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Our range of Swaddles and Blankets cover a range of needs and uses. As a staple for any new born parent, swaddles and blankets are often the pieces most used and most likely to be handed down through families. This alone is the reason we have created the master piece of the collection – a heirloom knit blanket. A nod to the time old tradition of hand knitting a new baby a beautiful blanket for them to be received in once born. A similar blanket was handed down through our founder, Victoria’s, family – through three generations. It’s story celebrated with every new arrival and treasured for its beauty. They are an investment piece, but also something that will get great use and are important during those first young months of a child’s life when they are at their most vulnerable. The safety and security a wrapped baby feels in a swaddle or wrapped in a warm, breathable and soft blanket can help with the bonding process, allows new born babies to transition to the outside world and gives caregivers peace of mind that their child is protected.
Wool offers a safe way to keep a young child warm and protected. As babies are unable to regulate their own body temperature, it is imperative that what we use close to their skin to keep them warm is able to breath. That is to allow perspiration and air flow to move through from the skins surface to the air outside the fabric. Our Merino Wool fabrics are two-fold breathable: firstly the actual wool fibre is natural and allows for breathability, and secondly the way in which the wool fibres are spun into yarns and then knitted into fabric allow for gaps in the knit. Being breathable does not mean air is lost, how merino knit fabrics work is that they create a warm layer between the skin and the fabric where air circulates and stays at a constant warm temperature. The breathability part is key when that layer gets too warm, that is when the excess perspiration is able to move through the fabric (wicked) to be evaporated into the atmosphere. Reducing any chance of over-heating. We haven’t stopped there, with natural fabrics, we have taken it one step further and sourced the softest, finest and most ethical wool we could find – certified under the ZQ Merino standard of ethics our Merino Wool is a superior 18.5 microns, from New Zealand Merino Sheep. Safe for your child, and good for the sheep, famers and planet where it comes from. Our range of sleepwear for babies offers a boutique option for baby showers. All gift packs are wrapped beautifully or add free gift wrapping to any order you choose yourself.
Swaddle - to securely wrap a new born when sleeping, to mimic the feeling of safety and security from when baby was inside the womb.
Blanket - to put on top of a baby while sleeping for an extra layer of warmth. Or to use in the pram, capsule or while holding a baby to keep them warm.
Heirloom Blanket - a luxurious, flat bed knitted blanket with zero waste. Similar to a hand knitted piece, but made on the latest in technological advancements right here in New Zealand. Used in the bassinet, cot and as a blanket for the bed or to bring that precious baby into the world.
Swaddle - 90 x 90cm
Blanket - 70 x 100cm
Heirloom Blanket - 90 x 130cm
Swaddle - single layer of NZ Merino jersey knit fabric, cut and sewn
Blanket - double layer of NZ Merino jersey knit fabric, cut and sewn
Heirloom Blanket - knitted together as one, in a complex, unique design pattern, using heavier weight Merino Wool.
Swaddle - corners have been sewn and turned through to give a high quality boarder finish. A technique that requires skill and precision.
Blanket - sewn together with rounded corners. Decoratively stitched on the top to form a distinctive boarder. All raw edges are encased to ensure durability.
Heirloom Blanket - a complex knit pattern that requires a large weight of wool and time to create. Finished with a beautiful boarder with squared edges to give a modern and luxurious finish.
Swaddle + Blanket – patterns are placed on fabric and assembled together, using various types of specific sewing machines. Made in New Zealand.
Heirloom Blanket - expertly knitted on a state of the art knitting machine, made from merino wool yarn that has been knitted in an intricate pattern to form a fully fashioned blanket (no cutting required – zero waste). Made in New Zealand.
Warm: made from natures wonder fibre Merino Wool. A premium wool fibre, prized for its fineness, softness and warmth. The merino wool we use is a blend of 18.5 micron (superfine) wool, which comes from 100% New Zealand, merino sheep.
Superior Finishing: all our swaddles and blankest are expertly crafted, with beautiful detailing. Much thought and attention has gone into designing each piece, to make it special and unique.
Trans-seasonal: we have chosen to work exclusively with a superfine blend of NZ Merino Wool to ensure that our blankets and swaddles are able to be used during the warmer and cooler months. Babies will always need to be protected from the elements, and by using a lightweight merino knit gives caregivers the peace of mind that their baby will not overheat, but will still provide adequate protection from the cold.
Made in New Zealand: we are proud to say that we promote local industry in New Zealand through the manufacturing of our products and also the use of New Zealand wool. Once a thriving industry, the wool industry used to be the cornerstone of textile production in New Zealand. With the rise in fast fashion, and synthetic fibres saw the decline of the industry. We are determined to use locally sourced raw materials and manufacture our collection right on our back door step, enabling skilled craftspeople to pass on their skills and encourage people back into the industry as a prosperous career option. We see it is as a bottom line value, to have transparency throughout our supply chain and to ask the hard questions about where our fabrics come from, who makes them, under what conditions and to try to limit our carbon footprint through less shipping and being as local as possible. Our goal which we strive to work towards in every aspect of our business is regenerative practices – working towards giving back to our planet and people and closing the circle.
To swaddle a baby is to wrap them securely in fabric. The reasons for wrapping a baby stem from a time honoured tradition of mimicking the snugness of inside the womb. When babies transition to the outside world it can take some getting used to. Inside the womb is warm, snug and secure. Outside can be big, open and unfamiliar. In order to replicate these feelings of security, the art of wrapping a baby (swaddling) was developed to keep arms by a babies side. This also controls the startle reflex – which all babies are born with and have for a number of months.
Generous Size: our merino swaddles are 90 x 90cm. A lovely square size that makes for easy swaddling of babies from new born right through to 4 months of age.
Mitred Corners: each swaddle has been carefully designed to ensure a beautiful finish. Our mitred corners offer a unique touch, which allow gives the swaddle a beautiful boarder around the edge.
Multi-purpose: with the mitred corners giving such a luxurious finish to the swaddle, also allows the swaddle to be used as a light-weight blanket. Perfect for the pram, capsule or to wrap baby in during those late night feeds. The generous size also allows for the use of the swaddle as a shade from the elements over top of a capsule or pram, and folded over to make a double layer blanket in the bassinet. We have also used the swaddle as a lovely way to cover mother and baby while feeding, to help remove the distraction of the world around them. And lastly we have used the swaddles as a lovely mattress sheet, as a soft, warm alterative to flannelette sheets. A truly multi-purpose product that will see a new baby right through for many years.
Stretch: knit fabrics have been created with one continuous yarn that has been knitted together to form loops. This process of construction gives the fabric a natural stretch. This stretch allows for movement when baby is wrapped and also gives a two dimensional shaped piece of fabric the ability to stretch around and wrap the body closely.
Lightweight Yet Warm: all Swaddles are crafted from a 200gsm (grams per square metre) jersey, knit merino fabric. This means that the fabric is light in weight, while at the same time offering all the benefits of warmth that come from using a wool fibre. By using a jersey knit, we have opted for a softer handle, which we believe is important as our swaddles are used next to the skin and comfort is essential.
Merino blankets offer a natural way to keep a baby or young child warm and cosy. Whether it is in the bassinet or cot, or in the pram on a walk around the block, blankets offer an easy, versatile way for that extra layer of protection from the elements.
Shape: we have designed this blanket with its lovely rounded corners as a rectangle shape so it can be used with the main stretch of the fabric going across the body. This is ideal for wrapping a baby up, tucking the blanket in at the sides and also for when they transition to the cot.
Double Thickness: our blankets offer a double layer of our New Zealand Merino wool fabric. Double the thickness means a heavier weight and added warmth, while still offering a safe, breathable option.
Multi-purpose: our blankets are designed with longevity in mind. Able to be used as bedding in the bassinet as well as an extra layer for the cot, pram, capsule or as a special blanket for a toddler sitting on the couch reading their favourite book.
Lightweight: our blankets are made from a lightweight 200gsm jersey knit which has a wonderful stretch. Being double layered means it is heavier than our swaddles, offering greater warmth, while still being easily able to be folded and transported around.
This is an exceptional blanket made by one of the leading knitting manufacturers in the country. Our heirloom blanket comes in one colour way – a neutral ivory white, and is a true testament to the skills and expertise of what New Zealand Made knitting can achieve. It would make the most beautiful present for a new born baby girl or boy and comes complete in a hand made fabric bag. Simply add complementary wrapping to your order and you are good to go.
Superior Craftsmanship: the design and detail that our heirloom blanket offers is unlike anything on the market currently. It is a real nostalgic piece that evokes memories of one’s own childhood, treasuring the things we have and the celebration of new life.
Luxurious Weight/Size: our Heirloom Blanket is made using 19.5 micron merino wool and is a beautiful blanket weight. Being 90 x 130cm in size, means it is a superior size able to be used throughout the many changes a new born baby goes through in those first few years of life.
Multi-Purpose Design: the Heirloom Blanket has also been designed with function in mind. The rectangle shape (like our merino blankets) is able to go underneath a bassinet mattress and come up and cross over the baby. This way of wrapping a new born baby ensures the baby is safe and the blanket can open off them if they wriggle around. When baby is older the blanket can be folded in half and used over top of a baby. The size also lends itself for use in a cot and when a child grows into a single bed, the blanket can be draped across the width of the bed for an added layer.
Innovative: made using the latest technology in merino knitting, this blanket has been crafted on a machine that allows for such intricate design and produces exceptional quality.
Our bedding range of blankets and baby swaddles offer a natural option for parents for keeping their infant warm and safe. Expertly designed to the highest quality, these pieces are made to last and be handed down to have multiple lives. Made from a premium New Zealand grade of Merino Wool also sets our swaddles and blankets apart in terms of softness and quality – while also supporting local NZ industry and production.
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