Talk to me about Hanna Andersson... or other good places for kids clothes - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By blessedwithboys
  • 1 Post By JudiAU
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 30 Old 07-02-2014, 08:09 AM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Talk to me about Hanna Andersson... or other good places for kids clothes

I need to get a few pieces for the kids wardrobes soon and went browsing online. I thought Hanna Andersson was supposed to be all organic but after looking at some of the product descriptions I'm not sure. Maybe it's all fair trade or made in a certain country or something else that would give me reason to buy it but I don't even see an "about us" area on the site to see their philosophy/associations anything that would encourage me to buy from them. Can anyone here give me any information about their products? I'm interested in other places as well if you have suggestions. I'd prefer to replace their clothes with organic as much as possible and not too expensive since they outgrow them so fast! Hanna had some good prices especially with their basics and sales but now I need to confirm them being organic. Any help would be great!
crazyms is online now  
#2 of 30 Old 07-02-2014, 08:28 AM
AAK
 
AAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 3,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Not all their stuff is organic, but a lot of it is. I know that the unders are organic as are most their jammies. Right now, they are having a fantastic sale!

I have only bought a bit of their stuff. My kids love their unders! Everything we have bought has been great quality. It holds up so well, and is made so that your child can grow and still fit the clothes. That sounds weird, but it seems to be true. The sizing is flexible. My middle child has been wearing a pair of capris for about 4 years now. They are closer to shorts vs capris now, but they still look good.

Amy

Mom to three very active girls Anna (14), Kayla (11), Maya (8). 
AAK is online now  
#3 of 30 Old 07-02-2014, 08:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
That's good info. I'll have to check the individual item listings better then to find the organic items. Thanks!
crazyms is online now  
#4 of 30 Old 07-02-2014, 11:47 PM
 
Mylie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,511
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
I like their winterwear a lot!!!! I got a coat with matching snowpants 3 years ago for my 6 year old and I will finally have to replace this winter...It was the 1st Set I had ever gotten there and I am floored at how it has stood up to not only Michigan winters but my hard playing child..
Mylie is online now  
#5 of 30 Old 07-03-2014, 01:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Wow! I'm amazed at how long they can wear the items. That's great. I'm definitely going to have a look. With 3 kids to clothe the longer they can wear the items the better! I am trying to be more conscious of what we buy and Hanna was the first company that came to mind for organic kids clothes. I was shocked the prices were so low until I realized they weren't all organic. That was a bit of a bummer but if they're well lasting its still worth a look. Thanks!
crazyms is online now  
#6 of 30 Old 07-03-2014, 08:08 AM
 
mariamadly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,444
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
My kids wore HA clothes throughout their LittlePersonHood in the early-to-mid 1990's. They handed down not only regular clothes but socks (which took a *lot* of wear and tear), and actually passed them along to a family friend. Each kid wore the clothes multiple years.

Empty-nesting SAHM to DS1 (1989), DS2 (1992), an underachieving Bernese Mountain Dog (2006-2014), and an overachieving mother (1930).  Married to DH since 1986.
mariamadly is online now  
#7 of 30 Old 07-03-2014, 10:56 AM
 
limabean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 9,588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
I love my DD's HA clothes! There is something special about their sizing that allows her to wear them for at least 2, and sometimes 3 years.

We mostly get the day dress/play dresses, and I've been so happy with how well they've held up through LOTS of wearings and washings. Her very first dresses from 3 years ago, which she's finally outgrown, are still in good enough shape that we can pass them along to someone.
limabean is offline  
#8 of 30 Old 07-06-2014, 03:43 AM
 
rightkindofme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 4,580
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
My kid has destroyed every Hanna Andersson thing I have bought her. All the pants are riddled with holes. The dresses are all torn. She plays outside a lot. I haven't found them worth the price. :-\

My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.

rightkindofme is offline  
#9 of 30 Old 07-06-2014, 05:36 PM
 
Asiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,743
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Cosco periodically sells HA also, Jammie's and fleece tops...
Asiago is offline  
#10 of 30 Old 07-07-2014, 06:17 AM
 
Polliwog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,063
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rightkindofme View Post
My kid has destroyed every Hanna Andersson thing I have bought her. All the pants are riddled with holes. The dresses are all torn. She plays outside a lot. I haven't found them worth the price. :-\
Wow. Sounds like she's really tough on her clothes. I haven't found any pieces that I haven't been able to resell.
Polliwog is online now  
#11 of 30 Old 07-07-2014, 06:21 AM
 
rightkindofme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 4,580
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Polliwog View Post
Wow. Sounds like she's really tough on her clothes. I haven't found any pieces that I haven't been able to resell.
She plays like a boy.

My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.

rightkindofme is offline  
#12 of 30 Old 07-07-2014, 12:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
I think mine would be okay. I'll probably end up picking up a few pieces and trying them out since everyone has such good reviews of them. I was just confused because I'd thought they were all organic. I still want to try the HA but I guess I'll look around for some other organic kids clothing providers too.

Michelle mom to DD , DS , & lil DD plus and spending my days
crazyms is online now  
#13 of 30 Old 07-07-2014, 12:41 PM
 
blessedwithboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,602
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rightkindofme View Post
She plays like a boy.
How are boys supposed to play? I wanna make sure my son is doing it right...
mariamadly likes this.

Bring back the old MDC
blessedwithboys is offline  
#14 of 30 Old 07-07-2014, 12:44 PM
 
rightkindofme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 4,580
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Well of course there is variation... but we've got animals and Lego's and dirt and sticks and swords and video games and books and dolls and kitchens and dress up and cooking. She moves up and down. At least once in a while. Like is "good" for you.


My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.

rightkindofme is offline  
#15 of 30 Old 07-07-2014, 06:22 PM
 
kitchensqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Posts: 3,254
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
I've got a two-year old boy and my preferred clothing maker is the thrift store. I actually find a bunch of brand-name stuff for super cheap, and if it's made it through another two-year old boy wearing it, it's basically built to last. And I get it for super cheap, which is great since kids grow out of clothes so quickly. ;-)

Apartment Farm - the chronicles of my cooking, gardening, crafting and other such things. 

 

kitchensqueen is offline  
#16 of 30 Old 07-07-2014, 06:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
That's where I usually get all the kids clothes now. Love the thrift stores but we don't have a great selection here. It's hard a lot of the time to find clothes or at reasonable prices even at the thrift stores. I buy on ebay a lot with getting the lots of clothes and get good deals that way. Just looking at options for organic clothes since I'd prefer to start getting them organic for the things I do buy new.

Michelle mom to DD , DS , & lil DD plus and spending my days
crazyms is online now  
#17 of 30 Old 07-07-2014, 06:57 PM
 
philomom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 9,430
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Interesting. I bought Hannas at the thrift stores and they wore really well. The kids wore many pieces for three or so years and then they made great hand me downs as well.
philomom is online now  
#18 of 30 Old 07-08-2014, 11:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
HA in the thrift stores? I need to move where you live

Michelle mom to DD , DS , & lil DD plus and spending my days
crazyms is online now  
#19 of 30 Old 07-09-2014, 12:20 PM
 
ocelotmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: "I drove through there once!", NV
Posts: 1,701
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
You just have to find the right thrift store. I find HA regularly at one particular thrift store. It isn't in an affluent part of town or anything like that - I imagine there's a single family that donates lots of HA stuff.

DS born 6/03, DD1 born 9/06, DD2 born 10/10, DD3 born 4/14.
ocelotmom is online now  
#20 of 30 Old 07-09-2014, 12:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ocelotmom View Post
You just have to find the right thrift store. I find HA regularly at one particular thrift store. It isn't in an affluent part of town or anything like that - I imagine there's a single family that donates lots of HA stuff.
Sounds great but won't happen here. I *just* got anything organic at all in the local grocery stores in the last 2-3 months. There is only one health food store in the STATE and two now that we officially have our first Whole Foods. I don't even have access to a recycling center where I am and have to drive over an hour away to use one. Finding HA or any other decent and potentially organic clothing lines won't happen here. Anything I've needed like reusable shopping bags (decent ones), menstrual cup, cloth diapers, or anything else I've had to order online. It really sucks to live somewhere so backwards. I'll be so glad if I get to move one day.

Michelle mom to DD , DS , & lil DD plus and spending my days
crazyms is online now  
#21 of 30 Old 07-09-2014, 04:06 PM
AAK
 
AAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 3,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyms View Post
Sounds great but won't happen here. I *just* got anything organic at all in the local grocery stores in the last 2-3 months. There is only one health food store in the STATE and two now that we officially have our first Whole Foods. I don't even have access to a recycling center where I am and have to drive over an hour away to use one. Finding HA or any other decent and potentially organic clothing lines won't happen here. Anything I've needed like reusable shopping bags (decent ones), menstrual cup, cloth diapers, or anything else I've had to order online. It really sucks to live somewhere so backwards. I'll be so glad if I get to move one day.
Wow! It is hard to believe (though I do) that there are places so vastly different from us even within the same country. I've lived on both coasts (so I have seen those differences) but I have never lived midwest or south.

Amy

Mom to three very active girls Anna (14), Kayla (11), Maya (8). 
AAK is online now  
#22 of 30 Old 07-09-2014, 04:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AAK View Post
Wow! It is hard to believe (though I do) that there are places so vastly different from us even within the same country. I've lived on both coasts (so I have seen those differences) but I have never lived midwest or south.

Amy
Yep I'm way down south and it's not very "green" around here. It's sad really. No one here really cares. I would say that the low income makes it hard for them to afford more eco-friendly, organic things but I know that's not true because I've been low income almost all my life and I still find ways to make it work because it matters to me. Of course I don't have a $100+ a month cell phone bill, don't keep cable at home at all, don't shop at the mall buying bath & body works or perfumes, spend my tax return on purses and video games, and I rarely eat out. They all do so I guess that's what's important to them. *sigh*

Michelle mom to DD , DS , & lil DD plus and spending my days
crazyms is online now  
#23 of 30 Old 07-09-2014, 10:00 PM
AAK
 
AAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 3,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyms View Post
Of course I don't have a $100+ a month cell phone bill, don't keep cable at home at all, don't shop at the mall buying bath & body works or perfumes, spend my tax return on purses and video games, and I rarely eat out.
Same here!

Amy

Mom to three very active girls Anna (14), Kayla (11), Maya (8). 
AAK is online now  
#24 of 30 Old 07-09-2014, 10:29 PM
 
philomom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 9,430
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyms View Post
HA in the thrift stores? I need to move where you live

I've lived in Atlanta, Ga and Portland, Or. .... both cities have thrift stores with Hannas.
philomom is online now  
#25 of 30 Old 07-10-2014, 01:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
My state just sucks Maybe it'd be easier to find in the city though. I live in the country so I might try checking out some thrift stores next time we're in the city.

Michelle mom to DD , DS , & lil DD plus and spending my days
crazyms is online now  
#26 of 30 Old 07-12-2014, 10:43 PM
 
JudiAU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where creepy facebook-featured threads can't find me
Posts: 3,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyms View Post
I need to get a few pieces for the kids wardrobes soon and went browsing online. I thought Hanna Andersson was supposed to be all organic but after looking at some of the product descriptions I'm not sure. Maybe it's all fair trade or made in a certain country or something else that would give me reason to buy it but I don't even see an "about us" area on the site to see their philosophy/associations anything that would encourage me to buy from them. Can anyone here give me any information about their products? I'm interested in other places as well if you have suggestions. I'd prefer to replace their clothes with organic as much as possible and not too expensive since they outgrow them so fast! Hanna had some good prices especially with their basics and sales but now I need to confirm them being organic. Any help would be great!
HA does carry a lot of organic items but not everything will be. They carry even more OTEK 100 certified garments. What they are really known for is quality, most of the clothes wear like iron. I don't buy everything they buy but I love, love, love pajamas and unders. I figure if my kids spend half their time in organic that makes me flexible with the rest.
crazyms likes this.
JudiAU is offline  
#27 of 30 Old 07-16-2014, 04:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Okay I'm going to be picking up some HA pieces for the kids as I can after the reviews here and would like some help with sizing if anyone can help. My 3 year old and 7 year old are both standard kiddo size and should fit for the age ranges suggested by HA I'm sure. Where I'm stuck is with oldest DD. She's a tiny kid and although she's almost 9 she is still wearing size 7 clothes and even some 6. The 8's are almost all too big for her. Should I get her the 6-8 years (120) size or would the 7-10 years (130) size be okay for her? She's just made it to 50 lbs and 49" tall.

Michelle mom to DD , DS , & lil DD plus and spending my days
crazyms is online now  
#28 of 30 Old 07-18-2014, 07:31 AM
 
SweetSilver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Westfarthing
Posts: 4,987
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
I get the larger sizes for tops, because I can, then fit the bottoms, and thankfully HA sells pieces in this way.

DD9 is just over 4 feet and 53 pounds. She has wider hips and is more comfortable in the 130 pants. Tops I will buy 140 currently. DD7 absolutely needs the 120 and she can still fit in an old pair of 100s, her hips are so slim. The 110s are getting squeezy but she wears them regularly. She is nearly the same size as dd9, only a slightly different shape and she has different preferences for how her clothes can fit.

So, we are currently wearing 110, 120, 130 and 140!! Love those Hannas! (Not pants in the 140, but dd9 is comfier in the large undies.)

Give me a few minutes while I caffeinate.
SweetSilver is offline  
#29 of 30 Old 07-18-2014, 07:53 AM
 
kitchensqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Posts: 3,254
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Thought this may be of interest - today only HA is having an online clearance sale!

http://hip2save.com/2014/07/18/hanna...arly-up-to-60/

Apartment Farm - the chronicles of my cooking, gardening, crafting and other such things. 

 

kitchensqueen is offline  
#30 of 30 Old 07-18-2014, 08:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Way down south
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Thanks! I think DD will probably fit better in the 120s then but the 130s might be okay. I guess I'm off to check it out.

Michelle mom to DD , DS , & lil DD plus and spending my days
crazyms is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off