The warmest, coziest children's organic sleepwear free of harmful flame-retardants, pesticides and synthetic materials.
I’m Erin Royer and I started Snug Organics 3 years ago when I couldn’t find warm pajamas for my son that weren’t covered in toxic flame-retardant chemicals. After much research, I decided to design them myself. I created warm and cozy sleepwear for babies and toddlers free of flame-retardants, pesticides and synthetic materials. I figured, by making a commitment to organic sleepwear, at least 50% of a child’s day could be spent in organics.
Most children’s sleepwear is made of polyester (fleece), nylon acetate, modacrylic and rayon. These fabrics begin their lives as a vat of chemicals, including petroleum. They have a prolonged landfill life, create more dependence on oil and take 40% more energy to produce than cotton. They are not breathable and block out air sometimes causing the body to overheat. These synthetics can also emit toxic gasses and are allergenic, causing respiratory disease in some cases. Each of these synthetics must contain flame-retardants.
Flame-retardants affect the thyroid, immune system, reproductive system, and liver. They disturb brain development, learning abilities, hormone function and can cause cancer, hyperactivity (ADD & ADHD), obesity, diabetes and permanent behavioral changes. Flame-retardants are most prevalent in the United States. Concentrations of flame-retardants are 3 times higher in children than in their mothers. Their tiny bodies are not able to excrete toxins as easily as adults and their skin is thinner and highly absorbent.
Most of the organic cotton sleepwear on the market is not warm enough and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that blankets not be used in cribs due to the risk of SIDS.
We offer snug-fitting, GOTS-certified, 100% organic cotton sherpa and naturally flame-resistant 100% baby alpaca. These materials feel softer, last longer, and protect the developing systems of babies and toddlers. They are free of dangerous chemicals, they are breathable and allow for moisture absorption. Most importantly, they are naturally warm and sustainable.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
With your support we will be able to GROW! We keep running out of product and can’t keep up with demand. We have done extensive research to find the right manufacturer who can execute the precise snug-fit measurements required by the CPSC for children’s sleepwear. We have also worked tirelessly to find the most reliable source of the best organic fabrics and natural yarns available. We need consistent production in large quantities to keep up with demand and new growth. We have also added 100% baby alpaca sleepers to our product line due to customer requests for natural wool. We hope to be able to continue to add a variety of sleepwear options in the future. We have all of this lined up, now we just need the funding to get the ball rolling!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We appreciate all of your help and support. There are three important ways you can help Snug Organics succeed:
- Back Us! Launching a new company isn’t easy. We’ve invested a lot of our own money to get off the ground, but your pledges can help make us a permanent success.
- Join Us! Visit us @snugorganics or on Facebook. While you’re there, tell us your thoughts. We would love to hear from you!
- Talk About Us! Have a blog or a friend who might find Snug Organics interesting? Spread the word, and let us know if you need any more information!
Of course you will be rewarded for supporting us! Our sleepers are super soft, warm, and feature beautiful high quality. Here are some of our preliminary designs for fall that your child could be the first to snuggle up in.
Shipping to the US and Canada is free. For international orders, add $20.
Care instructions for both organic cotton sherpa and natural baby alpaca is the same. Hand wash or machine wash on a delicate cycle with eco-friendly laundry detergent. Lay flat to dry. More on care>
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $17,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 28, 2012.
May 21, 2012 - Jun 28, 2012 (38 days)
Pledge $5 or more
THANK YOU note designed and signed by us.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $15 or more
DECAL of our super cool logo. Thank you note.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $30 or more
ORGANIC T-SHIRT in child or adult size. Youth XS, S, M, L and Adult S, M, L, XL. Thank you note.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $60 or more
ORGANIC COTTON SHERPA SLEEPER. Choose from 6m, 12m, 18m, 2T, 3T, 4T, or 5T. Natural body with green trim and aqua or sunflower zip. Thank you note.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
BABY ALPACA SLEEPER. Choose from 3-6m, 6-12m, 18-24m, 2-3y, 3-5y in raspberry, sky, or chocolate. Thank you note.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $200 or more
ONE OF EACH SET. One 100% organic cotton sherpa sleeper and one 100% baby alpaca sleeper. Thank you note, decal and organic t-shirt in child or adult size.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
THE SHERPA SET. One complete 100% organic cotton sherpa sleeper set in all 7 sizes (6m-5T). Thank you note, decal and organic t-shirt in child or adult size. Outfit your child from 6 months to 5 years. Choose from zip colors listed above.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $700 or more
THE ALPACA SET. One complete baby alpaca sleeper set (3m-5y). Thank you note, decal and organic t-shirt in child or adult size. Outfit your child from 3 months to 5 years. Choose from a variety of colors listed above.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
THE SNUG ORGANICS SET. A complete Snug Organics set. 7 organic cotton sherpa sleepers (6m-5T) and 5 baby alpaca sleepers (3m-5y). That's a total of 12 sleepers to outfit your child from age 3m to 5 years. Choose from a variety of colors listed above. Plus, thank you note, decal and organic t-shirt in child or adult size.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012