OK, so doing things ‘consciously’ has taken a bit of a hit lately thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s ‘conscious uncoupling’ but, really, we could probably all do with thinking about our actions a bit more. Putting our purchasing decisions under a bit of extra scrutiny is what we like to call Conscious Purchasing. And when you’re talking about buying clothing for baby, choosing an Australian made organic baby clothes range is pretty important.

Doing something ‘consciously’ is really just a new way of interpreting the much older Buddhist term ‘mindfulness’  . Some see it as a mental state, while others see it more as a set of skills and techniques – we kind of go with that second definition, certainly in terms of the human buying-decision-making-ability.

Buying Australian made organic baby clothes

What we’d like to be much better at when it comes to pretty much everything we buy is pausing and asking ourselves a few questions about where the product comes from, what effects its manufacture may have had on people, animals and the natural environment and what effects it use will have on people, animals and the environment.

We’re not perfect. We don’t always have the time/concentration/inclination to go through that purchase for everything but we’re pretty strict at doing it for anything we know our children will be eating, wearing or using in some way. Let’s face it, babies are super-cute and amazing and we love them, but they’re just a little too young to make those decisions themselves, right?

We don’t expect you to be perfect either but we’d like to encourage you to give it a try because the more times we all make good decisions, the more encouragement that provides to manufacturers to make good decisions too.

Why did we choose 100% organic cotton for our Australian made organic baby clothes range? This article pretty much says it all and we encourage you to read it:

Choosing Health: Organic Cotton versus Conventional Cotton

For those of you who are a little pushed for time, here is pretty much the same information in a really cool infographic from cottonedon.org

And that, my friends, is why choosing organic baby clothes is important.