Since 2004, Simply Chickie, based out of Newport, RI, has offered only the best organic baby clothing and 100% organic cotton baby wear produced in the USA. Certified organic cotton is cotton grown in fields where the use of pesticides has been discontinued for at least 3 years and where rigorous controls help rebuild the soil’s natural fertility.
How are the materials produced?
Organic farming is a farming system that relies on natural inputs only. No synthetically produced pesticides or fertilizers are used. Beneficial insects are allowed to flourish to keep pest insects in check. Crop rotations with legumes help maintain fertility and soil microbiology. Weeds are controlled with precision tillage and the old fashioned hoe. The successful organic farm requires much more intensive and innovative management.
I craft all of my designs based on inspiration that is sparked from interacting with my daughter, and sometimes her friends. My first design “Inside Me I’ve Got” occurred when my daughter and I were taking a nap together. Her soft breath on my face made me smile and filled me with wonder, so I wrote a poem about the experience. I printed it on clothing, and “Inside Me I’ve Got” became my best seller. To create much of the original artwork, I initially cut pieces of beautiful paper found on my travels around the world to form the outline. I then paint in the details as necessary. The design is transposed and enhanced on the computer and ultimately printed on baby rompers, t-shirts, and hats. This entire process is done piece-by-piece–in an authentic fashion–truly handmade.