You might wonder why bother choosing organic cotton kids' socks instead of regular ones? Well, there are at least three important reasons to do so (and we will address them later in this post).
As you may know, at My Little Cozmo we are constantly searching for materials that are better for our children and mother Earth. That's why organic cotton kids' clothes are a mainstay in our collections.
Fortunately, something is changing in the fashion industry and more and more brands are increasing their share of organic clothes. However, it is still difficult to find organic cotton socks.
Maybe, it is because socks are often overlooked, even if they can play an important part in an outfit.
Also, we shouldn't forget that they are a piece of underwear, meaning that they are worn next to the skin.
That's why we think this undergarment shouldn't be overlooked and the reason why we decided to include sustainable kids' socks in 'Look at the Clouds', our 2021 Fall and Winter Collection.
Getting back to the beginning of our post, let's learn more about the importance of choosing organic kids' socks.
In short: organic cotton socks are more delicate on your little one's skin, gentler on the environment, and better for farmers and factory workers.
1. Organic cotton socks are more delicate on your kid's skin
Socks are worn next to the skin. That means that we should carefully choose them and always look at their composition. The best is to pick out natural fabrics like cotton that are breathable.
Kids, especially newborns and infants, have much more sensitive skin than ours and are more prone to rashes and other skin conditions. That also may make them more exposed to chemicals present in some textiles.
In a recent study from Spain, the authors reported a wide present of bisphenol A (BPA), parabens, and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals in socks marketed for infants and children.
This means that kids are potentially exposed to these chemicals because they might be absorbed through the skin.
The additional worry - particularly for babies and little toddlers - is that they often can be found chewing away at their socks so these chemicals could be easily ingested.
By choosing organic cotton kids' socks we are avoiding these potential safety hazards, because pesticides, insecticides, or aggressive or harmful chemicals are not used when producing organic cotton.
Plus, they are hypoallergenic and much less likely to cause irritation.
There is also an additional benefit: organic kids' socks are softer and more breathable than conventional socks.
2) Organic cotton socks are gentler on the environment
Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and harmful chemicals and requires less water than conventional cotton. All this helps to minimize the environmental impact of our consumption and protect wildlife.
Also, organic cotton kids' socks tend to be of better quality, which may result in more durable, longer-lasting goods.
At the same time, this means that there is less need for replacement and less waste. They can even be handed down to another kid when your little one outgrows them.
3) Organic socks are better for farmers and factory workers
Fair trade practices and organic aren't the same thing, but they often go hand-in-hand.
Farmers and factory workers don't come in close contact with harsh chemicals without effective protection, which is much safer for them and their families.
Additionally, those who work with organic cotton are far more likely to earn a livable wage and have better working and social conditions.
My Little Cozmo's organic kids' socks
More and more parents are aware of the benefits of organic clothes. However, as we mentioned before, there is still a lack of organic kids' socks and underwear options on the market.
At the same time, we know that finding the perfect pair of socks that tone in with your kids' outfits can be difficult, even if they play an important role in the final look.
That's why we decided to include a wide variety of solid organic kids' socks in our 2021 Fall and Winter collection.
Whether you are looking for organic cotton socks for your infant, baby, toddler, or older child, you'll find different options.
Our organic cotton kids' socks are available in calf-length or ankle-length, depending on the outfit you want to create. Calf-length socks look great with skirts, dresses, or calf-length pants, white ankle-length socks are a wardrobe staple.
Brown, caramel, dark grey, garnet, khaki, stone, and taupe. These are the colors of our organic baby socks and organic kids' socks. All these hues have been carefully picked out to match all our clothes, so they can add style and bring together tones.
These organic and sustainable kids' socks have a basic design and ribbed knitting that looks great either dressed up or down, as you can see in the pictures.
They are made in 74% organic cotton, 24% polyamide, and 2% lycra, which provide a nice and comfy fit.
Looking for organic cotton tights?
Do you also have problems finding organic tights that match your mini's outfits? You asked we listened.
When the cold comes, you may prefer to cover up your kids' legs with warm, breathable, organic cotton footed tights.
Made in beautiful fall and winter tones, our organic tights will also match all our baby and older kids' clothes. They are available in the same hues as our organic socks: brown, caramel, dark grey, garnet, khaki, stone, and taupe.
These stockings feature a delicate ribbed pattern, gentle stretch, a wide center gusset for comfort and movement, a closed-toe design, and a full elastic waistband. They are made in 78% organic cotton, 20% polyamide, and 2% lycra.
We hope that you learned a little bit more about why choosing organic cotton kids' socks and tights and how these pieces of undergarment can play a fun and stylish role in any outfit. For us, they are not only underwear; they are a key part of the look.