Wednesday, September 17, 2008

PVC Free Raingear

We know... it usually rains cats and dogs, but this year, we have found horses and pirates to be more popular.

Best of all, they are PVC Free which we know is important when you are buying for your kids!

Hatley, started as a cottage business (literally in a cottage). Johan and Alice Oldland had moved to a small town to pursue a less complicated life for themselves and their three boys. Alice, an artist, put her artwork on aprons and before they knew it they had a very successful business that just kept growing. Their boys grew up, pursued careers themselves, then ten years ago sent their parents packing for early retirement and set about breathing new life into the Hatley line.

CWDkids offers Hatley raingear because it is safe for your kids! Several years ago they replaced all their PVC raincoats with polyurethane. Rather than reducing harmful chemicals such as phalates to "acceptable" levels, they chose to eliminate them altogether!

Hatley uses all natural fibers whenever possible. Rubber and synthetics are used out of necessity as cotton doesn't keep you dry in a raincoat! They also use 100% azo-free dyes and non-cholorine bleach. Azo dyes do not biodegrade.

We LOVE working with a company that thinks about the safety and health of kids as well as the environment... and is fashionable to (rain)boot!

1 comment:

Jenet said...

"Rather than reducing harmful chemicals such as phalates to "acceptable" levels, they chose to eliminate them altogether!"

I like the idea of getting rid of the chemicals.

The outfits are adorable!