Just because clothing is organic, doesn’t mean it has to be boring and bland. Case in point: Barley & Birch‘s kids collection of tees and onesies which are brand new in the Inhabitatshop! Emblazoned with splashy graphics like prickly cacti, breezy trees and even the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, these designs are perfect for your little treehugger.
Barley & Birch was once just a gleam in founder Kyle Smitley‘s eye. After earning her degree in environmental science, she wished that the “organic” clothing that she was purchasing for the children of friends and family was a little cuter and a lot more environmentally and socially responsible than what was currently available. She also felt a strong desire to continue to work and help the communities that she had gotten to know during her time in countries like Haiti, El Salvador and New Zealand. The solution? Kyle’s very own line held to the highest social and environmental standards with a portion of the profits going to organizations working to improve the lives of people all over the world – thus, Barley & Birch was born. Add the keen visual sense of designer Jodie, whose ability to mix her urban roots with her childlike intrigue in animals and nature catches the attention of greenies and hipsters alike and you have a match made in organic heaven!
So how green is Barley & Birch? Every single facet of the line carbon neutral and any emissions created by production and shipping are offset. Only certified organic cotton and water-based inks are used and all the garments are made in the United States. You can feel good knowing that 10% (at the least) of profits are donated to a variety of organizations working all over the world to improve the lives of others.