Childhood is a time of wonder and imagination. So, when my son Miran was born in 2018, I began by wondering, why couldn’t kid’s clothing care? Why can’t we give our most precious little humans the gift of wearing clothes that are actually not harming the planet and that are good for them? I could not find any clothes that truly respected the planet while not compromising on the look and comfort for my baby. I wanted to create a brand that care for the environment, respects the people making it, and that looks and feels good while being accessible for all.
Mon Coeur™ was born to imagine a world where the planet comes first, making kinder clothing for earth-loving kids. Spun from reclaimed organic cotton fiber , our soft and cozy fabrics are made with care, down to every last fiber. Imagine if the fabric for kids clothes could be reclaimed from the atelier floor of more grown-up garments. What if buttons and zippers could help to keep plastic out of the ocean? Could we close the loop on kids’ clothing? That’s wearing our heart , on your sleeve.
Mon Coeur™ clothes come from a place where imagination meets ingenuity, where fun meets function. Built for a brighter future that children will not only imagine, but that will become their reality. Where their animal friends have clean air and water, free of pollution and plastic. Our clothing is made for that world. We’re dedicated to making kids clothing that lasts, so that our planet does, too.
This motto has been our guide throughout the sourcing of every component in the making of our clothing line. Our products are produced in Portugal with European sourced fabrics and accessories to limit emissions. Our chain of production includes France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, assuring traceability from the drawing of the collection until our pieces reach the hands of our buyers. Each of our pieces speaks to the latest problem-solving innovations in materials science. Using the latest innovations, from the world’s leading research institutions, labs and scientists our fabrics, labels, embroideries, zippers, buttons and hangtags are derived from recycled and upcycled materials.
All our fabrics are made of 100% recycled content post-industrial recycled cotton (R-CO), recycled polyester from upcycled plastic bottles (R-PET) and recycled Roica elastane (R-EA).
Our woven labels and decorative embroideries are made of 100% Recycled Polyester from upcycled plastic bottles.
Our NatulonTM zippers are made of 91% recycled content from post-consumer recycled yarns and upcycled plastic bottles.
Our recycled paper buttons are made of up to 93% content from recycled paper and recycled thermosetting fillers.
At Mon Coeur we are dedicated to care for our workers and we only work with suppliers, manufacturing companies and countries where employees are treated with care, respect and professionalism – where there is a minimum wage, where no child is allowed to work or allowed nearby a factory. Apparel workers are among the lowest paid in the world and we committed from the very beginning to solely work with factories in Italy, Spain, France and Portugal where we can be sure it is respected and reinforced. Being part of a sustainable movement is not only about the material, but how the clothes are made and by whom they are made.
At Mon Coeur we give products destined to pollute the Earth a second life. In order to realize this, we partnered with the 5Gyres institute, which is dedicated to leading the movement that will define a generation on the path of a zero waste sustainable future based on a zero waste culture and circular economies in participating in ‘trash blitz’ aiming to clean plastic from coasts. It was also very important for us to collaborate from the very beginning and pledge 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. Through our collaboration with 1% For the Planet, we are building a better future by supporting ocean and beach cleanups, tree planting and supporting communities which are disproportionately affected by climate change. We hope that every business owner can be part of the movement and be part of the change for our planet to last.