Seems like even the most mainstream brands and stores are putting out organic lines these days–definitely a good thing. As 25% of the world’s insecticides are sprayed on cotton, any steps we can take to decrease that amount is worth it.
Point Reyes-based company Coyuchi has been at the forefront of producing beautiful, elegant bedding and bath linens of the finest organic cotton, and their baby items are trusted by the greenest of parents. They have your kid covered from crib sheet to receiving blanket to hooded bath towel, which you can even get embroidered with adorable animal motifs. You may even be inspired to make over your own bedroom–their adult-sized bedding comes in soothing colors (clay, Aegean, plum) and sophisticated designs (pleats, jacquard). All of their cotton, which is grown in India, meets strict fair-trade and organic certification standards, and the company gives back to the farmers, helping them raise funds to buy and build sheds for livestock.
So rather than wonder about the transparency of a big-name brand’s claims to be “green,” trust in a revered local gem who outline their goals on their website. You can shop online, or see the goods in person at Berkeley’s Earthsake, Maison Reve in Mill Valley, or Spring on Polk Street in SF.