Sustainability

Less Clutter + Less Waste =
Happier Parents, Happier Planet

Not all cotton is created equally.

Our babies deserve the best -- and so does our planet

100% Cotton, 100% Organic Cotton, 100% Certified Organic Cotton — it’s all just cotton, right? Not exactly. All cotton fibers are naturally derived from the cotton plant, which makes cotton products biodegradable even in landfills, but the methods of farming organic versus conventional cotton produce different environmental outcomes.

Life Cycle Assessments have shown organic cotton uses 91% less water, contributes 46% less greenhouse gas emissions, and uses 61% less energy than its conventional counterpart. Organically-derived chemicals are used in the farming process through the textile manufacturing process, ensuring the safety for the farmers and garment workers as well as preventing environmental contamination.

Cubbiekit only uses Certified Organic Cotton, which makes it even more planet friendly (see below).

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has the highest and most stringent certification standards out there. It ensures end to end environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing processes, from the farming and harvesting of cotton to the production of our garments. We also perform factory visits to meet with our partners and put a face to the emails (P.S. we're pretty cool and chat through whatsapp weekly)

baby clothing in gray, yellow, coral, green, blue, and white

Conventional Cotton vs.
GOTS Certified Organic Cotton

Source: The Textile Exchange Life Cycle Assessment (2014)

Water Savings

91%

CO2 Emissions Reduced

46%

Energy Saved

61%

GOTS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Source: Global Organic Textile Standard (Ecology & Social Responsibility)

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Sustainable Materials

✓ Must be grown without the use of synthetic pesticides (to prevent soil damage and water supply contamination)

✓ No use of hazardous substances in chemicals (like in dying and treating), which are known to pollute nearby water ecosystems.

✓ Manufacturing processes must demonstrate environmental management, including wastewater treatment

✓ Quality standards for color fastness and shrinkage of garments (meaning the dye won't stain or rub-off and clothes won't shrink)

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Ethical Manufacturing

✓ Employees must earn fair living wages and working hours

✓ Factories are held to occupational health and safety requirements

✓ NO child labor is used

✓ No discrimination, harassment, or violence is practiced in the workplace

HOW WE CLEAN UP AFTER OURSELVES

OUR MODEL

REDUCE - delivering only the essentials in playful, gender neutral styles and colors that don't shrink upon arrival at a price that respects the supply chain and our customers.

REUSE - connecting with community organizations that distribute clothing to newborns in need or upcycle the fabric into cloth diaper liners and wipes. We currently support Austin Recovery Network, The Cloth Option, LovedTwice, and the Houston Children's Charity.

RECYCLE - anything that cannot be donated is recycled. Our manufacturing partner uses our organic cotton to create recycled cotton, lessening the need to harvest new cotton and create new Cubbiekit clothing.

PACKAGING

Kraft mailers, cubbies, and paper are made from post consumer recycled content

Gummed paper tape is recyclable

All packaging materials are curbside recyclable

MATERIALS

Made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, a naturally biodegradable fabric (duh it's a plant).

Snap buttons are sourced from YKK, a sustainability focused fastener manufacturer

Elastic bands are used in our bottoms to ensure clothing stays on your little human