Recently, I received this gorgeous Alpaca Knit Flower hair clip by North Vancouver’s own Boské Kids Clothing. Actually, I was just the middle man – it belongs to its rightful owner, my darling little girl. Designed in Canada, made ethically with Fair Trade standards in Peru, this clip has quickly become a favourite not only because it’s beautiful and soft, but also because it has a really cool feature: There is a spot for the snap clip knit right into the flower. This is much better than a clip simply being glued to the flower, because it keeps the flower in place very well, without the use of yucky toxic glue (if my child decides to play with it or for some reason it ends up in her mouth, I’d much prefer her being exposed to Alpaca than a chunk of glue!).
All photos in this post by Stephanie Deline (She’s So Eco)
My wee one is growing her bangs out, and I had a lot of trouble convincing her to clip them back to keep them out of her eyes until Boské Kids clips entered the picture! She actually ASKS to have her hair pinned back with this clip! I was amazed after sending her to school with her bangs neatly twisted back and held in place by the clip, only to find that it hadn’t even budged when I picked her up from a very active day in the playground and doing yoga. MAJOR win!
In bright sunlight, it looks almost indigo. It’s so pretty!
A local company with eco-friendly clips (among other things) that look so pretty, don’t tug at my daughter’s hair, and stay in place? Don’t mind if I do! Find Boské Kids Clothing at boskekids.com or In Good Company. The clips are on sale right now, so hurry over to the website and check it out! While you’re there, take a peek at all the other exquisite things in the collection.
In the above photo, my wee one is wearing the other clip we received. It’s made of organic Pima Cotton, and is just as darling as the purple one! I LOVE that sweet button detail!
More about Boské Kids Clothing, from their website:
“Natural, eco-friendly material that is safe for little people’s skin is extremely important to us. We love our children and we want a healthy environment for them to grow up in. We also want to teach them that we are global citizens so it is important to treat one another as we would want to be treated… and that goes for animals too! We are a Canadian owned and operated clothing company for children ages newborn to 6 years.
The word boské comes from the Spanish word bosque (pronounced bOskay), which means forest. In the Pacific Northwest, we live in, play in and enjoy the lush, green forests. Our forests are dense, mossy, green woods, thick with evergreens (cedar, pine and fir trees) that keep their leaves, staying green all year long. In this magical playground, children are enchanted with the mystical animals and vegetation and further develop their imaginations.
MATERIALS WE USE:
Baby Alpaca is one of the most luxurious natural fibers worldwide! And a perfect all-natural material for children’s wear. It is warmer, lighter and softer than sheep’s wool. The alpaca fiber is naturally resistant to water, solar radiation and is thermal and hypoallergenic (contains no lanolin). The elasticity of the fiber helps maintain the garments shape and the silky smooth texture does not “itch” like other animal fibers. The alpacas (cousins to the llama) roam and graze the Peruvian mountainside and the industry contributes to sustainable agriculture in the Andes. Alpacas have 40 natural shades of fleece and are humanely sheared every 2 years. Baby alpaca is not from young alpacas but rather it is the fiber from the first shearing and refers to the fineness of the alpaca fiber. For the other colours, we use Oeko-Tex Certified dyes.
Pima Cotton is the highest quality of cotton worldwide. Due to its exceptional 1-3/8″ staple length, Peruvian pima cotton is especially soft, durable, absorbent and highly resistant to pilling. Our Baby Basics are made from 100% GOTS certified organic pima cotton which is hand harvested in farms in Peru. There are no chemicals, herbicides, insecticides or pesticides used during growth of the cotton crops or during the production process. The eco-white colour is naturally bleached with Hydrogen Peroxide and the waste turns into water. The other colours are dyed with Oeko-Tex Certified dyes. All print designs use water-based ink and snaps are nickel-free.”
Check out these adorable Boské Kids Clothing booties! I snapped these at the In Good Company booth at the Healthy Living Expo in Vancouver last weekend.
Find out more and shop til you drop at www.boskekids.com, and if you’re in the Vancouver/North Vancouver area, drop in to In Good Company and check out the Boske Kids selection, as well as other fantastic finds from local artisans.
In Good Company
67 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver