Jennifer wrote about Kee Ka yesterday here on Eco Child’s Play, and I thought I would add a few more kids clothing ideas to the mix. The monkey ensemble she highlighted was actually one of our favorite outfits we received as a gift for our son when he was born last fall. It was a true breath of fresh air. You see, here in Texas, we like our boys dressed in clothes that reflect real manly values. Tools, trucks, sports logos, and cowboy gear abound on clothes for our sons, and that’s as it should be…
…unless you’re a parent that hates looking at tools, trucks, sports logos, and cowboy gear, in which case you’re up a creek. Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for all of the hand-me-downs we’ve received since our son was born last fall. Passing clothing down from kid to kid is an American tradition that’s thrifty and environmentally responsible at the same time. I’ve also had a great time going through resale shops and thrift stores and I’ve found some good stuff. Blue jean shorts for $1? Sold!
However, since kiddo isn’t old enough to care about his own clothes yet, we are actually the primary viewers of his wardrobe and we are starting to get a bit tired of all the “All Boy All The Time” look – and it is darn difficult to find anything else unless you buy new. I know it isn’t any easier on the other side. Announcing “it’s a girl!” seems to trigger a pink clothing avalanche. (Also see Amy’s post on GirlMogul for some alternatives.)
So if you’re on the hunt for something to break the mold and liven up your babe’s couture, here’s a list of 20 eco-friendly shirts that don’t scream boy or girl (or cowboy). Use the money you saved on the jean shorts to splurge a little, or drop a few hints to the grandparents. [Read more...]