Eco-fashion that's anything BUT drab, that's what you get from Lucky Jade. I'm smitten with their new Giving Tree Collection. Designer Leslie Pitts put together a collection of cuddly blankets, coveralls, converter gowns, and tee/short sets made from 70% bamboo (one of the world'??s most sustainable and eco-friendly resources) and 30% cotton.
Like all of us Leslie is a busy mom who wants the best for her kids, so as she's expanding her line (Baby Chai is a delicious baby essentials collection that will include clothe diapers, blankets and layette) she is always looking for ways to keep her clothes as eco-friendly as possible. I caught up with Leslie (a fellow Vanderbilt grad--go Dores!) to talk fashion and eco-design.
Why did you decide to launch this line?I launched Lucky Jade because I saw a lack of great baby blankets in the market and decided to create my own when I was pregnant with my daughter. We had such a great response to the blankets, we started to make more products and it just grew from there.
Where did you dream up the name? Lucky Jade is actually named after my daughter, Cameron Jade.
Where do you source your cotton?All of our products are made in China. We primarily use a blend of bamboo/cotton. I just love the eco-friendly and sustainability of bamboo and it drapes beautifully and it's a great blend with cotton
Do you think organic cottons are here to stay?I think there is a great need for sustainable materials in all aspects of lives.
Any tips for green parenting?Not to be afraid of being green and introducing it into our daily lives. We are big on recycling in our house and company. I enjoy teaching my daughter to reuse things, in fact she is currently constructing a zhu zhu pet house out of recycled cardboard from our warehouse.
Pieces range from $28 to $42, making eco-friendly fashion an affordable choice. Momtrends readers can use the coupon code '??luckyspring'? for 20% off any purchase. To view the entire Lucky Jade collection, visit www.luckyjadeproducts.com.
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