H&M has launched an innovative range of baby clothes made from 100 per cent biodegradable materials that can be composted once they're worn out.
Comprising 12 garment pieces, the biodegradable collection offers tops, bottoms, jackets, hats, and blankets. It features adjustable cuffs and foldable waistbands making them extendable and modifiable enough to handle any sudden newborn growth spurts. The organic cotton items are 100 per cent biodegradable down to the pigments used for the designs, and they eschew buttons and metal trims. Once the clothes are worn out, they can simply be tossed into an at-home compost pile.
The collection is certified circular by the non-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. It uses materials free of chemicals harmful to the environment and humans and is produced with 100 per cent recycled water and renewable energy, etc. Each product in the collection has been assessed across five categories of sustainability performance: product circularity, clean air and climate protection, material health, social fairness, and water and soil stewardship.