As you know, Inhabitots is all about being green. And in case you hadn't heard, the color gurus over at Pantone are in on it too: emerald has been chosen as the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year. Since it's getting close to St. Patrick's Day, a veritable bonanza of all things green, we decided to find you some eco-friendly emerald goodies to brighten your child's room or wardrobe. From sweet felted slippers to a handmade emerald green rug to a stylish baby blanket, these green treats are great for St.Patrick's Day but can also be enjoyed year-round. And remember: long after the emerald green color of the year is dethroned and replaced with another trendy hue, Inhabitots will continue bringing you the best and "greenest" goods around!
These sweet slippers are just the thing for your little leprechaun. Hand knit and then hand felted using 100% merino wool, these shoes are made more durable through the felting process — a good thing since little ones won’t want to take them off! A padded lining makes the slippers extra cozy and the shoes come adorned with charming buttons. If they don’t make your little one want to kick up her heels and join Riverdance, we don’t know what will!
Cuddle up your baby or toddler with these gorgeous and comfy organic cotton baby blankets from Sewn Naturals. The handmade blankets feature a modern, screen-printed design of forest trees with little bird friends perched on their branches in beige with a contrasting green background. Printed with solvent free inks, this baby blanket will last much longer than naptimes do, and it is pretty enough to become a wall hanging after baby outgrows it.
This organic cotton tee gives a little lesson in letter recognition and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. The design also comes in a onesie in addition to the regular kid’s tee version for up to size 12 years. The onesies and tees are all hand silk-screened using water-based inks. Want a subtle pop of emerald green featuring a graphic kids are sure to love? Try this dino tee printed with solvent-free paste on an organic cotton tee.
Carry your littlest greenie close in an organic cotton twill and sateen baby carrier. We have much love for Ergobaby, and this carrier is not only stylish, it’s gender neutral, durable, and super comfy. Perfect for walking about town or adventuring into the great outdoors and showing your baby the great, green world.
This cute organic cotton kids’ dress would be wonderful for St.Paddy’s Day, but we love that your little girl can wear it year-round, especially in warmer weather. After all, aren’t we all ready for a little reminder that spring is coming? Covered in a cool green mandala print, the peasant dress can be custom ordered in a variety of sizes from 2T to size 8. Got a tiny one? Pick up an emerald green swaddling blanket from the same Etsy store. All Soul Role’s products are made in a Hawaii designer’s off grid, solar and wind-powered studio.
Don’t limit your love of green to just one day. This emerald and white rug is handmade from organic cotton and would add a pleasing pop of color to any nursery or playroom. And it’s even machine washable! Whether your tot settles down here for some St.Patrick’s Day reads or to simply play any day with some eco-friendly toys, this rug is bound to get lots of use.