Our Commitment to High-Quality, Safe Products

As the largest branded marketer of apparel for babies and young children in North America, we aim to earn the trust of parents through each product we sell. We are on a journey to ensure that our products are responsibly made and sustainably sourced.
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The health and safety of the children who use our products are our highest priorities. We focus on safety and quality throughout development and the manufacturing process and test finished products against our standards and regulatory requirements, such as those of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
We review every product we develop for potential health and safety risks and take appropriate steps to mitigate those risks. Our processes are designed to help ensure that our products are safe and made well.
We test for performance and quality according to U.S. regulatory requirements during the materials and manufacturing stages of product development. If a product does not meet quality standards, we take prompt action to safeguard the children who wear and use our products.
Improving Product Components
In 2022, we completed the transition of all of our five-prong ring snaps from brass to YKK’s Kensin Stainless Steel SNAPET® snaps. Making snaps from this material substantially reduces the use of water, electricity, and CO2 when compared to electroplated brass and reduces hazardous waste byproducts from the manufacturing process.
Goals & Progress
Grow Little Planet to be the U.S. market's leading sustainable children's apparel brand
More than 100% sales growth for Little Planet compared to 2021
Use 100% sustainable cotton and polyester fibers by 2030
~2% increase in use of more sustainable cotton
Achieve OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification for Carter's and OshKosh playwear by the end of 2023
73% of our apparel is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified* as of end of fiscal 2022, including much of our 0-24 months baby apparel and sleepwear
*Does not include accessories, Skip Hop, or products using certified organic cotton