Clothes & toys
Animal Tails baby rompers
UK company Animal Tails uses baby and children’s rompers and T-shirts to showcase endangered species from around the world, including the blue whale and the sea horse. The range is also made from Fairtrade 100pc organic cotton. €15.99 from www.mamababe.com.
€15 from www.onceborn.com.
Booborganic baby tee
Made from 100pc organic cotton, 5pc of the retail price of these cute T-shirts goes straight to Hand in Hand, an organisation that strives to eliminate poverty in the world. €9 (sale price) from www.onceborn.com.
These shoes (and boots) are made from eco leather. This is leather that is tanned in an eco-friendly way, without the use of chromium sulphate which, when washed away off the hide, creates toxic waste. As well as this, Shoobees mimic bare feet by supporting, not constricting, little growing feet. With no laces or straps, these shoes are loosely elasticated at the ankle, making crawling, cruising, walking or running a doddle! Shoes start from €12.95 (in January sale) and boots €24.95. Visit www.shoobees.ie.
Sophie the Giraffe
Born in 1961, Sophie’s success is legendary in France. Made in the French Alps with 100pc natural rubber and non-toxic paint, babies especially love her bumpy head to soothe their teething gums. €15 from www.onceborn.com.