Giveaway: $100 Gift Certificate from barley & birch

Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

This giveaway is now close. Thank you!

Today I’m giving away a  $100 gift certificate from barley& birch! This company is the home of “unabashedly organic, planet-saving clothes” and just won the 2010 Parent’s Choice Award for Best Organic Clothing.

Learn more about this this amazing clothing company and how to win the gift certificate.

This company, founded in January 2009 by Kyle Smitley, is only in its second year of business, but you could safely say that they are going great places and setting the standard for natural and organic clothing businesses. In a world where the term “green” has become trendy, it is reassuring to know that for barley & birch the term is taken seriously.

Some facts about

  • They are a childrens’ clothing line made from 100% certified organic cotton.
  • They have ensured that every component of the line grows, originates, and occurs in the United States. Their cotton is grown, milled, dyed, and sewn withing 100 miles of each other. Their pigments are grown in small farms in the midwest.
  • They donate at least 15% of their profits to various grassroots organizations in order to fully offset every ounce of carbon that results from all aspects of running barley&birch, from the electricity to run the computers to the shipping to their customers.
  • They donate at least another 15% to groups around the world working hard to improve the lives of others. This includes everything from funding schools in Central America to providing shelter to victims of abuse in Haiti.
  • barley & birch just  launched their new online store Nov.1st, and are running a super sale in order to celebrate.

One Simple Kids reader will win a $100 Gift Certificate from barley & birch!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: Visit barley & birch and come back here to Simple Kids and tell me what your favorite item is that they carry and/or your favorite thing about the company.

2. For an extra entry, “like” barley & birch and Simple Kids on Facebook. — Then leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve done so.  If you are already a fan, let me know that, too (and thank you!)

This giveaway will end tonight, Tuesday, November 30 at 11:59 p.m. EST I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week. This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

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About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. There are wonderful clothes and having to pick ONE, it would be the “Lions Longsleeve Tee”. Just love the idea of being different but we come from the same jungle. What I like about this store is it is non-blue and non-pink clothing line for children, unlike many big box stores. Loving what they offer in unisex colors. I can even pick a shirt with purple jelly for a boy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, I really love the designs they have on their shirts. Usually with ‘graphic’ clothing lines, I might like one or two things, but I liked pretty much all of their designs. The Bluefeet Longsleeve Lapneck Tee is absolutely adorable. I want one for myself!

  3. I like the monkeys tee shirt.

  4. I love the Splatter Longsleeve Lapneck Tee. I think my daughter would too. I had never heard of this company until now but I love that they try to offset their carbon imprint by working with manufacturers who mostly use solar energy. That is fantastic!

  5. Ooo, I love the garlic onesie. We eat a lot of garlic around here!

  6. I like the cullins colllared shirt that’s on preorder 🙂

  7. I also liked both of you on facebook 🙂

  8. I’m a big fan of their aesthetic. It’s hard to find clothes for girls that aren’t full of ribbons, lace, ruffles and shades of pink!

  9. I’m a fan of SK and barley & birch!

  10. I really like the onesie with the barn on it.

  11. So many cute options! My son loved the pig and my daughter loved the poppies.

  12. Beautiful! I like the Luna Tee and the Oak Tee.
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  14. I love, love, love the Hippo tee, and both of my boys would too!

  15. The chameleon lapneck tee is cute. My little girl and boy would look adorable in these clothes! Such fun clothes that are cute and friendly to the earth and our children!

  16. I now “like” barley & birch! And I think I already had “like”d Simple Kids!

  17. So I think my favorite item is the rabbit and carrots t-shirt. Too cute! I think what I like most about the products is that they are grown and made in the US of A. With all the outsourcing in the US of late, it is refreshing to see a company that is entirely “homegrown.”
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  18. Karyn Hostetter says:

    I would have to say I love the chameleon or the elk long sleeve tee. It’s neat that these clothes are organic.

  19. Donielle Ruth says:

    I’m already a simple kids fans!

  20. i love the fishies onepiece longsleeve bodysuit and i LOVE the simplicity of their design! thanks so much for the chance to win!!!
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  21. I like both of you on fb 🙂

  22. I love that they are a company that gives back some of what they receive.

  23. I like the Luna Onepiece for my little one!

  24. love the onesies…we have a baby due Jan. 21st. And if we are surprised with a girl I would pick something VERY girly!

  25. I love the pig onepiece – it would be great for my little one who is a big fan of pigs!
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  26. I love the tees especially the purple poppy tee.

  27. The carrot tee is cute! Also appreciate that it’s all done in the homeland!

  28. I love the fishies long sleeved onsie.

  29. I love that the company says “We fund everything from educating rural farmers on sustainable agriculture to providing shelter to victims of abuse.”

  30. love the lapneck tees! the oak tree and the bridge are my favorites.

  31. i like SK and b&b on facebook!

  32. The penguin t-shirt is darling!! I love that they donate proceeds of each sale to great causes!

  33. ohmygoodness…I LOVE the Elk shirt!
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  34. We are pretty crazy about acorns, so the longsleeve lap tee would be my fav!
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  35. I “liked” both Barley and Birch AND Simple Kids on FB!
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  36. I LOVE the Sushi tee! I love kids clothes that and fun and quirky without being baby-ish.
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  37. Valerie R. says:

    I love the bluefeet birds shirt. So cute.

  38. I think one of my favorite things about the company is that they have great graphics in cool colors that aren’t too childish. If I had to pick, it’d be the chainlink onesie. Pretty color and hip design

  39. Danielle M says:

    I love how their clothing is cute but not cutesy. It’s something I want to dress my kid in! I love the splatter lapneck long sleeve tee.

  40. Danielle M says:

    I already like both Simple Kids and barley&birch on FB. 🙂

  41. Allison Fambro says:

    I think the wave shirt is my fave. Its so bright. makes me think of my little man and his surfing adventures

  42. The Erin sweater is so adorable!! I love the yellow & white one….

  43. My favorite thing about their company is that they are a member of 1% For The Planet and Green America..thanks! And their onesies are to die for!!

  44. My absolute favorite from the tees/tanks is the the wave shirts! I love the colors used. Thanks for having this giveaway and sharing about the company. I ended up placing an order already as I found some shirts that would be perfect for my nephews!

  45. Allison Fambro says:

    Like the both on fb

  46. What an awesome company and their clothes are so cute!

  47. i love the monkey t-shirt !

  48. I love the beautiful choice of planet-friendly clothes here! They are all good quality. If I won, I would want to win the Hippo long-sleeved teeshirt for my son.

  49. My son would LOVE the luna tee (might have to get one :)). I love that they are organic and that everything happens here in the USA.
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  50. I really like the onepieces, especially the cactus and the carrots.