This piece is a guest post from Erin Lally, owner of Gingerly Witty
At this moment in my life, I've started to take a closer look about what goes in and on top of my body. We take a conscious effort to eat healthy day in and day out, hopping onto words like organic and free range. I can only imagine the importance of being eco-friendly when you’re preparing for the arrival of your baby.
In the preparation for having a living, breathing, pooping infant, I'd probably scour the internet for the perfect organic cotton baby tees, organic bedding, washcloths, mattress pads...you name it. After all, this is your beloved, special little human being and he/she only deserves the best. Lucky for us, more and more brands these days are realizing this and are producing eco and ethically friendly clothing, accessories, and toys. Plus, they're getting more and more stylish by the day. I've lost track of the number of stylish kiddos I've seen in the Echo Park store! Some of these clothes are very much reminiscent of our capsule wardrobe dreams And so, in preparation to carrying children's clothes in my shop, I decided to do a little searching for some socially conscious yet stylish and cool baby brands.
With all of their garments designed and manufactured in the USA in small volume, Mabo clothier specializes in fine children's clothing designed for little ones' comfort and simple style. With quality, natural fabrics – cotton and linen for summer and cozy wools for winter, their clothing is characterized by classic, clean designs with contemporary and playful details.
2. Rocky Racoon Apparel
RockyRacoonApparel is a line of organic clothing for trendy kids. All fabrics are organic cotton and printed with non-toxic water-based ink prints. This Cactus pattern is the coolest and perfect for summer!
A children’s line founded by illustrator Kelli Murray and inspired by her own little ones. Rylee+Cru merges art and imagination, offering unique and artistic clothing for the modern child. The collection consists of quality basics that are each hand garment dyed, giving them a soft vintage feel right out of the box. The shapes are comfortable and the fabrics are soft, making dressing easy for baby and mama.
5. Tiny Cottons
As a family Company, tinycottons born in December 2012, Barb Bruno and Gerard Lazcano decided to to do something different for the kids business, build a brand with great quality products, made in Europe, and treat that Brand as and adults Brand, stylish but bold, with a strong image, and a story behind every collection that kids get involved and learn something, or just love a piece that they'll remember for ever.
About Erin + Gingerly Witty
Gingerly Witty was born from my love of personal style. I wanted to create a space that had a neighborhood vibe with affordable quality products and unique merchandise with an appreciation for local handmade artisans and a spotlight on ethically made goods. I hope to bring this vision to my clients in a way that is uniquely Gingerly Witty.
What we're creating is a lifestyle destination focused on a specific customer — a woman who is creative and eclectic in terms of her tastes but is leading a busy, ambitious life. So, what she needs are beautiful clothes that are also rooted in ease, versatility, and accessibility.
We want the references we're making to what's happening in fashion and other cultural arenas to feel intuitively familiar but done in a way that surprises our customer. We focus on offering real clothes that you can live and work in. I believe when women feel confident and powerful — in short, at our best — there is truly nothing we can't accomplish.
Gingerly Witty is own and run by Erin Lally. She loves capsule wardrobes, dancing at concerts, and attempting to play the banjo. Gene Belcher is her spirit animal.