13 Best Ethical & Organic Maternity Clothing Brands

Organic Maternity Clothing

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The weeks are passing and all the clothes you have are starting to get a bit tight.

You are in desperate need of some maternity clothes. At the same time, you want to wear organic clothes that don’t harm the planet and are gentle to your skin.

Ideally, you would want to wear them post-pregnancy as well and use them while nursing your baby. Most of the time, you will have your baby close to you, so it’s important to wear high-quality organic materials that don’t contain those nasty toxins.

According to Statista, the maternity clothing industry is worth USD 6 billion.

Considering these types of clothes only get worn for a short amount of time, you would want to buy organic maternity clothes made from high-quality and sustainable materials that will last you longer (or the people who will wear them after you).

When Do I Start to Wear Maternity Clothes?

As every pregnancy is different there is no general answer to that but usually, it’s around the 6-month mark.

Here’s an overview of the best organic maternity clothing brands.

13 Best Organic Maternity Clothing Brands

  • Boob Design – Sweden
  • Christy Dawn – U.S.
  • Frugi – U.K.
  • Girlfriend – U.S.
  • Isabella Oliver – U.K.
  • Mien – U.S.
  • Pact – U.S.
  • Petit from Poa – U.S.
  • Sézane – France
  • Storq – U.S.
  • Toad & Co – U.S.
  • Tonlé – Cambodia
  • Warp & Weft – U.S.

What to Look out for When Shopping for Organic Maternity Clothing

  1. What are the materials for the clothes?
  2. Where is the company based?
  3. Where are the clothes made?
  4. Does the company hold any certifications?
  5. Does the brand support any other good causes?

So let’s go into more detail about these organic maternity clothing brands that will keep you comfortable yet looking fashionable.

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Boob Design

Materials used: Organic Cotton, Organic Wool, Modal and Tencel Lyocell

Recycled materials used for underwear: Elastane, Polyamide, and Polyester

Based in: Sweden

Made in: India, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, and Turkey

Certification: GOTS-certified organic cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard), OEKO-TEX standard 100

Bonuses:

  • Boob Design produces clothing that is also suitable for nursing
  • Their fabrics are free of hazardous dyes or chemicals
  • They take back your used clothing (whether is from Boob Design or not)

Here’s what Boob Design say about themselves:

“When you buy a garment from Boob, you buy a product that has been produced with care.
Some of this you can see and feel for yourself when you wear our clothes; the high quality is there at every stage, including design, function, and choice of materials.
What may be less obvious is the care we show for everything involved in the production; the people and the environment.”

Christy Dawn

Materials used: Organic Cotton, Deadstock cotton (excess fabric left behind by other manufacturers), Regenerative Cotton

Based and made in: Los Angeles, U.S.

Bonuses:

  • Christy Dawn only uses natural or organic dye
  • Transparency for cost-breakdown for every product
  • In 2019 they launched the Farm-to-Closet Initiative

Here’s what Christy Dawn say about themselves:

“Christy Dawn is committed to practices that honor Mother Earth and all her people. We are all related, each of us interconnected parts of a greater whole. We aim to live and work in harmony with nature, so that all may benefit. Our prayer is that our practices and products inspire others to remember and celebrate their innate connection with one another, and with the natural world.”

Frugi

Materials used: Organic Cotton

Based in: United Kingdom

Made in: China, India, Portugal, Sri Lanka, and Turkey

Certification: GOTS-certified organic cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard)

Bonuses:

  • None of their factories perform child labor
  • 1% of their annual sales goes to various charities
  • They sell very colorful organic maternity clothing

Here’s what Frugi say about themselves:

“We have a story to tell and a mission to accomplish: To show that superb design, great ethics, and passionate people can help to change the world! We only use organic cotton grown by farmers we trust, our outerwear is made from recycled plastic bottles and we’re always looking for new ways to innovate and explore.”

Girlfriend

Materials used: recycled Polyester, recycled Nylon, Spandex, recycled fishing nets & plastic bottles, Cupro (fiber made from excessive fabric left behind by other manufacturers)

Based in: Seattle, U.S.

Made in: Taiwan and Vietnam

Certification: SA8000 certified

Bonuses:

  • The sizes of their maternity clothing go up to 6XL
  • Their packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable
  • Girlfriend donates the dye mud to a pavement facility that uses it for sidewalks and roads

Here’s what Girlfriend say about themselves:

“When we started Girlfriend Collective our first goal was to be as transparent as possible. So many companies tout transparency but only offer flashy headlines instead of substance. We chose every part of our process, from our raw materials to our facilities to our partners, with care.”

Organic Maternity Clothing

Isabella Oliver

Materials used: Econyl, EcoVero, Green cash, Leather, Lyocell, Merino Wool, Organic Cotton, Tencel, Viscose

But note that only some of their products are organic.

Based in: United Kingdom

Made in: Bulgaria, England, Portugal, and Romania

Certification: B Corp certified

Bonuses:

  • To stand against fast fashion, Isabella Oliver’s organic maternity clothes are designed to withstand any trend that comes along
  • They take back your used clothes but they need to be of their brand
  • They donate 10% of their yearly profits to charities
  • Isabella Oliver never photoshop their models to make them look slimmer

Here’s what Isabella Oliver say about themselves:

“We take the planet and people seriously. Every day we work to tread a little lighter on our planet, which is reflected in the growing percentage of natural fibers of responsible sources in our collection.”

Mien

Materials used: Organic Cotton, Linen, Modal, Bamboo

Based and made in: Los Angeles, U.S.

Certification: GOTS-certified organic cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard)

Bonuses:

  • Mien gets their GOTS-certified organic cotton from a local mill in L.A.
  • Usage of non-toxic AZO-free dyes 
  • They use eco-friendly packaging for shipping
  • Sizes go up to 3XL

Here’s what Mien say about themselves:

“Use the best fabrics & local craftsmanship

Design for our ever-changing bodies and lives

Offer easy-care, pre-shrunk garments that can be machine washed and dried

Be eco-friendly every step of the way, from production to packaging”

Pact

Materials used: mainly Organic Cotton

Based in: Colorado, U.S.

Made in: India

Certification: Fair Trade certified, GOTS-certified organic cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard)

But be aware that not all of their products are certified. Watch out for the certification logo when shopping.

Bonuses:

  • You can give them back your used clothes and they will donate them to people in need (whether they are from Pact or not)
  • Pact uses chemical-free dyes and eco-friendly packaging

Here’s what Pact say about themselves:

“The Fair Trade Certified™ seal is the mark of rigorous social, environmental, and economic standards. Fair Trade works closely on the ground with Pact’s factories to ensure that the people making Pact products work in safe conditions, protect the environment, build sustainable livelihoods, and earn additional money to empower and uplift their communities.”

Petit from Poa

Materials used: Tencel Modal fiber

Note – Petit from Poa sells a kit containing 4 black basics: a dress, a skirt, a top, and pants.

Based in: Miami, U.S.

Made in: U.S.

Certification: GOTS-certified organic cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard)

Bonus: Their packaging is 100% biodegradable and no toxic ink is used

Here’s what Petit from Poa says about themselves:

“We believe that the four pieces in the Petit Kit can be a starting point for sophisticated and comfortable looks when combined with your new and existing wardrobe. We want all moms to be comfortable and stylish, with a great fit and feel, either at home, at work, or at a night out.”

Organic Maternity Clothing

Sézane

Materials used: Organic Cotton, leather, wool, recycled Polyester

Based in: Paris, France

Made in: Bulgaria, China, India, Italy & Portugal

Certification: GOTS-certified organic cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard), OEKO TEX Standard 100, FSC, RWS, and RMS

Bonuses:

  • Their factories use renewable energy and don’t perform any sort of child labor or forced labor
  • Sézane has raised over 4.5 million euros for the philanthropic program DEMAIN
  • They donate 10% of their global sales to charity programs which support children in getting access to education

Here’s what Sézane say about themselves:

“We believe that the pieces we buy today should become the vintage of tomorrow. To achieve this ideal, we create timeless pieces that will outlive fleeting trends and suit (almost) every season; creations made from eco-friendly and innovative materials by people we trust.”

Storq

Materials used: Modal Spandex Jersey, Polyblend, knit alpaca blend & more

Based in: San Francisco, U.S.

Made in: China, Peru, the Philippines & U.S.

Certification: OEKO TEX Standard 100

Bonuses:

  • Storq avoids seasonal production so they don’t produce too much waste
  • Packaging is made from recycled materials and also their poly bags are 100% recycable
  • Storq takes back your used clothes so they don’t go to waste

Here’s what Storq say about themselves:

“Manufacturing apparel has a negative impact on the environment, that’s just facts. Our goal is to be as deliberate as possible as we work to make our processes more sustainable, ethical and transparent. For us this is a marathon and not a sprint; it’s not about making big, lofty claims that are hard to support. We feel it’s important to look at the idea of sustainability honestly and holistically, to set goals and to make steady progress.”

Toad & Co

Materials used: Organic Cotton, Tencel, fibers, hemp

Based in: Santa Barbara, U.S.

Made in: one of the locations is Turkey, the other ones are unknown

Certifications: Bluesign, OEKO TEX Standard 100

Bonuses:

  • Toad & Co. uses recyclable packaging
  • They have a partnership with Planet Access Company which is a warehouse that employs people with disabilities

Here’s what Toad & Co. say about themselves:

“We’ve woven our intentions into the very fabric of our company: to support our communities, take care of the planet, and empower people to live their fullest lives. These long-term partnerships have shaped Toad&Co for the better, helping us to live well and do good every day.”

Tonlé

Materials used: deadstock fabric (excess fabric left behind by other manufacturers)

Based and made in: Cambodia

Certification: none to date

Bonuses:

  • Tonlé uses natural non-toxic dyes of which 80% come from edible ingredients like soy milk and lemon
  • All packaging is made from 100% recycled materials

Here’s what Tonlé has to say about themselves:

“Through a sustainable zero waste process, we create clothing, accessories and homewares from reclaimed materials that other manufacturers consider waste. We strive for circularity and climate justice to mitigate the fashion industry’s devastating impact on the planet.”

Organic Maternity Clothing

Warp & Weft

Materials used: cotton, Lycra, Tencel

Based in: New York, U.S.

Made in: Pakistan

Certification: none to date

Bonuses:

  • They recycle 98% of the water that is used to make a pair of jeans
  • Warp & Weft uses less than 10 gallons of water to produce a pair of jeans (1,500 gallons is common)
  • They skip the toxic bleaching process

Here’s what Warp & Weft say about themselves:

“We’re a family-owned company that’s been in the denim business for three decades. Our eco-friendly mill is one of the world’s largest textile manufacturers, which means we can create high quality denim that’s good for you, the environment, and your wallet.”

But now you may be wondering…

What Should I Wear If I Hate Maternity Clothes?

Being a mom, I know how annoying it is having to go to a store or online to try and find something flattering to fit in your baby bump.

You won’t be wearing those types of clothes for very long and you don’t want to spend that much money on them. Also, a lot of the maternity clothes just look a bit like a potato bag…

So, here are a few tips on how to avoid having to wear maternity clothes, for example:

Assess Your Wardrobe

Go through your wardrobe first before going shopping and I’m sure you’ll find some items like:

  • Oversized t-shirts, jumpers & cardigans
  • Dresses
  • Leggings
  • Stretchy pants

Ask Your Family and Friends

People love to pass on their unwanted clothes and they might have some more oversized clothes that are suitable for you.

Go To a Thrift Shop

Last but not least, check out your local thrift or second-hand shop. I always find good bargains there!

Conclusion: Why Buy Organic Maternity Clothing?

You won’t regret buying organic maternity clothing for the following reasons:

  • They are good for sensitive skin (i.e., if you have Eczema)
  • They are comfortable
  • Organic clothes are eco-friendly so you will help to work towards a healthy planet
  • They are good for your baby as they don’t contain any toxins
  • They last longer so you’ll help avoid the trend of fast fashion and you won’t need to spend as much money on clothes

Thank you for helping look after our planet and I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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