- Brooks Dibble
…a parent is one of the most meaningful life transitions. A time of profound happiness (and, yes, exhaustion) which can spark awareness and concern about the world around us -- the place we just introduced our little one to. This is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite brands for littles that are doing amazing things in the world -- and highlighted some of our favorites which make great baby shower, new mom and birthday gifts.
We’ve said it before here, we’ll say it again…fashion is one of the most polluting industries on the planet. Jackalo founder, Marianna Sachse, used this problem as her inspiration for her company, which responsibly makes kids clothes that hold up to their active (and messy) lifestyles. Furthermore, the company has a TradeUp program where you can send in your worn Jackalo clothing for them to clean, repair and post back for resale on their site at a discount. Anything they can’t repair is upcycled or recycled responsibly. The family run company supports a culture of repair and reuse, while never sacrificing performance of their organic and sustainably made clothing.
The Cause Bar’s Pick: The Billie Jacket, $79
…Baby Baazaar is the destination for unique, creative toys and nursery accessories for babies and toddlers. Founded by Supriya Himatsingka, all products are responsibly made by local artisans in India. When you shop with Baby Baazaar you are supporting talented, creative artisans so that they can work with pride and dignity while supporting their own families. PLUS, the company even has its own baby registry, a great resource for new parents-to-be.
The Cause Bar’s Pick: Children's Apron + Bandana Set- Giraffe, $32
Perhaps one of the most versatile baby essentials is the bloomers! Enter…BILLIE BLOOMS! Founded by Libi Molnar and Ashley Liemer, these unisex bloomers are made with high-quality natural fibers right here in the USA, adhering to the most ethical and environmental principles. The best part is for each pair of bloomers sold, the company donates $1 to support Every Mother Counts in their effort to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. The organization is actively working with decision-makers to address the 800 daily deaths from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth around the globe, including halting and turning around the rising maternal mortality rate right here in America.
The Cause Bar’s Pick: BILLIE BLOOMS Organic Bloomers Set, $78
…Beast Free footwear? That’s the Native Shoe Brand’s fun way of saying that not a hair nor hide of any animal has been used in the creation of their products. The company is certified by PETA as an approved vegan brand and is one of the most perfect examples of good-vibes without sacrificing performance. All Native shoes are super light-weight, shock absorbent, odor resistant, hand-washable, and come in an infinite assortment of colors and treatments to suit even the most creative of spirits.
The Cause Bar’s Pick: Lennox Slip-On Sneaker, $40
Whether you’re shopping for your own littles, or one close to your heart, we hope you consider supporting brands like these, who are finding a way to drive positive change in our world…without sacrificing style or performance.
Sweet Deals for The Cause Bar Community:
Use code “THECAUSEBAR” when you shop on both Baby Baazaar and Jackalo to save 20%