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Confession time, although I’m less than enamored with shopping for myself, I love shopping for my 10 month old son (rolls look good on his legs). There’s just something exciting about little tiny hats, shirts and baby shoes. Plus, there’s so many great deal sites how could I not shop?
Lately, however, I’ve become more concerned with where our clothes come from. My mother is a novice sewer, and has always remarked how it’s cheaper to purchase clothing than it is to make it. Why is that? How can the cost of the material, plus the cost of labor, plus shipping and packaging costs still cheaper than the cost of just the material at a fabric store? The answer isn’t so simple, but has a lot to do with the low cost of labor in other countries and poor trading policies.
So I was thrilled when the opportunity came up to work with American Adorn.
American Adorn is an online children’s boutique that sells quality American made clothing from newborn up to children’s 6x. The company is environmentally conscious offering organic brands, using green energy and using shipping materials that are recycled. They carry both affordable and luxury items making it suitable for all budgets. And since all the clothes are made in the USA, you can be sure you are supporting fair labor practices.
The layout of the store is easy to navigate, and can be browsed by gender, size, accessories or designer. The store notes in the product description exactly where in the United States each item was made. It was neat getting to see exactly where each product comes from and really helped me feel more connected to where our clothing comes from. (The company is currently in process of noting if the finished products contain imported materials) And although there are clothing items with prints and characters such as mermaids and dinosaurs, you are not overwhelmed with licensed characters. (I like Elmo and My Little Ponies as much as the next mom, but I have my limit). Patterns, eclectic motifs and designs, and even solid colored clothing take center stage here.
We were sent a couple items that the store carries to get a feel for their store.
The first item we were sent was the Honey Bee Knotty Cap by Wugbug Organics. Made in Eugene, Oregon, the knotty hat is a bright yellow cap featuring an image of a realistic honeybee. Made from organic cotton, the hat is soft. My son’s at the age where anything on his head is immediately pulled off, so I’m more enamored by this than he is. Once on, it stays on and doesn’t slip off (unless pilled) It’s great quality and affordable.
The other item we were send was the Mustard Twill Pants by Hoonana. They are made in Las Angeles, California and are a mustard yellow with a stretchy gray waste band with a blue stripe. Unlike normal baby these ones have a little more stretch (though not to the extent of other baby pants) allowing for more flexibility to play and be active, which is perfect for my 10 month old.
Overall, the quality of the products we received were exceptional. American Adorn prides itself for stocking quality American made garments. If you are looking for unique, quality children’s clothing, American Adorn has you covered.
Want more American Adorn? We’ll be celebrating Fourth of July in Style with a Made in the USA giveaway! More details coming 7/4/16.