Merino wool vs. Cotton

While creating our dreamy collections, we prefer using natural untreated fibers. We mainly sew and knit using pure cotton and mulesing-free merino wool. Natural fibers are naturally hypoallergenic, breathable fibers and possess anti-bacterial characteristics. They are also carbon neutral and 100% biodegradable!

Newborn Babies

Newborn babies cannot regulate their own heat, and therefor this needs to be done with clothes only.
We suggest to use a two-layer technique, with soft cotton on the skin and merino wool as the second layer. We love wool in our family as wool regulates heat. Wool absorbs moisture and releases heat when it is warm, and in cold weather the natural crimp in wool fibers creates tiny pockets of trapped warm air that act as insulators. It is so smart!

Mulesing-free wool

In our production we only use responsible wool, which means mulesing-free!
It is very important you ask your fav brands about their wool. Unfortunately, within the wool industry, we see that sheeps are treated roughly, getting cuts and wounds. This can lead to infections and in worst case death of the animal. We do NOT support this , and always buy MULESING-FREE wool.
For us, using natural fibers is very important; we believe it is the best for our babies and children AND the environment, when we say NO to synthetic fibers = plastic. BUT it can never be at the cost of hurting other beings. We are proud of our high quality cruelty-free merino wool.

What is the difference?

Wool is warmer, and cotton is cooler. There is no doubt that for cold Winter days you should choose wool and for Spring/Summer days cotton. But here are some facts about these two fibers:

MERINO WOOL

• It is eco-friendly and biodegradable - produced from renewable sources.
• Wool regulates heat so it's perfect for both, warmer and colder weather.
• It repels dirt and you don't have to wash it very often.

COTTON

• It has cooler fibers and it's perfect for warm days or chilly nights.
• It is hypoallergenic and a great choice for sensitive baby skin.
• Cotton is very easy to wash, its is durable and has very soft fibers.

 

Wildflower cardigan in wool & cotton

Choose natural fibers

 We are working against the over-production of polluting plastics within our industry. We prefer using pure natural untreated fibers in all our collections, such as cotton and merino wool primarily - and our most pupular ranges, such as Bubble and Flora, have both versions - wool & cotton.

We choose natural materials over synthetics always; the gentle choice. 

 

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