When choosing who would make our clothes, it was important to us to work with manufacturing partners that had achieved GOTS certification. GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is known as the gold standard for sustainable processing of organic fibers. The standard specifies requirements throughout the entire supply chain for both ecological and labor conditions for those in the textile and apparel manufacturing field.
By choosing to work with GOTS certified factories and using organic fibers like organic cotton over regular cotton, we are ensuring that our clothes are made without the use of harsh chemicals and are therefore safer for baby and kids’ delicate skin. Additionally, organic cotton is grown in a process that uses less water and without the use of pesticides, germicides, and GMO’s so it’s not only better for the environment but also better for the farmers and factory workers who handle it.
We are so excited about the fabric we chose for our footy pajamas and pajama set. We searched for the softest, most breathable, and sustainably made fabric and we found TENCEL™ lyocell. TENCEL™ lyocell is known for its durability, soft feel, gentleness to skin, and moisture absorbing properties. TENCEL™ lyocell is similar in composition to viscose or rayon, however, it is made through a closed loop production process where sustainably sourced wood pulp is transformed into fibers with minimal environmental impact.
We chose this amazing fabric for our leggings, t-shirt, and long sleeve tee. Made from 95% organic cotton and 5% elastane, it is incredibly soft, stretchy, and the perfect weight.
Organic Cotton Knits
All of our knitwear is made from 100% organic cotton yarns which were sourced from GOTS certified suppliers in Italy and Portugal. We chose 100% organic cotton because of its incredibly soft feel, sustainable nature, and cross seasonal wearability. Organic cotton is breathable so your child won’t overheat wearing it but it also serves as the perfect layer during colder months. We love that organic cotton yarns give a luxe look and feel but can still be tossed in the washing machine!
At Dear Hayden, we love a good rib and found this one to be the perfect fit for our henley bodysuit, romper, and two piece set. This soft and stretchy rib is made of 95% organic cotton and 5% elastane and has a chunkier look than our microrib.