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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…)

Organic wool and animal welfare

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

DisanasSheepDoes organic certification take into account animal welfare? or does it simply mean free from chemicals?

One of our customers recently asked us this, and the answer is yes - organic wool does ensure high standards of animal welfare.

The majority of organic clothes are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard, GOTS.   GOTS includes the manufacturing of the textile; however, in order for clothes to be GOTS-certified the fibre itself (wool) has to be certified by an organic certification body like the Soil Association.


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.


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
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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Hunting down organic clothes at Bubble London :)

Sunday, June 16th, 2013
Rosy and I have just come back from Britain's loveliest trade show for children's clothes - Bubble, held in Islington. We always go to find new brands that work for us - soft wool or organic cotton, well-made lovely baby and children's clothing.  We always want genuine ethical commitment and a bonus is...  enthusiasm!  If there is someone you think we should look out for or stock next year, let us know below. It was good to see some of our favourite British ethical companies - hello Pigeon, Kite, Piccalilly and Frugi!  And a welcome addition to the British scene - Sense Organics is launching here good and proper (though we got in first and are already stocking them!). There was very little wool there but we were delighted with the made-down-the-road quirky designs of Donna Wilson - cushions, toys and blankets in gorgeously soft British lambswool. At the moment they're not selling to online stores but if you'd like to see them on these pages, let them know 🙂 Fun, aren't they?!  I'll leave you with one more....

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Natural sun protection – from Merino wool

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Aside from being fine, breathable and helping regulate temperature, a real benefit of Merino wool in the Summer is that it provides excellent natural sun protection.

Wool Silk Vest gives high sun protection

It absorbs the UV radiation before it can reach your baby or your child's skin - naturally! Here are the facts for you.  Research by Haerri et al (2000), Reinert et al (1997) and Hilfiker et al (1996)  shows that (more…)

Merino wool – studies show it’s great for sleeping

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

sleep well in merino wool

Even I was surprised by the University of Sydney study that wool bed clothes help you get a brilliant night's sleep - even in hot summer temperatures.

Merino wool - a very fine kind of wool from the Merino sheep - has fibres so fine that they bend easily and so don't scratch, preventing the itchiness traditionally associated with wool. This makes it way more comfy to sleep in than cotton as it moves with your body and is still soft on your skin.  But that's  not all.