The Aster & Oak Organic Pristine Button Blouse features long puff-sleeves and a gorgeous button-front design. Crafted from beautifully soft organic jersey, this pretty top easily transitions from special occasion to everyday wear depending on the bottoms you choose.
Sizes Available: 3-6 Months (00), 6-12 Months (0), 1/2 Years, 2/3 Years, 3/4 Years, and 4/5 Years
Long sleeve blouse for kids from organic cotton
Puff sleeves and gathered cuffs
Coconut buttons down the front
Soft and gentle on delicate skin
Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and dyes (certification #CU855769)
Australian owned and designed
Ethically and sustainably made at the GOTS-certified factory in India
Cold, gentle machine wash with similar colours or hand-wash according to tags. Line dry inside out. DO NOT tumble dry.
Why Organic Cotton?
“Clothing your little ones in cotton may seem like the natural choice but are you surprised to hear that it isn’t necessarily the safest one?”
Certified organic cotton is very much a different story. It’s by far the safest option, second only to donning a birthday suit! There are so many benefits to clothing our children in organic cotton and some are more widely known than others, so let’s take a peek at them.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the name of the governing body that oversees the certification criteria of organic cotton right around the world. Certification is critical in ensuring companies comply with the criteria necessary to have their products classified as truly organic. When purchasing organic, it’s important that you ensure products are GOTS certified because unfortunately any company can lay false and misleading claims to an organic product otherwise.
Certified farmers understand that healthy cotton promotes healthy living. They start with a clean slate, ridding their farms of all harmful substances before they start growing organic crops. Farms must be free from pesticides for three years before farming of organic cotton can commence. From the moment the seeds are sewn into the soil, right through to the finished product on the shop floor (or internet website in our case!) every process is a natural one. Organic cotton is the natural choice, when only the best will do.
Certified Organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilisers whereas conventional cotton-growing techniques rely heavily on these nasties to control the quality of the soil. Ordinarily cotton is processed using dyes, bleach and a host of other unhealthy chemicals that have been attributed to allergies, eczema and even cancer. Organic cotton, on the other hand, is free from all artificial additives as well as free from formaldehyde which has been classified as a cancer-causing agent by the International Institute for Research on Cancer.
Did you know that globally cotton covers 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land, yet it uses 16%-25% of the world’s insecticides, more than any other single major crop? And five of the top nine pesticides used on conventional cotton in the US alone, are known to be cancer causing chemicals? These are just a couple of the many statistics that are now widely available to demonstrate the harmful effects of conventional cotton.
SAFE AND GENTLE
Babies have incredibly sensitive skin that is more porous and absorbent than adult skin. Similarly to the way parents carefully consider the type of shampoo or body wash to use on their baby, the textiles in clothing should also be considered because it comes into such close contact with a baby’s skin. When wearing conventional cotton, your baby spends 24 hours a day in clothing laced with chemicals. These chemicals are designed to remain in the textiles for life and even after washing it’s been scientifically proven they retain these chemicals for the entire lifespan of the garment.
Becauseorganic cottonis pure and isn’t treated with anti-static, anti-wrinkle pesticides and all the other toxic chemicals that ordinarily goes into making cotton, it’s highly absorbent and breathes beautifully. People with allergies and sensitivity to chemicals especially benefit and we can certainly also celebrate the fact that certified organic cotton doesn’t leave any harmful side effects on the environment.
Organic cotton is highly durable which means garments represent real value. Not only will they last longer and can be passed on to other children, but you’ll also save money as well as the environment in the long run. Because the fibers haven’t been deconstructed as chemicals are added, organic cotton doesn’t pill easily or trap odors as much as conventional cotton. It’s environmentally safe and by selecting organic cotton you’re making a socially responsible decision to care for our environment, which after-all, is for the benefit of the future of our little ones.
Certifiedorganic cotton feelssimply luxurious! It’s dramatically softer than conventional cotton because it hasn’t been assaulted with chemicals and pesticides and is grown and manufactured in as natural state as possible.
You must try it for yourself. Once you go organic, you’ll never go back!
About Aster & Oak
Aster & Oak is an Australian children’s clothing label that offers a truly unique range of certified organic clothing for all the precious little people in our lives.
It was our personal experience with our own children’s skin allergies that led us to research and craft a range of Eco-friendly, certified organic baby clothing which is safe, non-toxic, low-allergenic and free from any hidden nasties.
Our vision was to create a range of clothing which was beautifully soft and as natural as possible whilst still maintaining a stylish and practical edge. After countless hours of research and road testing, a love for all things organic and a background in design, Aster & Oak was born!
All our clothing is made using the purest 100%GOTS certified organiccotton making them gentle on your baby’s skin and even gentler on our environment. Brimming with character, each piece is adorned in the most delightfully playful and whimsical design, all individually illustrated by hand and coloured using natural based dyes.
Our entire collection is personally designed and manufactured and therefore we maintain full control over the entire process every single step of the way. We’re strictly organic from the soil our cotton is grown in, right through to the final production.
Shipping & Delivery
Here's the Quick & Dirty Rundown of Everything You Need to Know for Shipping & Delivery
We try our best to get orders out as quickly as possible (generally within 1-3 business days after ordering)
PLEASE NOTE: holidays and public weekends ARE NOT business days, and this timing starts the day after you've placed your order (ie: the day after you've ordered is the first business day)
95% of packages are shipped via OVERNIGHT COURIER (Courier Post) as our standard level of service (exceptions are big & bulky items to the North Island)
Internationl orders are shipped via NZ Post AirMail or DHL Express (you can select at checkout and delivery timeframes are provided there for each service)
We DO NOT charge a rural surcharge (please allow additional days for rural delivery)
Sometimes "life happens" and it may take an extra day or two to catch up and/or get orders out (we're a one-woman operation with two small children at home)
Please anticipate delays after weekends, holidays and promotional times due to increased order volumes
If you are needing your order URGENTLY, please get in touch to let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate
You'll receive a shipping confirmation e-mail when your order ships (these can sometimes end up on Spam or Junk, so please have a look there)
Orders are dispatched Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays)
As an eco-friendly company, we extend this through to our shipping practices and use recycled boxes, home compostable courier bags, shipping labels made from recycled paper, and an eco-friendly paper alternative to bubble wrap (we keep everything pretty minimalistic so as to be kind to the environment - if you're looking for a fancy unboxing experience, we're not your shop!)
To save trees, you won't receive an invoice or packing slip with your order - please refer to your Purchase E-mail for a receipt/proof of purchase, and your Shipping Confirmation for a packing slip
For the full details on all of our shipping information, please pop on over here.
Returns & Exchange
OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU
Naked Baby Eco Boutique guarantees that you will be delighted by your shopping experience with us. If you are not happy with any aspect of your purchasing experience, please let us know so we may resolve these issues. Our aim is to not only meet our obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act, but to exceed our customers’ expectations.
Returns and Exchanges (The Quick and Dirty):
You are welcome to return an item for a refund to the original payment method within 21 days of purchase
For purchases made online, the cost to return the item to us will be at the customer's expense (and the original shipping fee is non-refundable)
Should you wish to exchange size or colour of an item, we will happily do so as part of ourcomplimentary one-way exchange program(you ship the original item to us at your cost, and we will ship the replacement item to you at no additional shipping charge)
Outside of 21 days, items may be exchanged or store credit provided, for up to 90 days
Items MUST be returned in perfect, saleable condition, including the packaging (unwashed, unused, unworn - please package carefully so they don't get damaged when shipping back to us)
All refunds will be processed via the original payment method, once the product is received by us in saleable condition, within 7 business days
In the unlikely event that an item is faulty, please get in touch with us ASAP to chat about next steps (please DO NOT use the item)