Everyday Romper for Girls or Boys 0-24 months

Everyday Romper for Girls or Boys 0-24 months

$30.00 $24.00

Blue Nile Romper

Everyday Wear Collection

It’s easy to imagine how comfortable a baby or toddler will feel in this romper. The color, pattern, design and organic cotton all work together to make it the outfit you’ll reach for all the time with pure delight.

  • Certified GOTS Grade 1 by the Global Organic Textile Standard
  • Certified Fair Trade by Fair Trade USA
  • Made in India by Colored Organics
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Free of harmful levels of toxic residue because it’s GOTS certified.

Cotton and even clothing made from certified organic cotton can retain the residue of the toxic chemicals used in the conventional manufacturing process. A 2013 study by Greenpeace found NPEs, phthalates, organotins, per/poly-fluorinated chemicals and antimony in excessive levels in clothes for infants and children.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) replaces the conventional method of manufacturing that can douse the fabric in a chemical bath at each step of the way.

Specifically, GOTS prohibits the following typically-used chemicals. Below we explain exactly why it matters for your baby.

  • ammonia
  • organotin
  • chlorine bleach
  • aromatic solvents
  • formaldehyde
  • GM-derivatives
  • chlorophenols
  • chlorinated benzenes
  • endocrine disruptors
  • functional nano-particles
  • chlorination of wools
  • chlorinated plastics (i.e. PVC)
  • quaternary ammonium compounds
  • aromatic and halogenated solvents
  • brominated and chlorinated flame retardants
  • complexing agents and surfactants (i.e. NPEs)
  • plasticizers (i.e. PAH, phthalates, Bisphenol A)
  • per- and polyfluorinated compounds (i.e. PFOA)
  • synthetic inputs for anti-microbial finishing or coating (including biocides)
  • heavy metals: antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, cobalt, copper, chromium, iron, lead, manganese, nickel, mercury, selenium, silver, zinc, tin
  • azo colorants
  • and substances that are classified as having hazard statements such as Suspected of Causing Cancer, May Cause Genetic Defects, Fatal if Inhaled, Toxic to Flora, Fauna, Aquatic Life or May Cause Long-Term Adverse Effects in the Environment and many others.

Further, buckles, buttons and press-studs, edgings, elastic bands and yarns, embroidery yarns, fasteners and closing systems, inlays, interface, labels, interlinings, pockets, seam bindings, sewing threads, shoulder pads, zips cannot contain asbestos, carbon fibers, silver fibers, chrome, nickel, material from threatened animals, plant or timber or chlorinated plastics such as PVC.

Why GOTS Matters

“Children have a higher skin surface area to body weight ratio than adults, and experience more intensive contact with home surroundings, so increased dermal absorption of chemicals may occur. The skin of children is also more permeable than adult skin. In newborns, keratinisation (thickening and toughening of the skin) does not occur until 3–5 days after birth, and is more delayed in premature infants (Bearer, 1995). Studies have shown enhanced absorption of toxins including various dyes, drugs and disinfectants through the skin of newborns (Eichenfield & Hardaway, 1999).” Dorey, Catherine N. (2003), Chemical Legacy: Contamination of the Child, Greenpeace UK, October 2003, ISBN 1-903907-06-3.

Chronic exposure to very low amounts of toxic chemicals can derail normal development and reduce IQ. Newborn children to age 3 are the most vulnerable because they are literally being built during this time.

A Most Rigorous Standard

GOTS certifies the manufacturing process where toxic chemicals are used and get passed on to your child.

  • GOTS applies its manufacturing standards to only those fabrics that have been certified organic by a recognized farming standard (e