Baby Products

At its core, the green baby-care market merges two larger social and parental concerns: the baby's health and ecological health. These two responsibilities coalesce in a shift from consuming conventional infant and toddler commodities to either more sustainably produced—but still purchased—alternatives, or to homemade equivalents. This phenomenon results in part from a more holistic conception of the environment as not simply the backdrop of life but intricately constitutive of life itself, such that pesticides sprayed on cotton fields not only pollute nearby waterways but also enter into the cotton material itself, and into all its subsequent permutations as pajamas, bibs, and receiving blankets. Recognition by consumers of the consequences of their actions in both the purchasing of and the waste created by baby products, and ...

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