Mon Coeur Makes Children’s Apparel From 100% Recycled Materials

Everything from fabric to zippers contains recycled cotton, polyester, and elastane.

Frebruary 2, 2021 – Treehugger – There’s something about having a child that makes you view the world through a new lens. For Louise Vongerichten Ulukaya, it was no different. When her first son, Miran, was born, she found it was difficult to find children’s clothes that were as kind to the planet as they were comfortable and stylish to wear, so she decided to start her own company.

Mon Coeur launched in January 2021, and it adheres to an impressively high standard of environmental responsibility. All of the pieces for boys, girls, and infants are 100% recycled, made from post-industrial recycled cotton, polyester from upcycled plastic bottles, and recycled Roica elastane. 

All of the accessories on the clothing, including buttons, zippers, labels, embroideries, and hangtags, are also made from recycled materials, using plastic bottles, post-consumer yarns, recycled paper, and recycled thermosetting fillers (for the paper-based buttons). 

Influenced by the entrepreneurial spirit of her father, celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Louise Ulukaya said Mon Coeur was created for a world where “imagination meets ingenuity, where fun meets function,” and clothing is made to last so the planet does, too.

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