Did you know that cotton can actually be grown in a variety of colors?! I honestly had NO idea! The only cotton I had ever seen was fluffy and white. Like the cotton balls you use for makeup removal. Little did I know!
When I first heard about Debest I was under the impression that they were using natural dyes to color their products. Not at all! They are using naturally colored cotton, no dyes needed! It grows that way! Naturally colored cotton has shorter fibers or "staple length" which makes it more difficult to spin and less attractive to commercial growers. BUT the shorter fibers make a much softer fabric!
Naturally colored cotton is also much more pest and disease resistant due to the tannins that give the cotton it's color. That's a good thing, because conventional cotton production uses 25% of the insecticides and 10% the pesticides used in the WORLD. Yikes. That's a lot of toxic residue touching your baby's largest organ (the skin)!
Debest is offering an alternative to conventional baby clothes. Free of synthetic dyes, bleach, and toxins in general. Debest was started by a mom and dad who were concerned about what touched their baby's skin. Now they offer a large selection of sleepers, body suits and blankets that are perfect for parents who are looking for an alternative source of clothing.
The sleeper I received to review is absolutely ADORABLE!! It is very well made and oh so soft!!! (Thanks to the naturally colored cotton!) It is generously sized, and I can see it fitting my daughter for quite some time. Once she outgrows it, I will definitely be packing it up for any future baby girls! It has a timeless appeal that won't be going out of style anytime soon. Small details, like the ruffled shoulder, really give it a feminine flair! (Take a look at this Hello Ruffles Long-Sleeve Body Suit too if you're in the mood for more girly sweetness. Can you say adorable?!?)
Debest also offers some great gender neutral choices. They would be a perfect option if you are waiting to find out the gender until birth! I love the idea of being able to use an outfit for future children, regardless of gender, as well!
Overall, I am extremely impressed with Debest. The quality of the clothing is obvious. (How many times have you bought something from a big box store only to have a seam pop after a few uses? *raises hand*) The designs are adorable, unique, and unlike anything you will find from mainstream clothing companies. If you are in the market for a completely unique shower gift or just some safe, well made clothes for your little one, look no further!
Be sure to connect with Debest to keep up with new releases and specials! (They are currently running a great clearance sale if you've had your eye on anything!)
Debest is generously offering one of my readers a $30 credit to their store! The winner will be notified by email and have 24 hours respond. Open to the US and Canada.