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Published February 5, 2011
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How Green is Your Baby?

by Seattle's Child Staff
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Is your favorite store loaded with organics?

Is using organic, natural, and eco-friendly baby products important to you and your family? If so, you couldn’t live in a better place. Seattle and it’s surrounds is home to a variety of stores that dedicated to the color green. Ecovian.com, an online green city guide created by people passionate about a sustainability, has rated local children’s stores on their “greenness” in hopes of connecting parents who care with merchants dedicated to sustainable products.

In the Ecovian.com rating system, baby store greenness is calculated based on the following factors:

  • The percentage of clothing sold which is produced from organic or natural fabrics
  • The percentage products other than clothing sold composed of only sustainable, toxin-free materials,
  • Relevant regional & industry-wide certifications pertaining to this business's environmental responsibility 

If a factor is not relevant for a particular store, or Ecovian.com did not have sufficient data on a factor for a particular store, that factor is excluded from the calculation and the greenness rating for the store was is calculated based on the remaining factors. Here’s Ecovian’s baby store list:


NuBe Green

921 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 402-4515

Greenness: 8 out of 10

Organic & natural clothing: 40-69%

Toxin-free products: 90-100%

NuBe Green stocks goods made in the U.S. from U.S.-sourced repurposed and organic materials. The store also supports local artisans.

One Earth One Design

14300 Greenwood Ave N, Ste A
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 418-8120

Greenness: 10 out of 10

Organic & natural clothing: 90-100%

Toxin-free products: 90-100%

When it comes to design and sustainability this is the place. Great furnishings, toys and other products made from sustainable sources. Shop in-store or online at One Earth One Design http://www.1earth1design.com/online-store/

Goods for the Planet

525 Dexter Ave N
South Lake Union (corner of Dexter & Mercer)
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 652-2327

Greenness: 10 out of 10

Organic & natural clothing: 90-100%

Toxin-free products: 90-100%

The story carries environmentally-friendly garden supplies, seeds, outdoor furniture, kitchen supplies, bed and bath linens, solar gadgets, office supplies, cleaning products, books, toys, home decor, gifts and more. Owners say they are always looking for new products that incorporate advances in technology.

Smallclothes

3215 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 923-2222

Greenness: 5 out of 10

Organic & natural clothing: 40-69%

Toxin-free products: 40-69%

Great place to find great values in the West Seattle area. They carry very lightly used resale and new items mostly organics for infants and small children.

Planet Happy Toys

2914 NE 55th St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 729-0154

Greenness: 7 out of 10

Organic & natural clothing: 70-89%

Toxin-free products: 70-89%

Planet happy store items promote imaginative and intelligent play while setting a higher standard for children’s products. The store carries beautifully crafted natural toys, games, books, and other kid products all of of which fall into at least one of the following categories: all natural, organic, fairly traded, labeled green, from responsible labor practices and/ormulti-use. 

Tottini

259 Yale Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 254-0400

Greenness: 6 out of 10

Organic & natural clothing: 20-39%

Toxin-free products: 40-69%

Tottini is Seattl’s modern children's furnishing store, created by two Seattle moms who envisioned a fun place for families to shop while exploring art and design.

The store carries a large selection of sustainable, eco-friendly items according to the owners “because they make sense and in many cases may be healthier for children.”

Bootyland Kids

1317 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-0636

Greenness: 5 out of 10

Organic & natural clothing: 40-69%

Toxin-free products: 40-69%

Bootyland has been a mama-run business since 1996 and was the first store in Seattle to carry organic and hemp clothes. The store is dedicated to providing space and products created in a variety of sustainable ways, including organics, hemp, sweatshop free items, PVC Free, locally made, reconstructed, vintage and recycled.

Clover

5335 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 782-0715

Greenness: 5 out of 10

Organic & natural clothing: 40-69%

Toxin-free products: 40-69%

The store sells an array of toys and clothing for the hip urban kid, including many classic wooden toys.

Ultimate Baby Survival Kits

 

7505 118th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 968-2183

Greenness: 10 out of 10

Toxin-free products: 90-100%

The store sells baby skin care products that are natural and organic. At Ultimate you can also find Baby Human DVDs, organic baby gift kits, lotions, powders, shampoo, diaper cream, non-toxic natural bath products.



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