Healthy baby skin is very important! The German label Tom & Jenny, based in Berlin, has made it her business since 2016 to bring the best baby bodies in organic quality onto the market.
In extensive collaboration with midwives, doctors and mothers, the founders designed a concept for a holistically thought-out body that is organic, fairtrade and sustainable. The bodies by Tom & Jenny are cloudy, soft on the skin, made from long-fiber organic cotton using a fine interlock knitting technique. The motto of the label: "Fairly and sustainably produced baby bodies should become a standard without alternatives for everyone." At Tom & Jenny you will find fine white baby bodysuits, underwear and baby pants for infants, babies and toddlers.
Tom & Jenny: The perfect body for delicate baby skin
The idea for founding the label from Tom & Jenny arose out of a dissatisfaction. Often times, the baby clothes you were looking for were of poor quality and overpriced. The more intensively the founders Conradin Castell and midwife and mother of three Philippa dealt with the topic, the more it became clear to them what they could do better than their competitors. The founding team soon consisted of four people who worked on the perfect body for babies every day. They observed parents putting on and taking off their bodies and conducted interviews with over 100 midwives and parents and conducted surveys. Drafts were drawn, the first prototypes were made and producers were sought.
The baby bodysuits from Tom & Jenny are cloudy and soft, made from long-fiber organic cotton and knitted using a smart interlock knitting technique. The body of the label is ideally tailored to the needs of babies, because it has the perfect cut for every phase of growth. There are only long-sleeved bodies for newborns, because babies lose four times as much heat through their skin than adults do. Up to size 62, the bodysuits are only available as a wrap-around body, so as not to strain the neck muscles of the babies, because they are still too weak to hold their heads on their own. In the smaller sizes there is also a scratch protection on the sleeve ends, which can be put over the hands if necessary so that the baby does not injure himself with his sharp fingernails. An American collar opening is available for the larger babies who can already hold their own heads. The rounded leg opening of the body improves the fit of the diaper. This is what the perfect baby body really looks like.
Natural, breathable and cuddly: the ideal piece of clothing for babies
Tender baby skin needs special attention and care. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and baby skin in particular loses moisture quickly and tends to dry out. Baby skin has a thinner horny layer than adult skin. Babies also overheat faster than adults. That is why the bodies by Tom & Jenny are made of organic cotton, processed with a special interlock knitting technique, which is particularly air-permeable and breathable. This promotes the exchange of the skin with the air and also protects against UV radiation and heat. Cotton as a natural material supports the re-oiling of the delicate baby skin and the material is natural without chemical pollution and helps to regulate the skin moisture. At Tom & Jenny you won't find prints, but bodies and underwear for toddlers that are reduced to the essentials, without any disturbing details, tailored to the delicate skin of the little ones.
Cooperation with sustainable producers and fair working conditions
It is important for the founders to work with other companies and organizations that value fairness, sustainability and quality. The bodies are produced exclusively from biological materials and under fair conditions. All suppliers are personally known to the label.
One of the producers is SEKEM from Egypt, which has already received several international awards in the field of organic, fair trade and the implementation of sustainable standards. The fine Egyptian certified organic cotton, which is used in all of the label's products, is sourced here. The bodies are packed without plastic in the Delphin workshops in Berlin. This is a recognized workshop for people with disabilities.