Kicky Pants is a family business. It was created in 2008 when founder Erin Cloke was on bed rest while pregnant with her second child. Challenged to find age-appropriate clothing for her boys, she was inspired to design a line that would “celebrate innocence,” and be eco-friendly at an affordable cost.
“We had spoken frequently about wanting to be able to work together and from home so that we could spend more time together as a family,” says Nick Cloke, Erin’s husband and co-owner. “Erin, had always been that mom who sought out great products and had to write down names and addresses on scraps of paper wherever she went.”
Soon after, Kicky Pants was born. An incredibly comfortable and sustainable bamboo clothing line for mothers and babies, Kicky Pants offers playful and charming styles while being extraordinarily breathable, soft, cozy and wearable for every season.
All fabrics and designs are exclusive to Kicky Pants, and the process is maintained from the fabric mill to the finish. Celebrity moms like Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba and Halle Berry are turning to Kicky Pants for high-quality and environmentally-sound clothing choices for their little ones.
Bamboo is an eco-friendly sustainable crop that grows wild without the aid of fertilizers or pesticides. Bamboo fiber is naturally antibacterial, antifungal and antistatic. Bamboo absorbs water 3 to 4 times better than
cotton, keeping skin comfortable rather than sticky in summer weather. And Bamboo stays 2-3 degrees cooler in hot weather and warmer in cold.
Where does the Bamboo fabric come from?
Bamboo fabric is created from the bamboo pulp. It doesn’t need chlorine to bleach it and it can be dyed easily with minimal water requirements. Fabrics that don’t dye easily are often treated with harsh chemicals and much more water, so an organic fabric that easily dyed is generally better for the environment.
And of course, bamboo clothing is 100% biodegradable, so you know your old bamboo garments aren’t going to end up in landfill for hundreds of years along with the other non-biodegradable junk.
Here are some environmental facts about growing bamboo plants:
- Bamboo grows extremely fast – it’s the fastest growing plant on the planet. Bamboo has been known to grow 3-4 feet per day!
- Bamboo doesn’t require a lot of water to grow.
- Bamboo is a very hardy plant – it can survive drought conditions and flood conditions.
- Bamboo plants release lots of oxygen into the air. A grove of bamboo release 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
- Bamboo is a very earth friendly plant. It can reduce soil erosion and desertization. It can actually improve soil quality in degraded and eroded areas.
To learn more about Kicky Pants’ collections visit www.kickypants.com