Dressing Green: barley & birch Organic Kids’ Tees (+Giveaway)


When I’m shopping for clothing for myself, which I admittedly hate doing because of my size, I often won’t even try to find eco-friendly options. Sadly, this is because experience has taught me that many eco-fashion lines don’t cut XLs or size 16. But when it comes to shopping for my daughter, I always try to find greener alternatives. This is particularly important because my daughter has sensitive skin, and clothing made with synthetic fibers and chemical dyes and inks will often make her itch. So thank goodness for brands like barley & birch, which makes the cutest organic kids tees, tanks and other clothing.


Barley & birch was kind enough to send me their Octi tank in a size 6 for my daughter (shown on her in the top photo). We both love it, and I have yet to hear her complain about itching! My daughter just turned 4, but already she’s tall and slender enough to wear a size 6. The b & b tank offered a perfect fit for her body type, slender through the torso, but long enough to cover her butt. Sadly, many kids tees are just too short for my daughter, and they’re even worse after they shrink. There was very little shrinkage with this tank, so it still fits her beautifully.

I’m also in love with the kid-friendly animal and nature-inspired designs. This is great example of how green goes far beyond granola. These are bold, graphic designs that any kid would be happy to wear.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made in the U.S.
  • Made of 100% certified organic cotton and printed with water-based inks
  • At least 15% of their profits go to several carbon-reducing initiatives in order to fully offset the carbon emissions that result from production, and at least another 15% goes to organizations that improve people’s lives around the world.

Price: $28-32 apiece (available from Fawn & Forest or Gretchen & Grace Greenwear)

Want to Win?

barleybirch-giveawayBarley & Birch has generously offered to give away an Octi tank in size 2, 4 or 6 to one lucky reader of Green & Gorgeous. All you have to do to enter is visit the barley & birch site. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me something you liked or learned about the company that was NOT mentioned above. It could be your favorite pick from the products in their collection or even fact about the company. Anything you found interesting.

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You have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, to enter. U.S. mailing addresses only! A winner will be chosen via Random.org and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!


  1. I had no idea such a giving company existed! These are clothes you can feel good buying. Love the Flowers: Pick Me! tee. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  2. I liked the home page with little Alejandro who trusts his dad will stop global warming ! So sweet, a wonderful site!

  3. I subscribed by rrs feed. I would loved to start an organic clothes collection.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. I forgot to follow directions: I loved the monkey tee. I loved the idea that they are made in the usa and are sweatshop friendly.

  5. I love the “Improving the World” section. I read through it all, and The entire company, site, and clothing line seemed more appealing to me.

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