The Green Thirteen #5: Happy Green Bee Review and Giveaway (Ends 11/30) CLOSED

Sunday, November 15, 2009 Posted by Dina N



When I was little, my mom thought children should wear only natural fabrics. She believes that even today. So - like mother, like daughter - once I had kids, I always preferred dressing them in cotton rather than synthetics. And I still do! Little did I know that cotton is considered the world's "dirtiest" crop due to heavy use of insecticides. According to information I read at the Organic Trade Association website, cotton covers 2.5% of the world's cultivated land yet uses 16% of the world's insecticides, more than any other single major crop.

Fortunately, we no longer have to dress our kids in chemical-infused fabrics. Clothing made from organically grown cotton has become widely available, and while still relatively expensive, it's a viable alternative for many parents.

I recently came across a company that makes the cutest baby and toddler clothes using organic cotton. What attracted my attention to Happy Green Bee -  besides their children's clothing with adorable stripes in whimsical color combinations - was their vision. The Happy Green Bee mission says it best:

"To create cheerful gender-free organic kids clothing with sustainable earth friendly manufacturing practices in an effort to meet and increase the demand for organic children's clothing that not only looks and feels great but is contributing in positive ways to the welfare of our planet."

Isn't that well put?

I had the opportunity to review one of their adorable dresses - the Petal Dress in radish and bean, a.k.a. red and green. These colors are perfect for the upcoming holiday season, and my daughter is going to wear her petal dress for the pictures with Santa this year.

The petal dress looked wonderful online, and it's even better in real life. The cotton fabric is soft and stretchy, of great quality and utterly comfortable. The dress is put together with careful attention to every detail - from the scoop collar to the soft-rolled edges to the adorable bee label sewn on the outside. We paired the dress with leggings and my daughter's favorite red shoes - a truly picture perfect ensemble!

Speaking of leggings, Happy Green Bee sells both striped and solid color leggings that would complete the adorable outfit. My only regret is that the petal dress does not come in sizes larger than 3T - any girl would love to twirl in this dress. And, if you have a little boy, he would look just fetching in the Happy Green Bee cardigan!

Deal Alert
Happy Green Bee having a great sale event right now. They are offering 50% off their online inventory with promo code BIGSALE. Hurry - sale ends today! The sale event excludes factory store items.

The Giveaway
One reader of Just Another New Blog will win their choice of size of the petal dress in radish and bean - the same dress I reviewed - OR the cardigan in radish and bean!

To enter, please visit Happy Green Bee and comment below with your favorite item.

For extra entries, do any or all of the following:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win a petal dress or cardigan from Happy Green Bee at the Green Thirteen #eco #Giveaway Event! @aitmama http://tinyurl.com/yz26bqc" ;
  • sign up to get the latest buzz from Happy Green Bee;
  • be a fan Happy Green Bee on facebook;
  • spread the word about my Green Thirteen blogging event;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.

The deadline to enter is November 30, 2009, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. or Canada. The winner will receive their prize directly from the sponsor. I received the petal dress with no obligation to write a positive review. No monetary or other compensation was received or implied.


Good luck!

120 comments:

  1. Mami2jcn said...

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  5. hollowsins said...

    I love the pumpkin raddish dress and the watermelon sky colors..wish the dress came in that color combo

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  31. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  50. theprophecygirl said...

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  51. The Jacobsen Family! said...

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  120. Becki said...

    The cardigan is so cute - the red and green would be adorable on my two-year-old daughter for the holidays :) That's definitely my favorite, to get more use out of her short-sleeved shirts ;)

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