Shopping for Kids Threads: Why We Love Our Brands January 23, 2013 07:35

Long before Ash & Alys Babes became a reality, I had a strong affinity for certain brands of baby/kid items. A combination of my personal style preferences, green living values, eye for a good deal and love of shopping led me to a few brands that I believe everybody should love.

Working in the role of buyer for our site has been a great outlet for me to exercise my shopping muscles without going overboard on buying my boys way more than they need. It’s also given me a chance to ‘shop’ for adorable girl’s clothing despite the fact that I have limited occasions to purchase anything pink or ruffled.

I’m convinced that everyone must love these brands as much as I do. In case you need a little persuasion, read on for some really good reasons why you should stock your babe’s closet with these fashionable and functional lines.

Kate Quinn Organics

Not only is this line quirky and creative, it pairs casual comfort with ultimate style. The dresses are what any mom would want for herself: designed to wear for any occasion with a fit and feel that will appease even the pickiest fashionistas. The denim pants are literally the only ones I can get my son to wear. The boy will not wear jeans; except these. They look and wear like premium denim, but with the softness of sweats. The clothes are durable, comfortable, long lasting and 100 percent organic to boot.  


Kicky Pants

Few fabrics can beat the softness (and sustainability) of bamboo. This line excels when it comes to pajamas, with fun prints for both boys and girls. I have yet to find another line of pajamas for babies and toddlers that I like more than these. My kids wear them religiously, and I swear they sleep more soundly on the nights they wear their Kicky Pants. The footies come in sizes up to 4T, so even your big kids can enjoy the classic pajama look.

Their daywear collections don’t fall short either. Dresses, hoodies, t-shirts, shorts and more all with the same softness, light weight and comfortable fit as the footies and long johns.

Winter Water Factory

This organic, funky line is coming soon to Ash & Alys Babes. We love the simplicity and distinct look of this line’s prints and use of color. The fabrics are organic and there is something for everyone. Graphic and print tees for the boat, car or construction lover and sweet dresses for every season. Everything is made from durable organic cotton and we are so excited to introduce them to the store in the coming months.

Under The Nile

Everybody knows that Egyptian cotton is as soft as cotton comes, which is one of the reasons why this line can’t be beat when it comes to baby basics. This is one of the first organic cotton clothing companies I discovered when I decided to go green. Ever since my first child was born, I’ve been relying on Under The Nile for quality, affordable organic cotton essentials. If you need baby hats, onesies, sleep sacks, long johns or outerwear, Under The Nile has it. We especially love their organic cotton sherpa fabric for winter warmth. They also have essentials for bed, bath and play, so you can get virtually everything you need for baby in super-soft organic Egyptian cotton.  

Here's a little cutie in an adorable bodysuit from Kate Quinn Organics.