Style + Substance

Kids have a lot of compassion, and Maia Andersen is using fashion to tap into kids’ do-good desires and at the same time help them to make positive choices about what they’re wearing and how their clothes are made. Maia is a designer, sustainable business advocate and founder of Sustainable Kids. Her t-shirts for kids are manufactured entirely in the U.S. using certified organic cottons, recycled yarns and hemp blends, and lead- and phthalate-free inks. Besides being earth-friendly, Maia’s t-shirts are part of a bigger effort to help kids in need. Each shirt is shipped with a postage-paid gift box that the recipient can use to send items to children at a school in Haiti. The box is addressed to Sustainable Kids, and Maia collects, sorts and ships the donations (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, vitamins, bandages, school supplies) in bulk to Haiti. Sometimes it helps to get a little nudge to do something we’ve been meaning to do but keep putting off. Today’s nudge comes from Maia, who makes it easy -- and stylish -- to do the right thing.

Sustainable Kids

A Gift that Gives Twice

Style + Substance

Kids have a lot of compassion, and Maia Andersen is using fashion to tap into kids’ do-good desires and at the same time help them to make positive choices about what they’re wearing and how their clothes are made. Maia is a designer, sustainable business advocate and founder of Sustainable Kids. Her t-shirts for kids are manufactured entirely in the U.S. using certified organic cottons, recycled yarns and hemp blends, and lead- and phthalate-free inks. Besides being earth-friendly, Maia’s t-shirts are part of a bigger effort to help kids in need. Each shirt is shipped with a postage-paid gift box that the recipient can use to send items to children at a school in Haiti. The box is addressed to Sustainable Kids, and Maia collects, sorts and ships the donations (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, vitamins, bandages, school supplies) in bulk to Haiti. Sometimes it helps to get a little nudge to do something we’ve been meaning to do but keep putting off. Today’s nudge comes from Maia, who makes it easy -- and stylish -- to do the right thing.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Maia
    Maia

    Hello to our forward-thinking families and friends! We're honored to have our Sustainable Kids clothing and our give-back gift sets featured on Daily Grommet. As Founder and Creative Director, I will be chatting with you personally today, and look forward to hearing your feedback and answering any questions you have. As a kids clothing brand we are here to empower our children to understand their choices can make a positive difference in our world! Whether you love our "made in USA" clothing, or are searching for premium certified organic apparel, or just fall in love with our GIFT THAT GIVES TWICE... Sustainable Kids has a passionate story to share with you!

  • Gena S
    Gena S
    8/4/2011 12:32 PM

    What a wonderful, compassionate idea! I only wish you had a girl's extra large, since my little one isn't so little any more...

  • AJ
    AJ
    8/4/2011 2:08 PM

    What a great present idea! And, I find the price on this Grommet (considering all of the administrative work it involves) very reasonable. So how big is the L? My nieces are 10 and 13, so I would worry they are already too big for these shirts.

  • Maia
    Maia – Special Guest
    8/4/2011 2:58 PM

    @AJ: Thanks for your interest in our program. (We are working really hard to keep our prices reasonable so we can involve as many families as possible!)

    In the tunic style - which is fit like an oversized comfy tee - the size M should fit the average 10 year old (my 9 year old is tall/slim and wears between a size S and M in that style). And the large is about a size 12/14 equivalent, so should be roomy enough for the 13 year old.

    Enjoy!

  • Cynaera
    Cynaera
    8/4/2011 4:24 PM

    I love this idea - and "made in U.S.A." is icing on the cake. Now, please start a line with adult sizes! :-D I'd order an XXXL and wear it every day.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Sustainable Kids

A Gift that Gives Twice

Style + Substance

Kids have a lot of compassion, and Maia Andersen is using fashion to tap into kids’ do-good desires and at the same time help them to make positive choices about what they’re wearing and how their clothes are made.

Maia is a designer, sustainable business advocate and founder of Sustainable Kids. Her t-shirts for kids are manufactured entirely in the U.S. using certified organic cottons, recycled yarns and hemp blends, and lead- and phthalate-free inks.

Besides being earth-friendly, Maia’s t-shirts are part of a
bigger effort to help kids in need. Each shirt is shipped with a postage-paid gift box that the recipient can use to send items to children at a school in Haiti. The box is addressed to Sustainable Kids, and Maia collects, sorts and ships the donations (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, vitamins, bandages, school supplies) in bulk to Haiti.

Sometimes it helps to get a little nudge to do something we’ve been meaning to do but keep putting off. Today’s nudge comes from Maia, who makes it easy -- and stylish -- to do the right thing.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Maia
    Maia

    Hello to our forward-thinking families and friends! We're honored to have our Sustainable Kids clothing and our give-back gift sets featured on Daily Grommet. As Founder and Creative Director, I will be chatting with you personally today, and look forward to hearing your feedback and answering any questions you have. As a kids clothing brand we are here to empower our children to understand their choices can make a positive difference in our world! Whether you love our "made in USA" clothing, or are searching for premium certified organic apparel, or just fall in love with our GIFT THAT GIVES TWICE... Sustainable Kids has a passionate story to share with you!

  • Gena S
    Gena S
    8/4/2011 12:32 PM

    What a wonderful, compassionate idea! I only wish you had a girl's extra large, since my little one isn't so little any more...

  • AJ
    AJ
    8/4/2011 2:08 PM

    What a great present idea! And, I find the price on this Grommet (considering all of the administrative work it involves) very reasonable. So how big is the L? My nieces are 10 and 13, so I would worry they are already too big for these shirts.

  • Maia
    Maia – Special Guest
    8/4/2011 2:58 PM

    @AJ: Thanks for your interest in our program. (We are working really hard to keep our prices reasonable so we can involve as many families as possible!)

    In the tunic style - which is fit like an oversized comfy tee - the size M should fit the average 10 year old (my 9 year old is tall/slim and wears between a size S and M in that style). And the large is about a size 12/14 equivalent, so should be roomy enough for the 13 year old.

    Enjoy!

  • Cynaera
    Cynaera
    8/4/2011 4:24 PM

    I love this idea - and "made in U.S.A." is icing on the cake. Now, please start a line with adult sizes! :-D I'd order an XXXL and wear it every day.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.