Under the Nile
Born out of a mother's mission to create organic clothing for her babies with sensitive skin, Under the Nile is now a premium organic baby brand over 23 years in the making.
They proudly make sustainable, buttery soft, Egyptian organic-cotton baby clothing, accessories, and toys in a certified fair-trade facility.
Under the Nile is committed to providing the highest quality baby clothes in a sustainable and socially responsible manner, while demonstrating authenticity and transparency in their business practices.
Their philosophy is to enrich the planet and the lives of everyone involved with their business, from “cotton to customer”.
Every purchase you make from Under the Nile contributes to a better world for people, the planet, and most importantly - your baby.
They Use GOTS-Certified Organic Egyptian Cotton
The cotton used at Under the Nile is not just organic – it’s biodynamic.
Biodynamic farming consists of treating the soil, crops, and animals as a single system in a sustainable way. Basically, the farm is completely self-sustaining.
Pesticides are not required for biodynamic farms as its biologically diverse habitat encourages predator prey relationships.
The soil is also naturally resistant to insects and disease.
Biodynamic is farm focused, and requires the entire farm to be certified.
Their Manufacturing is Ethical and Transparent
Under the Nile believes that ethical manufacturing is essentially a business philosophy that starts with the simple principle of mutual respect.
At Under the Nile, everyone has the same opportunities, regardless if they are a man or a woman. And fair wages are standard - not asked for.
Their facilities are Fair-Trade certified ensuring that their employees work in a clean, safe, and healthy work environment.
Under the Nile creates a climate of mutual respect to ensure that they all work towards achieving their common goals together.
They are a Socially Responsible Company
Under the Nile believes that poverty can not be addressed solely through financial aid, so they found a way to offer livelihood through work, financial stability, and a sense of self-worth.
That's why they are doing more than just providing healthy toys for babies, they also provide a trade and income for impoverished women in Egypt.
As part of the 13 Villages project that launched in 2008, they train women in the surrounding villages of Sharkeya and teach them how to make their fruit and veggie toys. Many women in these villages, though capable of working, are unable to leave their villages because of family responsibilities.
So they brought work to the villages.
The results of this project are incredible. The women feel a sense of self-worth and empowerment.
Learning a trade has inspired them to try other things they would not normally have attempted.