How cute is this bodysuit? “Mom” was recently introduced to Peek A Bamboo, a new line of bodysuits for wee ones that are made from luxuriously soft and sustainable bamboo! Each snapsuit has been screen printed with a clever, catchy design & saying using eco-friendly water based inks. Your child’s favorite nursery rhymes and songs have been given a whimsical twist, such as “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Wear Bamboo” or “Bippity Boppity Bamboo.” What fun!

Not just for little ones, Peek A Bamboo also offers coordinating hoodies, pants, tees for moms! Whether you want to rock “mommy and me” fashion with your tot, or just show off your eco-fabulous side, you will fall in love with Peek A Bamboo. This new line just feels so good against the skin – perfect for extra snuggles!

For more information, or to order, please visit www.bambooista.com.

*Company generously provided samples, images, and information for this review.*

Now you can spoil your baby with bamboo, too! Peek A Bamboo has generously offered Tiny Green Mom readers a whopping 40% discount on their purchase of one (or more!) of their whimsical bodysuits for infants and toddlers! Stock up – these make great gifts for the holidays, which are right around the corner, or for baby showers, birthdays. etc. Just use the code TINYGREENMOM at checkout to receive the discount.

Check out all of the styles available online at www.bambooista.com.

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Founded in 2009, the Peek A Bamboo line is made from eco-friendly & super-soft bamboo, and features clever sayings on their bodysuits that have been screen printed using eco-friendly water-based inks. The creator of Peek A Bamboo, Tim Gilroy, took the time to answer some of “Mom’s” questions about this adorable new line of clothing for infants and toddlers.

An Interview with Tim Gilroy, Creator of Peek A Bamboo

1. Tell us about your eco-inspired company:

Peek A Bamboo is a creative clothing brand featuring the luxurious natural resource of bamboo. With the market growing for sustainable products, we have launched a line of baby bodysuits with the goal of providing an eco-friendly, premium quality brand. Bamboo clothing is extremely soft, breathable and cozy, just perfect for your little one. Our original artwork is fun, creative and conveys the message of living green through the whimsical nature of bamboo. We are proud to offer a brand that helps reduce the impact on the environment and lets people feel good about what their baby is wearing.
2. How do you choose to go green in your own life?

I make a very conscious effort to recycle, conserve water and buy organic products.

3. Guilty green pleasure?
In the process of developing the Peek A Bamboo brand, I have ordered many samples of bamboo clothing. My guilty pleasure is ordering samples of shirts in my size so I can wear them. Bamboo clothing is so soft, I just can’t resist.

4. Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?
Be passionate about what you do. Most people in the sustainable industry believe in what they are doing. If that energy carries over into your business practices, then clients and customers will want to support your business.

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Oh-so-darling! LamanBlu™ has created fashionable, eco-friendly clothing for your little girl made of breezy, breathable organic bamboo. Choose from gorgeous, mix and match pieces that are comfortable yet maintain a classic look, even while playing! Created by Holli Gibson, a fashion designer and mom, LamanBlu™ was created with both style and sensibility. Think machine washable, no ironing needed, yet each piece can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion!

From embroidered tops and tunics to ruffle swing t’s with matching leggings to ruffle dresses, the Fall / Holiday 2010 Collection is simply stunning! Playful and stylish, your little girl will fall in love with this adorable line, and moms will appreciate the quality of the clothing, and how easy it is to care for, as well. You can learn more here. New collections are introduced seasonally, and this line will quickly become a favorite!

To see the entire LamanBlu™ Fall / Holiday 2010 collection, visit www.lamanblu.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Founded in 2008, the LamanBlu Collection is simply gorgeous, made from eco-friendly bamboo knit, and the pieces are made to mix-n-match with style. The creator of LamanBlu, Holli Gibson, took the time enough to answer some of “Mom’s” questions about her eco-friendly designer line of clothing for little girls ages 6 months to 6 years of age. A former designer for Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus, and Victoria’s Secret, Holli Gibson has brought her expertise and keen eye to her fashionable children’s clothing, and the result is absolutely darling!

An Interview with Holli Gibson, the Creator of LamanBlu

1. Tell us about your eco-inspired company:

LamanBlu is designer clothing for little girls. It merges the American lifestyle of easy to care, easy to wear clothing, with the European sensibility for the finer things in life and attention to detail. I also wanted to be true to something near and dear to my heart, the eco-impact our choices have. My mother was eco when I was a kid, before we even had a term for such things. God has given us this beautiful world, and we all have a responsibility to care for it. LamanBlu is designed to mix and match. There are so many options for the customer to individualize their look from fun everyday wear to special events.
2. How do you choose to go green in your own life:

We buy locally and domestically whenever possible. We are on a first name basis with our local farmers market, which not only brings us great local produce but mostly organic produce as well. We also buy milk from a local organic dairy and try to eat only free range animal products like free range poultry and buffalo. We have a great recycling center which takes virtually everything you can recycle, so our recycling bin well outweighs our trash bin. Living in the mountains of Colorado and on a well and septic system, we are very conscious of our water consumption also.

3. Guilty green pleasure:

Making things with my kids that we normally would buy at the store, from pasta to tortillas to ice cream. Not only do we get to make them with great organic ingredients but it’s a great fun family activity and we’re eliminating so much packaging waste that comes with those types of products.

4. Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?

It can be challenging to have an eco-friendly business. It takes more thought and planning, but it’s well worth it. It’s great to be a pioneer in helping change our world. It fosters thought about what we do and how we do it, from our purchasing patterns to smart consumerism. We are setting an example of caring for our children and others around us. Start small if you have to, every step is a step in the right direction.

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Kicky Pants has launched their Fall 2010 Collection in style! This adorable line of luxe, silky-soft and organic bamboo clothing for children is simply too cute for words! The mix-n-match separates create adorable combinations for both boys and girls, and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to pick out some stylish outfits to wear to the festivities!

Little ones will love kicking around in comfy Cord Pants or Velour Coveralls. Paired with Kicky Pants’ bamboo basics, these are great for jumping in the piles of leaves in the yard! Little ladies will adore the Print Long Dresses while twirling and dancing around the house when it is too chilly to head outdoors.

With a smattering of oh-so-cute offerings for infants, such as Knot Hats to keep tiny heads warm and toasty – Kicky Pants has thought of everything this Fall!

To view their newest collection, or to order, please visit KickyPants.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

The creators of Kicky Pants, Nick and Erin Cloke, were kind enough to answer some of “Mom’s” questions about their eco-fabulous line of clothing made from sustainable bamboo for children. Founded in 2007, this line has now expanded to include seasonal pieces as well as their bamboo basics! Check them out online at www.kickypants.com.

Tell us about your eco-inspired company:

Kicky Pants is an infant/toddler and maternity clothing manufacturer utilizing bamboo fabrications and fashion forward designs. We control our process from fabric mill to completion using certified organic bamboo in our milling process. The line includes super soft wearable clothing that allows for a child’s natural movement and comfort. Our prints and designs are inspired by the natural world (trees, flowers and animals), encouraging children to enjoy the beauty around them, while our whimsical take on these themes (unicorns, dragons, leaping frogs) encourages all of us to “celebrate innocence.”

How do you choose to go green in your own life?

In our family recycling is very important, not only for trash, but old toys and clothing as well. We try our best not to be wasteful and to pass along items we are no longer using, or create an art project from them to give them a new life! Also, we noticed the large amounts of trash generated with our children’s lunches, so we have switched to “trash free lunches” with reusable containers for drinks, sandwiches and snacks. Nick was an environmental science major, so he is regularly considering new and different ways we can make a difference in our own lives as well as in our business.

What is your guilty green pleasure?

Organic stone ground chocolate! So good! We get it from our local farmers market. It’s very different from the consistency of regular chocolate, but super yummy!

Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?

Whenever you make the choice to include the “overall picture” of the world we share when you create something, you are not only serving those around you with a great product, you are also adding something to the way of life in your community. The idea is for “green thinking” to eventually be an expectation that we all have, and not a novelty or a trend. You are on the right path if you go in the direction of sustainability. Let your product speak for itself, and best of luck!

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Prancing Leopard Organics is offering a Back to Yoga sale, now through September 6th. You can receive 20% off most of the items in their exclusive organic clothing line. This is a great time to stock up on their comfortable, organic basics! This deal does not include their new items or their sale items. For more information, click here.

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Stylish, comfortable, chic – The Butterfly Wrap™ will take you from pregnancy and beyond. This gorgeous and functional wrap literally transforms itself magically from a flattering shawl to a discreet nursing cover and can even be worn as a flowing skirt! Made from silky-soft organic cotton and soy, this conforms to the body in all the right places but forgives in others – perfect for the transitioning body of the new mom!

The Butterfly Wrap™ truly does it all – this makes a gorgeous gift for the expecting mama that will really come in handy, especially in the first few months postpartum.

When worn as a skirt, the gathered part of The Butterfly Wrap™ can be worn in the front, over one knee or in the back – it looks classy whichever way you choose! As a nursing cover, the stretchy fabric covers both mom and baby with ease. For a classic look throughout pregnancy and into motherhood, the wrap can go from a trip to the grocery store to a cocktail party with panache!

Bamboobies™, the makers of the The Butterfly Wrap™, are currently offering Tiny Green Mom readers 20% off their purchase! Please use the code TGM20 for the discount. To learn more about The Butterfly Wrap™, or to order, please visit the website.

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Now mommy and daughter can make an eco-chic statement together with Just Jen, an adorable line of customizable clothing loved by celebs like Jada Pinkett-Smith, Molly Mesnick, Bethenny Frankel and Sylvester Stallone! For your little cupcake, you can choose a super-soft bamboo tee, adorned with Swarovski sparkling crystal, rose and volcano rhinestones that glimmer and shine! Mommy can match with a Cupcake T-Shirt in organic cotton – such a sweet look to wear together while playing at the park or shopping together!

In addition to their personalized and customizable t-shirts, mom & her little lady can choose a pair of stretchy, roomy and uber-soft 100% cotton sweat pants, glittering with the words “cupcake” across the bottom! This matching top and bottom set is sure to be favorite of both mom and daughter’s!

What makes Just Jen so unique is that any look and rhinestone adornment are possible – simply select the t-shirt style, including long-sleeve, short-sleeve, spaghetti tank, beater tank, raglan 3/4 sleeve, polo short sleeve, organic short-sleeve and even maternity for the ladies, next choose the shirt size and color, and last, decide which crystal rhinestones will complete your custom creation. It is extremely simple and FUN to design your own unique tee, hoodie, sweat pant, apron or cap – or make something special to give as a gift! Just Jen also makes dazzling bridal clothing!

To personalize your custom embellished creation, check out Just Jen’s website. This is definitely a new favorite of “Mom’s!”

About Just Jen:

What started out as simple t-shirt gifts for birthdays, baby showers and other special occasions transformed into so much more. Jennifer Smith turned this homemade business concept into a major company Just Jen in 2003. Seeing a need for customized clothing that you can’t buy at regular retailers, she and her husband Lawrence launched an official website and entered the fast growing online world of e-commerce. This dynamic duo’s company has quickly risen to one of the top sites for personalized gear. Just Jen offers the largest selection of rhinestone clothing for every stage of a woman’s life including: baby, toddler, young girls, teens, as well as cheerleading, bridal, maternity, and even special holidays that are close to the heart like Valentine’s Day and Christmas. They also work with many businesses such as hotel chains, bridal shops, hair salons, dance clubs and more, to create unique company designs. Just Jen is the one stop shop for anything “bling” you crave! www.justjen.com

*Company generously provided customized samples and images for this review.*