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Last minute organic costume ideas that will keep your little one warm all winter. October 28, 2010

Halloween is right around the corner. Here are some  last-minute organic costume ideas that will keep your little one warm all winter. Happy  haunting!

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Organic cotton lion sweater. Photo: Toto Knits.

To dress your wild child–or to put together a last-minute Halloween costume with long-term wearabilty–Toto Knits offers adorable organic handmade knitwear, made entirely in Africa. For cute and cuddly organic cotton slippers, sweaters, hats, and scarves to clothe your WeeHugger, look below.

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Photo: Toto Knits.

Encouraging trade, not aid, co-founders Erin Brennan Allan and Mary Wambui source their organic cotton from Uganda, where it is grown and spun then brought to Nairobi, where it is twisted, dyed, and Wambui trains and manages a group of up to 200 knitters.

“I provide a clean and comfortable working environment for my knitters–in most cases bringing the work to them,” said Allan, when asked in e-mail correspondence about the enforcement of fair trade standards. She continued, “They can work as much or as little as they like or are able to; are paid by the piece giving them flexibility to put their families first; and their wages are above the government minimum wages and reflect the cost of living in Nairobi for skilled workers.”

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Photo: Toto Knits.


Photo: Toto Knits.

Prices range from $10 for organic cotton booties to $35 for an organic cotton sweater at Toto Knit Shop. (Source  TreeHugger.com)

Pair these adorable sweaters with organic SAMA Baby pants and skirts and wear them all winter long.  www.SamaBaby.com

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November is National Literacy Month- Remember to share books with your little ones! October 22, 2010

Throughout 2010 Sama has been blessed with many supporters! We are grateful that our brand has been accepted and appreciated by mom’s of all walks of life! From local supporters, to friends, to celebrities and national fans, we appreciate the kind words and general shift to a more organic lifestyle.

We would like to remind all mom’s out there that November is National Family Literacy Month. Family literacy month is a time to recognize the important role that family support plays in the success of reading and literacy. Children who are read to and learn to read at an early age are more likely to be better learners and succeed in other areas of their education. So, calling all moms, calling all moms~dress your children in their favorite Sama outfits and have a reading party all month long!

 

 

 

 

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Harlow Madden’s Snazzy Sneakers October 15, 2010

 

Harlow Madden sure looks pretty in pink!

While out for family pizza night with dad Joel Madden, mom Nicole Richie and little brother Sparrow, the adorable 2-year-old stepped out in an adorable girlie-meets-punk ensemble (tiered print dress, graffiti-style sneakers and flower headband). But it was her colorful footwear that really caught our eye.

Turns out the curly-haired cutie was sporting Twinkle Toes Dualing Hearts ($37) shoes from SKECHERS KIDS. Bright and glittery, they feature a hip graphic design and light up! (People.com)

These snazzy sneakers would look adorable paired with our Sama Rockstar Dresses! The colors in the shoe go perfectly with the our raspberry rose print. Keep it rockin’ Harlow! Check out SamaBaby.com for more color options!

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Why Choose Organic Baby Products? October 8, 2010

Filed under: baby,entrepreneur,green,organic,organic cotton,start up — samababy @ 8:00 am

Most people might wonder what is the BIG difference between organic and ordinary clothing. Well, the difference is quite simple, yet it has a big impact. Simply put organic baby clothes are 100% safe while ordinary clothing can harm your child. Ordinary clothes contain harmful chemicals, toxins and pesticides which are present both in natural and synthetic products. These chemicals can cause skin allergies and diseases. Organic baby clothing is made from eco-friendly and bio degradable materials which mean that it is totally natural and safe.

Organic products do not use chemicals in any stage of development or manufacture so all the products are toxin free. Unlike normal products like cotton which have pesticides and fertilizers sprayed on them during cultivation, green baby products are completely natural without the presence of any chemicals. This type of cultivation is good both for the babies and for the environment as it reduces pollution. Safe growing methods will obviously yield safe products which are a pure product of nature.

Organic baby products will give your child chemical free environment by keeping your child away from harmful chemicals. A healthy environment is essential for the healthy development of future generations. So go green to protect the present and the future!

At Sama Baby offers the purest, softest organic cotton children’s clothes to families around the world. For more details on natural baby products and organic baby products please visit our website SamaBaby.com.

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Go Organic This Halloween!! October 6, 2010

Ah, the spirit of Halloween is in the air. Help your kids become their favorite super hero, movie star, historical figure, or even their favorite inanimate object! Encourage them to get creative and go over the top but remember to use what you can find around the house, at thrift stores, or buy organic costumes! Seek out the weird, the ewey gooey and the spooky stuff and mix it all together to make this Halloween one the kids will never forget, just do it organic style. 🙂

Today, kid of all ages can have any costume imaginable at the drop of a 20. There is not  anything remotely eco-friendly about typical store-bought costumes. They are made from all manner of earth-unfriendly materials, staring with man-made, petroleum-based fabrics and chemical dyes. And how many times have you bought a new costume that was worn once and then lost in the attic/basement/closet abyss?

Give new meaning to green goblin this Halloween, reduce, reuse, and recycle!

The Center for the New American Dream, a Maryland-based nonprofit that encourages responsible consumerism, compiled this list of conservation-minded costumes:

• The fried egg: Get a cheap white sheet and cut a hole big enough to fit your head through. Paint your face yellow.

• Freudian slip: Wear an old slip over your clothes, get a big cigar, and make a nametag that reads “Sigmund.”

• Bag of jelly beans: Get an empty dry cleaning bag, cut holes for your arms and legs, then step into the bag so it is loose around your middle. Fill with different colored balloons, then knot the bag to secure it around your neck.

There are also some more cheap and creative costume ideas at the National Geographic Kids Web site. (the green guide )

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H&M – Organic Cotton News for Moms! October 1, 2010

Hello Ladies! So, you may have heard European retailer H&M has made a push into the organic cotton world. Of course, it’s always great to hear organic cotton being used instead of that icky chemical filled stuff! Here are some details:

H&M has confirmed that by 2020, it will source only ‘sustainable’ cotton, most of it as part of the company’s involvement in the Better Cotton Initiative, writes Tone Skårdal Tobiasson in Copenhagen.

Addressing more than 150 delegates at the recent NICE (Nordic Initiative Clean & Ethical) Fashion’s fall conference in Copenhagen, Catarina Midby, Head of Fashion Communications, H&M, updated delegates on the company’s development of its ‘restricted chemicals list’ and its five-year organic cotton-plan which she confirmed was ahead of schedule; with an original pledge to source 15,000 tons of organic cotton by 2013, the company hit the 8,500 tons mark by the end of  2009.

Organic cotton production does not simply mean replacing synthetic fertilizers and pesticides with organic ones. Organic cultivation methods are based more on knowledge of agronomic processes than input-based conventional production is. This process takes time because farms need to complete a two-year conversion period to change their production system from conventional to organic. An essential element of organic production is the careful selection of varieties adapted to local conditions in terms of climate, soil and robustness to pests and diseases.

Welcome to the fabulous world of organic cotton H&M! 🙂

To shop our line of organic baby and children’s clothing visit: www.samababy.com

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