I am Samantha Fowler,
the mother of one amazing three- year old little girl and a new born. Our newest little girl arrived in February 2010. I have always tried to live my life as green as possible and
was lucky enough to marry a man who shares the same ideas about a green
lifestyle as I do. Tyler is an environmental scientist, working in water conservation. For the past ten years, we have been working on making the smallest Eco footprint possible.
The start of Green as Wee Grow
What started out as a search for a baby gift has turned into a green business. Six
years ago, when my family and friends were all having babies, I wanted to
buy organic onesies for them. The only organic onesies that I could
find were light colors and not what I was looking for. I wanted clothes
that were earth-tones with whimsical designs.
By the time I had our daughter three years later, I figured the styles and designs I wanted would have become available. I was wrong! We found cute clothes, but they were not organic. In addition to cute, what we really wanted were clothes that were healthy for our baby. My
husband and I started talking about how hard it is to feel good about
the clothing we were putting on our daughter when we knew so much about
the chemicals used to treat infant clothing. That is when Green as Wee Grow was born.
We started out with a few main ideas of design; our
main focus was whimsy and creativity. Children have the ability to get
lost in their own thoughts or a picture and can make an entire world
out of one simple image. That was our goal. Take something as simple
as a bug flying on a dandelion and let the kids make a story.
My hope is to help parents who are looking for healthy clothing options find what they are looking for and maybe even have a few parents find that organic clothing is a better choice than they had thought.
What makes us different:
Green as Wee Grow products are made completely in the United States using fair trade labor. This is really important to us for many reasons.
1. Helping bring
jobs back to the US was very important to us in a time when US
companies seem to be outsourcing a lot of its work.
2. The amount of fuel needed to transport materials all over the world is part of our environmental problem
and as an Eco-friendly company, it didn't make sense to add to the
problem. Our clothes are made and printed in the same small town in
North Carolina to help minimize our fuel impact.
3. Fair labor is
about more than a fair wage; it's about making sure that the people who
put in a long hard day’s work are treated with the respect that they
4. Choosing organic cotton is as important environmentally as eating organic foods. I've added a lot of sites and information about organic cotton in the "Why Organic Page"
Thank you for taking the time to read about us here at Green as Wee Grow; we look forward to hearing from you.