At ARKET, we’re curious about the multiple meanings of sustainable living, including how to dress our children. Our newborn and baby collection is created with special attention to quality – keeping in mind four thoughtful practices that help extend the life of these tiny and special garments.
Borrow from others
Reusing clothes is a simple way to reduce waste and ensure that garments live longer. Reaching out to friends and family can be an easy first step when you’re in need for certain garments or items that our children will make use of for short periods of time.
Think long-term when buying
Reusing garments only makes sense if they retain a certain quality over time. Paying close attention to material and construction is a key step when looking for durable clothing that can withstand intense periods of hard wear.
Handle with care
In order to prolong the life span of clothing, the garments should be handled with care. Being mindful about washing and reconsidering temperatures, cycles and products can ensure the longevity of a garment.
Share when outgrown
When it comes to preventing unnecessary waste, borrowing clothes is just as valuable as passing them on to new hands when they’re too small for our children. Another child will be able to enjoy these precious garments for a little while.