Kids Fashion Review NZ - 19/04/09

Helping our little ones to grow up with a green influence is easy at MUDD Kids. While more and more people are becoming educated about chemicals used in the manufacturing of our clothes, youll be glad to see we've come across some innovative new concepts! Eco-friendly clothing... We now stock two new ranges of eco-friendly clothing, never seen in Australia before!
Firstly, Babysoy is the first company in the world to create baby's clothing using eco-friendly soybean protein fiber. Babysoy is conscientious and green by using renewable natural resources as the raw material for there baby wear, which is the leftover pulp from tofu, soymilk and other soy products. It is smoother than cashmere and has the same moisture absorption as cotton but with a better moisture transmission, making it more comfortable on the skin. It is hydroscopic, air pervious, soft, smooth, dry and has superior warmth retention thats comparable to wool. Additionally, MUDD Kids is proudly the Australian Distributor for "Babysoy"
Secondly, Kicky Pants supplies basic interchangeable clothing made from bamboo. Bamboo is an eco-friendly, sustainable crop that grows wild without the aid of fertilizers or pesticides. Naturally soft, light and silky, it does not require synthetic or chemical processing. Bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and antistatic. Bamboo absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky in summer weather.
These two ranges of eco friendly clothing beautifully compliment our existing ranges of organic cotton clothing and soft toys, fair trade wooden toys, books, cards and shoes. So, what are you waiting for jump online at www.muddkids.com.au and grab a sustainable wardrobe while looking after your childs health, youll appreciate that, organic & fair trade products, dont cost the earth!


Mini gaga - 10/04/09


Babysoy have all the boxes ticked, eco friendly - tick, great colours – tick, great designs – tick, practical pieces – tick, great mix and match options - tick.

Soybean protein fiber is a sustainable and botanical textile fiber made from renewable and biodegradable natural resources - the leftover soybean pulp from tofu and soymilk production. Its 16 amino acids are healthy and nutritional for our skin. It is a green textile fiber that possesses the superiorities of many natural and synthesized fibers.

I cant decide which piece I like the best, but the short list is the Kimono Long Sleeve Bodysuits, Reversible Hoodie, Duo Knot Hat & The Layered Romper.

Which is your Fav?


Growing Up Green - 16/04/09

5 Ways To Nurture Green Learning

by Raquel on April 16, 2009



1. Look After Your Planet, Charlie & Lola by Lauren Child - $19.95

“Charlie has this little sister Lola. At the moment Lola is throwing everything away. “Why don’t you recycle it” says Charlie. And Lola says, “Recycle it? What is that?”

2. A Worm’s Eyeview by Caren Trafford - $18.90 for 5 years plus

“A book that captures the science, explores the problems, pulls no punches and leaves no turd unturned. This first in the series of environmental books by Caren Trafford set new benchmarks for science and environmental education for kids, combining humour and science to educate younger generations about the beauty and fragility of our planet.”

3. The Polar Bears’ Home: A Story About Global Warming by Laura Bergen - $8.95 for 4 to 5 years; printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper with soy ink

“Come along on an Arctic adventure with a little girl and her father and learn all about polar bears! This 8 x 8 storybook shows how global warming affects two baby polar bear cubs and their family. Includes tips for kids on what they can do to help slow down global warming.”

4. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein - $19.95 for 3 and up

“Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk … and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.”

5. One Less Fish by Kim Michelle Toff and Allan Sheather - $16.95

“One Less Fish is a spectacular picture information book set on the Great Barrier Reef. Uniquely illustrated on silk, the fish shimmer from page to page as an environmental countdown is unravelled. Twelve gracious angelfish, thinking they’re in heaven. Along came the divers now there are…eleven.”


BABYOLOGY - 16/04/09

Hug those arms and legs
Written by Jaime Purnot


My little girl adores her dresses. So much so, that she demands to wear them above everything else. I know this will be the case come winter and I'm dreading the thought of having to toilet train her while she's wearing tights. That's where Australian company Huggalugs can help. They produce leg and arm huggers (aka leg warmers) that are just perfect for autumn days, for layering during winter and for making toilet training much easier.

The layered look will always be in style and with Huggalugs, you can get use from your child's warm-weather clothes even in winter or simply bulk up those thinner winter garments for added protection. They can also brighten up plain outfits and warm kids up without adding too much bulk in the way that coats do by restricting arm and leg movement.

Huggalugs are available in a massive range of colours and patterns and will fit a wide variety of body shapes, ranging in age from infant to six years. After six years,they can be worn as calf warmers. A fabulous idea! They have a patent-pending design for total comfort so there's no pinching or tightness around the thigh or upper arm.

Pairs can be purchased direct from Huggalugs for $16.50 each. For the organic range, head over to Mudd Kids where they're available for $17.95 each.


Baby Bites NZ - 14/04/09

Tofu & soymilk?!
14 April 2009


What can you possibly make from leftover pulp from tofu, soymilk and other soy products? Apparently an absolutely beautiful range of baby clothing!

Babysoy is the first company in the world to create baby’s clothes using soybean protein fiber. The result of their hard work is not only an eco-friendly alternative to other fibers, but a silky-smooth fabric that is perfect for sensitive skin.

The clothing range itself consists predominantly of t-shirts, kimono tops, pants, booties and mittens, in a range of beautiful neutral colors, making for the perfect basic baby layette.

Babysoy can be purchased from Mudd Kids with prices for a single item starting from $4.00 AUD who ship to NZ for very reasonable rates.


Growing Up Green - 30/03/09

Hugalugs Earth Stomping Style

by Raquel on March 30, 2009


huggalugs-planet-organic-leg-arm-warmersHuggalugs have recently launched their latest range of Planet Organic leg and arm warmers, and they don’t disappoint.

In knock your socks off designs like Peace Brilliance (left), Punk Posie (middle), and subtler patterns such as Tresor Chic (right), Huggalugs are adding some funky dash to kids outfits.

Made from organic cotton; wear ‘em on your arms, wear em’ on your legs, anyway you wear them Planet Organic leg warmers are tops in earthy cool style.


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Style Collective - March 09


Kicky Pants Bamboo Kids Clothing
Kicky Pants organic bamboo clothing for kids - available online at MUDD Kids

Over recent years, the words “organic”, “eco-friendly”, “green” and “sustainable” have become widely used among the general population. This has resulted in increased awareness about the toxins and chemicals in our food, our environment and also in the manufacturing of our clothes. The eco-friendly kids fashion movement has begun to take the world by storm, and one of the forerunners in both sustainability and style is the Kicky Pants range.

Kicky Pants have created a super funky mix and match range of children’s clothing made from eco-friendly and organic bamboo fibre. Bamboo fibre is sourced from sustainable crops that grow wild without the aid of fertilizers or pesticides. Naturally soft, light and silky, it does not require synthetic or chemical processing. Furthermore, Bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and antistatic and absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky in summer weather.

The Kicky Pants range includes pants, tees, dress and jumpsuits in a range of warm earthy tones and funky retro prints. View the full range online at MUDD kids.
Kicky Pants Bamboo Kids Clothes

Kicky Pants Bamboo Kids Clothes




talking my language

March 14th, 2009


Mudd Kids tees I always like to check out companies that sell organic baby products. After all, I think we all want to do the best by our little ones and help the environment. But all too often it comes at a very high price tag, which can put many people off. So I was thrilled when I checked out Mudd Kids‘ website. Their tag is - “organic, fair trade products that don’t cost the earth”. So I checked out a range of their products — from toys to T-shirts and, you know what, they’re telling the truth. Bravo!


BABYOLOGY 27/01/09

Soybean clothing - good for baby, good for the planet
Written by Geraldine Cardozo


I’ve long been a fan of soy milk – for me and the boys – so my natural curiosity for this bean led me to find out more about Babysoy. To my surprise, this wasn’t a brand of soy formula or baby milk, but a line of clothing made from the leftover pulp from tofu, soymilk and other soy products.

All the pieces in this mix and match range of children’s clothing (newborn to toddler) are made using eco-friendly soybean protein fibre – a natural renewable resource that also feels fabulously soft against the skin. According to the website, soybean fibre is smoother than cashmere and has the same moisture absorption as cotton but with a better moisture transmission, making it more comfortable on the skin.

Babysoy founder Amy launched the range a few years ago after the birth of her first child, when a lifelong friend told her about his discovery of the soy protein fibre. "My son suffers from excema and these pieces are lovely on his skin," adds the US-based designer, who has since seen her business grow with the support of green-parents, trendy boutiques, the odd eco-celebrity and groovy and informative websites like this.

These are cozy, comfy clothes for wrapping up in. I particularly like the boys' and girls' playwear (the cargo pants with side pockets are great for curious tots to store bits and bobs), and the essentials range of hats, blankets, socks and bibs would make a great newborn gift at any baby shower.

The line starts at around $4 for socks and booties and is available in Australia via Mudd Kids or direct from Babysoy.

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Bamboo Chic for Little Girls

by Raquel on December 5, 2008

growing up green.com.au

In what is surely summer’s sweetest dress, this eco friendly number will delight little girls who like to twirl their way through the day!

The classically chic dress is made from gorgeously soft bamboo that gathers at the front, draping in gentle folds that fall into a pretty trim at the hem line.

Bamboo is an organic, sustainable crop whose fabric is extremely comfortable, smooth and silky, with natural antibacterial and anti fungal properties.

Bamboo also maintains coolness in warm weather and absorbs water better than cotton, helping to reduce that ‘sticky’ feeling on hot days.


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