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December 7, 2018

Links We Love: December Edition


eco-friendly for babies

Modern Baby Collection by Pottery Barn Kids via The Business Wire

Photography by The Business Wire 


When I think of the perfect place to come home to, it’s soft, quiet, calming and serene. I try to keep my color palette at home fairly neutral and my materials natural. While I am in my late 20s, I assume I too would appreciate a similar sensibility as a baby or toddler.


Babies are mini hipsters now–they wear black; they rock unconventional prints and handmade shoes. They have bespoke toys and natural skincare products. And you know what? I don’t hate it. If I indulge in certain creature comforts for myself, why shouldn’t the little humans not get the same consideration?


On this month’s Links We Love, we’re considering early life from a well-designed and eco-friendly perspective. Read on for some of our suggestions!


So right off the bat, let’s talk about babies in black clothing. Unconventional? Maybe, but also surprisingly chic. If black isn’t exactly your favorite hue, Primary Clothing offers almost every color under the rainbow in their simple, comfortable silhouettes. Their website lets you shop by specific colors, so it’s easy to find the perfect t-shirt or leggings in your little one’s favorite shade. And it’s all super durable and affordably-priced!


While we’re on the subject of clothing, I would also like to mention the babies and children section on ThredUP is awesome! Kids grow a lot, and they grow fast–so any chance to reduce, reuse, recycle is critical! You can even donate your own clothes by ordering one of their ‘clean-out bags’–the company will send you a bag to fill with your own clothes and accessories, and then you mail it back to receive cash or store credit. It’s an amazing way to cleanse while giving back to others–and then afterwards you’ll have extra money for a shopping spree!


For a beautiful handmade element that will be stunning in any nursery, I really love the Pilea Mobile from Toronto-based designer and maker Bookhou. Its modern design made from veneer is both playful and elegant–perfect for a parent who loves minimalist decor! I personally love the idea of this mobile for a small child, but I would also love to own this mobile today, as an adult. A decoration that ages with the child? How awesome!


Speaking of heirloom items for babies, Louise Gray makes the most beautiful Little Quilts. This Minneapolis-based company has been making stunning quilts, pillows, and prints domestically. Their designs are fresh and timeless. They’re the perfect accents for a nursery that wants to make a chic statement–and can be enjoyed by adults as well!


If you’re in the mood for a DIY or a homemade gift this season, this tutorial on homemade, natural baby lotion is perfect for adults and babies alike! There are many chemicals in bath products that harm both us and the environment, so why not take matters into your own hands and make your own? The FabHow Team shows you how easy it is to create your own ethical and mild lotion using natural materials such as shea butter, coconut, and essential oils.


What was your favorite product or designer we talked about this month? Do you have any ways you like to be eco-friendly with raising your child? Tell us all about it in a comment!


If you enjoyed this round-up, be sure to check out our other Links We Love articles for our hand-picked choices in fashion, art, interior design, and DIY!

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