Adult Size Guide
North American Women's sizing approx:
XS: sizes 2-4. S: sizes 4-6. M: sizes 8-10. L: sizes 12-14. XL: size 16-18
North American Men's/Unisex pant sizing approx:
Waist: XS: 28-30, S: 30-32, M: 32-34, L: 34-36, XL: 36-38
Inseam: XS: 31, S: 31.5, M:31.75, L: 32.5, XL: 32.75
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.
Organic Baby Blanket
I purchased the organic baby blanket as a gift. Overall it is good quality. Delivery was fast and came in excellent wrapping. I felt comfortable in gifting this blanket as it is organic.
I love this blanket! It’s soft and stretchy, and my newborn doesn’t break out of her swaddle like she does with muslin blankets. The print is very pretty too!
100% Organic Blanket
My second time ordering from Parade and was very pleased with the blanket that I ordered. It is soft, great quality, 100% organic cotton and so many designs to choose from. Can't wait to gift it to my great niece. Always happy to support a Canadian company. Highly recommend!
Love Parade Organics!
I originally purchased a blanket from a boutique and had to get more - absolutely love the material and the prints.
Best Blanket for any season
This hipo blanket is lovely in design and colour, if you wonder about the material, let me tell you that the material is very soft even after washing. In hot and cold days is amazing because cotton has that marvellous quality to work in both temperatures. Anyways we love it and most importantly, my baby loves it