fibre to finished product. Simply put, organic cotton is grown with consideration for the environment and the people who produce it. Always look for the GOTS symbol, which ensures all these environmental and social standards have been met.
But of course, you also want a good product. Organic cotton makes a premium product and we only use it in our LittleLeaf garments and bedding.
Our clothes and blankets come in our very own bright, unique designs, which will hopefully put a smile on your face. Our babywear designs suit both girls and boys. As parents of a son and daughters, we like the idea of baby clothes that suit both. There’s also a practical gain from choosing unisex designs for your baby clothes, as they can be passed on from brother to sister (recycling at its best!) and so will save you money in the long-term. As organic cotton has a reputation for being incredibly durable, retaining its quality wash after wash (and even getting softer the more it’s washed), it should see you through baby number one, two, three and more!
We have tried to follow this ethos right through all stages of our business, and so have sourced and use 100% recycled paper packaging and stationery. Even the wrapping paper we use for gift wrapping – in our lovely leaf design – is made from 100% recycled paper and is uncoated, printed using vegetable oil-based inks and is fully recyclable. Similarly, the ribbon used for gift wrapping is compostable.
Purer…made from cotton grown without toxic chemicals
Kinder…to your skin and the people who make the clothes
Better…for you, your family and the environment
We love your feedback, so if you have an opinion about styles or prints that you’d like to share with us, or if you’d just like to get in touch, then please do drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org