Having just become a new Grandmother it made me very aware of how important good clothing is for new babies, so I set off exploring the baby ranges out there and there are loads to choose from, most of them are good too.

I then came across Piccalilly Organic Cotton Clothing, this Company hales from the Yorkshire Dales and produces quality Organic Cotton clothes from a small project called Chetna Organic.

In 2008 Chetna became the first cotton farmers organisation in India to receive Fair-trade Certification, all the cotton is grown by small marginal farmers without the use of child labour, chemicals and GMO’s.

Its a fair-trade cotton programme with a mission to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers by making their farm systems more sustainable and profitable.

The Chetna farmers also own a 10% equity stake in the factory who make the clothes and the cotton farmers are pre-financed and guaranteed stable cotton prices and a premium to spend within their local community.

So not only do they make fabulous Organic clothing, which is obviously much better next to new baby skin but without the use of nasty chemicals its healthier for the farmers and the eco system too.

Its Fair trade so everyone involved with the garments receive living wages and in this case there are extra benefits including free lunches, healthcare and funding towards education.

No children were involved in the making of these clothes and the whole process has complete traceability down to the farmers field it has been grown in.

The whole process is also eco friendly which in the long run is great for our next generation too

I have personally tried and tested these beautiful clothes on little Sophie-Lily so they come with a big tick from me too.


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