Our Commitment to Organic and Sustainable Sleepwear21 April 2022
From day one, ergoPouch has strongly believed in organic, natural fiber sleepwear products that care for your child as much as the environment. ‘Organic’ and ‘sustainable’ are woven into the fabric of our brand, our business and our DNA, not just our sleep sacks and sleepwear. We choose to commit to the environment so our babies' babies, can embrace Mother Earth and all that she offers. ergoPouch is honored to be certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), a badge we wear with pride. Our fabrics are GOTS Certified annually at our factory by Peterson Control Union. The GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
Why choose ergoPouch organic sleepwear for your child?
Babies have susceptible, delicate and absorbent skin from the moment they’re earthside. And did you know a new baby cannot regulate its own body temperature? This is something your sweet babe will learn as they grow, but wondering whether they are warm or cool enough can be a fraught predicament for many new parents in those early days. Discomfort due to body temperature can also cause your baby to wake during sleep. Natural fibers, like those in our organic cotton sleepwear, are much safer for your child and better for their skin than synthetic sleepwear because they allow their skin to breathe whilst simultaneously providing warmth. Natural fibers reduce the chance of overheating by regulating body temperature and make for a more comfortable sleep. Our TOG-rated organic sleepwear is thermally graded to give you confidence that your little Goldilocks will be not too hot, not too cold, but just right as they slumber (no waking from cold toes or hot, sweaty feels, hooray!)
Organic cotton and bamboo are grown and manufactured without the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides. They are not genetically modified like conventional cotton to minimize the impact on the environment. Unlike synthetic fibers, which can irritate delicate new skin, breathable organic cotton is soft and gentle on sensitive skin, reducing eczema flare-ups from chemicals or heat. “I have been using your suits with my daughter for two years. My daughter has eczema, and I have found them a game-changer for helping her sleep.”–Anna, ergoPouch customer. 9 March 2020.
We choose to create organic cotton sleepwear essentials to limit any exposure to nasties entering your mini’s skin while they sleep. Organic cotton farmers use less water when growing to reduce toxic emissions while replenishing soil fertility for future crops. Organic cotton is harvested free from pesticides, herbicides and is environmentally favorable to our beautiful mother earth; our fibers are dyed using water-based ink, meaning they're non-toxic for your child and their skin and better for our waterways and the environment. You can be assured your baby's skin will sleep on soft, eco-friendly sleepwear. Our fabrics are chemically tested and certified annually to show they are free from lead, phthalates and formaldehyde by Hangzhou C&K Testing Technic Co Ltd. We're thrilled to have been awarded the Bronze rosette for the Baby Sleeping Bag category at the Australian Non-Toxic Awards 2019. The products were judged on their standards of non-toxic ingredients and materials, quality, function and efforts made for the product to be produced in a socially responsible way. We were honored to be short-listed and proud to be one of the leading brands in ethical, sustainable sleepwear and the only product under $100 in the winner's circle. ergoPouch is committed to providing your family organic, natural fiber products that look after our environment as much as they do your minis.
We at ergoPouch encourage the reuse of our sustainable sleepwear. Each product is made with the highest quality materials and double stitched for long-lasting durability. The high quality of our materials and manufacturing process means an ergoPouch will last several years and multiple children. It is our hope that families reuse and hand-down an ergoPouch for years to come, generating less consumption over time. Purchasing organic cotton also protects workers and the environment in the manufacturing process by reducing their exposure to toxic chemicals and therefore improving their health and ours, which is highly essential and non-negatable to our values at ergoPouch. We have recently moved to less plastic in our mailers by using biodegradable packaging. You can 100% compost your mailers that your product arrives in. If you don't have compost, you can cut up the sack into tiny pieces and bury them in the dirt or your garden.
We want to help you build your child's sleep wardrobe so it functions as you need it to, without the excess. As you start transitioning to a more sustainable and organic lifestyle, remember to keep in mind the importance of organic cotton. Your little one can rest easy with ergoPouch knowing they are sleeping in comfortable and breathable sleepwear that supports cotton farmers and reduces soil and water pollution.
5. GOTS certified organic cotton
Other ways we’re caring for Mother Earth
1. Environmental Award Winner
- Bronze winner-2019 Australian Non-toxic Award for Best Sleeping Bag
- Awarded the 2019 Eco-Awards top product for the Cocoon Swaddle Sack
- Silver winner-2020 Non-Toxic Award for best Sleep Suit Sack
- 2021 Eco Excellence Best Fashion for Kids
2. We choose brand partners who share our eco-ethos, such as our printers who recycle toner
3. We support and educate our audience to recycle and reuse through hand-me-downs
4. We are helping to rebuild Australia's bush and support wildlife through a three-year donation plan following the 2019/2020 Bushfires.
Our commitment to your children's children
We still have more work to do, but we're continually looking for ways to make our footprint lighter and our journey cleaner. We want your children's children to enjoy ergoPouch in their generation, and we realize that we must continue to improve in order to make that a reality.
Our journey towards a cleaner, greener future includes
1. Carbon Footprint- We're undergoing a Carbon Footprint assessment at our HQ to find ways to reduce our footprint and looking at more energy-efficient logistics in our supply chain
2. Seeking further partnerships with Australian organizations to drive additional sustainability initiatives
3. Moving away from printed invoicing
4. Shipping some product to reduce pollution
Let’s all do our bit for a long-lasting future. It is our responsibility to share the message, plant trees, clean up, walk more, use less, shop sustainably and continue to take care of our Mother Earth.