Red Flags that Your Kids Organic Clothing Isn’t all that Organic

Have you ever had a “gotcha” moment where you’re shopping for kids organic pajamas and realize you’re looking at something that’s only partially organic? It happens more often than you’d think it would, which is why more parents are on the lookout for the red flags that signal the company you’re buying from is just using organic as a buzzword. Here are some of the more common ones to be aware of.

Labels

Several third party institutions exist to monitor kids organic cotton pajamas and verify that they are truly organic. The most common one to look for is the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which not only certifies that a product is manufactured as organic, but that it also contains a certain percentage of organic materials. This provides a pretty strong safety net to tell that you’re shopping something that is organic from farm to clothes rack.

If girls or boys organic pajamas you’re looking at don’t contain that label, odds are good those standards do not apply to them.

Cotton Purchased Outside the US

Have you heard the term “China organic”? It’s a term that refers to organic materials purchased from places like China, where regulation isn’t as strict. The end result is that you get so-called organic materials manufactured under dubious conditions. Remember, one of the hallmarks of organic is the free choice of quality labor that is sustainable. If workers didn’t have the right to choose where they work, or weren’t paid a living wage, you might be supporting something that isn’t sustainable.

Bio: KoraVera offers GOTS certified kids organic cotton pajamas at an affordable price, and shipped direct to you.