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Name: Stacy Shoemaker Rauen Neighborhood: Williamsburg Occupation: Editor of Hospitality Design magazine; co-founder of Bump Water Baby’s Sex: Identical boys How would you describe your pregnant style? I try to be chic yet comfortable. I live in jeans with cute t-shirts and cardigans or vests, or jersey and cotton dresses (especially in the summer) with leggings or tights (in the fall/winter). I am not afraid to show off my bump so the dresses are usually form fitting. Commuting everyday working full time and chasing around a two-year-old, flats are usually a key part of any outfit. This is my second pregnancy so I have tried to re-wear items and fill in as needed so I didn’t have to buy too many new clothes. And thank goodness for hand-me-downs from my fashionable friends. Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during this pregnancy? I am pregnant with twins (insert eek here!) so I am definitely bigger this time around than with my first. I have had many mornings where I have tried on three to four outfits with no success. Pants and dresses are fine, but finding shirts that fit over my massive belly (especially the last few weeks) has been a challenge to say the least. So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy? How different carrying twins is than a singleton. Seems obvious, but besides being monitored much more frequently (I feel like I live at the doctor and hospital) it’s been an amazing experience to feel and watch these two grow in my belly—it’s really a miracle. When one kicks it wakes the other and they start kicking back and forth, or when one flips he shifts my entire stomach to one side. I guess it is just a preview of what’s to come! What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump? Pea and the Pod has been great to shop for some of my favorite pieces like BCBG dresses and AG maternity jeans. What NYC experience are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby? Well, with two newborns it might be tough getting out of the house in the winter, but when we do, walks along the river (we are right by it in Williamsburg) and morning coffee chats. We expanded our place in Brooklyn to stave off a move to the suburbs, so basically just enjoying the convenience of city life. Stacy is wearing: BCBG striped dress (similar style) Ann Taylor necklace (similar style) Coach flats

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Our babies come out as beautiful, soft and natural as can be—shouldn't their clothes follow suit?

Here are nine of our favorite organic kids clothing brands that prove safe fabrics + stylish designs are a natural fit.

Estella

A brick and mortar store in Manhattan that opened in 2002, Estella is NYC's go-to shop for luxury baby gifts—from sweet-as-pie organic clothing to eco-friendly toys.

L'ovedbaby

@lovedbaby

We l'oved this collection from the moment we laid eyes on it. (See what we did there 🤣) Free of things harsh added chemicals, dangerous flame retardants, and harmful dyes, this collection is 100% organic and 100% gorgeous. We especially adore their soft, footed rompers, comfy cotton joggers, and newborn-friendly kimono bodysuits.

Looking to stock up? Don't miss Big-Find Thursday every week on their site—a 24-hour flash sale that happens Thursdays at 9 a.m. PST and features a different body style, collection, and discount every week!

Hanna Andersson

@happyhannas

One of our all-time favorite brands for durability, style, + customer service, Hanna Andersson doesn't disappoint in the organic department, either. From an aww-inducing organic baby layette collection all the way to their iconic pajamas, there are so many organic styles to swoon over from this beloved brand. And we swear their pajamas are magic—they seem to grow with your little one, fitting season after season!

Monica + Andy

@monicaandandy

The fabric you first snuggle your baby in matters. Monica + Andy's (gorgeous) collection is designed for moms and babies by moms with babies, and we love it all because it's made of super-soft GOTS-certified organic cotton that's free of chemicals, lead, and phthalates. Newborn pieces feature thoughtful details like fold-over mittens and feet.

Finn + Emma

@finnandemma

"Here boring designs and toxic chemicals are a thing of the past while modern colors, fresh prints and heirloom quality construction are abundant." We couldn't agree more. Made from 100% organic cotton, eco friendly dyes, and in fair trade settings, we love this modern collection's mix of style + sustainability.

We especially love the Basics Collection, an assortment of incredibly soft, beautiful apparel + accessories including bodysuits, zip footies, pants, hats, and bibs, all available in a gender-neutral color palette that can work together to create multiple outfit combinations. The pieces are perfect for monochrome looks or for mixing with prints for a more modern style.

SoftBaby

@littleaddigrey for @softbaby_clothes

You'll come for SoftBaby's organic fabrics, but you'll stay for their adorable assortment of prints. From woodland foxes to urban pugs, there's no limit to their assortment (meaning you'll even be able to find something for the new mama who's hard to shop for). Plus, the name says it all--these suckers are soft. Get ready for some serious cuddle time.

Gap Baby

@gapkids

Organic may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Gap, but this popular brand actually carries a wide variety of organic (and adorable) baby + toddler clothes. From newborn layette basics to toddler sleepwear—and more—there's something for everyone in this collection. Everything is 100% cotton, super soft + cozy, and perfect for eco-conscious mamas.

Winter Water Factory

@winterwaterfactory

Certified organic cotton with Brooklyn-based swagger? Be still our hearts. Winter Water Factory features screen-printed textiles in bold designs you'll want to show off (get ready for some major Instagram likes). And the husband-and-wife co-founders keep sustainability at the forefront of their brand, meaning you can feel good about your purchase--and what you're putting on your baby.

The company makes everything from kids' clothes to crib sheets (all made in the USA). For even more cuteness, pair their signature rompers with a hat or bonnet.

Under the Nile

@underthenile

Under the Nile has been making organic baby clothes since before it was cool. Seriously, they were the first baby clothing company in the USA to be certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard. They've kept up that legacy of high standards by growing their Egyptian cotton on a biodynamic farm without the use of pesticides or insecticides, and all of their prints are made with metal-free colors and no chemical finishes.

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