Olen Organic offers beautifully designed, mindfully made organic cotton baby clothing and blankets. We combine modern, unisex styles with sustainable practices to create safer, softer, better apparel and accessories for baby and Mother Earth.
"Olen" means "I am" in Finnish, and reflects our commitment to individuality, while serving as our homage to Scandinavian design and social practices. A portion of all sales is donated to PL+US, an organization fighting to win paid family leave for all in the United States.
The fashion industry is one of the dirtiest industries in the world, second only to oil. We love clothes but believe in more knowledge and less stuff, so our small-batch styles are made to last and become hand-me-downs. However, once your little ones have outgrown them, they can be donated to new homes in your community using a pre-paid shipping label, courtesy of our partner Give Back Box.
All of our baby clothes and essentials are made from ORGANIC COTTON, certified by the Global Organic Textiles Standard, which ensures strict environmental and social criteria are met during farming and production.
GOTS- certified organic cotton is entirely grown and harvested without the use of pesticides, harmful chemicals, and synthetic fertilizers, and only produced under fair and sustainable working conditions. We partnered with a mill and cut-and-sew facility in our hometown of Los Angeles, California, where we know the workforce, can ensure workers receive a living wage (the highest in the U.S.!) and have full transparency to the physical and environmental conditions under which our clothing is made.
Organic cotton is naturally softer and safer for sensitive skin. It is free of the harsh chemicals, waxes, and heavy metal inks that are used in the manufacturing of conventional cotton clothing.
Organic cotton is critical to responsibly managing our waste and sustainability. According to the EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing per person per year! And the majority of this waste is either petrochemical-based polyester, which never decomposes, or conventional, chemical-laden cotton. Organic cotton naturally decomposes within months, returning safely to the land.