A collection of elevated basics curated from 100% Organic Cotton for that precious first year.
Our Pure Beginnings collection is a range of everyday essentials for your newborn, designed with ease and comfort in mind. Elevated by delicate details and a premium fabrication, each piece has the added Illoura touch that you know and love. Consciously designed by mothers, who understand that in the first year, your baby's skin is sensitive and requires extra love and care.
This range is made purely from GOTS certified cotton, so you can enjoy those first few months with your baby, knowing that their clothing is as gentle on our earth as it is on your little one’s skin. GOTS certified organic cotton meets the highest standards of ecologically and socially responsible methods from start to finish, because it is essential that our clothing has the most Pure of Beginnings.
Why we choose organic for our little loves
At Illoura, we know how delicate and sensitive a baby’s skin can be, especially in those first few months. That is why it is so important that we create clothing that is soft and gentle on your little loves skin and our planet. Organic Cotton is naturally cultivated and doesn’t use any harsh pesticides or fertilisers during the harvesting process; the result is a much softer fibre which helps to avoid the risk of skin irritation. Organically grown cotton also promotes soil fertility, biodiversity and sustains the health of ecosystems, workers and surrounding communities. All of our Pure Beginnings pieces are curated from Organic Cotton with both your little one and the health of our planet in mind.
GOTS certified cotton? Everything you need to know
Organic: is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or GMOs (Genetic Modified Organisms) according to the principles of organic agriculture. Organic agriculture is a production process that sustains the health of ecosystems, soils and people. Organically grown cotton replenishes the soil and promotes biodiversity ensuring a healthy ecosystem and workplace for farmers. Healthy soil also provides an opportunity to store large amounts of carbon, which is beneficial for our climate. Organic cotton uses up to 88% less water & 62% less energy compared to conventional cotton. By using GOTS certified cotton, we are guaranteed that the cotton we use has been farmed and manufactured to a global standard, meeting strict criteria for environmental and ethical practices. We have chosen to only use GOTS certified organic cotton in our Pure Beginnings collection, ensuring that from start to finish our pieces are having as little impact on the environment and the people who make them as possible.
Why GOTS certified?
Becoming GOTS certified is no easy feat for manufacturers. It requires regular and ongoing audits to ensure production methods are in line with environmental and ethical standards, as well as always innovating their production methods and striving for improvement. Our manufacturers in India are 100% GOTS certified; working closely has allowed us to be transparent and ensure the highest quality of sustainability and ethical practice.
Here at Illoura, we seek to design timeless baby, children's and womenswear that will become heirloom pieces passed down from generation to generation. We place a strong emphasis on quality, ensuring we choose fibres that will stand the test of time while also protecting our people and planet alike. We have fostered strong relationships with our manufacturers and are always working together to find new and innovative ways to improve our production processes.