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Kid's Clothes

At last December's Chicago Renegade Fair I could not pass up purchasing a kid's T for my nephew and onesie for my coming niece from Earth Cadets, a Chicago based screen printer.  To be fair, I raided the sales bins, but scored some adorable pieces.

To be clear, I know next to nothing about baby clothes.  I picked them out solely because they are cute.  My sister-in-law, Greta, on the other hand, knows a lot about baby clothes.  She cannot stop raving about this specific purchase.

Tractor Ride, complete with Mickey Mouse work gloves. -Greta
Charlie's sporting his T & Cards hat, of course

Charlie fit right in the T and Greta always talks about how much she loves it because

  1. it's cute
  2. soooo soft.  She always loves giving Charlie hugs, but she says she holds him a little bit longer when he's wearing that specific T.
  3. Charlie can have a bit sensitive skin and this T causes zero problems.
Charlie's T even kills it on the beach!

Recently I looked into the company a bit more (as I was looking for more purchases) and found it's committed to the environment and all her designs are printed on organic cotton shirts.

The term organic describes a method of farming without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides or fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation or genetic engineering, and are certified by an accredited independent organization. It is a system of farming that strives for a balance with nature, using methods and materials that are of low impact to the environment 
(Source: Organic Trade Association, 2008.) taken from her website
Callie just grew into her onesie and she's wearing it all the time.
Morning snuggles. Callie's pretty taken with her big brother. He's into his cartoon. - Greta
Callie's sporting her onesie

Not to worry, I am sticking to my saving spree, but that really only applies to myself so I am able to buy others gifts.  Callie has a baptism coming up and Charlie has his first day of school!  (Bring over a tissue box please! ;) Just kidding...I only cry for books and movies.)  Clearly both these items require gifts. =)

You can bet I'm looking out for Earth Cadets at any festival I go to!  Not only do I love the products, but I'm totally behind the ideology of the company.

P.S. Here's a little more info about Earth Cadets featured on Etsy.

Thanks to Greta for always posting photos!


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