As a parent, sustainable choices are important to me - not only for my children, but for their future and the planet.
Merino is a sustainable, durable, long-lasting fabric that can be passed onto siblings, cousins or family friends.
Merino wool is also a sustainable choice for the planet. It is biodegradable and non-toxic, which means it won’t harm the environment when it’s time to discard it. In this blog post, we will discuss reasons why merino wool makes a sustainable choice for parents and the planet!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
We're all doing our bit to reduce and improve our impact on the planet.
Buying babywear is tough because you want them to be comfortable, wearing clothes they can move in. And when a new baby joins the family, you know there's lots of other expenses too.
So I always recommend buying good quality clothing that will last, and that can grow with your baby.
Merino wool is durable and long lasting. With proper care, your merino wool garments will last for years, even decades. This makes merino wool a sustainable choice for your wardrobe as well. You won’t have to replace your merino wool clothing as often as you would with other fabrics, which saves money in the long run and reduces waste.
I've designed these Merino Dot Baby clothes to grow with your baby - they're fab because you can get extra wear out of the sleepwear and saves more purchases! I am always looking at ways to change and improve the sizing to get the longest wear.
Natural and Biodegradable
I love merino wool because it's natural. It comes from sheep, and is biodegradable.
Merino wool of course is also a renewable resource. Sheep are able to grow new wool every year, making it a sustainable and a great choice.
While we try not to think of disposing the clothing we buy before we've even bought it, when you're finished with merino clothing, it can go back to the earth without doing any damage.
You can even compost them! (I'll do a blog post on this soon... and in six months after the merino has biodegraded).
Gentle on your Baby's Skin and no Nasty Chemicals
OK, we know you wouldn't expect any baby clothing to have any nasty chemicals but we also know that synthetic fibres are dyed with chemicals. Not only do these chemicals pollute the waterways, they're also not great for your baby's sensitive skin.
Merino is a natural fibre and the ZQ Merino used by Merino Dot Baby is finished following the highest Bluesign standards and is GOTS certified.
Merino wool is also anti-microbial and odour-resistant. This means that your merino wool clothing won’t harbour bacteria or odours, even after multiple wears. This is a sustainable choice for parents because it means you can use your merino wool clothing more than once before washing it, which saves water and energy.
It's also hypoallergenic which means it won't aggravate skin conditions like eczema. So it's non-irritating to kid's skin - nature's gift. In fact, many parents say their babies' skin has improved after switching to merino!
Comfortable in all Climates and Regulates Body Temperature
Another big plus of merino is that it can be worn in all climates. It's breathable so it helps regulate body temperature.
That means no more worrying about your baby overheating or sweating in the summer months. And in the winter, merino provides insulation and will keep your little one snug as a bug!
Why Merino Dot Baby Clothing and Sleepwear should be first choice for you
So there you have it - just some of my favourite reasons why merino wool is the sustainable choice for baby clothing for parents and the planet!
Check out our sustainable luxury merino wool baby sleepwear range here.
I love that merino wool is a sustainable choice for baby clothing! What are your favourite sustainable choices for babywear?
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