Sustainability

Baby Wit is a proud member of the 1% for the Planet movement. We donate 1% of all our annual sales to protecting our natural resources.

1percent-for-the-planet-logo 

 

Our graphic tees and baby bodysuits are U.S.-made, non sweatshop cotton clothing produced by Royal Apparel and Los Angeles Apparel. Baby Wit is constantly researching alternatives for baby and youth apparel production, as we are eager to be working with 100% sweatshop-free manufacturers. Many of our shirts are made from organic cotton and are noted as such.

We make every effort to purchase the products we don't make ourselves from local manufacturers. These products tend to be handmade by one or two person shops like ourselves. We do offer products produced overseas and they are noted as such. Most overseas products are shoes as apparently making shoes in the USA is impossible. Our canvas gift bags are made and printed overseas. 

Many of our licensed rock products are made overseas although we are phasing out all our rock baby clothing as other sites do this much better than us. We are slowly trying to move away from licensed products and only selling Baby Wit branded products produced in our facility. As our stock sells out on these items we will not be replenishing them. We feel that there are tons of other websites carrying these same baby rock shirts now anyway. Most of these items are now located in our Grab Bag. Order one! It's way fun and you won't be sorry.

After meeting with representatives from the Portland Office of Sustainable Development and the Department of Environmental Quality, Baby Wit has reduced our environmental impact by bundling our shirts with re-purposed Kraft paper bands from JAE in place of zip-lock bags. We also try and reuse any box that comes through our doors instead of sending it to the recycling heap so your goods may show up at your doorstep in a repurposed box.

Baby Wit has received the Blue Works Business award from the City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development—which means we've made a commitment to recycling, waste prevention, and buying recycled products. This was facilitated by our in-house recycling coordinator in 2004. Kristin is no longer with us but the recycling programs she created do.

Baby Wit has been using biodegradable plastic shipping bags since 2004, an environmentally-friendly innovation that allows us to continually improve our sustainable practices while maintaining the Baby Wit quality you know and love.

Almost all our promotional material is printed on recycled paper using vegetable inks.

Baby Wit also purchases 100% of its electricity from renewable sources through Green Source at PGE.

In the past we supported our employees to read for the SMART program during working hours and have donated to dozens of organizations including PPS, Planned Parenthood, Big Brother & Big Sisters of America, Lakota Peoples Law Project, Common Dreams, amplifier.org, OPAL PDX, the Raphael House and in are a monthly contributor to Mona Relief fighting starvation in Yemen.