We specialize in knits for baby made from natural fibers because we believe that natural fibers are best for delicate baby skin.
Please read about caring for natural fiber garments before deciding which fiber is right for you.
Yarns made from animal fibers are mother nature's insulation, keeping babies warm but allowing air transfer so skin can breath. Animal fibers keep their warmth when wet and wick away moisture.
Alpaca fiber is today's affordable luxury fiber. It's very warm—even more so than wool— and luxuriously soft, especially the higher-grade baby alpaca fiber (not from baby alpacas, but rather the finest, softest grade of alpaca fiber). You'll want to just reach out and pet a garment made with alpaca.
Who hasn't wanted to just pick up and cuddle a cute, fluffy angora bunny? Angora yarns are incredibly luxurious and oh-so-soft. Garments made with angora develop a lovely cloud of furriness over time that definately begs for petting. Because angora is a very expensive fiber and requires special care, we use yarns containing just a small percentage of angora fiber, giving you a bit of that luxury in a more affordable and more durable package.
Nothing compares with the stunning way that light plays on silk or the wonderfully alive colors silk yarns come in as a result of this play of light. That and their, well, silky, feel make silk yarns a different level of luxury—the fiber of royalty. Silk yarns produce garments with a lovely drape and a soft touch. Because silk yarns are very expensive and require special care, we use yarns containing just a small percentage of silk fiber, giving you a bit of luxury in a more affordable, easy-care package.
Wool from merino sheep is not the scratchy wool you remember from yesteryear. Merino fiber yarns are finer and softer than typical wool, and are perfect for wearing right next to the skin. Many people who are sensitive to regular wool fiber, and find themselves itching when they come in contact with it, are able to wear garments made from merino wool because the fibers, when viewed under a microscope, have fewer and finer barbs than traditional wool.
After reading about merino wool, you might be wondering why you'd want to bother with garments made from regular wool fiber. Wool from different breeds of ship has different qualities, and while merino is among the softest, this very softness means it sacrifices some of the other properties for which wool is prized. Wool yarns made from sheep with longer-fibered coats tend to be sturdier, longer wearing, and less inclined to pill or droop. Our regular wools come from sheep that offer a good balance between the softer fibers of merino and the wears-like-iron wool you remember from yesteryear. These wools are still softer than that scratchy wool you may remember from way back when, but they stand up well to wear and tear, making them perfect for outerwear and soakers.
Superwash wool has been treated to allow it to be machine washed and tumble dried. We offer garments made from both superwash merino wool and superwash regular wool.
Yarns made from plant fibers are generally durable and machine wash and tumble dry well. Those that we select for our garments are soft next to baby's skin and allow skin to breath.
Looking at a bamboo stock you wouldn't guess it, but bamboo is a wonderful fiber for baby items because it is extremely soft to the touch. Yarns containing a high percentage of bamboo also have natural anti-bacterial and non-allergenic qualities.
Baby items made from trees? Beech fiber, when blended with other fibers, lends yarns the luster, softness, and smoothness of silk in an easy-care, machine-washable fiber. Garments made from yarns containing beech fiber are incredibly smooth and soft next to baby's skin, making these yarns perfect for onsies and hats.
Cotton is the workhorse fiber for children's clothing. It offers excellent wearibility, softness, durablity and easy care, all rolled into one package. We offer items made from a variety of types of cotton, including Pima and Tanguis, and offer select items in unbleached, undyed organic cottons that have a lovely, natural range of colors.
When you think of linen, you probably think about ironing and perhaps run the other way, but linen fiber, when blended with other fibers such as cotton, adds strength to a finished garment. Linen blend yarns produce garments that wear extremely well, machine wash beautifully, and have less of a tendency to stretch and bag over time than garments made from 100% cotton. Garments made from linen blend yarns grow softer and softer with each washing.