Safe Natural Fabrics
Safe Natural Fabrics For Baby Are Very Important
Independent research has found that using synthetic fibre clothing and bedding products can result in undesirably 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 with the yarn being processed in NZ and coloured using ecofriendly dyes .
We also stock a limited selection chosen from other companies that adhere to our requirements of being natural & ecofriendly in their production.
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.Merino wool is highly valued because it:
- is lighter than traditional wool
- is softer and more pliable
- is non-irritating to even the most sensitive skins
- is cool in summer and warm in winter
- absorbs moisture and dries quickly
- has a unique ability to breathe
- does not retain odour (less washing)
- is naturally anti-bacterial
- 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.
All Weebits babywear coloured garments 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 .