Review; Green Eyed Monster Childrenswear

31st October 2009 No Comments

I think I have written before about how much I like organic cotton. It’s for no other particular reason than it feels lovely and soft and seems to wash very well. My university friend owns organic cotton baby clothes company Belle and Dean and so we have some of their lovely babygrows. We also have some stuff from Frugi and Arabella Miller. That’s all through, I have to admit, I have looked around but a lot of the stuff is a little, well, less trendy than I would like. The other trouble with organic cotton baby clothes, which incidentally are meant to be very good for children with skin complaints, as well as being good for the environment, is the cost. Inevitably, they cost more than your usual offerings from Asda and Sainsbury and so you need them to last for that little bit longer.

It’s great news for my kids that I recently found Green Eyed Monster, they sell funky organic childrenswear. Its really quite cutting edge, unlike most organic stuff. Lucky for me they agreed to let me have a couple of the pieces in exchange for a fair review.

Green Eyed Monster’s clothes are produced using a fully certified, innovative, ecological printing, dyeing and production method. But then most organic children’s clothes claim to be, so what makes their clothes really stand out are the fantastic graphic designs. You wouldn’t mind wearing most of them yourself.

Price wise, they have some fantastic bargains on their site, alongside some more pricey stuff. Toddler Boy’s T-shirt above retails at £16, but there are lots of other designs available for half this price and for the quality and individuality I really think that at £8 they would be a bargain. Fifi’s playsuit retails at £19 I think this is a bit pricey, but it is quite unusual and so it would make a great gift.

The clothes came in a really nice box, this gave the parcel opening that extra little bit of excitement. The box is so cute with a little monster and their logo, that we have actually kept it to use for our craft activities! I thought that if someone sent me something from here packaged like this as a gift, I would be really pleased.

But what were the clothes like in terms of quality and child friendliness? Well, they were actually really nice, the cotton was as expected, really really soft and washed well. The designs were really funky and a few people asked me where Fifi’s play suit was from when I took her to the supermarket. I was a bit chuffed by this. She seemed comfortable,which is good. I am all for comfort where children’s clothes are concerned. Toddler boy was very pleased with his long sleeve top. He liked the logo and that says quite a lot as he is very particular about everything.

The only thing for me to criticise was sizing, they were a tad smaller than I would have liked. If I was to purchase some more stuff. Which I most probably will, I think will buy the next size up to what my children actually are. All in all, I’m very pleased and grateful. If you get a chance, check out their website, its very cool!

Claire Walsh

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