Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sapling - organic baby goodness + giveaway



Things I love about Sapling:

  • birds on a branch - always a gorgeous motif
  • green owls
  • perfect for lovers of whimsy
  • soft organic cotton
  • organic vegetable dyes
  • affordable!
  • designed in Australia by a passionate Muma
Poet was lucky enough to receive a bundle of Sapling goodness from designer and creator Peta Stinson and now you have the chance to win some too. Sapling is giving away one pack of baby clothes (the winner gets to choose a boys, girls or unisex pack) - all you need to do is 'like' Sapling on facebook and leave a comment here with your email address. If you would like an extra entry you can blog about it in your space (link back to the post in the comment section). The winner will be drawn this Sunday the 15th.


Update: Comments closed. The Random Number Generator chose #50 - Christie

I got to chatting about organic cotton, beautiful designs and the word 'sapling' with Peta...


What inspired you to create Sapling?
Peta: We have always tried to use organic and sustainable products where possible so when we had kids we naturally turned towards organic products and clothing.  We found it quite difficult to find cute organic baby clothes that were printed with organic dyes, we thought it was pointless to buy organic clothing that had chemicals infused into it from the use of chemical dyes.  So, we decided to come up with our own range using 100% certified organic cotton and printed with 100% organic vegetable dyes (which means our organic fabric isn't hurt by the nasties in regular chemical dyes). We also noticed that many existing organic brands out there were quite expensive, and we wanted to create something that was accessible for everyone (and cute too!).

How did you come up with the name?
Peta: Funnily, it was the only name that popped into our heads.  I guess it sprung from the images of earthiness, green goodness, new life, and of course...babies.

Describe your products in one sentence...
Peta: Safe, pure, whimsical and fun.

Why organic?
Peta: Keeping our range organic was very important to us.  We did a lot of research before we had children and discovered that babies skin is really very sensitive.  It's also quite thin and much more porous than ours which means their skin absorbs things quite easily. An incredible amount of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and insecticides are used in the regular production of cotton.  Not to mention all the chemicals and nasties that are used in the dying and print part of cotton production as well. We didn't want all those nasties rubbing up next to our babies skin, so we made the decision to use organic cotton where possible.  The only hard part was find a brand which also used organic dyes!

Read more about organic cotton

Where to from here?
Peta: We already have some more lines in the making.  We should have our 'essential' range out in February.  These are easy mix and match pieces with gentle patterns and colours.  We also have some very sweet little dresses and bloomers coming out in Feb, so stay tuned....

65 comments:

  1. I love love these gorgeous organic clothes. I live in Tas & actually found Sapling in my local baby shop last week, I would love to add some more to my collection. My email is aliciacooper_981@hotmail.com

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  2. gorgeous. Always on the lookout for lovely organic clothes for my little one. joanna@miettehandmade.com

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  3. these are wonderful!
    laurenmanke (at) gmail dot com

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  4. Love these.

    Just beautiful the design and the gorgeous fabric is a perfect combination.

    I would love to win some for my bubba (uni sex please, as we don't want to know the sex!)

    Thanks for the chance to win xox

    email address:

    roseandruby@lifeloveclutter.com

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  5. Oh my goodness, how beautiful.
    I would love to dress my sensitive skinned little koala in these clothes. Especially in these hot summer months!
    katrinayule@hotmail.com

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  6. Thankyou Jodi.

    Actually, you inspired me to go organic. So thankyou for being the inspiration to many, & thankyou for introducing us to designers of organic :)

    And lastly, I have also been so inspired by Che's experiences at Montessouri, that I just had to research this myself. As fate would have it, one is due to open in our area later this year (in an agricultural district within our town).

    I am over.the.moon.

    I don't comment regularly, I'm sorry.

    But you inspire so regularly, so thankyou :)

    Cherie (Cherie.Clonan@live.com)

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  7. Oh lovely - can't wait to see some pics of Poet in her new threads. It is so hard to find good Australian organic baby clothes - thanks for the heads up!

    tazzieway (at) gmail.com

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  8. These are really gorgeous and even better that they are organic. Hoping that I could still squeeze my one year old into some of the things :) melocoe@yahoo.com.au

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  9. I am completely smitten.
    These clothes are just delightful. Organic too! How cute are the little frilly cap sleeves.
    I would love a chance to win some for our bubba.
    kittyspeer(at)gmail.com

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  10. Oh, these clothes are so beautiful...I think a little someone joining our family soon might need some of these!xxx

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  11. Lovely clothes - it has been so hard to find affordable organic clothing. These are too sweet. My email is emilytamas@hotmail.com

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  12. Gorgeous!So beautiful...mariella mariella@hollywoodroadblog.com

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  13. very cute clothes! I'm having a baby boy in February, so new organic clothes would be lovely!
    eviedear (at) gmail.com

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  14. mmmmm so gorgeous and what a wonderful ethos! *s* {unisex and shinelittlelight@gmail.com}

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  15. wonderful products - haven't found much organic cotton in the regional town i am in! i'd love to win some, for my baby girl. erinpapps@gmail.com

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  16. These are so beautiful. Perfect for Indi's uber sensitive skin! xo m.

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  17. such beautiful little clothes, thanks for the chance:)
    my email is karzyjj@hotmail.com

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  18. Stunning! Love these, lorenshaw@y7mail.com

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  20. Sorry I couldn't spell before.

    What gorgeous clothes, I would love for my little one to try these out on her delicate skin. Thanks for such a great giveaway.
    Kym (Potts.family@optusnet.com.au)

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  21. These are so lovely. I would love Jude to wear some of these lovely little things!

    Sarah

    sarah.humphreys@hotmail.com

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  22. Love the Sapling designs! These would look gorgeous in my soon to be little persons wardrobe, a unisex pack for our bubs due in February is what I'm hoping for!

    vickyk75@yahoo.com.au
    Vicky Offord

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  23. You do stumble across some real goodies. Can only imagine how cute Poet will look in such organic goodness.
    x

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  24. adorable, liked on fb
    thepryfamily@gmail.com

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  25. Yes Please !!!
    It's so hard to find nice clothes for little boys
    amanda.hawkins31@yahoo.com

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  26. What a great company. Little E would look smashing in their little outfits!

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  27. so beautiful, perfect for my new niece or nephew (we don't know which!)x Jaclyn (littlepapertrees@gmail.com)

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  28. Such beautiful designs, we'd quite happily put our bub in any of these designs...when it arrives and we know what it is! I can't imagine how adorable Poet looks in them.

    My email is firstdayofmarriage@gmail.com xxx

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  29. I'd love to add some gorgeous organic clothes to my growing secret stash of bubba clothesfor the baby i'm trying very hard to make!
    I liked Sapling on facebook yesterday.
    monica_feilen@yahoo.com

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  30. Lovely clothes right up my alley! Thanks for sharing this.
    jashby77@gmail.com

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  31. simply beautiful :)

    littlemissolive2@yahoo.com.au

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  32. I 'like' Sapling on FB! Oh I so hope I win!
    rachel @ wokabout . net

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  33. Love the little owl pants, too cute - would love some! My email is miettao@hotmail.com

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  34. The whimsical designs are so wonderful. I loved the sweet interview as well.

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  35. I have purchased baby products from a2zbaby with special discount offer and affordable price so now I want to recommend to you that you can enjoy with this special offer and you can buy baby products online.

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  36. love them! femke(dot)price-knol(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  37. Love it all! Would especially appreciate some gorgeous winter clothes for my little girl!

    Thank you!

    Anna
    rubylou1@gmail.com

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  38. I love discovering beautiful, organic, well made clothing for my little love! My email is jessica_cupcakes@hotmail.com

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  40. Beautiful and organic! Win Win!
    beckebaby@yahoo.com

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  41. These are lovely! I am expecting my first baby ANY DAY now, but at this point I'd have to choose the unisex pack since we're not sure who this little person is yet :)

    ameliabarnaby@gmail.com

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  43. These are beautiful....I love organic and the awesome animal prints. I can just imagine how cuddly a baby would feel in them.
    melissamossotti@gmail.com

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  44. Beautiful clothes! My husband and I are expecting our first little one in July. I would love to win.
    messier.7@gmail.com

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  45. just gorgeous! i have some a little nephew to be who would love these :) greenteaandrednails(at)hotmail(dot)com

    thanks for hosting such a great giveaway - Kel xx

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  46. i am due to have my second baby in a couple of months (yikes) would love some lovely organic cotton to wrap around my new baby, they look beautiful. natasha natasha@blumoose.com.au

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  47. What a wonderful giveaway. I am always on the lookout for organic clothes for a little bub to build up our collection before he/she arrives.My email is prudi13@hotmail.com
    Thank you.

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  48. Hello :) I read this and I think my 15 week old bump did a backflip! I've been buying alot of beautiful 2nd hand clothes but NEVER come across such sweetness at oppies. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  49. Oops my email: Tracey_burman@yahoo.com.au

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  50. thanks for the comment on my blog. love yours too. your kids' names are awesome, and i like that you teach prenatal yoga. it is absolutely what got me through to have a 100% positive birth experience. i loved everything about pregnancy/labour/delivery. i'll probably post my birth story soon.

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  51. Peta's range is beautiful, perfect for my soon to arrive niece or nephew!

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  52. There is something so comforting in wrapping your babe up in organics. So nice!

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  53. Ooh just gorgeous! Pick me please:-)

    Hellomelwilliams@gmail.com

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  54. One of my very favourite friends is having her first baby in less than one month and I would love to give this to her! jessie_192@hotmail.com

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  55. I would love to win some of these gorgeous outfits for my nephew.

    Email :Amanda.ferris@yahoo.com.au

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

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  56. Such amazing prints! Cant wait for my niece or nephew to be born so that I can buy it some gender specific printed goods!

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  57. These are the sweetest clothes. Off to peruse the whole range now!
    amymhannah@gmail.com

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  58. You take birth preparation classes of infants .So i think you can help me out of this situation. I had bought clothes for my baby but after wearing those his skin got scratched and he is feeling not well .So please tell me what to do and which baby clothes to buy .Thanks in advance.

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  59. Absolutely gorgeous clothes! rebecca_jp@hotmail.com.

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  60. hashbrowns23@comcast.net So so wonderful!

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  61. Many parents says their babies are having skin rashes or itching for their babies organic are here to make their baby comfortable and avoid itching and skin rashes. Organic clothes are made from organic soft wool so they are cozy too..:-)

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  62. They are all so cute! What a lovely giveaway.
    milina.opsenica@gmail.com

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  63. Wow! Their stuff is gorgeous. Too bad I don't have FB.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. Baby clothes
    Some time I wonder whether I will get the information I am looking for. But you have given complete information which I required.

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