Tuesday, September 4, 2007
The penguin off my backDid you ever wonder, “What’s a unique way to teach my child about animals and the alphabet?” So did the designers at biome5. These colorful, enjoyable t-shirts for children (why not adults??) are inspired. Where else will you get a newt for the letter “N”? In addition, the coolest part about it is the letter and the animal are one! “C” is for camel! “W” is for walrus!
I opened the package from biome5 and heard screams of delight for a “P” pink penguin shirt. Sizes range from 2T-6T. She received a 6T, which fit my daughter who is six and is usually a small in shirts. She wore it proudly. The shirt was loose in all the right places, not tight in the shoulders or belly like moms worry about! I did my mom tests; I pulled at it, washed it in hot water, and dried it on the hottest setting. Still the same size. Oh, now I had ‘em! Organic cotton, my daughter is allergic to synthetic fabrics! I’ll sniff ‘em out! No reactions at all. I’ve had several companies claim to be 100% cotton, or organic and we still get rashes and find out there is just a little bit of “something” in there. Not biome5.
Biome5 products are tagless (love it!), preshrunk, 100% certified organic cotton, made in the good old US of A, and as it says on their own website in sweatshop-free environments. They do recommend the larger size if your child is between measurements as t-shirts are made to fit.