Most of us love dressing our kids in great clothes but rarely think of the impact that has on the developing world – the environmental degradation and the ever increasing use of child labour just to keep up with the demands of us consumers. Cornflowerblue was founded by Sarah Drysdale to showcase designer kids clothing that does more than look great. The clothes are stylish and top quality but, most importantly, have no detrimental impact on the people who make them. All cornflowerblue clothes are kind to the environment being either organic, environmentally friendly or recycled. Cornflowerblue does not stock any clothing or product if any child labour, sweat shop labour or other unethical practices are used in its manufacturing.
The really cool thing about cornflowerblue is that it just does SO MUCH to give back through its cornflowerblue foundation. The CFB Foundation has set up and funds a series of projects in India. For example. it has written an English for Everyone program for children which is being run in Mumbai Mobile Creche Centres and is being considered by other NGOs. The CFB Foundation also supports the attendance of slum women at a three month beautician training course run by the Ashudeep Community Centre in Mahim. This has enabled many women to secure jobs. Plus from the $1 per sale that cornflowerblue sets aside it is also able to help feed street people in Mumbai. $1 may not seem like it would buy much food here – but in Mumbai it buys alot! That is only a sample of the many ways in which cornflowerblue gives back – you really should jump on its site to read all that it does.
So now that we have convinced you that cornflowerblue is a great company – you really must check out it out. The range of clothes, toys and accessories available at cornflowerblue is huge! It caters for babies, girls, boys and tweens. This Moon Walk Dress ($70) is made from a soft chambray denim and features quirky ruffling. Team it with red leggings and that’s one comfy winter outfit. Or what about this super cosy looking hoodie ($49) by Shampoodle for your little guy .
So for your kids clothing (or presents for others) consider cornflowerblue and be confident that your purchases will have no detrimental effect in the developing world.
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