- about us
Kate Quinn Organics tells a story with clean lines, saturated colors and modern styling. We are consistently designing fresh and fun apparel, bedding and accessories for baby and child. For the modern mom, easy to wear pieces showcase clean sophistication. Our essentials line is the foundation of our brand which will be offered all year long to merchandise with our seasonal collections. These beloved prints and silhouettes are selected from our best sellers.
At Kate Quinn Organics we pride ourselves on our commitment to fair trade and the earth. We use certified organic cotton on whatever elements possible, whenever possible, that is grown using sustainable farming practices which maintain and replenish soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. Each certified organic cotton piece is made of ultra-soft, all-natural, organically produced cotton certified by GOTS and colored using low environmentally impact dyes. We also use fair trade practices under the global organic textile standards (GOTS). Every little garment makes a difference with the unprecedented opportunity to positively impact lives. It is important for us to strive to care for the earth and its community while providing clothing for our growing children at a price point that can compete with conventional brands.
‘I wanted to create a line that encompassed all the wishes and dreams of new parents: the softest, most natural materials to surround your baby, the highest quality design and construction, and most importantly, the hope of a cleaner kinder earth.’
- Kate McIntosh Quinn
Though we call Seattle, Washington our home, Kate Quinn Organics is a wholesale dealer of stylish organic goods and can be found in hundreds of boutique/retail stores across globe, as well as Nordstrom and land of nod. We are also found on the web at www.katequinnorganics.com. Please stop by and say hello to our flagship and global brand stores if you are in the area:
global brand stores
Kate Quinn Brand Store and Outlet
814 238th ST SE Sutie A
Bothell, Wa 98021
Mall of Istanbul
+90.212.397 21 55
Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place
4f, 12, Songgao Road
Xinyi District, Taipei
Hin Kong Mitsukoshi Zhonggang Store
6f,111, Zhonggang Road, Section 2
Xitun District, Taichung
Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Tainan Place
3f, 658, Ximen Road, Section 1
Zhongxi District, Tainan
5f, 22, Jianguomen Outer Street
Shin Kong Suzhou Place
Q: How did Kate Quinn Organics start?
A: Originally I wanted to create a brand that would make choosing clothing that is gentle on the earth and humanity easy for the consumer. Earth Organic Baby Basics launched in 2005, which received such a great response that I added different styles and colors that lead to Kate Quinn Organics in 2006. It has been quite the continuing adventure.
Q: What is your favorite part of contributing to the industry?
A: We believe that the quality of the interactions we have with our customers is as important as the quality of our products. Part of our commitment to the welfare of the earth is our dedication to positive and personal communication. At Kate Quinn Organics each email or online transaction is not just another customer but a person of the global community and a member of our own community.
Q: Where do you gather your inspiration?
A: I am inspired by all sorts of things from interiors, literature and architecture to everything that makes up this beautiful world we live in. My children are such an inspiration! I love things that can inspire them and I love trying to impress them both by creating pieces they like that spark a conversation. I strive to make clothing that allows movement but has a sophistication to it that these little ones deserve. What excites me the most is I am able to tell a story each season, making every collection different and unique, constantly reinventing ourselves in tandem with offering the familiar and beloved essentials.
Q: What do you love:
A: Armloads of casablanca lilies. My two babies. Pinot. My little family business. A monochromatic story. The smell of rain on hot pavement. Persian rugs as neutrals. Palm green. Fern green. Pear green. Boutique hotels. The forest floor. Nectarines and ginger. The texture of India. The color of Uganda. Brass. Fresh cut grass. Everyone together around the dinner table.
Q: What is the story behind with love from Africa?
A: When Siamanda from www.beberavi.com and I met at a show in NYC a few years back, we were instantly inspired to collaborate on making a difference together. Creating a startup cut and sew project in Kenya, our mission is to provide jobs and job training for these amazing and talented women in Nakuru, Kenya - an area with unemployment rates as high as 40%, many of these women have been widowed by the aids epidemic, thus becoming the only source of income for their entire families. By giving them access to revenue, not only are the lives of their children significantly improved, but the entire community is propelled forward. This project pays above average wage to its workers and provides them with meals. Siamanda Chege is also the founder of the Patrick Chege Memorial Orphanage which provides shelter, food, healthcare, psychological and emotional support, as well as education up to college for over 25 Kenyan children. A percentage of the projects revenue goes back into the community through the Patrick Chege Orphanage. Please go visit her page to explore more about the Patrick Chege Orphanage, donate or just send a hello email of your support.
By far the most rewarding professional experience of my career, we continue to evolve and grow this project. Thank you for supporting this project with every adorable little piece that you purchase and accepting it into our Kate Quinn family of products. Please reach out through our contact page if you have any feedback, suggestions, questions or partnership opportunities for this project.
Currently the below listed prints in this project are not certified organic cotton:
Mombasa, Kenya, Nakuru, Nairobi, Kampala | Green + Turquoise
*You may also find specific fabric content on the product description of each little item.