Onesies

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organiconesieorchidzora.jpg  This weekend was the Atlantic Antic, a large annual street fair in Brooklyn.  I’ve missed the past two, so I was psyched to get out there today.  One dominating theme: babies.  Granted, I live in the second-most-posh-baby-populated hood in the borough, if not the state (spotted Michelle Williams this afternoon pushing a stroller in the seasonal uniform of skinny jeans tucked into ankle boots), but come on.  When did onesies become the new Starbucks?  Every other booth, it seemed, boasted designer baby suits with various embellishments: Indian wood printed giraffes and lions, the local area code, a Coney Island mermaid…

I have to admit, I purchased an ity-bity tee for a Parisian baby I’ll be meeting for the first time next week.  Presented with the choice, I shelled out an extra three bucks for the “organic” version.  To be good to the environment and all.  But now that I’m examining my pre-Paris bank balance, I’m weighing the environmental good of an organic shirt for the little one, versus the excess energy I’ll have to exert when I return to off-set the extra spending.  I can never decide: do I buy more because it’s “green”?

Care to share your thoughts on the subject?

Photo via Tiny Birds Organics

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