I will always be by your side even if you can't see me
I will always be in your heart even if you can't feel me
Listen in the wind and you will hear my whispers and feel my hand
Stand tall, Stand strong, and your strength will guide you
by Betty Miller
I see children as canaries in a mine. They are totally dependent on our decisions and awareness of what's safe or not. Our business started nine years ago with that recognition and personal challenges of keeping kids safe and healthy.
Things I never thought about - children's lighter weight increases the proportions of toxins in conventional clothes to their body mass. Kids thinner skin does not offer as much protection as for adults. The immature immune system can't protect from flame retardants.
How lucky we are to have better organic solutions available in beautiful colors and styles. Here are two companies that meet the highest standards of safety.
Under the Nile was founded in 1998 by Janice and Mohamed Masoud. It was the first baby clothing company in the USA to be certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard and it still is the only baby clothing company in the world to carry the official Gold Seal of Authentic Egyptian Cotton.
Their cotton is not only certified organic, it's grown on a Biodynamic farm, which increases fertility of soil and increases the health of the world in a truly holistic way. Clothes are made at a certified Fair Trade facility, whose founder was awarded the “Award for Excellence in Positive Change” by the Global Thinker Forum.
These are the people that are changing our world for the better.
Art & Eden is a registered public benefit enterprise (PBC). It makes clothes that are better for the planet, better for the people that make them & better for our kids. Their achievements humble and inspire.
With Clothes for Cure, Art & Eden has committed to:
• 1 million multivitamins reaching 2,740 kids
• parasites medication for 3,500
The company has worked closely with the Hope Worldwide since 2014, when they launched Empower, a midday meal program for undernourished children in India, with a contribution of 186,000 meals.
In U.S.A., Art & Eden developed a Camden Street School mentorship program in NY and NJ, in schools with a large percentage of students living below the poverty line. Staff teams regularly volunteers to provide leadership and mentoring for the kids.
In the world with quite a bit of bad news, there are the people whose compassion and responsibility surpasses anything I could dream up.
Let's make them known and supported. Your purchase makes it possible. Spread the word and we can make our dreams be real.