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Selana: exquisite, sustainable, natural clothes.

Monday, June 16th, 2014

selana_logoEstablished in 1984, Selana is a Swiss company which cares about making baby and children's clothes to high natural standards: they are exceptionally well designed, beautifully made and are entirely made from natural materials.

Their name represents this and can be broken down into SE-LA-NA, where SEide is the German for Silk, LAna means Wool and NA stands for Nature. That seemed like an obvious choice for Cambridge Baby. 

GOTSlogoSelana's core ethics coincide with ours.

  • Fabrics which meet the highest environmental standards - e.g.: Merino wool that is GOTS-certified as organic
  • Fair dealings with all people
  • Produced with great care and attention to detail (in Switzerland).

 The beauty of nature is echoed in their design.  Their babywear especially brings back traditional designs that are perfect for naming ceremonies, christenings and weddings.  This is one of our favourites!

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RibbedJumperPinkStripe-swatch_LRGSelana's soft, organic Merino wool is breathable, so it allows the skin to regulate the body's temperature.  The silk is smooth, gentle on the skin and moisture-wicking.   The combination in one fabric is wonderful, and we also love the beautiful, gentle yet cheerful colours in their gorgeous jumpers.

 We hope you come to love Selana's natural clothing too.  

 

 

 

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Selana Favourite

Geggamoja: Swedish organic cotton children’s clothes

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

 

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"Our goal is to create good looking, practical and comfortable clothing."  

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Created by two sisters who are also mothers, Geggamoja revolves around the fact that young children are naturally honest, blunt at times and certainly bright, so this should be reflected in their clothes.  Our Geggamoja collection is certified as organic, too.

Most of Geggamoja's organic children's clothes are unisex, with solid colours matched with classic stripes in new fresh colour combinations and Scandinavian designer appeal.  

This creates organic clothing which suits both boys and girls and allows children to play and explore in natural comfort while looking naturally stylish.  They are clothes made for children to be children in - and that matters to us at Cambridge Baby.

 

Geggamoja_certifiedbyGOTSGeggamoja have chosen to use organic cotton certified to Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) because as well as producing better cotton and therefore better quality clothes, GOTS sets environmental and social standards throughout the manufacturing process which include cultivation, harvesting, production processes, manufacture, packaging and labelling.

Here is how Geggamoja describe their business ethos and approach: "We aim for a broad and long-term environmental approach to our entire business, which is a constant factor in all decision making at all levels. Our goal is to have a 100% sustainable company."

Kudos to them! Let's support them to achieve that goal.

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What stands out for us about Geggamoja?

Good looking, comfortable, long-lasting clothes that get passed on from child to child are definitely a step in a sustainable direction.  And if they are organically and ethically produced from farm to shop, well that's a perfect fit with our ethics!

We also love how soft Geggamoja's cotton is.  Thick without being bulky, it is high quality, soft cotton, and flexible on the children's skin.  What's more, Geggamoja's clothing is designed for children's comfort and comfortable they truly are.  They've been staples in the wardrobes of Cambridge Baby's own children, washed heaps of times and passed on in true sustainable fashion - and they still look and feel GOOD.

A bonus feature:  Geggamoja's clothes have a handy label inside to write your child's name on. That way, wandering tops might make their way back home...

 

 

 

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Haflinger: wonderful natural slippers

Friday, May 30th, 2014

haflinger_logoHaflinger is a German shoe and slipper manufacturer of the highest quality. A long history of making slippers in traditional, sustainable style, slippers that are well made in natural fabrics, comfortable, healthy and good-looking - that's why we love Haflinger's range for children and adults!

Established in Germany in 1898 by Emil Otto, Haflinger started by making laces and cords. In 1955 they began making shoes and have never looked back. Their extensive experience and quality craftsmanship shows in the finished product, which is why we chose to stock them. 

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Nature is full of lasting beauty and brings happiness, so it's logical that Haflinger should use natural materials to make comfortable, long lasting slippers. They are designed to allow for freedom of movement, for the foot to expand and contract as necessary, and to keep the foot healthy and supple. 

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Haflinger uses only natural materials sourced in Europe.

Their boiled wool is warm, light and breathable and creates an optimum environment for healthy, comfortable feet. This wool is sturdy but flexes where necessary, and is naturally dirt-resistant and anti-bacterial too.PaulSlipper_MEDThe result is footwear which allows children to run and play and stay warm, and allows feet to breathe naturally

 

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We truly believe that these are the best children's and adults' slippers out there. With a natural latex sole to last longer, infused into the wool at the base, and a design that ensures a gentle but secure fit, they tick all the boxes and more: they comfort and delight the feet.

Lasting comfort for the whole family!

 

Haflinger Favourites

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Merino Kids

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Merino Kids was founded by Amie Nilsson in New Zealand in 2003.  It is now an international, award winning, textile company specialising in using 100% natural fibres, for the design of newborn, baby, infant and toddler sleepwear.

 

A lovely Merino Sheep, courtesy of http://animaladay.blogspot.ie/2012_03_01_archive.html

Merino Kids make garments using 100% natural superfine, bleach-free merino, 100% natural organic cotton and nickel-free zips and domes/poppers.

We especially love their Merino wool, because though it is warm and breathable - as always with wool - its fine knit give it the feel of soft cotton, thus giving children the best material to live and sleep in! 

You'll be glad to know that Merino Kids' superfine merino top is spun, woven and finished in India in a sweatshop-free environment.  

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When looking at Merino Kids' clothes, it's easy to see that they are created by a mother with care for children and practicality in mind.  Design features such as fold-over scratch mitts, fold-over feet, cross-over necklines and elastic backs are brilliant for easy dressing and changing.

Environmentally friendly packaging is also something Merino Kids care about, so they use 100% cotton organdy fabric and recycled tissue paper.

These things make Merino Kids a good fit for us, and we're happy to be stocking them.  We hope you enjoy their wraps, sleeping bags and clothing too.

 

 

Merino Kids Favourites

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All-in-One in Very Fine Merino Wool by Merino Kids
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About Engel natural clothing

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Cambridge Baby presents Angel Snugglesuit by EngelEngel grows with you!
At Cambridge Baby, we really love Engel - it's been one of our core brands since we started - because it's a real family brand that cares about you, your skin and the planet (just like we do!).

Engel's natural clothing is designed to accompany you in all phases of life, starting with a nappy system for the little ones, underwear for premature infants, baby underwear and clothing, children’s underwear and nightwear as well as base layers and sportswear for adults. Their wonderfully soft and breathable outerwear - fleeces, jackets and snugglesuits - will keep your family comfortable and warm the whole year round! (more…)

Alkena and Biodynamic Organic Silk

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

All-silk Long-Sleeved Baby-body

So, what's biodynamic, organic silk all about?  And what are its benefits to you and the world?

Near ChengDu in China is a biodynamic regeneration project, bringing traditional silk-making skills back to the region. We were very excited to discover this project, and their excellent quality silk clothes for babies and women, which are certified as organic by the IMO (Institute for Market Ecology).

There are several reasons why we chose this range. First of all, silk is excellent for the skin - it's gentle, insulating and breathable, which is why it's been considered for generations and across cultures as the ideal next-to-the-skin layer. So for babies, it's absolutely wonderful! (more…)

Disana – organic Merino wool for baby and child

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Natural, Beautiful, Practical and Durable

Dungarees in Organic Merino Wool by Disana

Here at Cambridge Baby, we fell in love with Disana! In fact, it is one of the manufacturers we stocked right from Cambridge Baby's launch.

Disana's organic Merino wool knitwear is second to none!

Wonderful jumpers, leggings and dungarees, as well as their classic boiled wool children's clothes - discover them all here.

The clothes are beautiful but they are also practical and durable - clearly designed with children in mind. We know from our experience and that of our customers that Disana clothes get handed down from one child to the next when they grow out of them. (more…)

Nappy Instructions for Disana Cloth Nappies

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

It's easy to use Disana cloth Nappies!   This may look like a lot of steps, but we've broken it down to make it easy to follow.  Once you have got the hang of it you'll be able to do it super-fast.

Step 1

To use the Disana nappy is very simple. Spread out the knitted nappy on the changing mat. Fold the narrow front part back to the ties. Now place the brushed cotton liner or silk liner on top of the nappy.

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Danish label FUB arrives with Merino kids clothes

Monday, September 30th, 2013

We're delighted to welcome FUB back to Cambridge Baby with this season's timeless Merino wool kids wear. 100% fine Merino wool top for kids by FUB FUB's Merino wool is tested to meet Oeko-tex standards, so you can be sure it's safe for your children and the environment. And we can attest to it's silkiness! Unbelievably fine and silky wool that is just perfect as a warm and insulating layer.

100% Merino wool grey cardigan for kids by FUB FUB's classic styles also, we feel, work well as pure wool school uniform, particularly the 100% wool leggings and the wool rib skirt.  The unisex grey wool cardigan above, with natural trim, might also be an option, if your school uniform is flexible! Extra-fine 100% Merino wool kids leggings by FUB These leggings are a very fine knit, almost as fine as thick footless tights, but in a really beautiful knit and elastane-free, cosy soft wool. 100% Wool Skirt for Girls by FUB in Navy and Grey Available in navy and grey, my girl will have both the leggings and skirt for her primary school uniform next week when the weather turns cooler. I know, she is lucky to be a Cambridge Baby baby 😉 Wool pull-up pants or trousers in navy by FUB and wool rib skirt Designed in Denmark, FUB set out to make clothes in natural fibres for children to keep children comfortable. One of the designs we particularly loved for its practicality is the pure Merino wool neck warmer or collar. Neckwarmer in Merino wool for children by FUB It will stay on! It won't fall off and get lost! It keeps the chest warm, covering that little gap after the top coat button. And in very soft Merino wool, it won't be itchy either. What do you think?! Helen x

New Merino wool clothes for kids just in from New Zealand

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
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Hello and a good, sunny evening!  Such a lovely day here, we're all happy 🙂

New in, direct from New Zealand, is our fine Merino wool range for children, from premature baby to 12 year old active kids. New Zealand has the ideal climate to create the finest, gentlest, crimpiest (!) Merino and as we buy direct, you can enjoy the best wool for your child at joyful prices.  It's just the silkiest wool.

Our most popular organic wool brands are Disana, busy making gorgeous knitwear, and Engel (which means Angel in German) - you probably already know their excellent organic wool and silk blend vests, leggings and baby-bodies, staples in so many households, and their sleepwear is excellent.  

Our New Zealand Merino wool stock is always limited so do take a look now.

Joy to you.
Helen x
 
Silky Merino wool baby-bodies - in nine fine colours.
Merino wool sleeping bags from 3m to 4y, well-designed.

In sizes to 12 years, this silky fine top is 100% practical warmth.



Your Cambridge Baby team is... 
Helen, Nick, Rosy, Agnes, Rachel, and now... Bryony!  and
we send you our warmest wishes. 



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