Green Fashion Guide: Eco-Friendly Style for Kids
Over the past four and a half years we’ve written a lot of articles for Vancouver moms, covering this city from one end to the other and back again. We’ve eaten, shopped and played our way around Vancouver for you. One of the topics we’ve covered a number of times is green fashion for kids. From thrift stores to consignment to eco-friendly style made by local moms, we’ve written about it. Find some kid-friendly Vancouver green fashion for your own little ones at all price points in this guide.
Kid-Friendly Green Fashion in Vancouver
How to Buy Environmentally-Friendly Clothing
Michelle Carchrae shares her green fashion tips for the whole family in this article. From buying organic, to buying used, to investing in quality, she covers it.
Thrift Store Savvy
Michelle Gadd shares her tips for overcoming your thrift store aversion. As a stay-at-home mom she’s satisfied her style cravings – and outfitted her kids – by thrifting. Second-hand fashion is also green fashion, since you’re re-using. Find out how to pick out the good stuff, and learn why miserly doesn’t equate to misery.
Slippers With Soul: Padraig Cottage
Jo Ramsay shares why adorable, locally made, Padraig Cottage Slippers offer cozy green fashion for the whole family. They are made from all natural materials: wool on the outside lined with snuggly sheepskin and a soft leather sole. Vancouver mom Helen Long made the first pair of slippers for her son in 1977 and a business was born.
Vancouver Kid Style: Miou Sells Clothes With a Conscience
Amber Strocel came across a Gibsons-based company that is a great choice if you’re on the hunt for super-cute green fashion for your little ones. Miou sells European-inspired designer knits with a conscience for kids and babies.
Healthy Jewellery for the Whole Family from Mala Collective
Amber Strocel loves Mala Collective, a Vancouver-based business that offers some truly unique jewellery. They sell fair trade and sustainably harvested malas, or prayer beads. Thanks to their ‘Little Pieces’ line for kids, the whole family can enjoy the combination of green fashion with an invitation to breathe a little deeper.
Guide to Buying and Selling Kids’ Clothes on Consignment
With her second child, Christine Pilkington discovered that one of the most reliable ways to buy second-hand is to check out credible baby consignment stores that sell baby clothes. Since second-hand fashion is green fashion, her tips for consignment shopping will help you find stylish and eco-friendly clothes for your kids.
Consignment Kids Stores
Lisa Corriveau checks out some kids consignment stores on the East Side. If you’re wondering where to shop in Vancouver for green fashion for kids, this is a great place to start. She also shares great tips to help you get the best bang for your consignment shopping buck.
Kids Consignment Stores on the West Side
Kate Marples checked out kids consignment stores on Vancouver’s West Side, and scored some affordable green fashion for her daughter. If you’re looking for great kids clothes for less, check out her tips.
Overspending on your children’s clothes? Not for Long!
Kendra Gable proves that great consignment finds exist in the suburbs, too, as she visits Not for Long – Children’s and Maternity Consignment Boutique in White Rock and finds affordable treasures. There are also some eco-friendly new items if you’re on the hunt for local green fashion.
What about you – where do you go for green fashion for your kids in Vancouver? We’d love to hear your tips!
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