Another Great Green Giveaway–Enter to Win All This Eco-Baby Gear!

In celebration of our newly-published book, we’re showering one lucky reader with all the wonderful, eco-friendly baby gear below! Here’s what you could win this week:

  • 1 organic cotton romper from hessnatur. This company makes adorable organic garments for baby (and adults!) that are just as fashionable as they are functional. The romper has a gnome applique on the front.
    organic terrycloth romper from hessnatur
  • 1 Fuzzibunz one-size diaper. Fuzzibunz makes the popular pocket diapers with snap closures. You could win their one-size diaper, which adjusts to fit babies from 7 to 35 pounds. They’re sturdily made to withstand 3+ years of use. (Color may vary.)
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My Little Pakora Giveaway–Win an Organic Onesie and Hat!

We’re always on the hunt for green companies providing quality baby products—and were excited to stumble on My Little Pakora.  The company’s eco-friendly values and South Asian roots were especially appealing to us.  Read our interview with the company’s founder, Sonia Gupta, to find out more!

GBG: What inspired you to start Little Pakora and what is your company’s mission?

Sonia: My daughter inspired me..after her birth in 2006 I realized that there was not a good forum for clothing inspired by South Asian culture. Also, I wanted a place where I could gain knowledge on how to integrate South Asian culture with Organic living which is the concept behind My Little Pakora. Our mission is to educate parents and create a fun clothing line that parents and kids alike will adore.

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Are Secondhand Baby Clothes Greener than Organic Ones?

Here’s a green idea that works for me: I buy all of my child’s clothes at secondhand stores.  It seems like lately I keep hearing about expensive organic cotton onesies and bamboo socks.  While it’s great to support companies who use sustainable products, why not just buy clothes at a consignment shop?  I’ve found so many cute things—many of them from mainstream manufacturers like Old Navy, the Gap, and Gymboree–for much less than retail.  In fact, I have never paid more than eight dollars for an item of clothing.  (My limit used to be six dollars, but then I splurged on an adorable eight-dollar bunny sweater!)

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