Snuggle Bunny Organic Lovey

Snuggle Bunny Organic Lovey

$28.00

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Soft Organic Cotton Toy Bunny

Forever Friend Collection

This snuggle bunny is perfect for your snuggle bunny. Easy for little hands to grab, so soft they won’t want to let go. The little bunny feet are perfect to gnaw on and like all of Under the Nile’s stuffed animals, the inside is pure organic cotton because these bunny rabbits are GOTS certified Grade 1 through and through. Snuggle bunny is 13 inches tall.

  • Certified GOTS Grade 1 by the Global Organic Textile Standard
  • Certified Organic Cotton by the USDA National Organic Program
  • Certified Fair Trade by Fairtrade International
  • Made in Egypt by Under the Nile
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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.g. USDA’s NOP). This promotes organic and biodynamic farming and avoids GMOs, toxic pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Final products consisting of 95-100% certified organic materials are Grade 1 and list the word ‘organic’ underneath the GOTS logo on the label.
  • Final products consisting of at least 70% certified organic materials are Grade 2 and list the words ‘made with [X]% organic materials’ underneath the GOTS logo on the label.
  • Regardless of the Grade, every product must meet rigorous standards for every step of the manufacturing process: pre-treatment, dyeing, printing and finishing. It prohibits the long list of chemicals shown above so that they don’t show up in the final product.

Watch the video below to learn more and for the entire standard see the GOTS Manual.

Washing: Machine wash only. Do NOT soak.

Drying: Machine dry only until toy is completely dry. If the toy does not dry completely and the cotton filling remains wet, this might allow mold to grow. To dry faster: place a bath towel in the dryer with the toy.

Spot Cleaning: Do NOT spot clean unless the hangtag states ‘spot clean.’ If the tag indicates spot clean, take a damp cloth with a bit of mild detergent to wash away the spot that needs cleaning. Spot cleaning directions are for Under the Niles’ larger toys that cannot be machine-washed.

Inspired by one mom’s love for her children, Under the Nile is an expression of that love for all children.

Our philosophy is built on the economics of love. Our goal is to enrich the planet and the lives of everyone involved with every stage of our business, from cotton to customer. – Janice Masoud

In 1998, Janice Masoud set out to find clothing that would not harm her two young daughters’ sensitive skin. During her search, she learned how harmful conventional cotton production was to the environment and to society. As the most pesticide-intensive crop in the world, conventionally grown cotton pollutes the land, degrades the soil and poisons the workers. Then, it’s often manufactured under deplorable conditions such as sweatshops and child slave labor. Having worked in the garment industry for 15 years after studying fashion, Janice believed something better was possible. And, it became clear to her that all children deserved better.

Unable to find an alternative fabric that did not have a detrimental impact on her daughters’ health, the environment and society, she and her husband Mohamed decided to create a clothing line that was the change they wanted to see in the world.

They began their search for cotton in Egypt, Mohamed’s homeland and world-famous for its high-quality cotton. They wanted to find a partner who shared their vision for a company committe