Updated July 17, 2022
It’s not easy for moms to find kids clothing that is organic and environmentally friendly at prices that the average family can afford. But Kate Quinn delivers on just that: sustainable clothing and sustainable prices. And those are just two of men reasons that families love Kate Quinn’s organic baby clothing.
A brand that’s been with us since 2006, Kate Quinn knows the ins and outs of fashion: high fashion, boutique sales, and wholesaling.
Before re-branding to create a more affordable line of clothing in 2018, Kate Quinn followed the typical approach of seasonal releases of high-end collections. After realizing that their luxury brand kept most families from affording their styles, the brand re-evaluated to become more affordable and accessible.
To that end, you can regularly find bloomers, shorties, leggings, pants, bamboo tops, dresses, rompers, bodysuits, pajamas, sleepers, and accessories on their website starting at just $8 to $12.
Both of my littles wore super-soft, kimono-front bamboo onesies and one-pieces as infants. Although the tagline for Kate Quinn is “We make what babies wear”, our love affair with the brand has continued well into the toddler years – for both cotton and bamboo styles.
1. WHAT IS KATE QUINN ORGANICS?
Kate Quinn Organics is a clothing company catering to babies and young children, and moms too. Even women’s items are soft and luxurious at affordable price points. The brand features clean, modern lines with playful, natural designs that are easily wearable for many activities.
In fact, Kate Quinn’s natural style works for all day long but it still looks dressy enough for family pictures or birthday parties. The super-soft, breathable fabrics keeps kids comfortable, playful, and picture perfect ready. And it’s easy to mix and match the different styles and colors and prints. All of their clothes mix together so well with other separates.
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2. WHEN DID KATE QUINN START?
Kate Quinn was founded in 2006. Almost immediately, the brand found tremendous success among higher-end baby and children’s boutiques throughout the U.S. and around the globe.
Over the first decade of the brand’s history, Kate Quinn was sold in hundreds of high-end boutiques, national department store chains, and on many only retailer websites.
3. IS KATE QUINN A GOOD BRAND?
Kate Quinn is an exceptionally high-quality brand, offering organic cottons, bamboo, and other buttery-soft fabrics for babies and young children. Kate Quinn is known for its versatility and durability. You can wear Kate Quinn anywhere without looking out of place, and the garments are heirloom-tough. They’ll withstand heavy wearings and washings and can be re-worn by younger siblings.
4. WHAT IS KATE QUINN KNOWN FOR?
Kate Quinn is known for making ethically sourced items with breathable, organic materials like cotton and bamboo. The brand’s clothing is loved by parents due to their easy accessibility and affordability—an option that many kid’s clothing brands with upscale styles don’t offer.
Kate Quinn is also known for its nature inspired colors. Clothes come in a range of earth tone colors like lilac, honey, plum, wheat, rust, clay, adobe, mint, coffee, chai, thistle, or sage. Many of Kate Quinn’s looks have a cottagecore vibe, yet can be intermixed with more urban, classic, or style agnostic outfits.
Kate Quinn is also well-known for its playful patterns. Unlike the bright, colorful (and sometimes garish) patterns you’ll find on other kids’ apparel, Kate Quinn patterns tend to be more modern looking and under-stated. Like a beetle patterned dress that looks like taupe polka dots on cream until you look a bit closer. Logos are smaller and more modern or geometric looking, or in more muted colors.
Some of Kate Quinn’s most popular, in-demand patterns, like sunflowers or pumpkins, can sell for several hundred dollars – brand new or used – on used clothing sites and in Kate Quinn Facebook groups.
5. WHAT OTHER BRANDS ARE SIMILAR TO KATE QUINN?
There are other brands out there similar to the Kate Quinn label. Here are some other sustainable clothing brands for babies and kids that offer similar style clothing in super soft, breathable fabrics.
Quincy Mae Clothing
Quincy Mae clothing reviews are pretty spectacular. Quincy Mae is an all-organic line of baby clothing that’s super-soft, thick, and thoughtfully constructed in a forest or woodland colored palette. Each garment is heirloom quality. Many basics and separates go for just $22, and you can save an extra $10 off your first Quincy Mae purchase.
There is also a Target exclusive line of Quincy Mae which boasts similar cuts and styles but at discount retailer prices.
Jamie Kay Clothing
Jamie Kay clothing features beautiful, muted colors, delicate prints, and super-soft high-end fabrics that your kids will never want to take off. Jamie Kay clothing fits newborns and infants through 5 years. Jamie Kay garments all have a vintage-yet-timeless feel. The clothing is made of stonewashed linen, organic cotton, merino wool, and other soft, fleecy fibers.
Most clothing items range in price from $7 to $38. Jamie Kay reviews give top marks for quality, comfort, fit, and adorableness. And you can save 10% off your first order with a Jamie Kay discount code. Provide your email and you’ll be given a unique code to apply to your purchase.
L’ovedbaby ethically makes super-soft, all-organic clothing for babies and kids. Find sleepers, tops, bottoms, rompers, pajamas, dresses, accessories, layette, and other garments in waffle knits, soft cottons, and gauze. Parents love the clean, modern lines and fun modern prints. The color palette is both earthy and outdoorsy, but with playful urban twists in their prints.
Most basic separates (tops and bottoms) are priced at $20 to $21. On Thursdays, L’ovedbaby offers special big deals, like 50% off their popular zippered footie pajamas. And you can save 15% off your first purchase with a L’ovedbaby promo code for 15% off your order. When you provide your email, a unique discount code will be generated for us to use.
6. WHERE IS KATE QUINN ORGANICS MADE?
Kate Quinn Organics is ethically manufactured in India using certified organic cotton. Factories and worksites are all certified fair-trade, and all factories are extensively researched and visited to ensure adherence to Kate Quinn’s strict guidelines.
7. IS KATE QUINN SUSTAINABLE?
Yes, Kate Quinn clothing is ethically and sustainably made. Many of the brand’s products are GOTS certified materials and all responsibility sourced.
After abandoning her high-fashion wholesale business in 2018, Kate Quinn decided to pursue a more affordable line of clothing that could reach moms and their children, without sacrificing the quality of the brand’s items. Kate Quinn prides itself on making clothing with top of the line, comfortable fabrics, like organically sourced cotton and bamboo. All of Kate Quinn’s manufacturers are family-owned small businesses that produce small batches of clothing at a time.
8. IS KATE QUINN GOTS?
Kate Quinn uses GOTS certified organic cotton for many of its collections, but not all of them. It
Eventually, the brand hopes to use all GOTS certified cotton for all of its collections. Right now, that would be cost prohibitive for customers. Kate Quinn’s goal is to provide environmentally-friendly fabrics at affordable prices.
Kate Quinn garments that are GOTS certified are listed as such in the item description. These garments are also grown on cotton farms that use sustainable farming practices without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers. Fabrics are colored only use low environment impact dyes.
9. IS KATE QUINN WORTH THE PRICE?
Kate Quinn clothing is definitely worth the price tag. With most styles ranging from $8-38, the brand is an affordable alternative to high-end boutique style clothing at a fraction of the price.
Kate Quinn also has frequent sales on their website, which makes the deals even better. My daughter wore a Kate Quinn dress I scored for only $5 from the Kate Quinn website a couple of years ago. You can regularly find deals for $5 to $15.
Additionally, after you spend at least $250 (in lifetime spend) on Kate Quinn, you can unlock outlet price deals. This means you can shop in special savings categories only shoppable and visible to VIP customers.
Kate Quinn Outlet Deals for VIP Customers
- $3 styles
- $6 styles
- $7 select bodysuits
- $8 styles
- $9 footies
- $12 styles
- $15 styles
- $18 styles
As a Kate Quinn insider, you can find prices that rival (or even beat) Target or Carter’s. The $9 footies are an especially good deal.
If you do see something that you like, it’s best to act quickly. Styles and sizes can sell out quickly. Dresses especially seem to fly off the shelves quickly.
10. WHERE CAN I BUY KATE QUINN CLOTHES?
You can purchase Kate Quinn clothes directly from their website, www.katequinn.com
If you’re searching for a retired pattern/style or a good deal, you can also check out online resell stores like Poshmark, Mercari, or Kidizen. There are a number of resale groups on Facebook where you can also find used or brand new Kate Quinn pieces.
11. WHERE CAN I BUY OR SELL USED KATE QUINN CLOTHES?
Kate Quinn is a popular, in-demand brand and it can be found on many resale websites.
- Once Upon A Child stores occasionally will have Kate Quinn clothing
- Facebook clothing re-sale groups
Poshmark, Facebook, and Mercari tend to feature two kinds of Kate Quinn clothing: gently loved Kate Quinn clothing at a good deal, or mega-popular prices that will sell brand new (or used) for much higher than the original purchase price. In the fall, I saw lots of sunflower or pumpkin print bubble rompers and dresses sell for nearly $200 each (when they were only thirty-something brand new).
Don’t let this scare you off though. There are still plenty of great deals on KateQuinn.com and on clothing re-sale sites.
12. WHERE CAN I FIND KATE QUINN COUPON CODES?
While Kate Quinn doesn’t always offer coupons, they do have a loyalty program for reoccurring customers. After every $300 spent, customers can get a $25.00 gift card.
New customers can get points toward their first reward just for signing up for the email newsletter. You can also sign up for Kate Quinn’s email list to get notified about the latest sales, deals, and new collection drops. If you want to get a dress or other garment in a popular print, you’ll want to be on the email list so you can shop on the first day of the collection’s release before everything sells out.
Additionally, you can find generous Kate Quinn Black Friday sales.
12. DOES KATE QUINN OFFERING FREE SHIPPING?
Kate Quinn offers free U.S. shipping on orders of $75 or greater. For order below the free shipping minimum, the Kate Quinn flat-rate shipping fee is $5.99.
Right now (July 2022), Kate Quinn states there are shipping delays. It takes 5-8 business days for your order to be processed, then add shipping time of 1-5 days.
13. HOW DO I REDEEM A KATE QUINN COUPON CODE?
A Kate Quinn coupon code or discount code can be redeemed during checkout.
- Confirm the orders you are purchasing and provide your contact name and shipping address.
- Confirm your shipping method.
- Enter your gift card, promo code, or discount code for Kate Quinn.
- Then continue to payment. Major credit cards, Afterpay, ShopPay, and PayPal are accepted methods.
Only one Kate Quinn discount code or promo code may be applied per order.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON KATE QUINN
If you love the environment and you look for sustainably sourced materials in your family’s clothing, Kate Quinn is definitely a brand to look out for. At affordable prices, their adorable rompers, dresses, bodysuits, and more are available at a fraction of the price of similar competitors with the same values. Better yet, due to Kate Quinn’s background in high fashion, each style in their store is quality designed with unique, cute and fun prints.
It’s easy to score great deals with Kate Quinn due to their frequent website sales, the Kate Quinn Outlet, and finding used items on sites like Poshmark and Mercari. If you have the chance to try out the brand, you’ll be enchanted.
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