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Natural Fibres


Here at Love To Be Natural we believe that natural fibres are the only option for our everyday clothing, bedding - in fact for everything, especially for babies as they have porous, sensitive skin. So care must be taken in deciding which fibres to place next to their skin and why babies' clothes and bedding especially, should satisfy the highest quality requirements.

Why Wool?

  • Wool is hypoallergenic – People with sensitivities to chemically produced synthetics can sleep easily with pure wool. In terms of clothing, merino wool is made of the same substance that human skin is made of - keratin so it doesn't itch! Merino wool is significantly finer than traditional sheep's wool and feels more like silk. Wool is resistant to bacteria, mold, and mildew, which trigger reactions in some people.

  • Natural wool is not artificially made from crude oil like the synthetics used for most bedding and clothing. All the wool used in the products we stock, from duvets to vests is organic so you won’t be breathing in petroleum-based chemicals.

  • Wool is great for temperature control – it's warm in cool weather, and cool when it’s warm. Its fibers form pockets of air which insulate you naturally. You’ll stay dry with wool and won’t feel damp or chilled because wool wicks moisture away from your body. In particular, the merino wool used in our baby clothing range is capable of absorbing moisture vapour and moving it away from your body, while at the same time repelling liquids. It's highly absorbent, the fibre can hold up to 30% of its weight in moisture before it starts to feel damp. A natural heat releaser it has a 'heat of sorption' rate of four times as much as nylon and at least double that of polyester, meaning that even when it's cold or damp, this molecular process releases heat back to your body, keeping you warm.

  • Merino garments don't need washing as often or as vigorously as synthetics and keep looking and smelling good for longer. As parents we say yippee!

  • Wool is dust mite repellant – dust mites need moisture to survive. Wool evaporates moisture quickly and is inhospitable to dust mites. Fecal matter produced by the millions of dust mites living in bedding is one the leading triggers for asthma attacks. This is wonderful news for children and adults with allergies and asthma.

Why Silk?

  • Due to its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics

  • An all-climate fabric, silk is warm and cozy in winter and comfortably cool when temperatures rise. Its natural temperature-regulating properties give silk this paradoxical ability to cool and warm simultaneously. Silk garments thus outperform other fabrics in both summer and winter. Silk worn as a second layer warms without being bulky.

  • Silk is highly absorbent: it can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. Silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe.

  • In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust. Its smooth surface resists soil and odours well. Silk is wrinkle and tear resistant, and dries quickly.

Why Organic Cotton?

  • The environmental and social degredation associaciated with non-organic cotton growing is well documented. Here is just one example of why organic cotton is a must. The Aral Sea has been shrinking for decades as Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan divert water flow for cotton farming. Over three million people have suffered economic devastation, a health crisis, and ecological disaster. Once-active fish boats sit on dry land 100 km from the water.

  • Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.

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