Why should I buy FairTrade Orgainc Cotton?

Posted by Jennine Cassidy on September 21, 2016 in Helpful Information

Why should I buy FairTrade Orgainc Cotton? name

Okay so firstly what's all the fuss about organic cotton, and why is it important for baby clothing and sleepwear?  Well the short answer is that it's softer while somehow being more durable, its the best fabric for newborn sensitive skin as it hasn't been through harsh chemical processing and has no nasty toxic chemicals to hurt or irritate brand new skin.   And because there are no chemical used in the manufacturing process, it is also better for the environment. 

Now I know that ideally we want to use New Zealand made products to support local business and ensure that we keep true to our highest possible standards. however, when you buy off-shore then you really want to make sure you are buying from a company that supports FairTrade.  Wikipedia describes FairTrade as a "social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieving better trading conditions and to promote sustainability.  Members of the movement advocate the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards".  So in a nutshell - when you buy FairTrade, everyone gets a FairTrade! 

Here at Baby Caterpillar we have secured a lovely order of FairTrade Organic cotton clothing to add to our range of perfect merino sleepwear essentials.  The range is MyBaby&Me and includes: bodysuits, onesies, pants, singlets, hats, mittens, booties and bibs. 




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  • I have used several different types of swaddles (or wraps as you call them) over the course of my 3 children, but I just had to email you and let you know that I love your one the most.  It really is so easy to use and fits for much longer than the other merino ones I had.  I have finished having children now, but I will be telling anyone who needs a swaddle for a baby to buy your ones. 

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Thank you for my sleep. I LOVE YOU! I received one of your baby merino swaddles for a baby shower gift, and finally my beautiful baby girl slept through for more than 2 hours at night. I had always wrapped her, but she always managed to get her arms and legs out and then wake up. Having the pocket thing meant she could not get her legs and feet out, then I just had to wrap her arms, and she stayed like that all night long. I will be getting a sleeping bag very soon

    Liz (& Isobel)
    Ellerslie, New Zealand

  • Just wanted to say how awesome your sleeping bags are!!! Quality make and TOUGH! I purchased the twin pack (1 winter & 1 std weight) I was a  bit dubious about spending so much but has been the best product I've bought for our little girl & worth every cent! so nice to know she's snug as in her bed .... Easy to wash too.  Would recommend your products over and over again.... And great they are still made in nz!!!  Thanks again

    Auckland, New Zealand