Wee Seedling clothing is sewn in Boston, Massachusetts. Danielle works directly, in person, at the factory, with their founder and production manager from early collection planning, all the way through production.
Wee Seedling Fabric Sourcing
All of our fabric is carefully selected to protect people and the environment.
Cluck Crumpet Collection
Is made with organic Peruvian pima cotton. Wee chose pima cotton from Peru because there are no GMO's, their specific supply chain is fair trade with wages far above minimum, and they are certified organic. Pima cotton is also known for its softness and extra durability, due to its longer fiber. This fabric also has a smaller carbon footprint than many other fabrics because the cotton growing, harvesting, spinning, knitting and finishing are all done within close proximity to one another.
Cluck Crumpet collection was dyed in the USA, using certified low impact dyes. The facility meets all city and state requirements of legal employment, safety and operations. In addition, they are highly certified to meet ecological, social and environmental requirements.
Bits and Bobs
We have chosen YKK as our snap supplier for the Cluck Crumpet Collection. You can read about their transparency here
We use polyester and nylon thread. This is the only thread that is recommended for use in the industry due to its strength and stretch. Our options are rather limited, but when possible, we use Gutermann thread. You can read their sustainability report here
You'll find our organic undyed twill tape being used to help support snaps in some of our garments. When smart to do so, we also use leftover scraps to support our snaps when needed.
Wee chose a mom-owned, small-family tag company in the USA for our Cluck Crumpet Collection. They are undyed 100% cotton.
What's In Our Packaging?
All of our packaging materials are eco-friendly! In fact, they are also reusable and able to be repurposed into a multitude of crafts.
Your package will arrive in a reusable and compostable shipping bag. They are made from cornstarch (non GMO) and are certified to be composted in your backyard in 3-6 months time. Don't compost? Use the extra seal on the bag to reuse it the next time you ship something.
100% Recycled Paper Bags
Occasionally wee will use 100% recycled paper from 100% post consumer waste bags for shipping. They are water resistant, fully recyclable and biodegradable. Made in the USA.
Our shipping labels are industrially compostable and are soon to be backyard compostable. The adhesive has a high percentage of renewable materials. Occasionally, wee need to use our backup 100% recycled paper shipping labels.
Our tissue paper is 100% recycled kraft paper made in the USA
Our yarn is from an artist who hand dyes all of her yarn. We encourage you to reuse it for friendship bracelets, as hanging ties for lanterns, or anything else you come up with. Share your creations on Instagram and Facebook by tagging us @weeseedling and using the hashtags #weeseedling #weecreate
Our hang tags are Made in the USA from 100% recycled paper and infused with USDA-Approved Non-GMO wildflower seeds. Plant them in your garden under a thin layer of soil and watch the wildflowers sprout in 1-3 weeks. Dry the bloomed wildflowers and use them to craft a lantern or glass candle holder in combination with our tissue paper.
Child Product Safety
All of our finished garments are certified and registered with the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) to ensure that they are safe for your littles.
What Happens To Fabric Scraps?
All of our fabric scraps that are too small to sew clothing with are used in our manufacturers training program. When they have more scraps than they need, the fabric is properly recycled.
The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions. It is our responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and to off-set the carbon emissions we do use.
For Wee Seedling, right now, this means a few things:
- Sourcing fabric with a smaller footprint
- Always properly recycling or reusing scrap fabric
- Using more eco-friendly shipping materials and office supplies
- Encouraging our customers to reuse or re-sell their gently worn Wee Seedling clothing
- Combine shipping, when we can, for customers who have several orders in-cue at one time
- Helping customers repair heavily used clothing
- Designing clothing that grows with children for longer-wear and use
- Encouraging customers to hang-dry their clothing
In the future, wee hope to:
- Become a part of a carbon offset program and hopefully become certified by an environmental sustainability program
- Create custom fabric that allows us to partially control the carbon emissions used in the process of making our fabric
- Have more ideas? Send us an email! firstname.lastname@example.org