Sustainability, responsibility and individuality are threads that run throughout Lil HipStar's ethos. We believe each child should be nourished not only by the the clothes they wear and the food they eat, but by environment they are surrounded by. In turn, we design and produce garments that are as organic (GOTS) and provide fair trade conditions to our workers. Lil HipStar believes that we can educate our children and ourselves to choose an environmentally sustainable products and lifestyle to protect ourselves and our beautiful earth.
The cotton used in our garments is certified Organic by The Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). From harvesting of raw materials, garment dyeing, garment processing and labelling we believe in a wholistic approach for creating organic textiles.
Our natural dyes are derived from Chinese herbal medicines including Radix, Turmeric, and fruit. These herbs have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-UV, and other benefits.
Plant dyed fabrics produced by organic cotton are not only soft and breathable for children's skin, but can reduce skin discomfort caused allergies, asthma or eczema.
Our manufacturer's developed a method of dyeing that makes organic fabric more durable AND the left over water is safe enough to be used to directly irrigate crops! How great is that?!
We proudly support fair trade and certified working conditions. Our products are manufactured both in China and Australia. We aim to change the dialogue and stigma around manufacturing products at a high quality in China. All the workers in our facility are fairly paid and work reasonable hours. Unfortunately, in Australia we lack the facilities to produce organic cotton and the technology to naturally dye them.