Safe Natural Fabrics For Baby Are Very Important

Independent research has found that using synthetic fibre clothing and bedding products can result in undesirable higher body temperatures and irregular heartbeats.

This is a major reason why natural fibres have become the product of choice for discerning customers.

Weebits uses only the best merino wool for our baby clothes with the yarn being from Woolyarns NZ and coloured using ecofriendly dyes.

We also stock a limited selection of products chosen from other companies that adhere to our strict requirements of being natural & ecofriendly & sustainable in their production.

Merino Wool

Pure merino wool is the world's most exclusive natural fibre and is as scarce as cashmere.

The merino fibre is the finest wool fibre in the world. It is renowned for its natural elasticity, lustre, resilience, density, strength, warmth and softness. Because of these features it is a superb fabric for clothing newborn babies.

Wool is a planet-friendly fibre for many reasons: Our products tend to be washed less frequently and at cooler temperatures which has a lower impact on the environment. It is one of the most recycled fibres.
Wool can be composted and is especially useful in gardening, as it has the ability to retain water while releasing nutrients to feed plants. 
Wool garments will take 9 months to biodegrade when buried in soil.

Merino wool is highly valued because it:
  • is lighter, softer and more pliable than traditional wool which makes it feel soft and luxuriously gentle next to your skin
  • is non-irritating to even the most sensitive skins
  • is an active fibre that reacts to changes in body temperature - so it helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot
  • absorbs moisture vapour away from the skin and dries quickly
  • has a unique ability to breathe
  • absorbs the odour molecules, which are only released upon washing
  • is naturally anti-bacterial
  • has a natural protective outer layer that helps prevent stains from being absorbed - and because merino wool tends not to generate static, it attracts less dust and lint
  • is wind resistant
  • holds its shape and keeps its colour.

'Stansborough Grey' Wool

The 'Stansborough Grey' sheep, based in the Wairarapa, are a unique registered breed in their own right and it is the only flock of it's kind in the world.

The fleeces are sorted into three shades of grey as they are shorn and classed before being spun into yarns of the highest quality for weaving.

The wool of the sheep comes in dark grey, mid grey and silver grey, and within these pre-selected tones there is a whole greyscale spectrum which creates the marvellous, almost metallic sheen of their naturally coloured products.

Ecofriendly Dyes

All Weebits coloured merino baby clothes are dyed using eco-friendly low-impact dyes. Unlike conventional metal dyes, these dyes contain no heavy metals or other known toxic substances.

Weebits choose low-impact dyes because it allows us to offer a wide range of colours, while being environmentally conscious. If you are very sensitive to chemicals, you should buy our "natural" coloured range of undyed clothes.

Low-impact dyes are non-synthetic dyes that chemically bond directly to the clothes' fibre molecules. Although they have been around since 1956, they have recently undergone some major advances which have resulted in brighter colours and better colourfast properties.

You might be aware of some of the health problems and environmental concerns associated with traditional synthetic clothes dyes - conventional dyes that emit toxic chemicals into our bodies and into our waterways. Health problems can include skin rashes, headaches, nausea, and more. One of the major environmental issues with traditional synthetic clothes dyes is the amount of water used to process them, the pollution of that water, as well as the higher temperatures required in the process .

Mulesing ban provides NZ with competitive advantage

New Zealand is the first country in the world to make mulesing illegal. A new code of animal welfare published by the Ministry of Primary Industries included outlawing the practice for the first time. Mulesing has always been banned as part of PGG Wrightson’s Wool Integrity programme. As well as being ethically sound from an animal welfare perspective, prohibiting mulesing by law gives the New Zealand wool industry an excellent competitive position when marketing our product to international brands and consumers. 

Weebits merino wool comes from New Zealand, predominantly the South Island from Wild Earth Yarns or Woolyarns NZ