/24-7PressRelease/ - NEW YORK, NY, July 01, 2006 - Sckoon Organics, a leading wholesaler/retailer of organic baby apparel, has launched two new collections, ZEN and KABUKI. Always on the forefront of the latest fashion trends, both lines were influenced by Japanese sensibility and designed by Satoko Asai, the creator of the best selling organic baby kimono lines; Baby Ninja Kimono and Round Kimonos.
Sckoon has created a new niche for baby clothing by selling bold colored and whimsical apparel. All of their products are made with environment friendly dyes and from 100% certified organic cotton. Their exceptionally soft cotton is incomparable to others.
The ZEN collection features kimonos and pants patterned with traditional Japanese motifs, such as Origami cranes. "The crane print was inspired by the Japanese myth that if you make 1,000 Origami cranes, your wish will come true," said Satoko. Other prints in this collection include Zuiun (clouds of omen in Japan), Plum, Butterfly and Bamboo.
The KABUKI collection consists of kimonos, pants, caps, and booties with stunning color contrasts that evoke the passion and spirit of Japanese Kabuki. The bold chocolate color creates a striking contrast against the vibrant tassels. "Today there are more fashion forward consumers who are looking for alternatives to pink and blue," the designer explains.
Sckoon offers the largest collection of organic baby kimonos. Their designs offer a blend of eastern aesthetics and western practicality. Kimonos are the new sought after "must have". Parents are stocking up on this new trendy apparel that provides both flexibility and comfort for babies of all ages. Sckoon offers more than 20 styles of organic baby kimonos, retailing from $14.00 - $32.00. Not only is the cotton soothing soft, all snaps are nickel free, and some styles' stitches are on the outside of the garment to avoid skin irritation. All collections can be viewed at http://www.sckoon.com.
Known for its incredible softness, absorbency, and ability to breathe, organic cotton is pure and safe for a baby's sensitive skin. The cotton is hand-picked and grown without the use of chemical fertilizers ensuring consumer safety. "Babies develop their senses by the serene smell and softness of the fabric," says Asai. "Sckoon's clothing is designed to naturally stimulate a baby to help connect them with their family by capturing the beauty of the world around them."
Contrary to the popular belief that cotton is a "natural" fabric, the current manufacturing methods of conventional cotton employs the use of up to 25% of insecticides and more than 10% of pesticides. In the year 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency deemed seven of the pesticides used in cotton production in the U.S. as "probable" or "known" human carcinogens such as acephate, dichloropropene, diuron, fluometuron, pendimethalin, tribufos, and trifluralin
Organic cotton, on the other hand, is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers. Sckoon's partner factories located in Egypt and India are model enterprises for biodynamic agriculture and fair trade.
Located in New York, Sckoon offers a line of organic baby clothing with a wide variety of styles from the classic to the fashion-forward. The line includes baby kimonos, onesies, caps, hats, tees, pants, blankets, and dolls along with a cloth diapering system. Sckoon also recently launched a first time ever preemie kimono line and plan to introduce organic pet apparel this fall. All products are made of 100% certified organic cotton. Metal free dyes make it safe for babies to put the dolls in their mouths. Sckoon also offers 100% organic cotton reusable menstrual & postpartum pads for women as a healthy alternative to disposable products. Sckoon products can be found at specialty retailers and online/mail order catalogs throughout the U.S., Canada, France, England, Finland, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Korea and Japan.
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Sckoon is a stylish New York brand of organic cotton baby clothes and toys, and a wide range of organic cotton baby diapering systems. Sckoon products are designed in Soho, New York and made of certified 100% organic cotton.
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