Print and sizing variations
All Parade clothing is hand sewn and printed, and variations may occur slightly with sizing or prints for this reason. We think variations in print are part of the charm, and we hope you agree! Please allow for up to 5% variation in sizing due to the nature of cutting and sewing clothing by hand.
Getting the right fit
We are not able to return washed or worn garments in regards to sizing issues.
All cotton shrinks - but organic cotton is not chemically treated, so will shrink slightly more than processed cotton. We allow for this in our designs, so our garments may look larger than non-organic garments before you wash them. Please ensure that you've checked our size chart, as babies do come in all sizes and age is just a guide. If in between, we always recommend sizing up.
Are there any specific washing instructions I should follow for organic cotton?
We recommend you wash cold and tumble dry low for best results and the least shrinkage. Conventional cotton apparel is generally treated with chemicals during finishing to reduce the shrinking effects of heat. Organic cotton is not chemically treated, so will shrink slightly more than processed cotton. We allow for this in our designs, so our garments may look larger than non-organic garments before you wash them. Shrinkage is worse for the lengths of the garments and is less noticeable in width.
Do not use bleach or harsh detergents on natural, organic cotton - it will cause fading and weakening of the fibres.
Will the dyes fade?
Eco-friendly dyes are just as long lasting as the harmful dyes used on conventional products. However, they will fade if powerful detergents or bleaching agents are used.
Because there are no chemical color fixatives used in our clothing, please do not mix dark colors with light ones for the first few washes. For the first wash, if you add ¼ cup of vinegar to the final rinse, this will help to set the color and resist fading or bleeding.
Tip! - when washing prints, you can turn them inside out during the first few washes to help lock in the colour.
That being said, organic cotton is a natural fiber and still prone to break down from external forces. Knees and elbows are not reinforced, and will wear when in repeated contact with rough surfaces - for example, during the crawling stage. Interlock cotton may wear in the knees if baby is crawling on hard surfaces. During this time it is recommended to use kneepads or legwarmers or something similar over the knees to protect your cotton garments.
Parade is our favourite clothing brand. The quality is amazing and the patterns are so cute. We usually order online and the shipping in fast and the packing is eco friendly.
My Jammies" Organic Kids Pajamas
Absolutely love them - the material is so soft and my twin grand babies are just so cuddly in these pjs….I never want to take them off. Thanks so much.
Softest, most beautiful cotton. Washes well and doesn’t seem to fade. Highly recommend!
Bought these for my grandson, great fit, wash and dry very well and the cutest patterns!!!
Our go-to jammies
I keep buying these as my son grows. They are soft and comfortable, he doesn't ever find them itcy like with some other fabrics. I like investing in ethically produced, Canadian products. They fit well and have fun prints to choose from!
Pure & Dreamy Pajamas
Our "My Jammies" collection is made of incredibly soft GOTS certified organic cotton, featuring exclusive hand printed Parade designs. These cozy pajamas are long sleeved and meant to be snug fitting, because no flame retardants or chemicals are used in our clothing or sleepwear.