Organic Fabrics – Different Needs – Different Fabrics

Organic Fabrics - Different Needs – Different Fabrics

In previous blogs, we spent some time discussing organic fabrics and the many advantages of organic materials for your little ones, and the environment. In this article, we’re going to look at all the different organic fabrics that are useful throughout your baby’s and children’s ever-changing needs.
The organic fabrics shown form the basis of our buying strategy. In addition to health and environmental considerations, they represent great value, durability and comfort.

Organic Cotton

For us, organic cotton is the number one fabric. It’s perfect for babies for a number of reasons. Firstly, unlike ordinary cotton, it’s not made using toxic chemicals. Secondly, it’s very strong, but also soft and fine, and breathable against baby’s skin. Thirdly, it’s durable and heat resistant making it easy to wash and use for many years. Finally, organic cotton is grown and made without causing damage to the environment, and it’s regulated to be fair to the workers too.

Muslin

Organic cotton muslin is king in the hot weather. It’s light, very breathable, it draws moisture away from the skin and it’s incredibly soft. A summer best-seller is our French Eco label Poudre. They produce their entire range out of soft double layered organic cotton muslin.

Rib

This is a great soft fabric for babies. It’s able to grow with your baby but not stretch out of shape.

Sweatshirting

An awesome mid-weight organic cotton fabric that’s useful between seasons.

Corduroy

Made from certified organic cotton, corduroy is a soft but tough fabric. Ideal for mobile babies and adventure bound toddlers.

Pointelle

Organic pointelle is a classic fabric with great thermal and wicking qualities.

Terry

Organic terry fabric is soft and fluffy. It’s absorbent too.

Cotton Knits

Organic cotton knits provide for a cosy layer perfect for between the seasons.

Pure Merino Wool

Pure wool is perhaps the ultimate fabric for combining so many positive attributes. It’s soft, warm, breathable, and non-irritating. It’s perfect for new babies that still haven’t developed their heat regulation. In fact, Medical research at Cambridge University showed that lamb’s wool has a soothing, swaddling effect on babies. This results in better sleep, reduced stress, greater contentment and improved weight gain. It can also absorb and neutralise or dissipate odours. Wool is heat regulating, self-cleaning, is non-flammable and won’t need ironing (Yay!)

We hope you found our summary of the great organic fabrics we source and sell here at Elves in the Wardrobe useful. Happy shopping!
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