Cool Eco-Friendly Rain Gear that Works!
It can be tricky to find great rain gear that both keeps you dry and makes our planet a little better. But fear not! We’ve gathered some awesome sauce brands who totally get it and are working hard to think outside of the toxic box!
Puddlegear is your one-stop shop for waterproof rainwear that’s able to keep up with whatever wet situation your little one gets into! PVC and phthalate-free, and seams that are heat-sealed instead of chemically-sprayed, Puddlegear prides themselves on a product that you can feel good about. The whole line, from hats to pants, are made from chemically inert polyurethane. This means Puddlegear will not off-gas: safer for your child and our groundwater! Hooray! Soft and flexible in all weather, this generously-sized gear will get your kids through more than one wet season! With clever additions like stirrups to keep those rain pants in place, and snuggly fleece-lined waterproof mitts, Puddlegear has literally thought of everything! The Puddlegear line is available in three fantastic colours, and ranges in sizes from 10 months to teens! puddlegear.ca
This rain poncho from Moojoes is perfect for the kiddo on the go! Made from Oeko-Tex certified materials, Moojoes contain no PVCs, phthalates, or AZO dyes. With some clever construction, from the reflective strips on the seams to the Velcro closures at the neck and arms, Moojoes’ ponchos are sure to keep you dry and easily-spotted, even on the rainiest of days! Manufactured in Canada, they’re available in a myriad of hues and fit kids from 3-11 years old. moojoes.com
PS: You’re never too old for a poncho! Moojoes has got a complete line of ponchos for grown-ups, too!
Faire Child is hoping to convert wet weather lovers, one adorable vintage-inspired jacket at a time! Made from 100% recycled material, Faire Child’s jackets and rain pants are 100% waterproof, and breathable. Free from harmful chemicals, this super-cute line promises to be the next big thing coming out of Canada! Faire Child also offers a cool Take Back Program, where you can send your outgrown Faire Child products and they’ll be sold at a discounted price, upcycled into another product or sent off to be recycled at a facility that operates on 100% renewable energy. fairechild.com
Hey grown-ups, we’ve got you covered too with this totally cool (and totally white!) jacket from Columbia! Each of Columbia’s OutDry™ Extreme Eco jackets are comprised of 27 plastic water bottles and rely on 100% recycled, and undyed fabric, that saves a whopping 90 gallons of water per coat! Talk about earth-smart gear! All labels, toggles, zippers, eyelets, and thread, are made from 100% recycled content, and instead of chemical spray, all seams are thermally bonded. The OutDry™ Extreme Eco Jacket also contains no PFCs and are a Bluesign™ certified product, which means that it contains textile components that are resource-saving and sustainably manufactured. Want something cold weather friendly? Columbia has that, too! Their OutDry™ Extreme Eco Down uses 100% responsible down, certified by Control Union! columbia.ca
Like those grownup waders, kidORCA boots are designed with an added gaiter that can be rolled up and cinched in above the knees to keep your little ones dry and free to jump in puddles! As an added bonus, the seam between the boot and the gaiter is 100% waterproof! Gone are wet, sloshy boot inners, and here to stay are PVC-free, vulcanized natural rubber boots! Free from toxic additives, like cadmium and lead, kidORCA also uses lead-free paint and formaldehyde-free glue. Available in kids' sizes 4-12. kidorca.com
Puddle lovers of the world, unite! Hatley’s rain boots are handmade with vulcanized rubber, are 100% waterproof, PVC-free, and free of harmful chemicals! In a wide assortment of colours and patterns, Hatley boots will have your wee one splashing up a storm in no time! Includes a 100% cotton lining and slip resistant heels. Available in toddlers' sizes 4-12 and kids' sizes 1- 3.
These cute, colourful coats with contrasting lining from Hatley are up to the challenge of whatever your kids may throw at them. Hatley is so confident that their raincoats will last that they’ve created a name label with spots for three for children’s names (hello hand-me-downs!). The 100% waterproof shell is polyurethane and the lining is made of soft terry. Machine washable and PVC free. Available in sizes 2-8. hatley.com
This kids' version of L.L. Bean's adult classic will make your little one feel all grown up! Earn huge style points and embrace a vintage vibe while keeping those little tootsies dry with a pair of L.L Bean's Waxed-Canvas Boots. Proudly handcrafted in Maine, by a small team of expert stitchers, these beauties are lovingly crafted, one boot at a time. With a waterproof rubber boot bottom, an outsole with the original chain-tread for traction, and a rugged waxed canvas upper, these boots are hard-working staples. Throw on some heavy socks first, and your little thrill-seeker will be well on their way to experience some of the greatest (and muddiest!) adventures! Available in kids' sizes 2-6. llbean.com
Gotta love boots that have a big heart! When you purchase a pair of rain boots from Roma, they give poverty the boot by donating a brand-spanking new pair to their 501(c)3 charitable foundation, which in turn provides the boots to orphans and street children all over the world! In fact, they've donated thousands of boots to kids in over 25 countries on five continents! The Roma Foundation also supports educational initiatives and truly embraces the proverb of teaching a man to fish. Based out of Dallas, TX, Roma boots are colourful, fun, and best of all, made from natural rubber with a cotton lining. Vegan and eco-friendly, Roma's got rain boots for practically everyone: from toddlers to the mom crowd! Kids' sizes 10-4. roma.com
Rain boots you can feel good about! Your little one's puddle game can be strong with these waterproof galoshes from Stonz. Made of all-natural rubber, free from phthalates, formaldehyde, and PVCs: let the splashing commence! Extend the season right into fall and winter with Stonz's super cozy boot linerz! Available in toddlers size 4 to youth size 4. stonzwear.ca