Information on a Selection of our Fabrics.
*COTTON VELOUR (80% cotton 20% polyester) - A super soft absorbent and stretchy fabric which feels like velvet. It stays lovely and soft, wash after wash.
*MINKEE (100% polyester) - This is the softest, cuddliest fabric we have ever touched. 100% Polyester and best washed cold and line dried or dried on low in the dryer. This fabric is not bulky, it is like the softest velvet but with a flat pile, it washes beautifully (see below for the difference between Minkee, Cuddlesoft and micro-fleece inners).
*CUDDLESOFT (100% polyester) - 100% polyester and VERY similar to Minkee (see below for the difference between Minkee, Cuddlesoft and micro-fleece inners).
*HEMP FLEECE (55% hemp 45% cotton) - Will need several washes to reach full absorbency, it is natural fabric, highly absorbent, slim and environmentally friendly but the fabric may stiffen if it is not tumble dried occasionally.
*MICROFIBER (80% polyester 20% polyamide) - A Man made fabric which is absorbent, slim, and quick drying. Microfiber does not need to be washed to reach full absorbency. It stays lovely and soft wash after wash.
*MICRO-FLEECE (100% polyester) - 100% polyester fleece, when used as an inner for a nappy fleece acts as a stay dry layer, letting moisture though to the absorbent layers underneath, but keeping your babies skin lovely and dry. Micro-fleece is thinner than regular fleece making it better suited for nappy inners.
*FLEECE (100% polyester) - 100% polyester fleece, when used as an inner for a nappy fleece acts as a stay dry layer, letting moisture though to the absorbent layers underneath, but keeping your babies skin lovely and dry.
*LYCRA BINDING - Lycra binding is used on our nappies to keep the outer fabric from touching your babys skin and adding extra funkiness. For photos see the fabric sections.
*100% COTTON JERSEY - This fabric is BEAUTIFULLY SOFT, absorbent and stretchy, making it an ideal fabric for washable nappies, eco sanitary pads, clothes, bedding, the list goes on. This fabric is manufactured in the UK.
*100% ORGANIC COTTON JERSEY - Same as above but this fabric is also organic. Organic fabrics are produced without the use of hazardous chemicals which can be harmful to the environment and the health of the people involved in the manufacturing process. Our Organic Cotton Jersey is manufactured in the UK.
*BAMBOO TOWELLING (90% Bamboo 10% Polyester):
Bamboo made of environmentally friendly woven bamboo is highly biodegradable. Being an eco-friendly material, bamboo has hardly any impact on the environment. Contrary to cotton, it can thrive naturally without the use of pesticides.
Bamboo is made of the highest quality East Asian Bamboo. Compared to fibres originating from wood (viscose rayon) or other petrochemical fibres (polyester), bamboo has important advantages to offer: a short growth cycle and easy cultivation.
ANTIBACTERIAL BY NATURE
It results from tests carried out by Testex, an independent Swiss Laboratory, that bamboo fabric is antibacterial by nature (JIS L 1902 Quantitative test). The Japanese Textile Federation has confirmed that after 100 washing cycles bamboo fiber fabric still possesses its antibacterial properties.
Bamboo fabric also surpasses cotton in moisture absorption. Its criss cross texture creating microscopic openings in the fibers, guarantees a truly exceptional moisture absorption. Tests have shown that bamboo absorbs 60% more moisture thatn cotton and dries 20% quicker than cotton.
*LUXURIOUS BAMBOO TOWELLING (65% bamboo 28% cotton and 7% polyester backing for durability) - This fabric has all the great qualities of our regular bamboo towelling, and is lovely and soft to the touch. It looks like normal looped towelling on one side and on the other side (the right side) it looks more like Minkee, in that it has a straight cut pile.
*ORGANIC BAMBOO VELOUR (70% bamboo 28% cotton and 2% polyester backing for durability) - A super soft absorbent and stretchy fabric which feels like velvet. It stays lovely and soft, wash after wash.
FAQ - When used as inners on nappies, what is the difference between Minkee, Cuddlesoft and Micro-Fleece?
Minkee and Cuddlesoft are very similar (They are sourced from different companies, the Cuddlesoft is slightly cheaper but with less colour options. They are both 100% polyester and are beautifully soft to the touch). All 3 options act as a stay dry inner (i.e. the wetness travels through the fabric into the absorbent layers underneath) to keep your little one dry. Some people say that Minkee/Cuddlesoft does not keep their little one as dry as micro-fleece, and is more likely to wick/leak moisture to the outside of the nappy. I personally didn't notice any difference, but it's for those reasons that I recommend micro-fleece as an inner for people new to cloth nappies. Minkee/Cuddlesoft is super soft against your little ones skin, it washes well and stays newer looking over time (whereas micro-fleece will bobble a bit in the wash). If you choose a Cuddlesoft or Minkee inner on your nappy, please take note of our recommended washing instructions, which include the following information:
A NOTE ABOUT PRE-WASHING (Especially important for Cuddlesoft and Minkee inners) - We have no control over the finishing agents used on the fabrics, and therefore we recommend that your first wash be at 60 degrees, using the full quantity of washing powder recommended by the manufacturer. You can wash it and wash it, and rinse it and rinse it, but if you don't use the full recommended amount of detergent in your wash, you will not remove any oily residues that may be on the fabric.